Be ’12 — July

I am not able to find words that adequately describe how creativity feels to me. It brings me great joy and satisfaction to capture an image I see, or string together words until a story is woven. Expressing creativity brings a sweet release from the cares of the everyday…a safe zone, if you will, where the outside world is held at arm’s length. Beautiful music  (I’m thinking of you, Meg Arias), paintings, photographs, poetry, deep worship. It all draws me in and stirs feelings of nostalgia, melancholy, hope, softness, serenity, a perfect solitude. Unfortunately, my talent is lacking in most of these areas, excepting photography. Pursuing this craft brings me much fulfillment, and the times I am able to fully immerse myself, to fully engage in the act of creating, brings me incredible joy. To see in a finished work the exact emotion or moment I set out to capture is a great joy. The more I am able to create, the more I desire to create, the more I see around me things I wish to draw in to my creating.

For July, I am still working on my project, collecting the details that will help complete the work. We took some time, however, to explore some areas in and around Pike County. Here are a few of the images from that day.

“KendrickRd_0002″, copyright 2012 Shannon M Herren, All Rights Reserved

“KendrickRd_0002″, copyright 2012 Shannon M Herren, All Rights Reserved

“OldPCMS_0055″, copyright 2012 Shannon M Herren, All Rights Reserved

“OldPCMS_0055″, copyright 2012 Shannon M Herren, All Rights Reserved

"WallieRdChimney_0043″, copyright 2012 Shannon M Herren, All Rights Reserved

“WallieRdChimney_0043″, copyright 2012 Shannon M Herren, All Rights Reserved

"PickardRdGasPump_0033″, copyright 2012 Shannon M Herren, All Rights Reserved

“PickardRdGasPump_0033″, copyright 2012 Shannon M Herren, All Rights Reserved

"PickardRdGasPump_0022″, copyright 2012 Shannon M Herren, All Rights Reserved

“PickardRdGasPump_0022″, copyright 2012 Shannon M Herren, All Rights Reserved

"WeemsRd_0040″, copyright 2012 Shannon M Herren, All Rights Reserved

“WeemsRd_0040″, copyright 2012 Shannon M Herren, All Rights Reserved

I hope you will consider sharing a link to your work in the comments. It’s fun to motivate and be motivated my others’ creativity.

Blessings!

Shannon \o/

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