Making new Patterns

ChangingIt is a season for change, yet change is one of the the things we instinctively seem to resist as humans.

It is much easier to stay in our comfortable old patterns than to create new ones. As I said yesterday, I want to create new patterns, ones that are more productive and nurturing to my creativity.  There are two schools of thought on changes, one that it is best to big changes at once, as periods of change are difficult. The second one is that you make one small change successfully so that you will be open to more changes as the disruption was not so bad.

I have been reflecting on which one seems to work best for me as I prepare to head into a month in which I hope to set new patterns. This picture jumped out at me as being the perfect shot for just such a reflection. The design elements that make it better photo are the off center balance, and the high contrast. The reason I am drawn to fall shots such is this one, is that while they are a change they are also a comfortable pattern.


5 thoughts on “Making new Patterns

  1. i am so happy i stumbled across your blog! I would love for you to check out a new site I created for artists. Poets, Photographers, Graffiti Artists, Illustrators etc… I think you would make a great addition to our community! Lots of bloggers there 😉 Just go to my “Creative Playground” tab on my blog and click “Social Muze” and your there! 🙂 Let me know what ya think 🙂 If not thats ok too, just wanted to spread the word.

  2. The colours in that leaf are lovely. Great shot, and I agree with your assessment of its composition. Its contrast is definitely what sets off those lovely colours.

    I like the concept of setting new patterns. I really hope it works for you.

    And thanks for dropping by my blog 😀

    (change is the only constant)

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