Saturday, December 08, 2012

Word Power


Wisdom, originally uploaded by carolsLittleWorld.
I admit it: I've always been fascinated by words. I don't know what it is about words, what I like about them, but I do find them quite fascinating. When I was a young girl, I used to read incessantly, all kinds of books too. In hindsight, I don't think I actually loved the books (well maybe on some level I did) but I think it was more about the words. There's just something about words on a page, words, text, text into stories, that really gets me. Words, words, words.

There's been a big trend in photography too recently. It's all about words, words, words. I've seen Scrabble words like this and even people writing on themselves, sending messages, lost in space, kind of words. Light painting with words. Writing words on prints. It's really all over the place nowadays. I'd have to say it's one of the latest trends going.

You would think that, with my fascination with words, why I'd be all over this trend. I hate to admit it, but sadly I haven't been. Maybe I need to be? I keep seeing it a lot, so it must be popular. All the cool kids are doing it and all. And, heck, some of them, why, they don't even like words, at least not the way I do. I keep reading about how kids today don't even learn how to write in school. When I say "write" I really mean cursive, not write as in bang out a novel using a computer. Most of them can do that, or so I've been told. But, no, they actually don't learn how to pick up a pen and scribble anymore these days. It's all done with thumbs (and maybe some smoke and mirrors too.) But, the words? The words are still really there, no? Just hiding behind all of the text messages, right?

Words, words, words. Yeah, there are a lot of words happening now in connection with photography and with art in general. There's a lot of homeless text running around unbridled. A lot of Tweets with words going down, don't you think? Hapless letters strewn about on a page. It's all just words to me really. Yeah, I really should do some kind of photography project. Heck, it's long overdo. Now I'd have to admit I can kind of feel that old itch starting to build-you know the one-the one where you want to start a new project (of sorts.)

Until next time...

1 comment:

Lin Floyd said...

I just took a workshop yesterday called Soul Collage with making designs on cards but avoiding words. well I can't do that being a writer so I added words-so important!