Wow. So this book I hope to create next year is going to be missing almost a full chapter!
First and foremost, thank you guys for your support and interest in this little project of mine. It truly means a lot, and even though I slacked off a bit, I hope I can continue to receive your support because truly, this thing cannot happen if all I find myself doing is talking to myself. : )
Today’s photograph is not of a camera, but it is of a search for inspiration. I am not a painter, but I imagine that a painter can spend hours creeping through an art store picking up paint brushes, or feeling the texture of different canvases, or testing the spread an malleability of different paints in order to find the combination that inspires him or her to create. The same goes for writers, illustrators, musicians… even dentists, mechanics, and electricians will have certain tools of their trades that inspire them to work… not harder at their craft, but better.
In that regard, I have learned over the past month that I simply cannot do without a fine paintbrush. You see, the first thirty or so posts were taken with a Fujifilm camera, and it is a camera that inspires me to pick it up and use it. I’m sure that might sound crazy if it is interpreted as just words… but it is the truth, for me at least.
In the beginning of February I felt like I could do without a higher-end camera and create these posts with a small Sony point and shoot camera instead. The Sony is a great little camera, and as you can see from the February and March posts that I have on here- it is quite capable at taking vibrant, sharp pictures. What you can also see in the February and March sections is gaps in posts. There should be one post a day- but alas, I just completed a ten day absence from posting anything at all. I haven’t even had the desire to take a picture. Then when Matil questioned me about the absence and my boredom, along with getting some messages from a few of you folks, I began to feel a little embarrassment because I set out to complete a task and I am not really the sort to quit anything. But I was watching myself quit this pastime in present tense. “That’s a no-go, Priv…”
So I spent a little time trying to figure out what my problem was because it did not dawn on me that the camera was the problem, initially.
Then again… the Fujifilm camera pictured above arrived at the house yesterday. This post is here today.
So yeah… just like my post below on the Purdy brush…. I simply cannot do well with less. This is a lesson I need to remember because I stumble over this silliness more than I care to admit.