I never paint anymore. I rarely draw. I don't sculpt anything.
I have started taking pictures though, or, as I like to think of it, the lazy man's art (and before I get any hate mail about how difficult good photography is to make, I would like to point out that crappy artsy photography is remarkably easy to make, so just chill).
See how artistic I am? I take close ups of flowers.
I always liked taking pictures, but more as a "I am documenting something that happened that I am too lazy to write about." Photos have to have a story to be really artsy fartsy.
I call this one, "Red Sunflower", and the story goes something like this:
I was at the supermarket waiting for my boyfriend to pay for propane at the service desk. We were having a beer making BBQ, and we were going to need it. As I waited, I looked at the stuff in the floral department, stunned at how pretty the red sunflowers were. I brought them up to my boyfriend and said, "You should buy these," and he said, "OK." When we got home, I put them in water in a glass vase. A few minutes later, the vase water had turned bright magenta because it leeched the dye back out of the flowers. They were DYED. I knew that. Totally.
Just before sunset, I took a picture of the petals back lit by the sun to represent the synthetic commercialization of even natural beauty.
(It might help if the stories are poignant or interesting in some way, but I have to start somewhere.)
I also take pictures of sunsets and mountains. AMAZING.
I'll even attach my camera to a tripod and wait for a long exposure because I am just that artsy and patient.
Obviously, the first thing I tried to do was to leave light graffiti all over the damned place.
This shit is harder than it looks. Not only was I trying to write my name big, but I had to do it backwards and blind. My mom kept snickering and laughing at my contortions as she stood off to the side, but I kept at it, and I sorta almost wrote my name legibly...
|A reasonable facsimile of my name. I spelled it "LAURA" because it has fewer letters and less confusion than the proper spelling of "LEAUXRA".|