Thursday, January 22, 2009

Rachel's Reservoir: Volume 1, Entry 1

I've finally made it to Blogger, with an entry that is! I've been following several Blogs for the past year or so, and got as far as creating a profile for myself on Blogger. Now, it's time I start, posting.

I probably won't keep this as up-to-date as my photographer friends do (eh hum, Scarlett Lillian and Elizabeth Bowdren) or even a fabulous writer I know (that's you, Rene Williams
) but I intend on writing whenever I feel the need to express the world, to other Bloggers...or anyone who reads this.

I was really struggling to find a title for my Blog. I wanted something with my name in it, and something that stated what this is....a place for me to write. I thought about "Rachel's Rap" but that sounded too cliche. I thought about "Rachel's Rants and Raves," but that implies that I'm here to write about all that bugs me...or makes me say "I love life" and that's not what this blog is all about. So, I pulled out my trusted thesaurus to find synonyms for "words" or just a word that started with an "R" that would somehow imply writing. I happened upon the word "reservoir." Although that implies a body of water, or container to hold water, I thought it was fitting. Since, I do love water - I love to swim, I love to drink water, I love to watch the water in the lake by my house, I love to watch the ocean...I always have. Heck, even my cat loves water. He was crying all morning, begging me to let him into the shower for a drink. So, "Rachel's Reservoir" it was.

To top it off, I found a really cool quote that was EXACTLY what I was looking for to go with my new title.

Here it is...
"In order to create, we draw from our inner well. This inner well, an artistic reservoir, is ideally like a well stocked fish pond... If we don’t give some attention to upkeep, our well is apt to become depleted, stagnant, or blocked... As artists, we must learn to be self nourishing. We must become alert enough to consciously replenish our creative resources as we draw on them — to restock the trout pond, so to speak. " Julia Cameron

I will be drawing my my "inner well" to share with you, as often as I can. Sometimes, I will even draw from wells of other writers or even books, like The Bible. In addition, as those who know me well could have guessed....I'll be quoting songs throughout the Blog too.



Scarlett Lillian said...

LOL, fun! Glad you finally started a blog!

Elizabeth Bowdren Photography said...

You are so suited for this!! You write so eloquently and are one of the most amazing girl I know! Rock on!! I love love love this blog!