[N]ot later, not someday, not in a few years, not when times get better, not when life becomes easier, but right now.
— Elizabeth Gilbert in Big Magic
Those were the words, read an early December morning, that spurred me to start my #30edits project. And here is image #28 in that project, Interconnected, created an early January morning about one month later.
I love this image. It might just be my favorite of the series. Whether you can tell it or not, it’s a personal image. It speaks to my dual nature, that of engineer and artist. The two are interconnected in surprising ways, just as the organic and geometric are in this image.
Who would have thought, twenty-eight edits in on the same image, I would create something so personally revealing? Who would have thought, twenty-eight images in, I would be creating anything that felt new and different at all?
Ideas come to us for a reason. I was toying with this #30edits idea a week or two before starting. Maybe I would do it in the new year, I thought. Maybe then I would have time. It was reading those words in Elizabeth Gilbert’s book which spurred me to action. To take on the challenge before I new it was possible to finish. To take a leap of faith, put it out there, and get started.
All I can say now is… Wow, I’m glad I did. This last month has been one of the most creative periods for me in the last couple of years.
Do you have an idea you are toying with? Do you have something you have been thinking about starting? Maybe looking for the perfect time to start? Don’t wait. If the idea is there, the time is right. It’s come to you for a reason.
Do it now.
I found out yesterday that my book, Art with an iPhone: A Photographer’s Guide to Creating Altered Realities, is now available for purchase and download on iBooks!! Yay! If that is your favorite format, then you are in luck–you can get it now. For the rest of us, time is close!
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