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A Love of Light: Day 59-Backtracking:365 Photo Challenge

I’m slowly recovering from the negative side of a 365 day photo challenge. I wouldn’t trade the experience for anything and my creativity and artistic direction is more honed than it’s probably ever been. The negative side is the inevitable burnout, I have never shot every day for two months and I must say it did test and eventually exhaust me.

Not only was I shooting every day, I was also writing and this wonderful endeavor took a toll on my store of creative toolbox. I am now coming full circle and am excited about the discipline I have adopted over this challenge.

There is an aspect of creativity that is necessary for growth. I believe with the manic stage there is the cooling off and fermentation periods.

The cooling off period is where all the ideas and inspirations take a back seat to time and non-creative endeavors. A creative person in love with the feeling of creativity misses being being creative.

Another time of growth is the fermentation, it’s when the idea is great but it has many missing pieces.

Something that I needed and was lacking in was discipline and I feel this challenge has strengthened my resolve and allowed me to grow as an artist and creative. Get ready for my journey of finding the light.

Thank you Harping by a Pixie.


What do you think?

Written by stevelinebaugh

Oil painter and pastel artist, writer, photographer, graphic designer,
originally from New Jersey


  1. Not sure how I missed this post, I am following you. The lighting is perfect on the leaves.
    Cannot wait to see what is next from you. I understand what you mean about posting a photo
    every day. It can be overwhelming. Glad to hear it has strengthened you.

  2. Thank you-yes-I will go back and see-some times I think I miss the comments. I will check it out.
    Thank you-I really appreciate your time and your comments even though like you said it can get overwhelming.