meta-collage (or: this is not the collage I was looking for)
|The original collage|
Today is starting so slowly.
I took a bath (really needed to wash my hair). I drank my coffee. I watched a thousand Lonely Island videos (oh how I love them).
And I attempted to turn this silhouette collage of the view from my living room into Art.
|This is sort of the idea I was aiming towards, except I darkened the branches a bit and changed the color temperature. I cannot for the life of me get that copy to upload or save.|
It can feel like the end of the world when technology that is supposed to work a certain way misfires. I know I'm not the only one to get frustrated at that aspect of modern living.
But here's the thing: it only matters because we choose to let it matter.
I can turn off the computer and step away.
I can let the collage be wabi sabi and not look like exactly what I wanted it be.
I can show you the process instead of the final result I was aiming for.
I can see if I can edit it another, totally opposite way. (And how would that look upon saving? Answer: it finally worked! Inverted above. I like that version a lot, too.)
Or I can keep plugging away, using my mad skillz to get to the image I wanted to get to.
If it works.
Sometimes it doesn't.
|The closest to what I was going for, originally.|
After updating picasa, I got closer. But not there. (I really want darker shadows. I have darker shadows while I'm viewing the photo in the program. I just don't have them when I save or upload.)
And so, here you have the tale of technology frustrating me. How I dealt with it without losing my shit. How I let the end product go.
Perhaps tomorrow I can show you the end result. Perhaps not. C'est la m*therf*cking vie!