It's been a little while since I've actually written anything on my blog other than showing you new work, my new ETSY store, etc, but today, I would like to write about how to keep your creative juices flowing, particularly with Personal Projects.
I've noticed that every Personal Project I set out to do (planned) is still in the "planning" stages in my old fashion notebook. But what I've really noticed is that when I start a personal project organically, it comes out way better than I ever expected.
The following 4 images are from a recent project I started extremely organic, but first, let me tell you about the project.
My Fiance preserves all the flowers I bring home and once they are dried and preserved, she puts them in this HUGE center piece in our dining table. I was just sitting at the table a couple of days ago and the lightbulb went off in my head!
I picked up my iPhone and my macro band and started playing a little bit and loved what I was getting. So, I decided to continue making photographs of these Preserved Flowers and made it into a Personal Project.
Personal Projects can be extremely rewarding. It's a way to try something new, something fresh, maybe even BOLD, but the most important part is that a Personal Project is simply just that! No constraints from clients, no expectation from anybody else but your own. Give it a try, you might like what it comes out!
Here are just 4 photographs from the project, but if you want to continue following the photographs for this project and see how it transpires. Follow on-going gallery here.