June 11, 2015

May Outtakes




Creativity is often sought after, but it is hard to define or explain. It's a quality that is used to describe certain kinds of people. It's a process that usually results in something beautiful, but it's also a state of being that seems to come and go in waves. It's not something that can be forced, planned, or bought. But is it something that you can run out of? If so, how do you replenish it and can you get more of it? Can it be learned or taught? Is it more like a river that keeps flowing or is it like a bucket that you have to keep filling? These are all questions that we've been pondering over the last few months.



Whatever creativity is...we felt like in the midst of all of our adventures, we lost it or had run out of it. We took it for granted and only realized how comforting it is to have when it wasn't there anymore. It was our source of finding balance in our lives and our motivation to find escape in the beauty of the world. Our blog took a hit from its absence, as did our relationship. What bonds us together more than anything is our love for exploration and taking pictures of our adventures, and so we felt out of sorts when our ventures led to dead ends (and not even to the grimey dead ends that we tend to favor). Feeling frustrated and discouraged about our failed attempts to properly document our adventures, we retreated and found ourselves going against our explorer tendencies. Instead of pushing through our rut, we gave into our moody excuses of "not feeling it" and found comfort in staying in and playing tourist in our own neighborhood. Looking back on the last few months, lazing around together might've been what we actually needed with all the other stressors in our lives to recharge and heal. But being the busybody people that we are, there was a void and it needed to be filled.

Too many excuses and missed opportunities later, this month, we forced ourselves to get back out there and into our old routines of adventure seeking. Getting out the door was definitely always the hardest step, but slowly and surely, we're gaining our stride back and are feeling more like ourselves with each passing adventure. We're still not sure how to define creativity or if we ever lost it in the first place. All we do know is that it's here and we're going to ride this wave until it crashes again...such is that creative life.

50 comments:

  1. You always take the best pictures and i love going through your posts <3 I love that stairs! Where is it? Stay sweet and in love guys :)

    Have a nice day!

    xoxo,
    SHAIRA
    www.missdream-girl.blogspot.com

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  2. Nice shots - especially the staircase <3
    Alexander @ Mr Essentialist

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  3. Great photos! Yours is one of my favourite blogs, for sure!

    LUXESSED

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  4. It's so lovely that you guys share this love of creativity and it really shows in your work. These photos are incredible- it shows the beauty in things that some people would easily overlook

    Rachel xx
    http://www.thedailyluxe.net

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  5. I'm so in love with your univers in here and all your pretty pictures!!

    xoxo,
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  6. That last photo though...Gahh so cute <3

    Enclothed Cognition

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  7. Stunning pictures ! I really love the first part because there's really a beautiful and graphic urban poetry in this photos ;) xox http://valeriesdays.blogspot.fr/

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  8. Your photos and your creative text always inspired me! Keep up the good work!

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  9. ''Such is that creative life'', you've hit the nail on the head with this post - both the words and accompanying images are perfect!

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice

    x

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  10. I love these pictures!!!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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  11. Putting yourself out there for new experiences is definitely a way to get that creativity back, and I think you've done it! Beautiful photos, I'll be here riding the wave with you both! xx

    LIKE A HARTE // BLOGLOVIN | INSTAGRAM | FACEBOOK

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  12. Your photos are always so amazing, I love how you make ordinary things look so amazing
    xo
    WWW.LAURAJANEATELIER.COM

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  13. Your photos are so stunning as always! I love this idea of playing tourist around your neighborhood. It definitely made for some great shots. Keep it up!

    Best,
    Christina

    Looks by Lau

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  14. Oh i love the last shoot.
    You look adorable!
    I love the heart stairs too.
    XO

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  15. Whoao I love this photos, they had really inspired me!

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  16. Your photos are amazing, but I especially love the staircase. Street art is always a gem.

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  17. Fab post! Very lovely photos too. Happy Monday dear! :)

    xoxo;
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  18. Love these photos! They're so unique! :)


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  19. Beautiful clicks dear :)

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    Love
    Akanksha

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  20. Love it :) New on my French blog: "How to straighten your hair while you eat strawberries sweets" :)

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  21. Love the pics!

    Federica
    http://www.thecutielicious.com
    The Cutielicious

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  22. Thanks for sharing. I'm sorry that you have been dealing with so much. It's hard to feel stuck. I'm not sure how to answer you questions about how to get it back, but I've definitely felt the same way. I do feel like it comes in waves, so I hope you can rest in the assurance that it will come back. You are amazing!
    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  23. Amazing pics. I can't answer your question, the only thing I can say is, take every day as a new adventure and try to make it the best day in your life. There is beauty everywhere even in getting up grumpy, feeling tired, because you are able to feel, to breath, to be.
    xox
    Lenya
    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

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  24. Your photo's are always amazing!!:) X

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  25. Love the pics :D

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  26. I love everything about this post! Amazing architecture and iced coffee! xx

    TOPCOAT - FASHION BLOG

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  27. lovely post darling <3

    xo

    vale

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  28. These shoots are amazing darling! Cute looks!!
    Baci,
    Coco et La vie en rose - Valeria Arizzi

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  29. Such amazing pics once again!

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  30. Hi! Thank you so much for visiting our blog the other day, we truly appreciate it! ;) Love your pictures btw, especially the stairs! It looks so cute! Stay happy and in love! ;) xo Vivian

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    IG // @twowardvivian

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  31. I love this post, it's such a different idea of highlighting what happened last month. These photos are absolutely amazing by the way!

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  32. another great set of monthly wrap up photos!! :D
    I'm starting to lose creativity too nowadays and i feel like i just need to step back and recharge my senses to be inspired again.

    Have a great week!
    Animated Confessions

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  33. Beautiful set of photos! :)

    Best, Albert | Palming Pebbles

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