I am hearing a lot (and reading about it too) – about how important creativity is to our mental well being and how it nourishes the soul. I had not thought about creativity much because I kind of suck at being artistic. I have wickedly talented people in my family – my oldest brother is an amazing boat designer and builder (check out Brooks Boats), my mom is this renaissance woman – cellist, painter, creative gardener… (and that’s just the stuff I know about…if you know my mom this will make you smile) and my brother Phil is a super talented guitarist – he blows my mind with how he can make his 10 fingers all do something different yet together they create beautiful music.
I can shoot free throws with my eyes closed (yes they usually go in). But I do love taking pictures. All the pictures I have shared on this blog to date are mine. Sometimes you are fortunate with location – Paris looks good no matter what. But the picture above was taken on my porch. With an iPhone.
I love that iPhones have allowed us to carry the possibility of creativeness with us every day. I love Instagram and being inspired by the thousands of photographers out there and how we all see the world a little differently.
This Thursday I am attending Newspace Center for Photography’s inaugural Photo Jam – a combination of instagram, art gallery photo show and Top Chef like photo contest. I can’t wait. Let the creative in you shine!