I am going to do something I have not done on this blog before. I’m going to be writing two posts… in one article :O
But don’t worry, they are connected, so this will hopefully not seem like a highly random mash 🙂
A couple of days ago, on two separate occasions, two very special friends inspired me. These two phenomenal people, who know who they are, were really the reason I have now created both a Poetography (poetry + photography) blog and an Instagram page for both sites (breaktheenigma). It is just the most beautiful thing when someone inspires you, when you see them doing what they love, and it inspires you to do the same, when they tell you you’re talented, and it inspires you to do something with that talent. Words have a great power, and when people use them, they can really transform lives.
I just wanted to take a moment to say a big “thank you” to all those amazing people out there, be they your friends, family, and even you, reader- I know so many of you are bloggers, artists, photographers, musicians, writers, inspiring others around the world with your creativity. It is people like you who inspire me to do what I love, to try something different.
Poetry and photography mean the world to me. There is something about art that lets you… know yourself. When you work on what you love, you just flow. I don’t really know how to explain it, and I’m not going to waste your time dreaming up strange and abstract ways to describe it, but many of you may know that feeling I’m trying to describe, when you follow your greatest passions and hobbies. It comes naturally, and you are at home within yourself, you don’t need to be anywhere else. To combine poetry and photography is for me, something I love to do. Sometimes when you see a picture, you can imagine the story behind it, the story inside it. These stories are not really something I can write on a revision blog, but the Poetography blog, luckily, is perfect for this 🙂 Whenever you have the time, if you need a break from your revision, or if you too love to combine poetry and photography, it would mean so much if you could visit the site, and maybe tell me what you think 🙂 Feel free to wander around at takingphotoswithmyphone.wordpress.com
One of the amazing friends I’ve mentioned in this post was telling me a few days ago about how she finds Instagram is a great way to keep a collection of her photos. Her words really inspired me because that is the very reason I love to take photos- for me photography is not only about the picture, but the emotions that come with it, the memories that come back to you, the story it tells. I created an Instagram account that day 🙂 Unfortunately, I have no idea how to use Instagram, hashtags remain a mystery to me, and the Blue Button at the bottom centre of my phone screen scares me. On the other hand, true to my friend’s words, it really is a lovely place to keep a collection of all your photos.
If you are ever in need of some inspiration, or need some laughs, you might find something in my photo collection, and it would mean so much to me if you could check out my page or tell me what you think 🙂 You can find me at: instagram.com/breaktheenigma 🙂
I hope that if you’re someone who does not think their work is ‘good enough’ to be online, or does not have much experience with creating sites, that this post inspires you to try. I have heard from so many people that they do not think much of their work, and so don’t do anything with it. It’s so familiar because it is something I say myself about my own work. Unfortunately, while I am lucky enough to have people to tell me that I’m wrong, other people don’t. So I just want to dedicate this post to those people, to inspire them to do what they love even if their friends, family, colleagues, do not think they can. Even if they themselves do not think they can.
I just want you to know that all work is art. Art is everywhere- it can be anything. It has no particular form, no particular design, and it is no one discipline- it can be anything, and that is what makes it so beautiful, and that is what makes you an artist, whether you think you are artistic or not. Every person has that streak of creativity, and even if you don’t think what you create is special, many other people in the world will. There is no way to measure art or creativity- what one person does not like, another will love.