I tend to go through these phases where I want to throw everything I’ve done out the window and start from scratch. Design a new website, change my blog all around, and get a new logo. Usually sparked by seeing someone else’s amazing new site and feeling inspired to try something different, something new, something better! The act of creating something new is always fun, but the reality and practicality of changing everything, every few months, just doesn’t make much sense. I constantly have to stop myself from redesigning my sites, so I end up tweaking minor details A LOT! I am generally very happy with everything, but I drive myself crazy thinking about how much better it could be! What takes practice is knowing what areas I should put my time, energy and money into making better and which areas can be left alone. Neither of which I have mastered.
Recently I have found that the best way to manage the “beast of change” is to get away from my computer, get out of the house, and go explore the world! As a photographer I spend more hours on a computer then I’d like to admit. In order to stay inspired and content I need to get some fresh air, experience something new and get those creative juices flowing!
Over the weekend, we made an impromptu drive to LA for some art and people watching at The Getty Museum. Unfortunately, everyone else seemed to have the exact same idea, so traffic was a nightmare! We only had about an hour and half at The Getty before they closed for the night, so we ran from exhibits trying to see all that we could before they shut us out. I managed to snap a few quick photos, but I could seriously spend DAYS wondering around the grounds like a little kid. I just adore everything about it!
Not only is The Getty beautiful, its environmentally responsible! See kids, its cool to be green! ;)
Since it was Valentine’s Day, the place was swarming with couples in love, so cute!
It was such a clear sunny day, so the view seemed even more spectacular than usual.
I can’t put my finger on what it is about this photograph, but I just love it! Simple, daily life, but beautiful!
I plan on taking more “mini-adventures” in the future. Luckily, Southern California has a wealth of beautiful and interesting places just waiting to be explored! What are you waiting for? Go explore something new!