Lately I’ve been playing with the PhotoFunia app, which allows you to view your pictures in imaginary settings.
On one of the pictures I posted, someone commented that apps like this are a fun way to dream, and that’s such a good way to put it, don’t you think? It allows us to view our art in a way that perhaps we hadn’t allowed ourselves to view it before.
Like, how about a mural?
I’ve painted murals before actually, and it’s always fun to see your art up there on the large space that is traditionally not a canvas. I think art on more buildings might actually change the world for the better. What do you think?
But before we end our dream there, let’s continue. How about a large painting in a gallery?
Looks like it fits right in, no?
Or, on a billboard? Maybe a couple paintings… that would be nice.
Or in a museum.
In the pages of a magazine?
On the big screen? As part of a movie?
In the middle of Times Square?
Or just out on buildings in the city, where people casually walk by and take in the images you created while all alone in your studio?
I used to do this series of posts called “Stuff That Would Be Cool” if they happened. The point of the series was thinking of things that would happen to you that would be so cool it would be like winning the lottery… but at the same time, they were things that you couldn’t make happen yourself.
The spirit of this series was that you could put your “small” artisitic efforts out there (books or art) but the really huge things, the things that you could never even dream of, would happen because God made them happen. You didn’t.
I think it’s important to understand that our “small” efforts (and there is a reason I keep putting that in quotes) matter. We might not see it. We maybe can’t even dream it. But God can. Apps like this one are a fun way to dream, but even our dreams can’t match what God can do.