Take an extreme closeup of an easily recognizable, common object.

“The Daily Creative is an exercise in the continual practice of spontaneous creativity through short exercises. Each ‘assignment’ should take no more than 15-20 minutes. There are no registrations, no prizes, just a community of people producing art daily.”

I went out for my five mile walk along the Willamette River on a very rare day in the south Willamette Valley, in that there was a skiff of snow on the ground. The first closeup I took was of the bench on the Greenway Pedestrian Bridge, which is “an easily recognizable, common object.”

Close-up of snow on the viewing bench on the Greenway Bridge looking south upstream the Willamette River. What I like is the strong barred pattern contrasted to the fine, lacy texture of the snowflakes,


Then I got the idea to turn the camera on my iPad2 onto myself to see how much of a close-up I could get of my own eye. It was scary! I decided to make a spiritual, Eugene-type comment by tie-dying the image with rainbow colors.

My Rainbow Eye,both familiar and strange
My Rainbow Eye, both familiar and strange

I posted this picture on Flickr and really enjoyed this exchange (no, I don’t know Dr. Garcia):

My Rainbow Eye: Familiar and Strange