Clearing The Cob Webs

Clearing the Cob Webs

Every now and again we need to give things a good cleaning out.  Some call it spring cleaning, or deep cleaning, or what ever manner of description.

What ever you call it – it’s all the same thing.  A whole lot of work.  An exhausting task.  Not at all comfortable while you are doing it, but a necessity.

 Even our minds can become gunked up with goo.  Old resentments.  Worries.  Fears. Grudges. Anger.  Hate.  envy…… you name it the list is long.

 After a while there become little room for the good things that feed your soul.  Happiness.  Joy.  Sunshine. Forgiveness.  Kindness.  Caring.  Empathy.  Peace.  Calm.  Love.

 So now and again it’s a good idea to clear out the cob webs that hold you back.  Shake up the dust that has settled and collected for so long.  It’s a bit uncomfortable to start, but after it’s all over, and the furniture has been moved around, things look a lot different.  Fresher.  Cleaner.  Clearer.  More Roomy.  The air is fresher.  It tastes sweeter.

Yup..  time for some Spring Cleaning 😉   

OOPS!  I lost my head 5
OOPS! I lost my head 5

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….