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fall back into creativity

October 3, 2011


Well, Hello! Long time no talk…or type actually, because really I’m only talking to myself in my head, unless no one reads this anymore and I’m talking into the internet ether, alone, at midnight…this can probably only get better right?

So, it’s been a while, a very long while, but lately I’ve been feeling the need to sink my teeth into something really creative and enriching again and the red wine chocolate cake was pretty satisfying but didn’t have quite the same effect I was searching for. Maybe I can blame my lack of creative effort on the melting summer heat of July and August, or maybe on the burnout from building a portfolio that put me into a dish washing frenzy last June, or maybe I should just focus on getting back into creative mode. I’m taking a lesson from myself and although I’m not in a grumpy funk, I’m definitely in a creative slump. As I’ve learned in the past writing thoughts out, putting words on paper, and stopping to flesh out ideas that have been idly floating around in my mind is the best way to re-ignite that creative flame.

Every day that passes get’s cooler and cooler outside and the mood is changing in the city. There is less hustle and bustle without the constant stream of tourists that float in on ships much larger than my apartment building and locals are returning to their raincoats and gumboots. I love it. This is the time when you can go for walks that allow for uninterrupted thoughts and nature changes right before your eyes as the leaves fall from the trees. I believe we have summers so that we can long for the autumn that follows and relish in its soft, dulcet beauty.

I can’t attribute this change in attitude all to the change in the weather though; I was perusing a blog earlier this evening and came accross this video that reminded me creativity needs silence from the everyday noise to grow.


So, starting tomorrow, I’m going to take time away from the minute details and technicalities of photoshop that have been sucking up my soul time to stop and think. To create ideas for things to come and improve things from the past. I hope you find some time to do the same thing too.


Stop and do the Dishes

May 7, 2011

©Silva Erglis 2011

Wow. This is one wild, crazy, hectic ride I am on. I’ve got a to do list a mile long and no idea where to start.

Sound familiar?

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April 19, 2011

How can you not love this!

Via: Let’s Keep this Interesting

Fashion, Turn to the left, Fashion, Turn to the right

March 27, 2011

Because the first round wasn’t enough there’s a second round of fashion photo’s! Lots more too so they are in slide show format but they are also here on my Flickr page.

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Also, props (or maybe even a coffee if you live in Victoria) to whoever can figure out which songs the titles of the fashion posts belong to!

And it’s just like fashion it’s a passion for the with it and hip

March 20, 2011

I’ve got two posts in the making but can’t find the time to polish them up, so for now you’ll have to settle for some of the latest images I’ve been working on!

©Silva Erglis

More after the jump

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Back to the Future

March 5, 2011

…no, not the movie version!

I know you’ve probably already seen this because it has been going around like crazy but I wanted to talk about it a bit.

Vintage photo’s have to be one of the most beautiful things ever. I love the faded colours and everlasting expressions that they hold. Where I work I am often given the task of scanning old photos, and people are always willing, in fact they usually just start, to tell you a story behind them. It’s like there is magic in the combination of paper, chemicals, and time that turns people into storytellers. Not only do they hold memories for individuals but they bring the past into the future so that we can look and examine it.

Whenever someone comes to me with an old photo of a loved one in their younger days I always wonder what that person’s life was like and what they might have been thinking at the time of the photograph; so, I just want to commend the artist that thought of going back in time, to find the people photographed, and to recreate the past in the present. Not only does it take courage but it takes patience to unearth history and repeat it for art’s sake.

Visual Acoustics

February 18, 2011

Do you ever put your itunes on shuffle and lay down on the floor to let that music really sink in? Isn’t it amazing when we give ourselves time to listen to a song how much more amazing it becomes? When I do this I like to flesh out the lyrics and the melody by adding the visuals that raised in my mind. There are so many inspiring artists in the music world who I owe much of my inspiration to but it would take hours to list them all so here are a few of my go to’s: Imogen Heap , Timber Timbre, Florence + The Machine, Jon and Roy, Sarah Harmer, and many many more.

Here’s a little video I made for a song that I love to listen to when I feel a little low under a grey sky, it actually helps me enjoy the rain, which is essential when you live on the Wet West Coast of Canada!


ps: We’ll talk about that movie called Visual Acoustics too after I get a chance to watch it!