I have the tendency when I’m bored and have a few minutes to kill, to read. If I’m not in the mood to read, I tinker with the apps on my tablet or phone. Since I’m not really a gamer (there are exceptions, and if I could find certain board games on the app store, I’d waste more time) I play with my photos and artwork. The results are not the highest quality, I don’t think I could print them, for instance, but sometimes they look cooler in the results than the original image did.
And by adjusting filters, adding frames, and sometimes just sheer over-the-top manipulation, I can take a photo into the realm of ‘art’. Expression, emotion, it’s all conveyed wordlessly and I imagine will speak differently to every set of eyes and the brain behind them. I can only offer the ones I find attractive or provocative to my own mind.
Isn’t that what art is? Manipulation of emotion?