Intentional Camera Movement
During this past 15 months, and lock downs and quiet time, some of my creativity I felt was not there, yet I truly did enjoy the quiet and slowing down for a bit.
I thought I would expand my creative juices in other areas since I also could not do Encaustic.
I tried painting, art journalling, mixed media, drawing and well, I learned quickly they were just not me.
I still do a form of art journalling, but my own of connecting with emotions, thoughts, frustrations etc and it’s interesting what does come out.
Since moving into a new space with a huge lush garden and yard, things have shifted yet again. I noticed all the trees and what they shared but I overlooked the flowers, at first, anyways.
Not that I didn’t notice them, but not like I do now. I was part of a 5 day ICM workshop last week and every morning I went out into the garden and played with my camera and really saw the flowers at a much deeper level.
I love nature, the quiet, the beauty, the calmness, the abundance, the non-judgment and I got curious and playful. One of the great aspects of nature but also ICM.
You could put 5 Photographers in front of a flower and you would get similar images, but add in ICM and everything is different, unique and I find rather beautiful.
It can take one beyond the linear, beyond seeing the same old.
I love being able to paint with my camera (and of course torch but more on that later), as some of us just can’t create beautiful art with a paint brush. No judgment, it’s just where our gifts lie.
Since stepping back into ICM, my creativity is opening up more but also my playfulness and curiousity. I do feel like I am creating paintings with my camera, Impressionistic style, formless and different. All are done in camera, with minimal tweaking in LR.
Great way to turn my attention away from the so called ‘real’ world and what is happening there.
How do you get creative, playful or curious?
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