Wednesday, May 18, 2011
The Mirror is Lying! ... 100 followers!
Sometimes you just have to battle through things, and this is one of those captions. I had the idea to detail more of a transformation in this one, since I was stressing the losses he had went through in a short period of time, which was going to pay off with the denial at the end. While it was a decent pay-off, I am NOT that fond of this caption.It comes off as a bt forced (sorry Trixie if you are reading this, then again, she hasn't commented yet on the Haven) but on the scale of "dreading the very evidence that I created this monstrosity" and "I get orgasms just THINKING about this caption" ... I rank this on the scale of "meh" and sometimes that is worse than hating it. At least then, I have some emotions about a piece I've made that I don't like. This one just sort of exists.
"SO then Dee," you may ask, "why the hell are you posting this caption?" to which I would reply, "Why the fuck not?" I am not ashamed of it, and when I can dial in more on her preferences, I might make an even better one.
The main reason I am posting this is ... Making this caption opened up the floodgates of some creative juices I needed to have milked (sorry if that visual was TMI bhahaha) and led to a few works that I'm really proud to call my own. I wrote a caption (which I'll probably post here soon) in a realm of preferences that I'm not really into, but I thought I did a great job creatively. I also made a birthday caption for Petra which will be posted on her special day (aka tomorrow). I should be discussing that one here as well, possibly on Friday.
For me, making captions usually comes easily. When it doesn't, I find that just doing the act of creating something often stimulates the thoughts and grease the skids. Sometimes I post them (like this one) and other times I'll save what I have and then redo it another day. I have made enough captions now that I am allowed clunkers from time to time (and I don't consider thsis a clunker, its more of a missed opportunity.) Even better, the repetitive nature of creating is so ingrained, that its easy to bounce back into the groove.
DISCUSSION QUESTION: Regardless of whatever creative endeavor you are doing, what things do you do to give yourself a "creative enema" and get yourself going again when you've stalled? Do you keep plugging away or wander off? Attack it from a slightly different perspective?