Where Bloggers Create; a place where magic and creativity collide
“It is our choices that show what we truly are,
far more than our abilities.”
I found this quote to be fitting for today’s blog party. Karen Valentine of My desert Cottage is hosting an event that will allow us to take a peek into the lives and studios of over 160 creative soles. Make sure you take this opportunity to see where these creative individuals work their magic.
I share my desk with a camera collection but my creative process doesn’t begin in the office, in front of my computer, it begins on location, the moment something catches my eye- an opportunity is captured,
but sometimes it starts in my mind when an opportunity is developed or created. My work space is where ever my camera takes me.
There’s no recipe or guide to my creative process and my destinations aren’t down on any map. I love the fact that my work environment changes like the wind. Some days I head out to the woods or garden but my favorite places to work are found during my travels.
My office is the place where I decide if an image will make it into my shop, Studiopink, or just take up space in my computer. I’ve posted a comglomeration of things that inspire me throughout the office.
My inspiration board is filled with my photos, as well as a few quotes and clippings that speak to me. I can’t tell you how many times a day I look over my shoulder to digest the images and words that inspire me.
Of course I love to photograph pretty things like flowers …
How could I resist a spring bouquet of pink Calla Lillies?
Or a vase filled with fresh daisies plucked from the field.
I love my flower images but I have to say my favorite photographs are captured in the dreamy spaces that I create.
This image of fresh sheets hanging in the trees was capture in my backyard and then enhanced by a little photoshop magic.
An old chair with chippy paint tucked in the woods is just my style. It feels like a secret place that’s waiting just for me.
The fading light peeking through the trees makes this image special.
Although the magic really happens when I look through the lens of my camera, I do think my indoor studio is important and should reflect my personality.
That’s why I have a few special niches filled with things that inspire me. I have a love for writing and the antique Smith & Corona typewriter that was used by a journalist on assignment inspires me to follow my passion. It folds flat and has a carrying case perfect for a travelling writer/photographer- my dream job.
I’ve combined a few images with original essays in a
No matter where you decide to create, always follow your bliss and take the creative journey in a manner that is just your style.
“The world is but a canvas to the imagination”
Henry David Thoreau
I felt empowered this day and had to captured the moment in a reflection across the pond.
Live your life with a creative spirit but more importantly-
just live it!
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