This week, Xio Axelrod asks:
If you weren't a writer, what other creative career would you most want to try?
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I gulped a bit when I first read this challenge. I have identified myself as a writer for so long, that it took me a few minutes to come up with what I honestly thought I might want to try, and perhaps even be reasonably successful at.
I would love to be an artist, but that ain’t goin’ to happen. My oldest daughter does beautiful pen and ink sketches that are only shades of gray. I don’t see in light and shadow like she does, and my hand just doesn’t move the way my brain wants it to.
But one creative career I think I could do would be photography. I’m the unofficial family photographer, and we usually come back from any vacation with hundreds of photos, some of which I prefer to think are creative and artistic. :)
I like getting down in the dirt to get unusual angles, and looking for interesting foreground and unusual lighting. In Northern BC there are many beautiful landscapes and interesting animals to photograph, but it is a career that could blend my love of travel, as well. here are a few shots from the fairly recent past I especially like.
I wonder what Gemma Brocato would do if she wasn’t a writer? Find out by hopping here on our blog.