Thursday, July 12, 2012
100 days of summer: day 8, or: this curious thing called creativity
the 100 Days of Summer project started a week ago. the task: to be creative daily for 100 days and blog ones work to share and inspire each other.
i first joined the 100 Days last year, some days late, with a photo blog. this year, i am picking up the photo blog again, with a focus on revisiting photos i took in other places, and have a second look at them. the first place i revisited was Vienna - and without planning to, i also added some lines: de/light (Vienna, day 1). a string of mirror images followed: Lanzarote, Bodensee, Paris, Munich. and again, with each photo, there are some notes on the moment of being there, in form of a poem.
all days are online here: p art ici patio n
so far, i picked and prepared the photo for the next entry in the evening, and added the lines while blogging it in the morning. the odd thing is that i havn't accomplished much creative writing in the previous weeks, neither fiction nor non-fiction. that's why i went for a photo blog again. just to find that it now creates a space for poetry. and also, made me finally wrap up the zen book review that lingered for a week. a (kind of drastic but also true) line from NaNoWriMo comes to mind: "Put a gun to my head and words come out." or like Susan Gibb put it today after writing tomorrow's story already: "Who the hell put a qurter in me?" only that the task wasn't even listed in word count, only in an act of daily creation.
such a curious thing it is, creativity.