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In Inspiration, Manifesto

At the beginning of the year, my friend, Megan, and I started a weekly photography project together. I was so excited to have a reason to shoot each week.  Then I got pneumonia. I was very sick for 32 days.  I could not get out of bed.  It was a big day when I was well enough to move to the couch in the living room.  I finally started feeling better at the end of February, only to get bronchitis the following week.  When wellness finally comes, it will feel like a treat to walk out of the house and take a leisurely walk around the neighborhood.


But still, during my illness, I pressed on with my photography project.  However, because I was so sick, I had to find things around my house to photograph.  That led to weeks of me trying to be creative while only taking 10-15 steps.  While it was very frustrating, it was an interesting exercise for me.

I found light in the tree in my front yard.


I found contrast in the flowers brought to me by a friend.


I found some color in my fridge.


Earlier this month, we talked about one of our manifestos:

Viewfinders Manifesto #9
We believe that photographic mojo may flow and ebb within each of us
but that there is always at least a spark that can be reignited.

When you lose your mojo, in photography or life, how do you go about getting it back?  I think Dorthy was on to something when she said, “If I ever go looking for my heart’s desire again, I won’t look any further than my own backyard. Because if it isn’t there, I never really lost it to begin with.”  I want to encourage you to look around your home to try to find your spark again. It just might be hiding right under your nose… or in the fridge.

~Staci Lee





  1. I hope all your illness is behind you now! And yes to everyday images. Yours are lovely!

  2. At least with Eric, you know what he is capable of but the unsettling thing with Bill you do not know. I wonder if Sookie will find out about Bill’s potential torture devise? Probably there will be some unsavory flashbacks involving Eric/Godric. However, we know Godric did horrible things and Eric was with him so we know Eric did some terrible things too. I can handle dark Eric/Godric flashbacks.   0 likes

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