Today I wanted to be creative. Yesterday we had done all the things around the house that are usually waiting for us on the weekend. And today, Sunday, we wanted to relax, just do some laundry on the side, but generally just be together and enjoy. Reason being – David was going to go, well, he just did, on another business trip. Nothing new or out of the ordinary, but still, we like to at least try and avoid stressing out, you know avoid things like – did I pack everything, did I book the shuttle, have I packed all chargers etc. etc. etc. Alas, we did not succeed completely. But for the most part. Which meant that I did not really start to get creative until now, 6:30 pm.
All this when I just stumbled across a ‘new’ meme. Some of you have probably heard of or even participated in Nanowrimo (writing a novel in a month), but you also know that I am no writer, I am a photographer, a visual artist, and obviously I cannot participate in Nanowrimo. Well, it turns out there are other artists feeling the same way and one of them, Leah of Art Every Day, has created and declared November as the Art Every Day Month, over ten years ago – where have I been? Living on the moon? No idea, really… Sometimes I really need a kick in the a…. Actually that does not always work, I can be a pretty good mule, too, but if you look at the 5 day black & white challenge – that turned out not so bad, did it?
Naturally I will not be able to create art every day, I really wish I could, but working a 8-5 day job and normal household chores does not leave a whole lot of time, as I am sure most of you know. But I will try and post to this fantastic meme as often as I can. And, may I just say, Leah’s watercolors are fantastic, you should really check them out.
For today though, I will leave you with a ‘preparation for later creativity’, a picture or parts thereof that I will be using in a composit for David’s story and something else. David and I went outside for little while and he was my assistant, gathering and throwing leaves into the air so I could ‘shoot’ them, falling leaves. We have a lot of leaves here at the moment and a wonderfully red, orange colored tree and it was very windy today. With this wind and a bit of patience I could have done this by myself, but, honestly, having David around was a bonus. And all in all, not too bad for a prep shot, quite usable, right? Or, what do you think?
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