I did not post here last week.
Did I fail my mission ?
I don’t think so.
I have been pretty busy with my creative self on the other side.
The plastic side.
A side I love passionately.
A site that needed some TLC.
If you want to know more, do head over to Stuck In Plastic (the most ever awesome creative plastic collective you will bump into in this Milky Way) and catch up on my posts over there.
I love plastic and I was happy to bump into Woody and Jessie at the end of the rainbow with that other love of my life at my side this weekend.
I can’t wait to follow their plastic adventures here on our little blog and at Stuck In Plastic …
I am just returning from a visit to Granada (15˚ C) and here I am already packing again to hit the road to Brussels. It was a short and sweet stop over at this little beautiful place called home. A little bit chilly with minus 4˚ in the sun, but nevertheless stunningly beautiful. Pale blue skies, white snow covering the lands, warm sunlight and ice turning the water into mysterious arctic blue patterns across the archipelago.
I did not had much time to get out and shoot plastic or new places, but I could not resist to take the hot air balloon for a little spin into memory lane.
Photo 3 in my ongoing little promise is posted. A post in the Places category. A special place called home.
Last week I made a promise. A promise to post one new image here every week. An image in one of my four creative Peas of Photography:
Plastic, People, Places and Projects.
The whole week I have been thinking which P to take. Bring on the pressure with a portrait image in the People category, or be save with another great shot of Woody in the Hot Tub (which falls fully in the Plastic category).
When @Jack said it was complicated last year (on my birthday nonetheless), it resonated with me. Twenty sixteen for sure was a complicated one. A year that will be remembered as the year Donald Trump won the elections in the UsofA. The year that the UK decided to leave the EU and make a Brexit. A year with continued violence and acts of madness. A year full of tribal fears around the globe (Philippines, China, Russia … to name just a few). A most complicated year, where we had to say goodbye to some very creative people and iconic history makers. A rogue year.
On a much more individual, creative level, twenty sixteen was equally complicated for me and I got more than once stuck in a creative gridlock. When twenty fifteen was about to close, I made my own little creative to do list. A smaller list around my own Four Peas or short 4P in Photography. Not the classic 4Ps of Marketing, but the 4 Photographic areas I wanted to improve in.
People, Places, Plastic and Projects.
I on purpose did not write about it, as I did not want to make any new years resolution as outlined two years ago, and then fail to deliver. I had hoped to deliver on it and then write the 4P post a little later. It did not happen. I did shoot in my 4P areas, but did not push through in finishing them off and share them consistently with you.
With twenty seventeen freshly started, it is time to take a new approach, make some new years resolutions and then follow through on them.
Doing a 365 photo challenge is nothing for me, and doing one post a month (my lofty promise from October) also did not work that well.
So here is my promise to self.
I will post once a week, here on my little photo blog a new work I did not share with you before (at least not here). A work that fits in one of my Four Peas.