Distillation and Definition
I spend a lot of time trying to define myself. I come to conclusions, frequently. Here’s today’s version.
I distill. When life gets to be too much, I distill myself, kind of like purifying water, bringing it to its essence. I am water.
Or I am an image. A low-resolution image. When printed, a low-resolution image (72 dpi) has rough, jagged edges. It may look wonderful on a computer screen, but when you need it in its true hi-resolution format (300 dpi), printed out on paper, in reality, a low resolution image doesn’t look so good. Try it sometime; it’s an interesting (and frustrating) experiment.
A hi-res image will print beautifully, clean, crisp, well-defined.
However, a low-res image, though it looks beautiful on the screen (or when faking it thru life), it will print rough around the edges, pixelated, undefined, difficult to alter or improve.
I am a low-res image.
But with the right program (mind set), a low-res image can be improved. With the right program, that low-res image can be put thru a filter, changing the contrast, altering the edges, changing the color. The entire environment can be altered, including the background and the texture.
And, on top of that (!), you can do a “Save As.”
This is who I want to be today or tomorrow. Today or tomorrow I can do a “Save As” based on yesterday’s or today's experiences. Or I can open my file tomorrow and define my new day. Re-sample. Re-shape. Re-color.
Here is the best file format: vector. That is the most adaptable file format of all. You can make it any size you need, and you will not lose any detail at all.
What a wonderful concept. I am a vector.