Permission to NOT create with intent

Permission to NOT create with intent

Permission to just be on another Monday. Oh so feeling Twilight Zone-ish lately.

Create anyway

Who needs a little motivation? Do you need permission to NOT feel like taking photos or creating art? Who needs permission to PLAY? No rules, no technical correctness, just say f-it and play.

I did one weekend last May in a big way. Yes, the foxes we had in our yard were adorable, but even they couldn’t get me all that excited to pick up the camera.

An assignment was due for a Blur mentorship I participated in and I just wanted to get it over with. (Yes, that’s with attitude.)

Some of the images I shot were pretty deliberate but the rest, well they were taken with an “I really don’t care and my heart is totally not into this” attitude.

You know what? It is still possible to create in that frame of mind, even if you don’t want to or don’t feel like it. These images are part of a series that I was pleasantly surprised by. Three of them are in a gallery in Chicago.  I like them. They embraced the blur and yet still held on to a bit of my own architectural leaning.

Permission granted

So, let’s see what you can create with that I don’t want to, I don’t feel like it, you may have to pay me to be creative, attitude….come on, I know you can still create something pretty cool. You have my permission to not care, not be technical and to just wing it.

Share your images in the comments or tag me on social media. I’d love to see what you create.

This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. It’s great to see you in the “I don’t care” attitude. It’s fine to follow the rules but the fun comes from playing. Cranking those settings and rolling with my camera is what relieves my tensions. And what a great feeling when the image screams “wild”!! You are truly rocking, Lauri!!

    1. Seems to be the attitude of choice lately – I don’t care. I’ve never been much of a rule follower anyway. Thanks so much, Carmen for reading and commenting. I appreciate it.

  2. Good article Lauri! Whenever I’m trying to hard to make something work it doesn’t, but when I relax and play good things happen.

    1. Thanks so much Lou! It’s a good lesson to learn although not always easy to just let go and do.

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