I had a creative idea during my walk this morning. It was as if the seemingly unrelated thoughts of the week melded into the perfect solution.
First, I have decided to add more “fun” to life. My tendency is to make every situation serve an educational or pragmatic purpose. I daresay I have forgotten how to do something for the fun of it. But I do believe the axiom that “all work and no play makes Molly a very dull girl” and I am determined to change that reputation.
Secondly, I have reviewed and researched online digital scrapbooking sites for years. Most recently, I have focused my attention on Blurb – which comes highly recommended by Scott Kelby for its professional quality and excellent customer service. While I enjoy traditional scrapbooking, I struggle starting an online book. For me, a scrapbook is as much about the photographs as it is about writing the story. I feel that Digital scrapbooks place more emphasis on the photographs, where my confidence is lacking.
Lastly, I listened to the song Unwritten by Natasha Bedingfield. I was at the end of my walk when I am usually focused on completing the loop, not on song lyrics. But this morning I immediately began to visual photographic images to illustrate the verses. Every two or three lines conjured another vivid image. The last quarter-mile was a blur as I entertained the idea of beginning this new photo project: creating a Blurb book that showcases my interpretation of a meaningful song.
The more I think about this, the more excited I become. I think I can create photography books that coordinate with pop songs as well as spiritual hymns and reflective poetry.
I also thought it might be fun to organize a “challenge” where each participant would create a song photo collage and others would have to guess its title.
It was indeed a great walk this morning and I am looking forward to adding some photography fun to my life.