I’m chasing thunder storms, looking for lightening and holding out a bottle. I think I finally understand what musicians go through when they’re working on their follow-up album to a critically acclaimed success. You want to try so hard to recapture that magic that made the masterpiece, but it’s even more difficult when you don’t know the precise procedures taken to create the original masterpiece in the first place. Art is hard!
When I discussed my weekend last week, I got extremely excited about creating the art I’ve always wanted to… create… and it completely possessed my mind. I was looking at everything as a potential masterpiece, checked out numerous other apps to use, and spent any and all free time trying to work on making a collection. And I was getting frustrated when it wasn’t happening. I felt like a composer sitting at his piano, frantically and furiously scribbling down notes, then scraping the entire concerto in a rage. Except my tool wasn’t a piano – it was an iPhone. And it would probably be a bad thing to throw my phone as if it were the sheets of paper composers were using.
Good thing I had other things to distract me, like work. I’ve managed to get busy with post production from my shoot with Brian, which went exceptionally well. The last time I had seen Brian and Jeffrey, Andrew and I shot their wedding, which was back in September. The two of them are doing really well, and I had a moment to catch up with them while I was setting up my lighting and backdrop. Brian has been doing well with real estate and wanted some updated images of himself for another site he’d be working under, and I haven’t shot head shots in a while. So it was fun dressing him up and making sure he looked good for professional head shots. I nearly forgot how fun they can be when you have acute OCD and are particular about making sure the client look good. I blame it on watching too much Project Runway back in the day.
Work at the Wounded Warrior Call Center has also picked up because we’re close to launch date and ready to roll out our social media strategy. There are a few more meetings to be had, but hopefully they won’t take up too much time, since I’ve been too distracted to take on my Fuel Your Photography duties. Speaking of: if anyone out there knows of a great resource for project management and scheduling (that’s free, preferably), please let me know! I’ve tried Google, but I don’t particularly care for alerts and reminders at midnight, you know?
So, back to my usual Monday/Wednesday/Friday postings. Still not sure what posts to create, but whatever it is, I hope it’s something juicy for you guys! If there’s a particular aspect or subject you’d like to discuss, let me know in the comments section below. Otherwise, I might just ramble on more about my views on art and photography and continue talking about revolutions… you’ve been warned.
And I’ll try to practice using one space after a period instead of two. I’ve always used two since I started typing, so bear with me, people – it’s going to be a hard habit to break!
Until next time,