When you struggle to create, that’s when you know you most need to try.
I’ve been feeling pretty creatively dead lately. Everything I create seems to be the same thing, over and over again. So last week I went out into the forest. I didn’t have any ideas in mind before I left, just a bag full of props, my camera, and tripod.
Creativity is a journey. It doesn’t happen all at once, and you’ll never fully arrive.
There will be times when inspiration strikes and you’ll have one idea after the next. And there will be times, even months, of creative silence.
But it’s all part of the process.
It’s two weeks into February, and so far, I’ve only done one shoot. The editing will come later.
We’re just over a month into the year, and so far, I’ve only created 6 pieces.
I started beating myself up for it, feeling sorry for myself, and questioning whether or not I can really call myself a creative. Do I just like the term creative, without actually having anything to offer?
This morning I got to spend time in my favorite way: out in a rich-colored, wet, late-Autumn forest, wearing a silky dress and letting my imagination run free while shooting images for later.
When I first went out, there was a thick fog over the bike trail, wafting through the trees. It felt magical, like seeing behind the curtain and entering another world.
December is a time filled with holiday busyness. For better or worse, it’s often thought of as a time of peace and safety. But that isn’t reality for everyone.
Human trafficking affects millions of people. And if we don’t do anything to fight it, this horrific form of modern slavery will continue.
How do you feel about change? Love it or hate it, change happens to all of us. This was my last image from Brooke Shaden’s Content Creation Challenge last year. When I finished this composite, I asked myself: what if this is the last image I ever create?
We have to be filled in order to pour out. There's beauty everywhere around us. We look at it, but do we truly see it?