Or perhaps I mean Inspiration at the Mall?
Hadn’t picked up my camera in ages, had no ideas, nothing lit up or intrigued me, everything was down down down for me in the world of photography. And then I remembered a piece of advice I’d found somewhere in Blogland: when nothing is working for you, just pick up your camera and start shooting. It doesn’t matter what, no need to think, just point and shoot! And so I did. A hunter, hunting for unknown game —
The first few, like waffles, were really worthless and I threw them out. But then, sure enough, fresh new things began clicking (redemption!) and here’s a sample of what I found when I uploaded my hunter’s bag:
Giant size Stars and Stripes reign over the three story atrium at the Holyoke Mall —
Is this simply a bench? Or is that a flying saucer hovering?
It’s possible that it’s the saucer, just as it’s possible these aren’t really mannequins at H&M, but aliens biding their time!
Then again, these glitter shoes are reassuringly “normal” mall merchandise. (I adore glitz, although I couldn’t walk two steps in these with my difficult feet!)
Even if these girls actually come from outer space, they’re cheerful and smiling about it! Definitely shopping-friendly —
What could be more appealing and inspiring than the prospect of shopping at Icky, Sticky & Goo?
And how do you prime your pump?
(By sheer serendipity, next time I looked at Christine Bailey’s nifty blog I found that she’d been in the same doldrums, and had gone seeking inspiration her way, Fishing for Fresh Ideas. Christine, this post’s for you!)