Periods of depression, being in the shadows, whilst devastating and debilitating can also be very productive. I’ve lost motivation for a huge amount of things over the past few months, but surprisingly, gained a lot too.
I’m often too hard on myself, I’m overly critical and more often than not hate my own work. However, this way of thinking while many see it as a bad thing, has helped force myself to get better. I feel like I’ve improved a few things that otherwise would still be lacking.
I’ve made the decision to focus more on black and white images. I’ve always preferred taking and editing them, and more often than not I choose them over the colour variation anyway. It seemed a logical path to follow, so to speak. I’ve seen a huge improvement in my B&W work over the few months I’ve been doing the Project365 so hopefully it continues.
I’m still working on a way to possibly put some of my prints up for sale, I’m researching different ways like WooCommerce, or just using Etsy or similar. I’m not going to rush a decision though, plus I’m not sure they’ll actually sell. I’d prefer to take my time and get it right.