Blog #86 Cycles
Happy New Year!
It’s “that” time of year, again. The holidays are over. New Year’s resolutions have been drafted and we all get back to work with a renewed sense of purpose and energy. We all experience cycles in our daily life. We exist in the “work week”. There are monthly, and of course annual cycles involving events, holidays, and the like.
Your creative and productive life will experience cycles as well. This is inevitable. You cannot be hyper-productive, indefinitely, no matter how much coffee you gulp down. We must all rest and put the camera down from time to time.
Life happens. Personal and life events may support or hinder the creative process. This affects your artistic/photography life. Some creatives may even go through the effort of building in times of rest such as holidays or a summer respite. I encourage you to view these natural cycles as normal. View these times as healthy cycles in the creative process.
The “down times” can be used to catch up on reading lists, paint, or you can try another creative endeavour. Creative “cross-training” might be a good exercise. Over the recent holiday while travelling I bought some paint and brushes and will take a stab at painting. I’ve always wanted to try that out so this year, I’m going to do just that. I expect to gain some insight and experience developing my compositional technique. I’m curious to see how that goes. Wish me luck!
Remember the light is always right.
*Images below were made on a family holiday to Taipei, Taiwan*