I love the fresh start of a brand new year.
I am motivated for so many things this year. My head is filled with projects and ideas. Unfortunately, when my brain is going in so many directions, I usually end up spinning my wheels and not knowing where to start. So, I need a plan. A "to do" list. A project manager would be nice.
This blog has been a pretty good motivator for me to get things done, so in the very near future, I will be moving some of the crazy ideas from my head to this little internet journal in hopes that sharing will help to keep me focused.
Or, perhaps you will just keep me company while I flake out on everything...a much more likely scenario.
So, I will start with the biggest goal I have. And as I love to repeat myself into oblivion, I will tell you once again that...it hasn't changed....it's still photography.
My photoshop catalog for last January and February is empty. If it wasn't for a greenhouse we built last spring, March and April would be empty too. Montana in the winter can be very bleak. The grass goes dormant. It's brown. No green. The sky can be gray a lot of the time. I am a color loving person, and while brown and gray are legitimate colors, we all know they are not the popular kids in the crayon box. And as such, they do not inspire me to get my camera out.
Flowers inspire me to grab my camera.
Mix flowers and a baby, and I'm a photo taking fool.
Or even a baby with no flowers.
Boy, do I love babies. Anyone have one I can borrow for about three years? I promise to give it back when the fat rolls start to go away. Maybe.
I have a baby coming to visit in a few weeks, but for right now, this is what I've got to work with.
My initial impression is blah. But while this seems stark, lonely and desolate, forcing myself to take pictures of what's available to me has helped me to see things a little differently.
There is a kind of moody beauty here as well.
I'll still take green leaves, flowers or babies any day, but in the mean time, I'll have my eyes open to new things.
I have a couple of crazy photo ideas to fill the color deprived months. If they turn out even close to my vision, I will share them with you.
In the mean time, we all wait for Spring.
She takes her sweet time arriving here, but pretty soon, I will have this...
And shortly thereafter, this.....
Eventually, I will have a lot of this....
And hopefully, in the midst of summer busyness, I will take the time to sit here and enjoy this.....
Before I know it, I will have more color than I know what to do with.
I can't wait.