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Sunday, June 30, 2013

Weight of the E-World, First Draft Detail with Bedsheet

Blog thought: If we wait until it's exactly perfect, we risk never documenting a thing. So what the heck, I'm in the mood to show a detail from Weight of the e-World though it is in such an early draft that even its current title is not a done deal.
Back in the day, I used to want a cellie that was "just" a phone. Then I learned how to use my low-tech phone's really quite lousy camera. Lousy it may be. Not many bells or whistles on it. But what convenience! What ease of  in-the-moment! What self-reflective art possibilities! I am converted. Good thing, too, since I don't think I could purchase a camera-free cell-phone these days if world peace depended on it.
Like waiting for the perfect phone camera, waiting for the perfect draft of my mixed media work before I photograph it is to wait in vane (and way too long). I pretty much cured myself of The Uber Wait back when I was part of a mixed-media mail art collaborative group whose facilitator was as interested in the process as she was in the end result. She asked us to document the work as it entered our studios and again at its transformation into whatever it became as it left. I loved it, and my photos from that group are still viewable from my Facebook page 
Here's my final pic of Under8ted on Facebook, from whence social media site you probably first saw this blog link, right? LOL. O.k. now how self-referential is that?? 
So my last 2 cents for Days of Books this morning?
Start it, take a pic using a bed sheet background and a funky phone camera if you must, put it out there, and move on with it. 
Woot, woot!

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