Every morning, I come to this point, with a blank slate. An empty page, devoid of image or words. Ready to write, ready to receive some inspiration for the day. Sometimes, I have an idea of what I want to write, what photo I will select, before I sit down. Sometimes I don’t. And sometimes, even when I have an idea, I throw that idea out the window and just write whatever comes into my head at that moment. Post whatever picture calls to me. It’s become an interesting process, and I learn unexpected things from my photographs and my writing this way. A blank page becomes the window to my soul.
It’s one of the reasons I don’t write scheduled posts much while I’m on vacation. This is part of my daily practice of creativity, and I can’t seem to pre-schedule my future creativity. Sure, I could share pictures while I’m gone, but the magic of the daily choice, the daily contemplation that goes along with them is missing.
Do you have a daily creativity practice, that has become essential to your art? What is it, how did you find it? I’m curious how you practice your creativity, how you open that window to your soul.