Picasso said that "
All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up." Here's a few thoughts about the roots of creativity and how to keep that child alive.
Stoking the Creative Fire
Curiosity - C
uriosity about our world and our life fuels creativity - elevated to a sense of wonder this can be the source of many great ideas and projects. The words why, how, when and who can set the tone. If we could maintain the insatiable curiosity we had as a three or four year old our lives might be astonishingly different.
Change up routines, meet new people and go to new places. All these things can replenish us with fresh 'creative air'.
Presence and Flow: be here now - pay attention to what you see and hear - listen to the 'messengers' you encounter in your everyday life; from what people say, to your own inner promptings. If something good is lifting you up, surrender and go with it....flow baby flow!
Stay connected: when you're out with a camera, stay connected with your own true values and interests. This is often the source of our best photos. Why bother making junk photos of things that don't interest you 'just because'. Follow and trust your gut.
Write Down Your Goals: photo goals can range from 'frame one of my favourite pictures and hang it in my living room' to 'document my trip to Patagonia' - they're completely personal, all valid and totally tailored for and by you. The list is endless....but don't make it an equipment list - make it an action list.