Tuesday, October 8, 2013

I'm back! Photo of the day, Day 1 and Day 2

Wow! I can't believe it has been nearly two years since I last posted. I've gone through a pretty rough time since my last post. Lots of life changes and loss. It has all taken a toll on my confidence and has consequently made it hard for me to write. I have a great big creative-block-monster that's been holding me hostage. Life is becoming a little more stable now (Thankfully!) and I'm starting to re-explore my creativity in different ways. Part for fun and also in hopes to knock down this blasted writing beast that has set up his stinky lair in my head. I've taken a pottery class. It's been fun and therapeutic but I'm not going to make a living out of it. I may take it up again one day when I have more time but for now it's just a weapon I'm using to defeat that blasted creative-block-monster (Let's give this guy a name. How about Bob? Bob the block monster). Another weapon in my attack against my own personal monster is the camera! I've always loved photography. I've mostly used it for taking pictures of the kids but I've recently decided to seek to understand my camera and learn how to take some cool shots. I'm going to embark on the "A Photo a day for a Year" journey. Here's what I took yesterday: I found a leaf stuck in a spiderweb and thought it would be fun to see how I could capture it. The above was the result. My day 2 photo: My parents neighbor has this wagon in their yard. Every time I see it I itch to take a picture of it. Today I finally did. So there you have it. I've put on my super-cape in order to defeat the dreaded monster (AKA Bob) who sucks creativity and confidence out of unsuspecting prey. Now you know my secret weapons. Cheer me on so that maybe one day I'll find my way back to my writing desk and I can give Bob and big ol' knock out punch right in the kisser!

7 comments:

Marcia said...

Christy, welcome back to blogging. I'm sorry you've gone through a rough time and hope you're okay. I love the photos AND the pots, and I think these are wonderful ways to find your way back into creativity.

C.R. Evers said...

Thanks Marcia! I appreciate it!

Mirka Breen said...

Dust yourself off... Yay! Good as new!
Kudos for coming back.

Johnell DeWitt said...

I hate Bob. He gets around doesn't he? The book looks fun. Found you on the blueboards.

C.R. Evers said...

Thanks for stopping by Mirka and Johnell!

And yeah, Bob is a great big stinker indeed! :0)

Vijaya said...

Aw, Christy, I'm sorry you've had a rough two years. What doesn't break you only makes you stronger.

Love the pottery and the photography. Write on!

Ruth Schiffmann said...

I'm sorry to hear you've had a tough time these past two years, Christy, but I'm glad you're making a comeback. Wishing you all the best as you rediscover your creative passions and defeat bob!