Finding My Own Art
Copyrighted by Lorna Tedder. Originally published in Third Degree Ebb and Flow.
Many people in my family are artistically talented. Me, Iâ€™m doing great if you can guess the sex of my stick figures. Maybe Â itâ€™s this lack Â of talent Â that explains Â why I have been utterly charmed by any man whoâ€™s ever offered to draw me.
Iâ€™ve been an amateur photographer Â since the fourth grade, and I still remember the poor kid I kept wanting to get a picture of until our teacher finally had had enough and told the boy to stand in front of the class and hold still long enough Â for me to Â get a good shotÂ at him.Â I mean, Â of him. Â The Â film Â was Â old Â and Â the Â photo Â never turned out, but hey, by that point, he knew I liked him. So did everyone else.
So photography is one place where Iâ€™ve let my artistic talents Â emergeâ€”since Â brush Â strokes Â and Â pencil Â shades always failed me. And then I discovered I could manipulate photographs on my computer!
This is one of those things I enjoy just for itself. Except for using the pics occasionally online for marketing a book or a website, thereâ€™s not Â particular Â reason to play with graphic tools, except…well, to play.
And playing is important.
Which brings me to my wishlist, once again. I want a man whoâ€™ll hold still for me to take photos of him.