September just seems like a good time to start anew. My daughter is back at school. A somewhat normal routine returns to my life, and I have extra time to work on new projects.
Just like setting goals for my physical health, I am also setting goals for my creative health. Here are some of the things that are in the works:
- 365 Photography Project. I am joining my friend Susan, who has put together a small intimate group of us to participate in the project together. I like being part of a group of 10 vs. a group of 5,000. This will be my first 365 project. I am confident that with the support of this group, that I will be able to complete it.
- Printing. It's not that I think that my stuff isn't good enough, it's that the printing process scares me. It is time though to move some of my favorite photographs from my external hard drive unto my walls. The hardest part might be picking my favorites.
- Creative Inspiration Days. My goal is to make every Friday my day. A day to go out and photograph, explore, observe, write and interact with the world around me.
- New Blog Series. I was inspired while we were traveling some backroads on our recent vacation to get out at home and explore the backroads near me. There are so many interesting things to see once you get off the expressways. I want to interact with the locals of the town and explore their local establishments. I lean towards calling this series "Small Towns and Backroads of Michigan" and shooting it exclusively in Black and White.
Those are the big goals. I am sure some new ones will appear as I get going. I feel these are good ones to start with and they will hopefully continue to push me to grow and learn new creative things.