Weekly Photo Challenge: Selfie

I’m sneaking in under the wire with my entry for last week’s “Selfie” prompt before the next Weekly Photo Challenge comes out tomorrow

Tonight I had the fantastic opportunity to see Elton John live in concert and through a stroke of very good fortune my friend and I had seats in the eight row. I pretty much felt like I was in Elton John’s living room the whole time.

The show was incredible. But mid-way through after every song, about two rows up from me, two young women started taking “selfies” with Elton John in the background. I found this rather amusing and couldn’t resist taking a shot  to post for last Friday’s photo challenge. The camera on my phone is pretty crummy camera so you really can’t see Elton John at all (although you can kinda see his piano)  as he’s lost in the blue and the glare of the lights but I’m sure those girls are just glad to know he was there.

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January Creative Daily Acts

Early in January I joined the 2014 “Creative Daily Act” challenge initiated by Anna Hergert and Elinor Burwash. I love it. The idea is to create a small piece of art (an “artlet”) 3&1/2 inches by 2&1/2 inches each day, taking about 15 minutes to produce the piece.

I was a bit skeptical that I would be inspired to come up with something creative each day but it’s turned out to be anything but difficult. Any medium goes. For the most part, so far I’ve stuck with pencil and colored heavy stock paper but have had a couple days when I’ve played with different materials.  I think my first couple attempts were a little lame but I’m happy with how things are progressing now.

Some days I take more than 15 minutes when I’m really enjoying myself, or have the time (or am procrastinating). I also admit I’ve had a couple days when I’ve had to catch up if life gets busy but I’m not so fussed about that. Take a look below at what I’ve come up with so far…

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