I truly, madly, deeply love photography. I love being a photographer. I feel alive in the creative process from beginning to end.
For the last couple of years – through my ups and downs with cancer and hypothyroidism – I lost my creative drive. Most people do not realize how much energy creativity takes, especially for someone who has to measure out, sometimes selfishly, how she spends her time and energy.
I decided it was time to reclaim my creative drive and ramp it up. I have been participating in the FMS Photo a Day, a photography challenge that has a daily word (a color, food, “right now,” etc) you must snap a photo and post. I asked some friends to join me in October’s challenge and it’s been interesting to see “orange,” “stuff,” and “good vibes,” through their eyes.
Today, my friend Kim picked me up this morning and we headed out to parts unknown, to me at least. We ended up in small towns like Shiner, Flatonia, Schulenburg, and LaGrange, Texas. We’d occasionally stop, snap some photos, and continue on. It was a perfectly creative day with a good friend. I can’t ask for a more creative and satisfying Saturday.
I can feel the creativity boiling in me now. For example, as Kim and I were talking, I noticed this reflection in her wine glass, stopped, snapped the photo, and continued talking. It’s one of my favorite shots from the day.
Grateful for days like this! Getting my creative mojo back one day at a time.