Who doesn’t have bad days? Well… Yesterday. It was a totally weird day… I came back from work with the feeling that I won’t make it on time with my photos, stressed and overwhelmed. I didn’t know where to start! I’m working on 3 sessions at the same time, and the deadline is Sunday! What’s worse, I loose my creativity when I’m under pressure, I seem to have some sort of a mental blockade, cause there’s something limiting my freedom – the deadline is that limit. To some people pressure is a good thing, it motivates them and gives them power and will to do even better and faster. To me however, pressure is the dead end. That’s it.
So what I did in order to sort out this problem? Simple. I had a glass of rose wine and I isolated myself from the world and entirely lost myself in music! Editing photos at the same time. This combo works every time! I’m just a bit worried it might be too often and I’ll end up as an artist-addict 😉
What’s even better, is that I’ve discovered a new band and got so hooked on their music that I couldn’t force myself to stop listening! I was listening to it over and over again! What a powerful voice! And the whole composition – beautiful and very captivating and empowering. Exactly what I needed yesterday. It immediately erased all my weird bitchy mood and brought excitement and happiness instead! Love it! ❤
Here, put on your headphones, turn up the volume and let it flow through your soul:
As a result of that all, after midnight, because obviously feeling so energised I wasn’t sleepy at all, I’ve decided to edit yet another photo, an old one. A black and white. I’ve been in a mood for black and white recently… So here it is, photo taken by my husband, me posing on the floor in our living room, a few months ago. We had a retro photo shoot of one of my friends on that day, so the living room turned into a little home studio, with a backdrop and all the lighting set up, and when it was finished, we wanted to test this setup for some boudoir low key photos. So yes, those are my legs actually :p (and no, I’m not naked :p ).
Hope you like it 😉 If you’d like to see what we normally shoot, have a look HERE.
As a result of this very empowering and very productive night, I slept only 4 hours 😀 I thought I woke up fine, but I realised I must have been still in a looloo land when I was getting on the bus. If you work on Photoshop you know that in order to save your work as a .jpg you need to merge all the layers you’ve created for the image you were editing. You click on “merge visible” and all those visible layers get merged and form ONE image. So now what I did… Imagine a bus is coming and all those people waiting on the bus stop are getting on the bus now – and you know what was my thought when I saw that? “MERGE VISIBLE” – that was my thought! 😮 As if those people were those layers and by getting on the bus they were merged into one image! WTF? What’s wrong with my brain?!?! That moment it hit me that I’ve seriously overdone last night! Too much editing, my brain was still working in a Photoshop mode! I had to switch it back to normal! Large americano and porridge with honey helped a little 😉
Now, what’s your cure for a bad hair day? What helps you get back to the true YOU? Share in a comment below.