08 November 2012

my creative space . . . 'creative perspective'

Greetings all,
Creativity is all about perspective.  I've been creative, mainly in a sewing capacity, forever, yet haven't sewn for ages.  I've fed my creativity in different ways, with . . . 
baking . . .
 gardening . . .
 fencing . . . 
 & playing around with photography.  When you can't create something with your hands, you can always find something to photograph!!  
My photography is all about angles, composition, filters.  What is the most popular subject matter at Posie Shoots??  Eggs!!  You can tell from the colour & size of the eggs, we have an interesting variety of hens . . . i haven't created the eggs, yet how i photograph them is well received.  The eggs are laid on hay, collected in a wire basket, popped into cartons (i shoot from all of these different backdrop props) or like yesterday's haul - muddy eggs plonked on the kitchen counter - rolling to a resting position.  
I have no idea how this "instagram image" below occurred, it just turned up in my bulk iPhone download, it was the only one like it, so thought i'd use it & pretend i am clever.    
 The filter on this lavender adds vibrance, sorry Mother Nature but the lighting wasn't great.  I could have taken this shot arial, front on, grassy background . . . i went low with the fence backdrop, to allow more light & avoid capturing the dead shrub next to it.  The rest was computer software creativity.
 If you're putting images up on social media & you want to get noticed, you have to be creative!!  Quality photography equipment does most of the work, like this image below - egg shells in a cream bowl on a white counter - monotones to the maximum.  Organic shapes are great as they don't have to line up & provide their own interesting angle. 
 I love framing things centrally too, i use the grid on my iPhone or SLR.   
What is creativity??  Something you make, or how you see something??  Many people look at my sewing & confess they are not creative, yet they cook up a storm, landscape a garden, sing beautifully or write poetry.  Perspective.  For more Creative Spaces, check out Village Voices.  Love Posie

9 comments:

Steph said...

I think anything where you brain is ticking over a solution to something, coming up with a new way of doing something or simply making something is creative. It can be as simple as how you wrap a present, a flourish of parsley on a meal, noticing little snippets o daily magic and capturing them.... I adore you egg pictures! And Bijou does too...she is dying for hens that lay blue eggs. Much love
Steph :) x
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lamina@do a bit said...

I totally agree creativity is not just sewing and crafting!! :) Love your photos especially the eggs! Gorgeous! It's been so much fun on instagram hey.. Love it! :)

cassandramadge said...

It never ceases to amaze me how many people claim to be not creative, and then proceed to whip up a dinner party for 10 on short notice, or have beautifully decorated living spaces that they put together themselves, or lovingly tended gardens. Creativity strikes us all in different ways, and with different outcomes.

You are a brilliant example of creativity taking all different forms, and I am so jealous of your pretty coloured eggs!

Amanda said...

Your right it can take many forms and we all need to acknowledge it in ourselves and in others. Love the eggs so jealous :( have to but my organic free range eggs from local market but they are so much better than store bought 2nd best to yours though.

Anonymous said...

Visiting from IG - love the bigger images here. I dont have blog, bye, Sal

Sally said...

Being creative in many ways is just being with expression :)

Nice photos... the lavender is very beautiful indeed.

Lipgloss Mumma said...

Creativity isn't a big thing, it is finding the simplicity in life. Lovely creating Posie x

Anonymous said...

Adore the wreath image, where did you get it?

posie blogs Jennie McClelland said...

Hello Anonymous, the wreath was from Provincial Home Living, it wasn't very expensive, maybe $40 last Christmas, i leave it up all year round. Love Posie