Thursday, January 14, 2010

Sometimes it's just Pretty

That's what I think of this photo of Bellagio on Lake Como. Just pretty. Pretty day, pretty flowers, pretty mountains, pretty town. It's nice to just appreciate something pretty, so today here is my gift to you - this image!

There is a note on a 3x5 card on my magnet board I've had there for a while - "There is one action I can take for my creativity daily. What is it for today?" It's a reminder that even when life is overwhelming, work is totally busy, I'm not having a lot of personal time for stuff I would like to do... there is one thing I can do each day for my creativity. And if I do that one thing, however small, I remain more centered, happy and true to myself because expressing my creativity is something that is a need for me in my life.

What I've realized in the last few days is that this photo a day effort has become this "one thing" for me in a lot of ways. Every day, I'm picking out a photo and reflecting on it a bit. I enjoy that, because it's amazing what surprising things sometimes come out by just writing about an image. I get to share it with whoever reads this blog, which I enjoy as well. And it inspires me in other ways - to do a painting of an image that strikes me, to look for more pictures to share, to keep taking photos as we go on our adventures, to refine my eye as I progress in my photography.

So, thanks for being part of my little creative adventure here! I hope that you can also find one little thing today that inspires you.

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