Most months, I take this post as an opportunity to reflect on the creative goals I’d set, and decide what I want to try to do in the coming month. Sometimes, taking that time to reflect leads me in a direction that doesn’t really fit into the standard format I’ve established for these ‘sketchbooks.’
Which is a roundabout way of saying this might be long, and it might ramble a bit. I’m trying to figure out some stuff, here, and if this isn’t the best way for me to do it, at least it’s been effective in the past.
Ok? Let’s go.
The way I’ve been managing my creative life – the things I’m working on, my creative energy, my time – isn’t working.
This is a first: this week, my daily photo project has produced multiple photographs that I’m genuinely happy with. Obviously, there were still a few days where inspiration failed me entirely, but that’s fine. The good photos more than make up for the bad and uninspired ones.
I know. This whole “weekly photo” project hasn’t exactly been a weekly thing lately.
So, that’s my project for the next few months: paring things down even further, figuring out what I actually need and what I just think I need, and how to make the rest of it feel less oppressive. Finding the perfect shade of white paint, because builder’s beige makes me sad. I’m starting here.