Focus, and why it matters.
While I was looking for a flower picture for a project recently I came across this one of water drops on the tulips. I was struck by the play of the colors and its hint of spring coming. My second thought was that it was not clear to me what I had been intending as the focal point. Usually in a close up with this much variety of focus there is a clear point of interest. This one lacks one so it ends up being more about the contrasting colors and delicate watercolor shades of the tulips. The focus matter, because having that clear focal point is the difference between a good picture and a great picture.
I sat and looked at the picture and realized that I needed focus in more areas than this picture. I have always had the goal to be an Artist, but that goal is blurry and lacks definition. When I have tried to answer the question with more depth “Making a living from creating art”. That answer is still blurry because it still does not create a clear picture of what that would look like. I sat and thought on all I do and how do I bring that in to focus so that I will have a crystal clear image of what I am trying to do. I have many artistic interests and have always enjoyed teaching. I pursue a number of different artist mediums and have always been interested in learning something new. I looked at the tulips again and I was still drawn to the image. Perhaps it was time to define what I wanted, to let go of the single word and find a definition that would be a focus for me.
I wish to make a living as a creator, writer and artist whose work is based on the principal of fostering uniqueness and creativity in a world that values conformity.
What is your focus?