Week 32: Lines

My photo this week needs explaining.  It also shows you how crafty I can be.  Or how bizarre I can be.  Or wicked cool.

Some see the glass half full, others see if half empty.  Tomayto.  Tomahto.

Here is my lines:

Week 32: Lines

The first thing you need to know is that I’m very good at keeping myself entertained.  Armed with paper, sharpies, colored pencils and a glue stick, I can stay put for quite some time.  I may even giggle at myself.  Because I think I’m funny.  You might think this is weird.  I already know it.

The second thing you need to know is I work in a pod.  Most offices have those old, boring square cubicles.  Not us.  We have round work spaces we call pods.  And these pods have walkways through them.  Um… I don’t know how else to describe it other than circle-like.  You can peek at my desk if you want a visual.

The third [and most important] thing you need to know is the back story.  I work with very clever people.  Thankfully, they make work better.  The morning in question, a fabulous co-worker referred to her work life as “pod life.”  She then proceeded to photoshop out “THUG” and replace it with “POD” on Tupac Shakur’s six-pack.  I was instantly inspired.  I had to make us four-knuckle-bling-rings like my life depended on it.  So I got to work.  Those up there are my four-knuckle-bling-rings.  (Yes, I took a picture of us together.)

Paper.  Sharpie.  One yellow pencil.  And a glue stick.  Oh-so-many giggles.

My “lines” are in my four-knuckle-bling-rings.  When I draw, I’ve always created shadows or fill in spaces with lines.  Horizontal lines, vertical lines, diagonal lines, the occasional crosshatch.  I never realized it until a former art classmate did his with figure eights.  I thought it was odd but only then did I see that I preferred lines.  So not only are four-knuckle-bling-rings hilarious but they help out in the WPC.  (I could so make up rap lyrics right now.)

Get on over to the Flickr group WPC Flickr Group to see how others captured “lines.”  And there’s also the Challenger Roll – I updated it last week and hope to add more folks this week!

For Week 33 we’ll be searching for URBAN.  I smell a photo walk… can’t wait to see what you capture!

To learn more about Brooke and see her recent work, visit her new site at brookemurphyphoto.com. Follow Brooke on Facebook or Twitter.

August 10, 2011 - 10:20 am

Stitched Together - I too fill spaces in with lines. I think figure eights are just plain weird. At least with next week’s challenge I stand a chance of getting a photo, at least I live in a city.

August 10, 2011 - 10:51 am

Melissa - You are hysterical. and totally talented. your pod mates are lucky to have such a talented bling maker around!

August 10, 2011 - 2:25 pm

Shelly B - Love it! I live in a sad square cubical world. Whoever said it was hip to be square totally lied.

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