Perspectives in Blue

Half of the comments suggested I would do as I always did. The other half offered an alternative. There were two comments … in total. It was evenly divided. I would inevitably disappoint someone. I’d already overcome one dilemma to get to this point … now I had another. . This was a very blueContinue reading “Perspectives in Blue”

Sky from Untitled

The sky is always the hardest part. Do you get it out of the way by tackling it first or save it for last? I tend to avoid it for as long as possible. Or select a puzzle that doesn’t have a sky thereby eliminating the worry. Yet, seemingly inevitably, there is some other featureContinue reading “Sky from Untitled”

Disconnections

It’s been a long time between jigsaws. Well, only a couple of years, but it feels like a long time. Something was definitely missing. I could feel it. I would randomly search for a spot where I could permanently set up a board, and fail time and time again. There were too many other thingsContinue reading “Disconnections”

The unexpected selfie

From time to time, I abandon the viewfinder on the camera, looking instead for the spontaneous and the accidental. It’s very easy on my latest phone camera. During the week, while walking to work, an old and interesting building triggered another session of viewerless photography. I pulled out the phone, reminded myself which button wasContinue reading “The unexpected selfie”

Scanning the past

Planning is the critical phase of any project. The more work during the planning stage, the smoother the implementation. So the theory goes. Perhaps so. But the implementation is now devoid of creative fun. I heard a story that Hitchcock, a film director of remarkable note from the first half of last century, would createContinue reading “Scanning the past”