It has been a very long time since I have updated my blog. Oh, my intentions were good. But things happen. I was just reading a post on Facebook by Jeremy Cowart lamenting the time it takes for him to answer emails. He would rather be creating with paints, pencils, and yes-his camera. He then apologized in advance to people who might email him from that point on that he will read your email but not necessary answer it. AND how many hours do we spend on Facebook or Twitter or Google+? Maybe a little too much time.
I have to think about what Jeremy Cowart was saying in his post. Do I want to create new images and practice my photography or do I want to spend hours before a computer keeping up with the latest gossip-yes, I said gossip- and also all my photography friends who inspire me immensely. I think that at some point I have been inspired too much and never DO much with it. Inspiration then becomes a waste of time. I have to fight with myself at times to get busy creating and quite reading and looking and replying. Doing is the thing that is the better teacher. This isn’t a battle that is a one time thing. I can get very creative and do a whole series of photos and then I think I need more inspiration. I am trapped again and have to talk to myself to get out and do it, create my own images, with MY own ideas. Just do it! as Nike says.
Earlier in the day, my daughter and I had built a snowman and the eyes on it freaked her out. While she was in the shower, I ran out in the dark to put some “blood” in the mouth of our snowman with the ketchup bottle and then I photographed it and processed it so that it looked rather zombie-ish. I posted it on FB with it tagged with her name. She laughed when she saw the photo but nearly had heart failure when she saw the snowman out in the yard. She thought I photoshopped the snowman.
This and the next several images we taken during a huge snow and ice storm. We lost power and had little lanterns ( battery operated) around for light. They were safe for the babies to play with and play they did. I loved the way the light played with their faces.
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