Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Last night I had an, ahh ha, moment.
I was working on a photograph, when I realized my mood totally effects how the picture will come out. I think we all kind of know that, but I never really thought about the effect your mood at the moment, can have on the outcome.
I had a rough day. All my "edits" last night, were soft. I swear if I worked on those photos tonight, they would have turned out totally different. When you create, determines what you create.
I'm usually so focused on making a beautiful creation and having things turn out "right", but last night, I wasn't. I was just going with the flow.
When I critique what I do, from now on, I think I am going to start focusing on the mood that I was in when I was creating the piece. I want to be more in tuned to the "me" in each piece.
So, that leaves me thinking...should I create more, when I'm feeling energized, happy, positive? Or when I'm using the artwork, as therapy.
I say both!