The sun is shining, there are no horrible jobs to do and I have the house to myself this morning. I know, I know. Sometimes it just washes over you, but at least I also know the little tricks to turn the day around. First off, Go Outside. Now! Now there are nice little places to sit, both in shade and in the sun; there is a pretty tablecloth on the big table and instantly I feel better. It's probably the fresh air that does it for me. Once out there I see things I'd like to record, because as we all know, it's the detail that often counts for more than the whole. The camera came out with me and tried a trick I'd seen elsewhere, using a sheet of white paper behind the flower.
The blooms definitely show up more.
It's a really good tip when you want to be able to sketch something later - creates a great outline.
But I do like seeing the context too.
Along with the sun shining through.
So now the day isn't actually that bad, and I feel as though I want to get on with stuff.