“There are little gems all around us that can hold glimmers of inspiration.” – Richelle Mead
[In response to the Weekly Photo Challenge: Inspiration & the Rebirth of Lisa’s Words Crush Wednesday.]
I say this in the most un-ironic way possible, but it’s the tiniest things that inspire me photographically. I’m in a store and see a toy, I’m outside and see the way the sunlight hits a leaf, I’m listening to a lecture and see the way the man sitting in front of me taps the arm rest on his chair. Anything and everything can become inspiration for a creative endeavor.
I’ve gone back and forth with whether or not to share these images, but I think they explore this concept quite well. The other day, after eating at La Nopalera with my mom and boyfriend, we wandered into Big Lots next door just to take a look around. We left with a $5 box of X-Sand (a knock-off of this stuff) thanks to my mom giving into my childish whining (I swear I revert back to a 5 year old when she’s in town). We went back home to watch a movie and my mom and I played with our new toy. It came with too little sand to really make anything of substance, but it is such an interesting texture to play with, and I of course had to take some macro shots. I lied to myself when we were purchasing it, that I would use the sand for a series of my sea creatures (well, maybe I will eventually).
In any case, here’s the result of a burst of inspiration caused by a wave of immaturity and box of play-dough like sand.
What inspires you?
:-D sounds like fun to me!
Hehe. We have that stuff here too. I do agree though, that there is inspiration all around us. We just need to open our eyes and see it.
Very well put! Have you made anything cool with your sand?
No, just looked at it.