Friday, March 15, 2013

an inspired state

Photographing all the details around me has become one of the most powerful forms of my creative expression.
The immediacy is very addicting. I carry my camera with me at all times so that I can bring it out and stop and focus on something at any moment to capture whatever it is that has caught my eye. 
And then I'm there in the moment. Everything else seems to fade to the background. 
This allows me to REALLY notice things.

It's also therapeutic. You see, even though on a near daily basis I create things, I still have this desire to always be in a sort of 'inspired state'. So if I'm not, in that exact moment, creating or designing, I still need to be existing in this place of inspiration. 
It's my lifeblood....and I'm a little greedy about it :) 

Music takes me there.

They take me there.

I often have my face tilted upwards staring at trees, noticing the textures, dimensions, contrasts with the surrounding environment, colors...and then an overall landscape.

I mean really stare at it. 

Details fascinate me, but even more so is the emotional response I get from visually taking in a scene. There is this undercurrent of emotions that underlies everything I see and do. As I am sitting here struggling to write what I am feeling, I realize that ultimately what I seek out in my life, every day, is to tap into those emotions. Tap into that place where creativity flows. Where inspiration lies.

 For every seemingly mundane moment, space, place, detail, eyes are open drawing it in. 

So, then I take out my camera and capture it.  

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Monday, March 4, 2013

Budapest - a night's boat ride

There was this one day in Budapest where after having walked all day in the heat we came upon a pier lined with dinner and tour boats. Our 4 and 6 year old's little legs were exhausted and a scenic tour along the Danube was the perfect solution. 
Especially since we were in no way ready to head back to the hotel. This is the time when cities come alive after all.

This particular cruise offered a 1 1/2 hour tour with an audio history lesson. And wine.
There was the kicker because then it becomes a full sensory experience :)



Then we caught sight of the Parliament Building.
And this is where my camera lens stayed fixed for awhile. A long while.
I mean, just look at it.........




Looking the other way for a bit.


There is a large exhalation, for me, looking through these photographs.
I know I gush all over these pictures I took in Europe, but I really had such a freaking fabulous time. 
Every single day.

It gets the blood pumping and boy am I ever concocting the next one!

Next, is a jaunt on the Buda side...

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Friday, March 1, 2013

winter white

It has been cold.
But, beautiful.

And white.
A complete blanket of white everywhere.



I took these pictures over a series of days this past week.
During a trip to the post office and my daily rounds to the boys' school, mainly.

I would prefer that it stay this way until the buds of spring begin to emerge.
Keep the brown, decayed landscape cloaked in white and then melt away to welcome the onset of warmer weather. 

Yep, that is my wish.
And an earlier onset of that warmer weather would be nice, too :)

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