May 6, 2012

Scavenger Hunt Sunday (May 6, 2012)...


"Anxiety is the hand maiden of creativity."
--T.S. Elliott


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 rationalized was pretty darn creative this week!!!

This week's prompts were:

Shadow, Keys, Smile, Unedited (Straight Out of the Camera), and Fish.


1.  Shadow



Have you ever noticed a shadow on YOUR incredible edible eggs?  "Rationalizing Shadows" could easily be an Avenger's super power, dontcha think?


2.  Keys



"Tickling the Ivories"




3.  Smile



I am pretty confident God is smiling on me here.

YourSundayBest



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.


5.  Fish



And then...my rationalization creative skills ran out, and I was forced to delve into the archives.  I took this a couple weeks ago in Philly along the Schuylkill River at Boathouse Row.  It is what the fashionably dressed urban fisherman wears to catch his dinner.  Well, this ensemble AND a cell phone to call in for dinner reservations.


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!


--Kathy




linked to:
Scavenger Hunt Sunday

49 comments:

  1. Love your set this week! I did piano keys too. Genius minds! :)

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  2. Love your smile shot and SOOC! They are lovely photos.

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  3. LOVE your keys shot!!!!!!! I had that kind of week too! Had to pick 1 shot out of archives!

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  4. Enjoyed your set as always. Love your SOOC and smile.

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  5. I love the eggs! Very cool shot.

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  6. You did just great. Your sooc is fabulous and I love the eggs as well.
    I do feel happy as well. The hunt is always fun.

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  7. your keys is awesome - love the little sparkle!

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  8. Love your keys. Your photos are great! I felt uncreative this week. Must be something in the air. Have a good week, here's to the next hunt!

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  9. Yep, you rocked it - I've never seen eggs look lovlier!! I just love them all...and those piano keys, perfect, and I'm glad you didn't delete the SOOC shot, I think it's great!

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  10. Simply LOVELY all of them! Really do like that egg shot:-)

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  11. Your shots are great!!! and that really is a cool looking fisherman. Perfect black and white shot!

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  12. You made me laugh this morning! I love your creativity! And, even though I am a pianist, I would never have thought of the piano keys for that shot! Brilliant!

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  13. I love your Interpretation of the KEYS. Wonderful photos!

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  14. Love your shadow! It's like a reverse shadow of sorts, very very cool! Love that smile too!

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  15. Good article again, I particularly like the first two pictures.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  16. All very fun shots, and especially liked the piano shot with the "overlaying " musical notes!

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  17. I think you do your best work when you are under the gun. Just sayin.' :)

    Thank you for sharing at Your Sunday Best this week, Kathy.

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  18. Let us know if you get that purse!

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  19. lol! The universe wants you to have that purse, I think. :D

    I love all your photos - the egg one is very clever. Your smile and unedited photos are gorgeous...have a good Sunday!

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  20. Great pictures and the thoughts really touch home. Fish is great and the smile made me smile. Wonderful keys picture. Thanks

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  21. Loved KEYS! And I've been taking raindrop photos like I'm addicted to them...I like your take on clarity with your droplet! GOOD LUCK with the purse...maybe next week one of the prompts will be 'something new'!!

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  22. Well done - I love the sentiment and true to life thoughts about your sooc shot. I'm still laughing about your husband excitedly requesting to be featured with his fish on your blog. Expect to see a photo of your new purse purchase soon.

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  23. Well good luck with that purse! You'll work it out. Thanks for the anxiety quote....I don't think my anxiety helps, but I'll try to reconsider and notice. For someone rationalizing you have some fab photos my friend. LOVE the eggs, love your take on keys (brilliant-why didn't I think of that?) and that SOOC is great too. I ain't nevah seen a fisherman looking so chic. happy day Kathy.

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  24. Loved your keys shot with the sun reflected...gorgeous!

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  25. Fabulous..! Procrastination and rationalization obviously work well for you <3 And, impressive fish, Hubs!

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  26. That "smile" shot is so, so beautiful!

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  27. LOL!! "When life hands you fish, work a purse out of it!" It's my new favorite quote! I thought the quote alone was pretty darned creative. ;) And your photos? Well, are rather creative as well. The keys shot? Clever! (And beautiful.) The shadows on the eggs shot? Very cool! You do fantastic work - even if you're not feeling on top your game, my friend. I know the feeling, though. We expect of ourselves more than the rest do. But really, these are all quite creative shots. A great set this week!

    xo

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  28. I love the first fish shot! And what a neat idea for 'keys'. Well done!

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  29. I love the simplicity of your eggs shot and the composition on your "keys" shot is great! Nice set!

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  30. Great minds sure think alike on those keys- beautiful work this week!

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  31. Ahh another great post along with great pics...the fish shot is priceless. Nice editing on the key shot!!

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  32. these are great shots. i love the one of the eggs! keep us posted on that purse... :)

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  33. Oh gosh. I'm glad I was the only one who was completely lost without a scavenger hunt to complete. It's kinda scary, right?!?!
    I love what you came up with. The keys are amazing and so is your SOOC.
    Your hubby got a good one ;D Love it!

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  34. I had to double click on the blog to make sure I was reading right - you, stymied on creativity, you? These are just right for the scavenger words.

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  35. Like your shadow shot. Good pictures of a rain drop falling off.

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  36. Great pictures! Tell Joe congrats on his big catch, he has a photo to proove it too.

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  37. lmao...BOOYAH? my daughter use to say that with a flick, snap! thanks for the memory. Kathy your writing is just pure joy to read....You have a great perspective on what you see and what's around you. Brilliant KEYS!

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  38. oh yeah...congrats on the fish! I see the big one DIDN"T get away!

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  39. Love your shadowy eggs. I am afraid if I went scavaging in my fridge just what I might find =0

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  40. Love that shot of the eggs - your creativity is in fine form from over here! :O)

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  41. Great shots!
    The "Key" shot is great ..... but your "BOOYA" at the end, well, that made me laugh!!!!

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  42. Great job! That's awesome you ended up with a fish photo after all.

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  43. Love your interpretations, and great fish! Congrats on the new purse. :-D

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  44. Your photos look amazing. I just love the straight out of the camera shot..

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  45. I think your interpretations look awesome - I am really digging your shadow shot.

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  46. hahahahah....love the picture of dad. Can't wait to see you guys this weekend!

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  47. Playing "catch-up" on some of the SHS enteries.
    Your set is so good.
    The perspective of Shadow and Keys was so interesting.
    Loved your Smile,and SOOC - My top picks.
    How awesome to get a photo of your hubby with his fish.

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  48. I am playing catch up too what a nice set your smile made me smile. Happy Mothers Day!!! My son is taking me to see The Cincinnati Reds for mothers day YAY!!

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