I take pictures as an art form I can spend hours on and not make a huge mess. The memories are everlasting and easy to share. It is a way to express myself that is less criticized than any other art form (at least I feel that way now).
I am drawn to photography for the beauty in anything. Take for example an old, paint peeling VW bug. Take a picture of one perfect head light, crop it and you have an amazing abstract piece of art. I would hang that on my wall. After seeing that said picture, now I look for that headlight or front grill that pops out at me.
I am motivated sometimes just by participating in a challenge. Sometimes after reading Kat’s blog I am motivated to go out in hunt of the theme or story she talked about. Lately, Pinterest has filled my inspirational file and desires and I am motivated to hunt for beautiful doors and gates.
The thrill of the hunt keeps it exciting. Or sometimes, like the picture above, I see this purpley goodness every day on the way home from work. Today I went back to snap it.