one day at a time

day 325: Holga

Holga © Verena Fischer 2012

Holga © Verena Fischer 2012


There I was playing all day with Photoshop and my newest toy, Alien Skin Exposure, and suddenly it’s 23.43 and I still haven’t posted yesterday’s picture! Well, here it is. Obviously it’s no masterpiece. Not in any sense. It’s neither a good drawing nor a good picture, but I guess it demonstrates that sometimes it feels good to do something a little different for a change. At least it’s still creative. The connection to photography is also that it shows my Holga lens, which I have hardly used so far. I should really change that!

After editing and enjoying my playtime, it sure makes a difference to sit down and concentrate on the spot where the pencil hits the paper. I have been wanting to work on my drawing skills for years, but somehow I always have other things on my mind. In school I wasn’t even half bad (enough for my art teacher to encourage me to try out for art school), but by now I’m pretty useless at it. That’s what happens when you rarely ever pick up a pencil for years (or a pen for that matter).


7 responses

  1. I don’t know that I quite believe you when you say you haven’t done this for years, Ms. F!
    You have such artistic gifts… but then, that’s pretty much just stating the obvious.

    July 5, 2012 at 7:05 pm

    • Thanks again for your kind words. No, definitely haven’t done this in years. I just used to draw quite a lot in school, so something must have stuck. Without the practice it’s all a bit grungy and slow though.

      July 9, 2012 at 10:51 am

  2. I like the idea to combine drawing and photographing…
    PS: last year I started a drawing course but I still have a long road in front of me…

    July 6, 2012 at 10:58 am

    • I definitely have still quite a way to go myself I think! Such skills really take years to develop, so stay on it 🙂 Thanks for stopping by, robert!

      July 9, 2012 at 10:53 am

  3. Artistic indeed. Play can be so enlightening.

    July 11, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    • I agree with you! Play makes for wonderful experiences and you can learn so much! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

      July 12, 2012 at 11:23 am

  4. I like the juxtaposition of the drawing and the lens.

    July 29, 2012 at 4:33 pm

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