Midday Rest - This is another beautiful ugly project. I always admire the way the sun hits our kitchen towel in the afternoon when the cooking is done, as if it is giving it a nice break, the way my cat likes to take a nap in the sunny window. I showed my husband this photo and he said, oh we should have cleaned that oven. I said no, this texture shows that she is used and it's just a break until she gets used again. The gray/blue towel was chosen to complement the orange wood. Shadows and contrast are important in setting the mood as restful in a sun pocket.
This is a great project for your mind when you are stuck in your house all day, or if you are needing a mind shift. Look for an object or place or portrait that is ordinary, ugly, not typically photographed, overlooked, ignored, discarded, not considered valuable...Then tell its story and highlight it, give it value, show its beauty and worth. Look for the authentic story, scars and all, and find a way to show its beauty.
With a rare genetic disease, I can feel ignored, maybe it is just me but I would guess we all feel this way at times. I suffer with pain and neurological flare ups and cannot do the things I want to do. This practice reminds me that there is beauty and worth even if the world does not see it.
Look for light, how does it hit objects in your house at different times of day, what lines or colors does it create, how can it make something ordinary that you might think is ugly look beautiful and tell a story? This is a great project for kids too. It doesn't have to be fancy, and it teaches empathy. I'd love to see your creation.