Monday, July 25, 2011
Igniting Fires--Polaroids & Collecting
How are you guys liking the new look of DAVY? I'm a fan of it and I worked hard to piece it all together. Pretty stoked on how it turned out. Classy and able to really shine on the content. :) Anyway, I've had a little fire ignited under my ass so I'm pretty pumped to start doing more things. I've realized I'm such a gatherer. A collector of things, a gatherer of people, and a hoarder of memories. I take photos, I draw what I see, I collect tickets, and I write about everything that happens to me. From how the car lights race across my walls at 1 am on some lonely Wednesday night to how a blonde boy smiles at me on Sunday.
It's funny how these polaroids actually ignited something in me. I'm feeling like I have more purpose and I am happier when I'm creating something. I've wasted about 5 out of 10 exposures and was discouraged that my camera was a no-go piece o' junk. Then I realized I was just letting them overexpose. It's interesting to think that if you let the photo sit in the darkness for too long, it won't become more defined--instead it becomes consumed in itself. Same with people. If you isolate yourself for too long you become deconstructed. Life has a funny way of timing things just right and exposing you to the right things at the right time. I'm 23 and I think I know everything--until I'm proven that in cases I absolutely do not.
I'm excited to see what this development in my life brings. I'm excited to share it with you!