"The purest and most thoughtful minds
are those which love color the most."
5x8" moleskine journal, watercolor
Teach Yourself to be Creative, Idea #1: CARRY A CAMERA at least one day each week. Proactively look for interesting things to photograph. Carrying my camera made all of the difference in the world. If your phone is your camera, turn on the camera function and treat it as a camera for a few hours.
One summer my kids took a soccer camp for a few hours. I wanted to stay nearby, so I brought my little Sony camera and spent the time listening to podcasts and walking around empty soccer fields in 98 degree temps looking for things to photograph. Texas is flat. Soccer fields are boring. What could I photograph? It turns out that there are utility meters with funky stamped numbers, towering field lights, crooked goal posts and numbered field markers.