Monthly Archives: March 2011


‘I am feeling blocked about this assignment.’
‘I wonder how I will resolve this now so I can make this work really well now.”

Aaron McLoughlin.

I found this while I was reading Aaron’s book – Rapid Inspired Change. I copied it down and stuck it on my fridge for the next time I felt ‘blocked’ with an assignment idea.

When I started my next assignment (framing) I was feeling the usual frustration and annoyance at my lack of creativity or inspiration. I remembered the quote and repeated it to myself a few times over the rest of the day. Nothing changed. I went to bed that night as usual and woke up at 1:30am with the perfect plan for the assignment already in my head. I then spent the next three hours thinking it out and tweaking it here and there. I couldn’t process the new ideas quickly enough! Thanks Aaron.


Light = highlights, shadows, midtones, and madness…


Dreams of lights, types, meters, equipment, ratios, and camera settings float around my head at night, laughing at my useless attempts to be rid of them and dream of pretty and relaxing things.


I have just finished my first studio assignment.Yay! I spent three hours this morning editing and printing and then two hours this afternoon cutting and pasting into my visual diary. Done! This means that I can relax and enjoy my time with Marlee tomorrow without feeling guilty about untyped documents and unsnapped pictures. Bliss.