While waiting for the elevator in my building, I decided to check my texts. Apparently the last app I’d used was my camera, because it was still active when I opened things up. The image that flashed onscreen before being replaced by text bubbles caught my eye, so staying perfectly still and holding my phone in exactly the same position, I clicked back to my camera.
Wow! I really liked the lines and shadows, so I balanced my coffee between my chin and the arm holding my phone and used my now-free thumb to snap exactly the image I had seen framed a few seconds earlier.
I also did something new this past week. As part of my undergraduate university’s 50th-anniversary celebration in 2017, the last exhibit of the season at the campus’s Robert & Elaine Stein Galleries will be the 2017 Alumni Exhibition. All graduates of Wright State University’s College of Liberal Arts in the past 50 years were eligible to submit artwork for the juried alumni show.
So I submitted five photos! I’m not holding out a lot of hope that one of mine will be selected, but nothing ventured, nothing gained, right? And I’ve never done anything like this before. The only place I’ve ever “shown” my work is on this blog and on my office door. (Which is located inside an art museum, but I don’t think that really counts 🙂 )
It’s fun to try new things, and now I know a little more about how things work in the art world.
Here are the five photos I submitted. I’ll find out in about two weeks whether any have been selected. Keeping my fingers crossed . . . (and my expectations low 🙂 )