Inspiration is an important player when it comes to the game of anything and everything. What inspires you to do something, what drives you to create? Where do you get your inspiration from?
I commonly see these questions, the last one specifically.
Personally, I do not get inspiration from one particular source.
My inspiration is like a thunderstorm, a common occurrence. I get my it from my surroundings such as friends, family members, nature and of course, the goldmine that is the internet. I could be scrolling through Instagram one day, and bam, it will hit me.
That is the thing with inspiration, it can strike you any time, any where. (Like at 1 in the morning, when I should probably be sleeping yet instead chose to write this blog post…)
Sometimes the storm of motivation and ideas is fleeting, yet other times it lasts longer than you originally could have hoped.
Once it passes, it is always such a sight to see that the thunder and the lighting may lead to something, a rainbow. That occasion where your inspiration leads to something beautiful.
2 weeks ago yesterday I got back home from Atlanta, Georgia, where I was attending the International Career Development Conference run by DECA.
During my time there my friends and I tried to see as much of the city as we could, while also balancing preparation for our competition.
First, we saw some pretty cool koi fish when visiting the competition centre.
We also took lots of photos, here is one of me!
The Mercedes-Benz stadium was astounding and we visited the building on our first official day there. I found the statue outside to be interesting so I snapped this photo.
I also had Chick-fil-a for the first time. Hands down my new favourite fast food place.
On our last full day in Atlanta we were free to explore, and my classmates and I chose to visit two places, the first one being the Georgia Aquarium.
After that, we finished the day off by visiting the World of Coca-Cola.
After that it was adios to Atlanta, and the next day we headed back home to Canada.
A few weeks ago I had a great day in my city’s downtown area with one of my friends. We visited an museum, went around a university campus and took some pretty great photos. Below is a video I put together of clips to the song “Diamond Rings” by Tennis, enjoy!
Recently I have not been writing that much poetry, but the other day I had a little burst of creativity and wrote whatever you would call the collection of words below me. Since it was a first time in a while that I had written something I thought I would share. Here is a bit of writing that you could probably call a poem that is very much a work-in-progress.
I see like a camera.
The little things catch your eye.
Naturally normal, borderline boring.
Then, a change in perspective.
An idea in focus.
Suddenly the leaves on the trees
are not what they are
but what they could be.
The bright wall splattered with paint is
an escape from reality.
The people walking by are not simply that,
but the stars of short stories
captured in RAW format.
A flick of a wrist,
a hint of a smile.
Red scarf in the wind,
Converse on her feet,
a look of wonder and fear
both trying to compete.
Someone’s movement and magic
captured in time,
ready to keep going
if we use our mind’s eye.
Lately I have taken many photos, and I just recently updated my image gallery here on my blog!
If you like photography I suggest you check that page out, but for this post I have decided to share some of my favourite photos with you, new and old.
My most recent favourite is this image, of an old camera I bought last summer. It is so bright and simple, and I associate many happy memories with it.
An image I am quite proud of would be this one. Last summer, I decided to take a photo of my fence in my backyard, focused and unfocused. I then fused the two photos together to create this effect which I was quite happy with.
Honestly, I am not entirely sure if I was the one who took this photo of The Louvre (or if it was one of my parents). Aside from that, it definitely is one of my favourite photos. This photo was taken in 2011 during a family trip to France, and it is one of my favourites because 1) what a beautiful colour scheme and 2) the trip was amazing, so was the museum. If you cannot tell, I would love to go back to France and Europe in general.
This image was taken on July 1st, not long before the Canada Day fireworks started. I took many photos that day but this one always stood out because of the colours (and of course the bokeh).