Finding gratification when you are challenged is not always right before your eyes. Often as not, it takes time and a lot of effort before that "tahdah, I'm done" moment happens and a smile erupts across your face.
Knowing you will have support, will get feedback, albeit positive or negative, makes taking a chance to get involved a little more enticing.
That's where I found myself five days ago. Presented with a challenge from Charli Mills to find five pictures of my choice and write something that would pair nicely with them.
Without hesitation, I accepted. I could think of 100's of my 1000's of pictures that would be worthy as a photo prop for a story, but all I needed was five.
First there was a really long list, then the maybe list, then the short list and finally the five list.
Interpretation of each picture took me on a quest to show how I felt about each one.
Snake Fence Memories, Cattail Down, Crystal Jewels, Power’s Out and Reflection are the five pieces that have now been submitted.
Challenge complete, gratified and smiling.