While I have a way to go as a photographer, I’ll share this project in process. See, I want to take more pictures, to use in my mixed media collage paintings, but I “don’t have time.”

I do spend a lot of time driving though, and often see cool shots, take a mental picture and wish I had a camera. So I’ve committed to carrying a camera with me almost all the time, even though it’s not as small and light as I’d like.

I’m calling my photo series “Through the Windshield,” and you can see in some of these pictures parts of the dashboard, or rain drops on the windshield. And I’m okay with that, because this is my truth, this is my life as an artist and mom, driving the kids to activities, driving myself to and from teaching classes throughout Chicago.

I don’t know if anything will come of it, artistically. But I know that the process is somehow important to me and that making art is good. More art is good.

Another artist who uses what he sees from the car is Chicago artist and cab driver Dmitry Samarov. Here’s his story, at Chicago Artist Resource:

http://www.chicagoartistsresource.org/visual-arts/node/32157

How about you? What’s your work in progress? Current series? Please post a comment, thanks!
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Update, 8/6/12

I should add that I take these pictures while pulled over to the side of the road. Occasionally I park and get out.

And, here’s a call for art on the theme of “Road Trip,”
http://www.chicagoartistsresource.org/visual-arts/node/44094

Update, 8/20/12, here’s a link to a photo of the ladies in my class from the blog of Hannah Ferhman, an up and coming Chicago photographer. http://hannahfehrman.wordpress.com/2012/08/16/the-beauty-of-culture

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