Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Watercolor Experiment: Night Sky

I've been meaning to blog a lot, but I just bought a mac and I have yet to put Windows Live Writer on it. I also had a hard time figuring out Photoshop (I upgraded from Photoshop Essentials! yay!) and how to put pictures onto this Mac. Whoever said Macs were easier than a PC has never actually used a PC. I knew how to work a PC like it was my job. But I'm getting better at learning this Mac, thanks to my friend, Rosendo!

If you can think back to that my 24 before 25 blog post, which I feel like I wrote ages ago but actually didn't, I had make a watercoloring down as number 15. Mackenzie, one of my really good friends, who lives on the other side of the country, sent me an e-mail saying we should send each other a watercoloring based on the same theme. I thought it was an awesome idea! I have a really hard time motivating myself, so this was a great way to get me going. Plus, who doesn't love old fashioned snail mail. Honestly, I'd prefer a handwritten letter over an e-mail or Facebook message any day. But, alas, times have changed. Also, it's a good way to stay in contact and be intentional with friends in a world where a text message takes almost no time to compose.

Anyways, I chose the theme "night sky" because I love the night sky and have wanted to make this watercoloring for some time based on an item I saw in an Etsy shop. (Top: Mine, Bottom: Mackenzie)

One thing I really love about this idea is how different our ideas can be for the same topic. I love the uniqueness in how we look at the world. Not just me and Mackenzie, but just in general. Mackenzie and I had the same exact theme but chose almost drastically different ways to express that theme. I think that's why I like being a teacher so much. I love seeing the different ways students can interpret information. We aren't made to be robots.

What do you think of this idea of sending watercolorings? Do you do something similar with friends or family?

1 comment

  1. this is such a good idea! I love how two people can come up with something completely different for the same theme.


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