OOPS! I lost my head! 1

OOPS!  I lost my head!   1

*OOPS! I’ve Lost My Head I *

A few weeks ago I posted about feeling as though nothing was inspiring me any more photographically. I have become bored of my own work, and the work of others because as beautiful as all the photos I see are, they are often of the same subject matter over and over again.

I’ve been feeling this in my own work for quite some time now, and I’ve become very lethargic in my desire to produce work lately. This isn’t me saying that I don’t like my photos – I do, for the most part, but what this is, is me saying that I feel I have lost my creative edge.

It happens to all of us, from time to time, but I’ve been feeling it for quite a while now.

I talked to a few very good friends about it, and was given excellent advice. And then I sat on it for a while. I just let the info I’d collected, the realization of what I finally admitted to myself, just sit for a while, and put a lot of thought into what I was going to do about it.

I finally decided it is time for me to move on. To get my ass in gear again and start using my creative mind to make something “different”.

Yes, I’m sure this idea is not truly original. I’m sure it’s been done. Is being done, and will be done again and again. But it’s new to ME and I hope to kick start my creative process again.

I had a lot of fun with this first one. I can see that I have a lot to learn, and a lot of room to grow, but it is the first of what I hope will be a fun and artistic series. I’m not putting a time limit on this.. it will come as it comes. But, boy do I have ideas swimming through my head. It feels good to have those juices flowing again!!

I owe a HUGE thank you to +Olivier Du Tré for talking me out of my rut. You know who loves you, baby!! And another HUGE thank you to +Mark Rodriguez who so willingly gave me some pointers and helped me to figure out what to do about that darn neckline!!! The man is amazing, but I’m sure I don’t have to tell you that because you have to already know.

So.. here is number One…….. in “OOPS! I lost my head!” because we all lose our heads sometimes….

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The White Nothing

The White Nothing

Last night I dreamed…

I dreamed of a tree that stood alone in the White Nothing.

The White Nothing was all encompassing and covered everything leaving only the tree, with me, standing under it.
As I stood under the tree looking up into it’s spindly branches, I felt protected and safe there, as though it was my guardian, and it’s many arms seemed to circle around me in a gentle embrace.
The White Nothing was very lonely, however, and it pressed in on me like a cold fingerless hand, wanting my breath and the warmth of my soul. Squeezing it out of me.

And then there you were.

Standing beside me. Holding my hand. Creating energy that drove the white nothing back. We sat under the tree for a life time, telling each other our secret dreams and fears, laughing until we cried, and crying until we laughed again.
The White Nothing stood still all around us and watched. Curious. Seeking answers to what it was seeing.
Finally the White Nothing gave up and receded. Bit by bit. Little by little, leaving us to our play. Maybe we beat it. Maybe it felt sorry for us. Or maybe it just didn’t know what to do with us. But we beat it.

Together.

We beat it.

And now we still sit under the tree, holding hands and leaning our shoulders together. Knowing we are not alone.

We will never be alone.

Because we are friends.