Wednesday 2 p.m.
No that's not when I'm posting this--it's actually the concept behind an on-going photo project I have going in collaberation with my art friend Sally Bowker. The premise is that every Wednesday at 2 p.m. (I chose this time for its banal, mid-week aspect.) I stop what I am doing, look around me through my art eyes, and take a photo of something in my world.
Subjects have ranged from my pets and garden to abstract images made from raindrops and reflective surfaces.
The point is to beocme present in my surroundings in that special focused way that it takes to find a good photo. I have actually remembered to do this most Wednesdays (a notable exception being a few weeks ago when I was in the midst of car-repair trauma.) The result is a weekly, slice of life photo journal. Sally follows the same routine, but has chosen Sundays at 11 a.m. for her time to shoot. We trade the photos back and forth by email.
This photo is from last Wednesday's gathering of box-elder beetles on the side of my house.