Creativity needs to be refilled. At least that’s the case for me. I need input – new ideas, new ways to see and interpret the world. I get that in a lot of ways:
- Watching TV (yes, it’s true!)
- Talking to friends
- Take a walk with my dogs, with my mind open
- Talking to new people
- Look at images and films
- Listen to music
- Listen to podcasts
- Learn new things
- Get new equipment (something small is enough)
- Go to an exhibition or art-gallery
- Discuss with other photographers
- Experiment within boundries (only 23mm, only night, only flatlay, etc)
And a lot more…
Some of these things I do automatically almost every day. Some of them I need to plan for. And some of them happens rarely, but makes a great impact.
As an introvert person I enjoy the company of one (me) or maybe two (my husband), and I tend to not make interaction with other people my priority.
That’s why events like Fotomässan are extra good for me! I’m forced out in the world, and for a few days my head is wide open and I take in a lot of new impressions at once. It’s exhausting. But it’s exhilirating!
Yesterday I spent the whole day with other people. Talking, listening, looking, learning. I will do the same today.
And then I will need at least two weeks to process everything, write down all my new ideas, try everything I learned, follow up on new contacts, and little by little make sense of what now feels like a beehive in my mind (but in a good way!).
I’ll write a bit more frequently here, as a part of my “get everything out of my head into the open and take a good look at it”-process. Maybe it will be interesting for someone else, mostly it will be interesting for me.
My creativity is full, overflowing actually, and will be for some time 🙂