People always ask me “did you paint on vacation?” and the answer is usually “Oh hell no. I’m on vacation!” Vacation is supposed to be a time where you stop doing what you always do and live a different life for a week.
However, I still crave creative endeavors. Usually, my go to creative indulgence on vacation is playing with my phone’s camera. I enjoy creating a diary of my visit without using any words. A picture says a thousand words right? I don’t need to write a thing. I can look into these photos and awaken my senses to what the air smelled like. How the sun felt. The time of day. The walk I went on. The animals I encountered. They fill me with peace and escape, to a place very, very far from here.