What Fuels You?

the Effects of Days of Frozen Fog on my backyard Roses in Prague

“Distance has the same effect on the mind as on the eye.”- Samuel Johnson

One of the Fortresses on the Adriatic in Nafplio, Greece
One of the Fortresses on the Adriatic in Nafplio, Greece

This past weekend, I had the immense privilege of visiting Greece with my family.

I learned so much while in Greece, watching and listening and absorbing pieces of a culture so vibrant and important to our history. I especially loved watching my boys (all 3 young ones and my husband) soak up the Indiana Jones type world we explored of Ancient Greece. And I as I think back on the trip, I know I gained something big … something of a fresh and deeper perspective. Because somehow, when I step away from my routine surroundings, a new way of looking at life comes.

Temple of Hephaestus, Athens, Greece
Temple of Hephaestus, Athens, Greece

I love that gift, of gaining fresh perspective. Don’t you?

Athens, Greece
Athens, Greece

This week, I am hard at work on edits for my work-in-progress novel. I feel renewed from the fresh shift in perspective.

the Effects of Days of Frozen Fog on my backyard Roses in Prague
the Effects of Days of Frozen Fog on my backyard Roses in Prague

I feel fueled by the rich colors of Greece, and by the 2500 years of history I was able to feel there.

Nafplio, Greece, and one of its striking fortresses on the Aegean Sea
Nafplio, Greece, and one of its striking fortresses on the Aegean Sea

 

More photos to come of Greece in weeks to come …

On the Acropolis, the Porch of the Caryatids (Maidens)
On the Acropolis, the Porch of the Caryatids (Maidens)

And I have a question for you: What fuels you? What refreshes your perspective and brightens your work and days?

Published by Jennifer Lyn Art

About Jennifer Writer Author Photographer Artist Corporate Marketer Happy Wife & Mom World Traveler Grateful.

7 thoughts on “What Fuels You?

  1. The pictures are magnificent! What a wonderful trip for you and your family!

    Time well spent away from my desk leads to time well spent at my desk. Physical activity, sight-seeing, new music, beautiful artwork, great movies–all of it inspires me in my work.

    Thank you for these photos!

    1. Thanks, Erika!

      You are right… The simple things refuel me– and good time away from the desk = better work time at the desk. Important, yet easy to forget.

      I have a lot of photo-editing to do from our trip to Greece. I took over 1000 photos of their gorgeous country! :o)

  2. I agree with Erika! Time away from the every day ho-hum is so important. Even sitting down with a great book can light a fire within me. Thank you for the reminder to get out and about as I have been cooped up too long taking care of “domestic affairs”. Maybe a field trip might be in order.

    The pictures you took of your trip are amazing! I can’t wait to see more!

    1. It’s so easy to get stuck, I think! Especially in the winter… That was one of my big motivations to take photos– to have color in winter.

      Thank you, Hallie, and I hope the field trip results in lots of fuel and inspiration!

  3. Oh those pictures! The one of the rose is especially gorgeous. I’m glad to you’ve watermarked it because I’d hate to see someone steal your work. Has that happened? Your photos are so fantastic that I’d be surprised if it hasn’t.

    What fuels me? That’s a great question and one I don’t feel like I can answer right now. I guess I’m not feeling all that fueled creatively. 🙁

    1. Hi Nina!

      Thanks for the kind words. In answer to your question, yes, I’ve had people take photos before … on more than one occasion, I’ve stumbled across whole sets of my photographs on another person’s website. But, I’ve been watermarking them and compressing them since I started posting them.

      The hazard of sharing anything is that anyone can take it and use it as their own … but I’m still glad to post photos. An incredible opportunity, I think, to share what I see with others.

      I hope you enjoy your kiddos, through all the busyness and sleeplessness of having a teeny baby to add to the mix! The creative fuel will come, right? One day at a time.

      Thanks for taking the time to stop and leave a comment. :o)

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: