For the next month I’m participating in Susannah Conway’s August Break – kind of a summer vacation for my blog. I’ll be taking and posting an image a day (in the tradition of my westeast diptychs on flickr) and writing nothing more than a title.
Simplifying my online writing and photo musings will give me time to work on a couple side projects that I’ve been wanting to devote my undivided attention. It’s a virtual vacation… but I fully intend to embrace the image I have in my head – me sitting in an adirondack chair in front of a cabin by a lake in the woods creating away.
“Vacation, all I ever wanted. Vacation, have to get away. Vacation, meant to be spent alone.” – Go Gos
There is so much creativity in this world. I am inspired every single day by friends and strangers alike due in large part to the vibrant creative community I have found through this blog.
Last fall my world burst open. One day I submitted a contest entry with the hopes of blogging from the Winter Olympics and the next I was named one of its five semi-finalists. I had to pinch myself every single day. I also had to stump for votes every single day. Through that process my network expanded exponentially. I discovered and was found by writers and artists who wanted to support one of their own – someone like them whose dream was just this close to being realized. I will never forget how that felt – it was one of the best experiences of my life.
Case in point, through that adventure I was fortunate to discover the photography and musings of Susannah Conway. A London artist whose photographs caught my eye and whose online courses inspired me. She brings artists from all over the world together for eight weeks of creative discovery. I’ve jumped on board and will be participating in her unravelling course for the next two months.
So stay tuned… I’m looking forward to exploring and sharing what I discover through this process. Inspiration breeds inspiration, and I want all of us to feel inspired… every single day.