My experimentations with light painting started in the 1980’s. I popped some color film in my 35mm that usually held the standard black and white bulk loaded rolls from the high school photography class supply. Some pals and I dashed across the state to visit Disney’s MGM Studios, now Disney’s Hollywood Studios, in Orlando. The neon lights on all the retro buildings made for interesting shots.
Those were not the greatest images, but years later, a birthday present helped create this simple image of my daughter.
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Jennifer J.L. Jones interviews herself at her blog for a gallery and shares insights into how she works and creates.
Jennifer J.L. Jones, one of our favorite Atlanta artists interviews herself at her blog for a gallery and shares insights into how she works and creates. Read her post, but don’t miss visiting http://jenniferjljones.com/ to catch up on her work.
What inspires you? How do you stay inspired?
Nature, energy and the world around me. Traveling. People. Love. Everything that I’m open to becomes an inspiration of some kind. I particularly feel inspired continuously by the natural elements around me, the seasons, the weather, and my personal experiences that need to sometimes be translated into visual voice. I stay inspired by being aware and surrounding myself as much as possible.
Read her entire interview.
Do you have your art on? Do you carry it with you everyday? We live in our art everyday. You don’t have to be a fine artist or wealthy (or even artistic!) to immerse yourself in your own personal art.
Do something good for you. Make a tote bag and bring it with you when you go shopping.
If you aren’t that person, give yourself permission to spend an extra couple of dollars on that one ‘cool’ tote bag at the grocery or your favorite shop. Shove the other cheaper ones inside and you’ll smile when it’s time to spring out to the store.
This second photo was taken of our tote at one of our favorite places on earth: Ava Maria Grotto in Cullman, Alabama. Brother Joseph Zoettl by accident found himself literally surround by his creations, too.