“You need three things to become a successful novelist: talent, luck and discipline. Discipline is the one element of those three things that you can control, and so that is the one that you have to focus on controlling, and you just have to hope and trust in the other two.”
How often do you turn your 35mm camera sideways and take a photograph in portrait perspective rather than landscape? This was the question I pondered as I looked for tall, narrow components for this journal page. I created the background stripes in this altered book with acrylics, then threw my paper stash into a flurry of disorganization looking for stuff to fit! And it all started completely innocently, with the goal of using a tarot card on a journal page. This is not what I would have envisioned -- but this is where I wound up!
What do you see through your viewfinder? Or maybe I should ask when you last used you real camera? What if you turn it sideways? What if you took some photographs without even looking through the viewfinder? What sort of randomness would you discover? Try it in an urban setting, just random snaps. See what you find.
PS. Index-Card-a-Day starts June 1st!