Monday, May 20, 2013

Life Update.

My life has been pretty slow this month. There has just not been a lot going on in it which is fine with me after having a very busy April. April was full of Sketch Group meet-ups, Analog Photo Group meet-ups, heading to see Flashdance on stage, checking out the Dale Chihuly exhibit at the Jundt Museum at Gonzaga University, attending Jess Walter's reading during Get Lit! Events, and, finally, going to a Suds & Cinema movie at the Bing Crosby Theater. To think that I had planned for none of this going into April, things just happened to pop up and keep me busy. I guess you can say it is nice to take a breather this month.

I know that having nothing going on this month has allowed me to get caught up in my postal correspondence and read quite a few books that have been sitting around waiting for me to make time for them. I haven't anything big planned creatively this month because I am entering that point before I start projects. When I gather lots of influences and experience a lot of different entertainment to get inspired. People who are not creative don't understand this mindset and assume the creative person is just being lazy. Actually far from it, my mind is running at 100 mph and soaking in so many different things through various outlets. It is shuffling them around and then shuffling them again to find what will inspire me. What will fuel the next direction I take in my creative life. So, I am far from just sitting idle and doing nothing. It's just all that I am doing in inside my head at the moment.

It will be fun to see how it all explodes out in creativity because I can feel the build-up. Will it be through painting or photography? I am curious to find out. When I do start working on whatever materializes, I will definitely post about it here.


Noelle said...

It's true - non-creatives don't understand us. I am constantly thinking of ideas for writing, analyzing people's behaviors for characters, listening to conversations and the way different people speak and form sentences, and I get so much inspiration from everything - music, TV shows, people on the bus... I can't wait to see what you create next!

Noelle said...

Hey, I've nominated you for the Sunshine Award - details at my blog.

SnapandPrint said...

Very true Noelle! It is frustrating to try and explain it to them because they respond by saying, " did nothing....." UGH!!!!

I will check out the award thing on your blog!