March 11, 2011

Remember to Play!



I had this terrible thought the other day....that I may be forgetting how to play!

Now...I've always been the "responsible one"...the one who does his chores/errands before he plays...the one everyone claims was "born old"...but even still I have always managed to play...

Many years ago when I was a banker...a very serious occupation that I found to be an amusing challenge for awhile...I had my photography and my wife and I traveled a lot....

When banking stopped being fun....I became a teacher....another very serious occupation that I found to be a delightful challenge...for awhile...I added painting and collaging to my photography...and a Harley when I turned 50....

Now that I'm retired...you would think I could play! Yet...I am wondering if I have made my ART too much of a JOB to enjoy it as I once did. Too much worrying about selling my work and not enough just enjoying the process...the play! Hmmm....this has got to change! I need to start playing again, don't I? Time to get the bike out....and ride! Time to play!


Woke up this morning to find this scene outside my upstairs window! After days and days of 50's and rain who would think there would be snow!? That's March for you!! Sun came back out today and it warmed up a bit...snow is all gone. Suppose to warm up this week-end as well. Who knows...maybe I'll be able to get the cover off the Harley sooner than I thought!

Have a great weekend everyone!!!

4 comments:

Bill said...

Art is food for the soul, so you're right, we shouldn't make it too much of a job. But your photography is obviously excellent, because you captured the beauty of winter on naked trees. Thank you for sharing.

jen said...

art does seem to lose the 'fun' when you become concerned with selling...i think it is what happened to me, and i'm a paper and glue kinda girl!!
It's warming up again here on the east coast, but i talked to my mom in northern michigan and she said they had snow yesterday too. you'll get that bike out soon, I'm sure! :)

Happy Little Trees Studio said...

I have a problem wanting to "work" all the time on my art and NOT taking enough time to just "play". I swear everywhere I go, I see paintings, or have to take photos, or sketch something down. It's hard for me to just walk on the beach without thinking how I can turn some scene into a painting.

Dave said...

@ Bill ~ thank you for the good words about my photo...it was just a quick "grab shot" out the window...hopefully it is the last winter pic I take until December!

@Jen ~ the bike comes out on Thursday...and I might never put it away again!!! (:

@Kim ~ I'm the same way! I always feel like I should have a camera with me...and even when I do...I always feel like I wanted the "other" camera!! Isn't that funny!!