I’m struggling artistically so hard right now.
In life there are always a number of beanbags in the air, and part of my great mission to simplify is to make juggling them all a little bit easier for me. Very often I’ll think, “I am so fucking top of work right now!” and then realize that my dishes have stacked up and I am stirring my morning coffee with a dessert fork. Or my apartment is spotless, but I have half a dozen photo shoots to edit and deliver. Or I’m going out with friends or on dates regularly and having a great time but have forgotten to work out and gained weight from the eating and drinking.
Throughout this balance I’ve struggled with for the past year as I’m transitioning my life and settling loose ends, the one saving grace I’ve had is that my art was my art was my art. It never gave me trouble, improved steadily, and was always something I was really excited about. And now I’m unhappy with the way my photos are turning out, and it’s scaring me. They’re still GOOD; I know this, and I know all about that Ira Glass quote that I think will apply to me for a few more years still (sigh.), but it’s frustrating.
February is a photo a day challenge for me. Using my REAL camera, I’m going to produce one image at least that is non professional, every day, for the month of February, and I’ll be sharing them here among the regular posts, maybe a few days worth at a time.
It’s exciting! I haven’t taken a photo a day since February 2008 when I did a 30 Tiny Moments project. I’m hoping this will shake loose a cobweb in me and leave me feeling inspired.
Wish me luck! And happy February!