I spend a lot of time at my computer, photographs open, placing quotes on top of images through software. I’m indoors, hunched over, very focused. Typically, I have a photo I want to use, beautiful imagery that is speaking to me in that moment, and a quote is never far behind. But it’s easy to lose inspiration when you work like that, following routine, doing the same things over and over.
So this quote feels especially essential to these 30 Days.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
I leave town very early tomorrow morning for BlogHer 14. I couldn’t be more excited, nervous, happy, anxious, or ready. But I didn’t want to leave you all without posts from me or without any kind of inspiration to share. But I wanted to do so much more than the same old, same old. I wanted to use my imagination.
This is my first post in a series of inspirational quotes. And instead of putting the quotes on photos I’ve taken, I designed quotes printed them, and took them to different locations that seemed to fit their meaning. The quotes I you will see over the next several days gain power and energy from their surround, from where they’re photographed. I’m excited (ready: inspired) by the possibility of this project, and I’m still fleshing out the possibilities. But I do think, I’m putting Albert Einstein’s suggestion that “imagination is more important than knowledge” to practice.
This quote is pictured in front of an original mural by Shepherd Fairey near the High Wire Distillery here in Charleston. The mural is part of his “Power & Glory” collection he painted earlier this year. I love Charleston.