07 August 2011

Advice for the Creative Mind

Ira Glass on Storytelling from David Shiyang Liu on Vimeo.

From the bottom of my heart, I believe that this advice transcends past writing and can be applied to every creative individual.

I love to photograph. I love to cook. But in both pursuits I fall short many times. Many of those "failures" never make it to the blog, they are left on the virtual cutting room floor.

Yet, I continue to strive to be a better photographer, a better cook. And in both pursuits where I had no formal training, either at school or home, I feel like there is progression.

There is not always someone there giving out kudos, more often then not it is quite the opposite. There is criticism or even worse -- silence.

So today I am going to challenge myself to grow creatively. Challenge myself to tap into my taste and move forward.

And most importantly, spread a positive energy to my fellow cooks, bakers, and photogs.

Because I think we have all probably grown since our first post. And that is something to celebrate.