When I first began writing this blog, I knew that I wanted to write about my creative endeavours, have a record of them to look back on. The blog began with some of my crochet work, I really did not have a direction. I just let it lead me and what a beautiful place it has led me to. I am by no means feeling that I have arrived (and I hope that I don’t ever because I don’t think the feeling of having arrived leads to creativity) but I am amazed at the community I have formed, albeit small, but what a wonderful community.
At first, I would look at other blogs and wonder how it is that he or she is receiving so many comments and likes and so on. You know, the old illness of comparing and measuring creativity with others’ work. I don’t recommend anyone do it but we are only human! I continued though and was courageous enough to begin what I should have started a long time ago, my photographic journey. By simply doing I have come to this place where so many avenues seem possible. My ‘oh can I really do that?’ now translates as ‘ok, I might not be able to do that very well but I can learn’.
Also, this continuation of my blog and connecting with people such as Corinna and Cherish (as well as all the Shutter Sisters I will connect with in the Fall, yay!) has led me to believe that our virtual world can become our real world. So spending all this time on the computer and connecting, commenting on other creative people’s blogs might open the road to a new friendship and collaboration. It fills my heart with so much joy to think that I can share my love of photography and my passionate plans, however unlikely some might be in the near future; it makes me believe though that a lot is possible and these possibilities lie deep within us and new friendships and connections help us understand and accept them.
“Each friend represents a world in us, a world not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born” – Anais Nin
And for more confirmation that our virtual world can be our real world, here is a brilliant colleague of my husband’s at Emily Carr University in Vancouver, Alexandra Samuels, with her TEDx Victoria talk “Ten Reasons to Stop Apologising For Your Online Life”. Enjoy!