Whimsey, whimsical.....I love that word! Do you?
What is it about that word that is so fun and well...whimsical?
Here's a few definitions I found:
~ full of, actuated by, or exhibiting whims
~ lightly fanciful
~ subject to erratic behavior or unpredictable change
~ spontaneously fanciful or playful
~ quaint, unusual, or fantastic
~ determined by chance or impulse or whim rather than by necessity or reason
~ Given to whimsy; capricious; odd; peculiar; playful; light-hearted or amusing.
Supposedly the first known use was in 1653.
Whimsical, my word of the day.
One of my favorite things to do with my photography, is to take pictures and combine them to create something fun and whimsical. This sometimes involves first an idea or thought in my head of a vision I want to create. And other times, it's totally random. I may find an image in my files that I took a year ago, and decide to do something with it much later.
Here's an example of what I mean.
These are the 2 images that I used to make this photo, both taken on completely different days.
Why do I take the time to do all this? Well, for me, it's fun and a cool creative outlet. If I were a painter, I would just paint a scene like these above. But I'm not, I'm a photographer. So I create them in my mind, then my camera, then on my computer in photoshop.
I've had the last 2 prints made for myself, and they look awesome printed up. The hot air balloon one I actually had done as a poster in my Zazzle shop. Looks amazing. The paper quality is great and the colors and print quality is top notch.
The first image just was added my my Society6 shop yesterday. And if you CLICK ON THIS LINK you can get free shipping on prints and products until Jan 13th, 2013 at midnight PST.
Hope you've enjoyed seeing a little bit of how I create my work. More to come in the future!
Thanks so much for stopping by......Sylvia