When I was younger, it was drawing or painting. But for the last 18 years, it’s been photography that’s been my primary visual creative outlet. I’ll be inspired by something, and it keeps nibbling at my thoughts until I take the time to get it captured. Intensity and the need to photograph the inspiration usually increases when I have other things I need to be doing. Funny how that works. Today’s inspiration was the backside of an Alocasia (elephant ear) leaf that I’ve been walking past every time I go up or down the steps to our back porch. The green veins against the black leaf have been speaking to me.
I got these wonderful shutters at an estate sale a few months ago. Oh, and I found the black Alocasia at Lowe’s earlier this spring. Couldn’t pass it up!