Tuesday, December 22, 2009

It's Christmas Time Again...and all things creative

The Christmas season, for me, always starts the day after Thanksgiving because that is officially when Coast radio station starts playing their holiday songs. Yes, I know that is very mushy-gushy of me to listen to Christmas songs all month long but it keeps my spirits up, even when I am standing in those long and slow moving lines. This holiday season started off with the annual Black Friday shopping at the usual big department stores. Target, being one of them and my fav of course. Mr. G and I actually got close to all of our shopping done this Black Friday. We also were very fortunate to take home a few goodies of our own.

One of those goodies is a entry-level skill professional camera. I think, since high school, I have always admired photography. Yup, it started when my then best friend, Alexis asked me to pose for her high school elective photography class. As her bestest friend I quickly jumped to the opportunity and to my surprise instead of being the subject I became the designer. I posed myself in what I thought nifty ideas like, sitting on the lawn in my old formal dress with my hair in a frizzled mess, wearing a mod black and white dress while holding a huge ball to contrast dimensions and other Seventeen-like poses. Unfortunately, I did not have the funds to afford one of those manual cameras and all the neat equipment and supplies that was needed to take a photography class at RCHS. So, my feelings soon nestled themselves right back into the little place in my heart. It wasn't until college that my love for photography, as well as for all things creative, started to peak its little head back into my reality. My roommate's father had an amazing eye for small moments. Moments that could only be captured threw a professional photographic lens of course. Her father loved to photograph his family and the USC cheerleaders at the Rose Parade. Like a kid in a candy shop every time I knew I was going to her house my mind immediately went into a little tizzy. I knew that I would see some great homemade art and maybe catch a sneak peak of her dad's art studio. Sure enough with each visit my creative side of the brain went wild. Sadly, after loosing touch with my former roommate I was unable to see those gorgeous prints but only hope that one day I would be able to own a device that would allow me to let my creative energy spill. Now my last and most recent encounters with this artistic media came from my own wedding and family photographers. I saw how they were both creative individuals that let their talents shine through photography and I again was hypnotized by the thought of being just as creative.

I now know that I am not only a single dimensional being but one that love all aspects of art in a multitude of medias: sewing, paper crafts and now photography. I don't think any of these will be a new profession of mine but I do hope to make them my hobbies:)

So now I will defiantly be posting many things creative!!!

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