Thursday, April 2, 2020

Challenge month

No joke, March 2020 felt like the longest month ever.
April will almost certainly be exponentially worse.
In accordance with Governor Polis' Stay at Home order, my family has been, well, staying at home.
It seems like this would be the perfect time to work in my studio, but so far that has not been the case. I've been distracted and restless, and my desk is littered with aborted attempts at productivity. Try as I might, I just can't seem to get in the zone.
I was beginning to think it was hopeless, that pandemics and creativity were mutually exclusive... At least until this monthly photo challenge by sisters, Sarah and Kirsten Wellman, crossed my Facebook feed. 
I read the prompts and immediately started having ideas. I grabbed my camera, dusted off a few horses and went to work. 
For the first time in weeks, I felt fully engaged in a project. Within an hour, I had photos for day one and day two.
 I decided to ride that wave and commit to Lauren Hoeffer's monthly challenge as well.
Another couple hours...
Another couple pictures!
As I read the prompts and plotted my photos, I found myself creating challenges within the challenges. I decided there will be no recycling of old photos, each model can only be used once and all pictures should have a vertical orientation. I don't know if I'll manage to meet those objectives, and I'm not sure it really matters. It feels good to be excited about something again. Thanks for the push, Sarah, Kirsten and Lauren. I am looking forward to a month of fun new pictures!

1 comment:

  1. What a grand idea. Sorry for your mojo-drain but glad to hear it's on the rebound!