It has been a busy couple of months and sadly this blog has taken a back seat! Still, time to catch up.
The fourth assessed theme was still life. I really struggled with this one. Not wanting to do anything that had been done before, I was struggling to find a different take on the theme. Then my son fell asleep, so I covered him in cuddly toys – as you do!
I was suddenly inspired by the scene in ET where he’s hiding amongst the toys. Safe to say, the idea didn’t go down well, so I had to think of a way of re-presenting the image. As the deadline for submission loomed closer, I was running out of ideas, and then he happened to fall asleep again, so I got the image up on my tablet and cradled it on him. Voila.
Because the colours on the screen didn’t come out too well, I converted it to black and white, which made it a stronger image and allowed me to beef up the contrast of the original image on the screen.
The submission deadline has come and gone and the marks returned, but I still think this one didn’t go down too well. I justify it on the premise that he’s still and he’s alive – but perhaps it was a bit of a stretch!