Thursday, April 14, 2011
Take Time Off and Enhance Your Creativity
Margaret, my tax lady, lives about an hour's drive away, so when she drives down every year to drop of my return she always likes to make a day of it. She decided that this year she wanted to take a tour of Sabino Canyon, part of the Coronado National Forest and just outside the city limits. And you know how it is, you never get around to exploring the wonders in your own back yard. So I decided that even though it was Tuesday, maybe, just maybe, it wouldn't kill me to take the day off and spend a few hours touring the canyon with her.
food blog know that I've had a real struggle trying to take food photos for that blog. (Food photography is a specialty that I apparently have no talent for.) So as we rode along I decided to snap a few photos. It was a challenge, since it seemed that every time I snapped the shutter we'd hit another bump, but later, when I downloaded the photos, I was amazed. I had several that came out beautifully. At the end of the day I felt redeemed as a photographer, and my creative juices were flowing again. This helps me as a writer and an artist.
The lesson here, for all your creative types, is yes, take some time off from your desk or studio, and make some time to do the things you enjoy doing. It won't hurt you, and you will certainly benefit with a renewed sense creative spirit.
My tip for the day.