"Spiritus" Art Submittal
I have not been up on submitting things to publishers but I could not resist trying for the new publication planned by Lark Books: 500 Found Object Works. As I mentioned in a previous post I had taken a workshop last year that focused on using found objects, basically recycling into art and was quite pleased with the result. I wasn't overthinking when I made this art object, it just seemed the pieces wanted to be where I put them. I tried to fight off putting the nails on it, but then it does fit.... trying to reach heaven, we all are, but being bound to the earth, rooted, nailed. And I was thinking about the various forms religion or spirituality takes, mandalas, ancient lettering texts, halos and energy and breathing... Spiritus.
Digital Camera Tips
Here is a better picture than previously posted, as I tasked myself this past week to learn how to use the macro on my digital (a simple setting change), plus also learned how to set the camera for sharper deeper resolution, as I want to submit more art and publishers require sharp good resolution. Go to your camera menu, look for something called quality and change it to fine or best. Then I also changed the settings to the largest size picture it could take - I got great images. However, making these changes also means I could only take about 5-6 pictures at a time without downloading them, so I wouldn't want to leave those settings all the time.... or I'd miss a lot of good photo opportunities on the road. With the standard settings I get about 100 pictures....... A lot of you probably already knew these tips...