After a stretch of work, like the one I just had preparing for my last sale, I usually need to take a little down time in order to re-energize, shift gears and take a break from so much thinking! I’m sure a lot of you feel like this from time to time.
One of the ways I like to decompress is to have a little “play time” with some of my own furniture. It’s instant gratification to be able to pull out some pieces and put together a room in no time, and then to photograph it as it stands or add a pretty doll to the scene.
There is a method to my madness though. Each stage from the choosing of the furniture to the click of the camera is all therapeutic for me. And when I do this, for no reason other than to have fun, there’s no pressure. There’s no dead line, there’s no worries. This little room can look how ever I want it to look. And that makes me smile. As mentioned – Instant gratification!
I need this little bit of down time between projects to remind me that I should enjoy the fruits of my labor once in a while too. Working all the time is no fun even if you do like your job!
So today, just for a little while, I put away the work and played – and it was fun – and so, I’m sharing.
I hope you enjoy.
With one of my favorite models – Fashion Editor Silkstone:
Silkstone’s FABULOUS outfit by Elizabeth Cole – Retros : http://www.etsy.com/shop/lizretros
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