"Anxiety is the hand maiden of creativity."
I feel as if my creative muscles atrophied after a two-week absence from Ashley's "Scavenger Hunt Sunday" at Ramblings and Photos. Has it really only been two weeks since we've done a Scavenger Hunt? Amazing how skipping a week completely threw me off my game when it came to this week's prompts. I get the same frustrating feeling when I skip going to the gym for a week...ARGH, tomorrow is gonna be a REAL killer for me and my abs, THANKS for reminding me.
This week's prompts had been sitting on my desk on a piece of paper all week long. I looked at them every morning and thought "These just don't seem like they should be THIS hard"...but I was stymied. My motivation waned a bit more as each day passed by. By Thursday, I was in panic mode with not an idea in my head nor photo taken. And THAT is when I find things usually start to click. Creativity springs from my limitations. The Better Half usually refers to it as my top notch "rationalization" skills spring from my limitations. Like, when my wallet limitations force me to get creative when I want that handbag I saw at Bloomingdales the other day, just sayin'. Hhmmmmpf, I prefer to think of it as CREATIVITY born from road blocks....not rationalization skills. Okay, WHATEVER you call it...I got the prompts done (and I'm still formulating my plan of attack on the purse). I admit, I
This week's prompts were:
Shadow, Keys, Smile, Unedited (Straight Out of the Camera), and Fish.
Have you ever noticed a shadow on YOUR incredible edible eggs? "Rationalizing Shadows" could easily be an Avenger's super power, dontcha think?
"Tickling the Ivories"
I am pretty confident God is smiling on me here.
4. Unedited (Straight Out of the Camera)
"A Moment of Clarity"
At first, I was going to discard this photo due to all the blur. But then I realized it doesn't matter how much "blur" you have in your life...as long as your are "focussed" on what is important and center your life around it.
And JUST when I think the stars aren't gonna line up for me, my Better Half walks in and says "take a look at the photo of the fish I caught this weekend...can you put it on your blog?". Seriously?!? THIS is a small price to pay to get that purse I want!!! When life hands you fish, work a new purse out of it. And THAT folks is CREATIVITY born from limitations! Booyah!
Whew! Here's hoping I just needed this week to dust off the cobwebs and next week I'll be back in the game full swing...AND with a new purse. Put me in coach!