Lunch time reflections and wanderings

Lunch time musings

It's week 7 and I am having flutters of creativity, then moments of blank. These moments tend to be followed by reflection, for me anyway. Asking a lot of questions of myself, the world and my work. All things I can control of course, but right now I am acutely aware of a lot of things going on in the world that are not in my control. but I can make a contribution to them. In these moments, I surround myself with those help me be a better person and that treat others how I like to be treated. With Kindness.

Jerry's, Angel, London

London's Elizabeth Line

David Clulow, Opticians, Angel, London

I want to tell you about a friend, let's call her Bee. She's a kind and creative soul. We met over 10 years ago after having many conversations of design, art and photography. She's one of those humans who puts her heart and soul into whatever she is working on. She's a real creative. That's her world. She draws inspiration from everywhere. She's forgets about the time when she gets working on something and her place is like a precious treasure trouve of art and materials.

One day, I'll visit her and she'll show me something she's currently working on, the next minute she'll be showing me something she worked on last month, last year, 10 years ago. She inspires me. She encourages me. She thinks of me when I put something out there in the world or she has seen something. She is very likely where I get my experimental creative thoughts from. I love to ask her lots of questions and whatever I am working... she's excited by my creative journey. Likewise I am excited what she'll create next.

It got me thinking about friends, family and acquaintances. It's so important that we are supporting and cheering each other on, whatever stage of life we are at. We don't where this world leads us to, so let's just experiment. I think that's why I love photography so much, not one picture is the same. There are frameworks and guidelines, but essentially it's down to our own imagination and creativity which will bring ideas to life. My creative mind is in a better place when I've slept well, eaten well, given myself a break mentally and physically. Documenting these musings has really help me to reflect and evaluate the good things that happened this week and things I could do better next time.

Let me know what you think. Follow me on this journey.

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David Clulow, Opticians, Angel, London