I’ve been feeling a cross between wilted and inspired this week. I usually get a little funky after a week of constant running, which was exactly what last week turned out to be. I’m in a place of craving community, conversations, and creativity. It’s hard to get all three of those needs met most weeks, but this week I was able to indulge my creative needs.
I’ve spent my free moments learning film photography.
It’s probably fairly obvious that this isn’t film. I’m in the throes of agony waiting for my first roll to be scanned. I’m not counting on my first roll being much. It was probably halfway through the roll that I had an a-ha moment with the TTL light meter in my Minolta. Even though I know my first roll isn’t going to wow me, I am loving the process of working through another avenue of photography. It’s meeting me in arid places where my creative side is feeling thirsty for growth.
My kids aren’t exactly excited to see me coming with the camera. There may have been some running to hide. I may be using jellybeans for wages.
I’m inspired to keep putting myself through the gauntlet of thinking through the process on a camera with zero bells and whistles. There is something about creative hurdles and raising the bar a little higher that motivates me. I hope to have my scans next week to see just how high the bar raised.
I’ll show you, because I believe in beginnings and raw honesty.
What’s inspiring you this week, fellow creatives?