I’ve been feeling pretty un-creative this past week or so. Actually scrap that, I’ve been feeling very un-creative.
I’m not too sure why. I guess it may have been brought on by how long we have have been in Sydney now. Initially everything was new and we always seemed to be doing something different. Whereas lately with the summer drawing to a close things are getting quieter and there isn’t as many new things to see and do.
With any creative interest, whether it be writing, drawing etc it’s pretty normal to go through phases like this. You look at other peoples work, other peoples styles of doing things and you feel like your’s doesn’t even compare, and this only leads to you feeling even less creative. Sometimes just getting away from it for a few days and coming back with a fresh outlook can be enough to get your creative juices flowing again. Only problem being I’ve committed myself to this Project 365. I’ve been forcing myself to get out there shooting for 50 days straight now and most of the time it’s great but occasionally it gets to 7 o’clock, the lights fading and you realise you haven’t done a ‘365’ shot yet.
I think most of us are our own worst critics but it’s important that rather than looking forward all the time, that you look back and see how far you have come. When I think how much I have improved in the last two years, I then begin to appreciate how much further I can go in the next few years.
Today Naomi has gone out with my key meaning I can’t leave the house. The light is rubbish in here and I have no tripod. So it’s going to require something pretty creative. Watch this space!