Today, I feel like winter showed up. It’s been in the 40s here in Minnesota for the last few weeks, and we have no snow on the ground at the moment. We have seen small flurries, but this is not a typical Minnesota winter.
Which is sorta funny. Why, you ask? Because this fall, I was feeling super … uninspired. While I was fortunate to make all of my financial goals in 2015 (yay!!), I was in a bit of a rut creatively. It happens to the best of us, and I was wracking my brain on what I could do to kick start my creativity and to take photos that I would love to hang in my home (that were not of my son or dog, that is).
I realized that some of my favorite photos were of nature and the outdoors, and were mostly black and white. So I’ve been mulling the idea of starting a personal project for myself — photos of winter. And then, wouldn’t you know it, winter is refusing to show up! Ha! Joke’s on me!
But today, I was driving home from a presentation at the art museum (what a way to kick-start inspiration!) and I stopped at Lake Calhoun to watch the choppy water for a bit. There is something I love about watching a dark lake in motion as the weather changes — the texture of it mesmerizes me. So I decided to shoot some photos. And then I noticed the ice buildup on the shore, and I thought, “Well! Let’s start this project, shall we!?” And here we are!
I don’t really have any idea on how often I’ll post images for this project, but I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. I think I’ll also put them over in my fine art gallery in case any of you would like to order prints for your own homes.
Now, for your internet share of the day! For other creatives who might like some inspiration, I am enjoying this blog done by wedding photographers. I know I shoot weddings, but I don’t really consider that my main profession and the articles over there are still very enjoyable, so I hope you like it, too. And if that is too cerebral for you, this made me laugh and I might have to go see the film with a girlfriend. :) Happy weekend!