Saturday, August 12, 2006

Little green petals


I haven't shot flowers in a while. I go through phases where I tend to focus on the same themes for weeks or months at a time. I'm not sure why I go through these phases, though; they just sort of happen.

Eventually, it occurs to me that it's been a while since I last touched on certain topics through the old lens, and I get back into the old groove. For a little while, anyway.

I guess we can only pay attention to so many things at a given time before other things drop off the back of the priority list for a while.

It makes me wonder if there are more flowers in my photographic future. Hmm.

Your turn: Do you go through creative cycles?

16 comments:

verniciousknids said...

Lovely shade of green!

Yes, I do...I think it's natural to focus on something and then change focus...some would say that would be an attention span problem - but I'll stick with "creative cycles"!

verniciousknids said...

By the way...Michele sent me!

Jennifer said...

I'm pretty sure I do go through cycles like that, I'm just not quite sure when or what they are :)

I have to say though, I REALLY love this picture. The way the light is hitting that green, and the cozyness of all the leaves together. I love it.

Shan said...

I really hate the fact that I often feel as though my creative instincts are dead. I have quite an imagination, but I tend to recycle old ideas all the time and not generate anything new.

MoMMY said...

Are you talking about me? Because it sounds just like me.

I tend to focus on one thing at a time. (Think it has something to do with the hyperfocus thingy I have.)

Photography cycles, one winter I made cards, one winter was jewelry, couple years of scrapbooking, I've spend a year or two doing my web design, couple years of writing, etc, etc. Now I'm into knitting.

Anyone want some jewelry supplies? How about card supplies? Scrapbooking?

Moogie said...

Absolutely. It really depends on my mood. I do alot of shots of the girls, of course, but sometimes, I go into the abstract. It just depends on my mood. The same attitude holds true for the music I listen to, the books I read, or the current project I work on. I've yet to discover a hobby or a theme that I will stick with for any given period of time.

~A~ said...

Yes, and my creative cycle seem to flow with my destructive cycle which surprisingly coincides with my menstrual cycle.

:)

I don't usually go with any one theme as I switch mediums since I just can't seem to stick to one. Right now I'm heading back in to a sewing/fabric arts medium.

Marisa said...

I haven't been in a while Carmi, but I always enjoy my visits here. You never cease to give me a fresh perspective.

As for creative cycles, all the time!

Jennifer said...

I'm not creative, so creative cycles are pretty much out for me ;). However, I love the flowers. What kind are they?

kenju said...

Yes, I do go through cycles of creativity, Carmi (love the alliteration!) I love your green hydrangeas; my cycles include using certain types of flowers for a while and then discarding their use for months at a time. I eventually go back to them, though.

colleen said...

Yes, right now it's butterflies and scrabble. I think there is a loose realtionship from one post to the next...they flow like lines in a poem...or a word associatation game.

panthergirl said...

Great shot!!!! (sorry for the delay...dog had to go out!)

I definitely go through creative cycles...I'm in a downdraft at the moment!

Here via michele today, Carmi.

Danb said...

HEY CARMI!

Long time no blog-talk. I hope your doing well! as for me going through creative cycles... not so much... but I do go through phases of passion, one month this, the other month that... but I don't have a creative bone in my body unless its the creativity that I use to keep my little boy entertained! =D

Hope all things are well above the border...

Cheers

db

carli said...

absolutely! Sometimes I have so many ideas in my head, I feel like I can't get them out fast enough, and all I want to do is read and learn and connect the dots between everything in the world. And sometimes, I feel like there's nothing going on in my head at all. And sometimes, very infrequently, it all balances out and I almost feel normal.

cyndy said...

My favorite thing to photograph is flowers. This is beautiful!
wow.

Tracie said...

I love that green!! It makes me feel happy.

Yes, I go through cycles with everything-not just creatively, but with food or ice cream flavors and music etc.