Getting outta da box

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Getting outta da box

It’s Monday!   This means wiping down all the fog from the weekend’s respite and putting down some new layers.  For me, it is my day to chillax from the work over the weekend, do some edits and put all of the ideas running around my head onto paper (which is still work, right?   So much for chillaxing).

I do have a couple of NEW things going on right now:  Bringing the brand to MD and gearing up to crank out amazing head shots for conference clients.  These are works that get you noticed; talked about.  I love doing these new things because it makes me get out and meet new people – which I absolutely LOVE!  However, it also requires me to step out of my comfort zone and do things differently, in a different environment.  You all know this feeling, you’ve done it at least once.  You feel the fear, but do it anyhow because you know that when you get to the other side you will be so much better than you were when you started.  THAT is where true growth happens; where you find out what you’re made of and what you’re capable of.    I LOVE IT!

However, when I don’t feel like cliff jumping, I keep the familiar around and do it a bit differently.  Perhaps a creative endeavor brought about by a movie I have seen, or a book I just finished.  Lately, I have been wanting to do something related to color.  I haven’t quite decided on wardrobe, but I know how I want the images to look and feel:  Mysterious and sensual.  It’s all based on a movie I have been watching, The Illusionist.  It’s a period piece set in the 1800s about a magician, starring Edward Norton and Jessica Biel.  The lighting and feel of the film is killer – browns, ambers and the most exquisite use of shadows.  Stand by and see how I develop this!  I’m just as curious as you… 

So… tell me.  How do you get out of your box and out of your way?