2016 is coming to an end, and I feel like I want to summarize the year in some way. I’m not really interested in talking about what I’ve been up to, but I would like to look back at what I’ve made. I’ve done this for a few years now, and it’s always such a great confidence boost haha. To be honest I feel like I’ve had one of the most intense years of my life when it comes to creating, so I have a lot to summarize.
I had my first ever exhibition (together with Alicia) where I exhibited my photo manipulations. Looking back I don’t really feel like they were that great, and I hope I get a chance to have an exhibition during 2017 too and show my new work.
I also discovered a completely new way of working that I’ve been completely obsessed with, and have for the first time ever focused on one single technique for longer than a month at a time. And it actually feels great! I thought I would’ve gotten bored by now, but I keep tweaking and trying new things within the same field to keep myself interested. It’s working great.
But enough chitchat, time to look at what I’ve created! The images are links to the original posts where you can find more images if it’s a series.
The first thing I’ve made this year is actually still a favourite of mine. Self portrait + picture of a tree. Excellent. This is “heart of hearts” I actually re-edited this into another version later in the year which turned out like this:
I mirrored some images. This is “Still”. I had recently found out about prism photography and went out with my camera and a triangular prism in front of the lens.
Re-edited an old one into this snowy dream. “Burning skies.”
Made “Witches” with some self-portraits.
I remade this one too!
Made these for Monthly Makers theme “imprint”.
Made a golden twig necklace for Monthly Makers theme “wood”. This was the only thing I made that month?????Though the exhibition happened at the end of the month so I was probably stressing out about that.
Didn’t create anything at the start of the month, but made this crazy bird for Monthly Makers theme “Spring”. And then I went full creative maniac and started The 100 Day Project, where I was supposed to upload an image on a theme for 100 days. My theme was “Lost Memories”. These were the first 6 ones I made.Also went to the bonfire on Valborg and CAUGHT A DRAGON!??!?! Still can’t believe this. More fire images if you click through!
And then I found hitRECord = the best website ever. Read more here. This is a remix of two images on hitRECord, and you can find the remix here. For Monthly Makers plants I scanned flowers. Still love these SO much. Named them “from the dark”.
(I was gonna do this post from January to June, but everything changed at the middle of July so I’m going to continue up until then.)
Took some pictures with flowers in the bathtub. Remixed my scanned flowers and made them radioactive!
And after that EVERYTHING CHANGED WOOO. I’ll tell you about that journey some other time.