Wednesday, April 4, 2012


Thinking and Dreaming RS
Photography is an art...and maybe you're one of those artists that can create a work of art on demand, but chances are (at least if you're like me) that those moments of creation occur when inspiration strikes. In my case, inspiration is as random as my personality.

For months, I've been in a creative rut. I've tried to blame it on the winter blues and being pregnant, but the truth is...I'm lazy. I've been really good at being lazy. Sometimes, it's just easier to sit back and wait for the next big thing. Then, out of see a photograph, a person, a place, a thing, a anything...and BAM, creativity comes pouring in.

Such a thing happened to me earlier this week when I dropped into the Mortal Muse Flickr pool looking to be inspired for our current prompt: "I am." It was then that I ran across Daniela Klara R.'s photo - genius. Her photograph completely nailed the emotions I was feeling...that fine balance between good and mischievous.

I immediately ran upstairs to put on "my thinking crown" so I could do what any artist would do... sit in front of the camera for a little self-portrait fun. I guess that's just how I roll...and to do any proper creative thinking, you must have a thinking crown.

So, I am a thinker. I am a dreamer. I am a creator. What are you?

Until next time,
Ashley of Ramblings and Photos
between toothbrushes and time (2of52)
between toothbrushes and time by Daniela Klara R.


Melanie said...

Both of your photos are amazing! LOVE this ladies!!

Kirstin said...

Brilliant, Ashley! You are so very creative! And I love that you were inspired by the flickr pool. It is such a wonderful place to go and be inspired...x

Linda said...

Very cute photo of yourself in your crown...I would almost always avoid the camera being trained on me...have never been photogenic and have always hated the fact that I don't look like someone else. So - sitting in front of the camera experimenting with poses, etc. would definitely not bring out the creativity in me - rather probably scare me to death! I do like to get outside and start shooting flowers or nature to spark the juices flowing...

Susan said...

Love the inspiration for your selfie. I think you're far more creative than you've given yourself credit for. Hope that rut has traction ahead. I've heard kitty litter sprinkled near the tire can help. : )

Kat said...

LOVE the thinking crown photos :)

urban muser said...

what a fun post ashley! i love your crown :)

misc.alaina said...

That is a cool inspiration shot! Creativity is so strange how it just pops up when you least expect it and is not something you can force. Loving both of your self-portraits!

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