As the new year rolls in, I’m inspired to come up with a 2016 Motto versus a New Year’s resolution this year. The problem with New Year’s resolutions is they are often forgotten by the end of January. I know I am guilty of that and I am sure many of you are too. I am at a funny stage in my work, eager to branch into something new and exciting yet waiting for a few personal things to happen so I can move forward. But yet, I still have my camera, my eyes, my creativity and two strong legs to get me around. So as I look at my situation and my creative desires that need fulfilling. I am making a commitment to the following 2016 Motto:
“Strive to capture the extraordinary in the ordinary!”
I tend to to this anyway as evident in my Misconceptions Project. To this day that work still inspires me and I am always on the look out for new and exciting ideas. Finding words that pinpoint my 2016 Motto has helped me craft a vision for my work or maybe in my case renew my vision. Throughout my life and creative development I have found re-accessing a couple of times a year is always helpful. Also good is to reflect and think about the things that have worked and not worked over the past 6 or 12 months. I probably should be doing that every 3 months to be perfectly honest. I guess as another inspired person once said, “Life is a evolution, not a revolution”.
Here are a couple of prints illustration my 2016 Motto “Strive to capture the extraordinary in the ordinary”:
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