A nod to all you creatives

_MG_7862Snowverkill. According to the Washington Post, this current snow falling on the already 2 feet of accumulation is called Snowverkill. Let’s review the other nicknames:

  • Snowmaggedon
  • Snowpocalypse
  • snOMG
  • Kaiser Snowze – my personal favorite as it references The Usual Suspects.

Personally, I’m losing my mind. I am in need of a change of scenery, sun, exercise and milk. Unflavored soy milk doesn’t cut it…the grocery was looted. Preventing a reenactment of The Shining is at the top of my to-do list. Toward that end, I pulled out the camera.

You look at things everyday without actually seeing them. A camera narrows your focus. This is just good exercise. It reminds me of the first rule in photography: observation. Observe the over-looked. Be open to inspiration where and when it strikes. I photograph something everyday.¬† These photos are like a painter’s sketch pad. It’s not about the end result, it’s about the process. The photo above is just that, a sketch of an idea. An exercise.

Creation can happen even in a limiting snowstorm. Creativity begets creativity. I thrive on the generative people in my life who spark ideas and laughter. Here are some creative friends who inspire me:

Alice – illustrator extraordinaire A Bear Attacked

Emily – professional thinker and dreamerCertainly Simple

Kristen – graphic designerThe Future Mrs. Darcy

Rachel – architectArchitecture Babble

Stay warm and dry, friends! Keep your thoughts directed toward spring. We’ll get there! Then it’s all peep toes, pink lip gloss and cherry blossoms! Speaking of, if any of you want engagement sessions with the cherry blossoms, chat me up soon. There is not much time to work with once the buds bloom.

Love, Brandy

February 11, 2010 - 4:48 pm

Babbler - Thanks for the props!
I had a dream the other night that I need to draw more, and then I read this from you. Now I know I definitely need to draw more, and not on the computer!