It's kind of a surreal experience when I am completely in tune with my creativity. I tend to lose myself in a reality that I create within my mind. Sometimes its like I'm floating in a vat of bubbling clear water, with ideas and images swirling all around me. So many images, so many ideas, all trying to force thei… Read More
It's kind of a surreal experience when I am completely in tune with my creativity. I tend to lose myself in a reality that I create within my mind. Sometimes its like I'm floating in a vat of bubbling clear water, with ideas and images swirling all around me. So many images, so many ideas, all trying to force their way to the forefront of my mind. Occasionally, an idea or an image will float to the surface and reveal itself in clarity. Most of the time, however, it's a lot more work. It's like dipping in a strainer and sifting through the flood of ideas.
These ideas are often little snippets of my mind, they are a part of my daily life and what I find beautiful and interesting around me. In a way it's a journaling experience; I plan, I write, and I create this moment in time with my camera for others to see through my eyes. I am very methodical and precise in how I work and create. I have a system for everything. When I think the composition through I go over every angle, every situation, every potential problem, until I am confident I have a firm grasp on what needs to be done. It is because I take the time to think all the angles through that I am able to bring a piece of my reality into the real world for others to view.
Viewing is not always enough, though. I want others to, not just admire my work, but to appreciate what went into it. For me, it is not the final product but the journey I took to create it that gives me the greatest satisfaction and sense of accomplishment. I want others to understand this, and I think that's why I have a great love for teaching. I find great joy in sharing, teaching, and explaining what goes into my work and how I accomplished the final product. If they can understand that, then maybe they will understand me.
I think that can be said for everyone. A person is not just the person standing in front of you; they are made up of a journey of decision-making and problem solving. Understand their journey, and you will understand who they are. Read Less