Clickin Moms hosts monthly Creativity Challenges which is a wonderful way to stretch yourself artistically. Last month, November’s challenge was called “A Classic Artist’s Exercise” and involved photographing eggs. From Sarah Wilkerson, host of the challenge:
“Drawing an egg is a classic fine art exercise for those working in chalk, charcoal, or pencil. It’s a great way to study form and the way light and shadow work together to establish depth, dimension, and even mood. For this month’s creativity exercise, I challenge you to photograph one or more eggs. While drawing inspiration from the classic exercise (single egg, dramatic light) is a wonderful photographic undertaking and will no doubt produce some beautiful and unexpectedly creative work, you need not necessarily limit yourself to a classic white eggs in whole form. Expand it into a color study with brown eggs; crack an egg and focus on the shapes and textures of the break; splatter an egg on the floor and explore the yolk and shattered shell photographically; remove it from the expected kitchen or farmyard environment. Remember, too, that you can utilize the metaphorical significance an egg or eggs can have as well. Ultimately, what you choose to do with the subject is your artistic prerogative!”
Each month, a few images are selected for the Editor’s Choice Award, and one of mine was among them!
Here is my winning image, Fragile Shell:
And a few others that I also created for this challenge… I cracked an egg and froze it to see what it would look like!
Trapped in Ice
And a few more with a whole, non-frozen, egg…
A New Friend
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