This is what bored photographers do. Some of these shots were taken of a dried flower arrangement illumnated only by a 5 watt light bulb. Others I created using a laser pointer (and a very long exposure). "Lightpainting" is a technique that usually refers to illuminating and object with different types or colors of light and photographing it. In a couple of these shots, the light is the object. Including the laser pointer shots and the torchlight. There are also a couple of more "traditional" lightpainting efforts, though those were shot using the laser pointer for illumination as well.