Tugs on Creativity
It is an understatement to say that this time of year is busy. The academic calendar certainly comes with many perks, but the crunch that happens at the end of a semester can be maddening. I’m getting through, keeping my nose to the grindstone, and focusing on a lengthy list of goals that I set for myself back at the end of August. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel, and I’m getting closer to that light with many of those goals accompanied by check-marks.
With all the writing I’m doing, my photography has taken a bit of a back-seat. I’m so thankful for my iPhone and for my practice of daily gratitude this month in snapping a photograph each day. That has certainly helped me hang on to my creativity. I’ve also been sticking to the Art of Composition class with Tracey Clark, and working to take some photographs regarding each week’s lesson. This past week’s focus was on portraits, something I really love shooting but something that is very hard for me as I don’t have many people in my local life who have any interest in having their photograph taken. So, I used who I had — one reluctant subject and one who gave me a few moments of stillness.
How is the pace of your life these days? I loved this recent post from my friend, Lindsey. It’s really got me thinking about the choices I make with my time…