Friday, December 6, 2013

Finding colour in a black and white world


The piano keys are black and white,
But they sound like a million colours in your mind. Katie Melua

Some really cool black and white shots

Our nights have been pitch BLACK at 5pm, our days bright WHITE with two huge snow storms covering our little home. 

I'm not sure why but I've been in a blogging slump lately, a creativity slump really.  Staring at the empty canvas, fiddling with my charcoal - not really making anything. Like my mind can't see the color in life anymore, the simple beauties so easily admired in summer.

Our world has been full of creative events I suppose - birthday parties, becoming the Who's in a Grinch play etc but I miss the old me. The one who got so excited about the little things - crafting around the kitchen table, taking pictures of a pretty feather found. The girl who wasn't afraid to try something new.

I want that girl to come and play again this December. So I have given myself a challenge. No more black and white thinking, like only blogging when things are perfect. Nope I'm going to blog daily for the rest of December - even if it isn't perfect. After all it is blogging that helped me see all those precious daily moments in the first place.

Blog daily to get out of the rut and into the new year fresh and inspired.

So no more white canvases and black holes, nope, time for play and creative messes just to see what will happen ;)


FLO said...

Joli vintage blog! contente de le découvrir

elespaciocreativodenora said...

Beautiful illustration!!! I love black and white but I don't work as much as I should on that. Gorgeous work!

Have a great day!

Studio Kaufmann said...

It's great to hear you're going to jump into the creative mess and see what happens. It's sure to be a wonderful journey. Have fun! Happy PPF

annkrier said...

lovely beach lady - black and white is refreshing, to me, hope you find your muse - soon. Happy ppf

Karla said...

Love it! Black and gray is so fun.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

wonderful blog!

Linda said...

Great black and white-love the beach lady and the piano quote is wonderful! Happy blogging and creating!

artatag said...

What is wrong with black and white? Your beach lady is wonderful!

Erin said...

I sure know what you're feeling Wilme! December is usually my supper happy, wonder filled month, and I just don't seem up to it this year! I think it's a wonderful idea to try blogging every day. I'll be here reading and maybe you'll make me feel less slumpy too!

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

Love your post. The black n white is beautiful.
Happy Sunday