“As a lotus flower is born in water, grows in water and rises out of water to stand above it unsoiled, so I, born in the world, raised in the world having overcome the world, live unsoiled by the world
To keep the body in good health is a duty, for otherwise we shall not be able to trim the lamp of wisdom, and keep our mind strong and clear. Water surrounds the lotus flower, but does not wet its petals.”
The Buddha -- Hindu Prince Gautama Siddharta, the founder of Buddhism, 563-483 B.C

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Pondering the creative process

'Waiting is certainly an unsung part of the creative process.  Perhaps it is a part of life itself' - Brother Thomas Bezanson

Some of my favorite photos were created from 'non-qualified' ones or by accidents and that inspired me to adopt the non-plan mentality which means not having a concrete result in mind when i start working on a 'creative' project.  I found out that by having this non-controlling mentality i can set myself free and this in turn opens many exciting possibilities.  Then i realize that the creative process is only possible if i approach it with an open mind and heart,  not trying to control what the outcome should or shouldn't be.  The journey then becomes a wonderful experience,  full of unexpected discoveries,  and sometimes mistakes could be blessings in disguise so i embrace them too.   Treasure could really come from trash so i let the work unfold itself and come to its own existence.

This picture

came from this one 

This picture 

came from this one (the flame-like background was accidentally created when i tried to cleanup the shadow)

May you find treasure in trash :-)

No comments:

Post a Comment