On the other hand, I may be the only woman you'll ever meet who was asked to leave the Girl Scouts. (Apparently, I was a disruption in the friendship circle. Go figure.)
But recently, on a walk with JoJo the pup, I was prepared -- and able to take this photo in our neighborood park.
Now, this isn't great art in terms of photography. It is three great lessons in creativity:
- Change your perspective
I saw this shot by getting out of my element. Without JoJo, I rarely sniff around under evergreens.
- Slow down
I was wandering. If I'd been exercising, I would have quickly walked past it.
- Be prepared
I had the right creative tools with me -- in this case, a cell phone with a camera. The same tree was much prettier on my next walk -- better lighting -- but I didn't have the phone.
This week, celebrate summer. Stroll somewhere unexpected. Creative inspiration could be right around the corner.