Spontaneity - to be curious, creative, offbeat, magnetic, and flexible. According to Nigel Barker, "[Spontaneity] It's the science of things coming together". At first I couldn't understand why this would be a characteristic of beauty. Then it hit me, people are most beautiful when we capture them in their most natural state. That's why when you take a picture of someone laughing, the photo usually comes out as a good picture. The feeling we have when we laugh is a moment where we are not in control of our body. It's a moment of freedom.
Today's challenges are very specific to the content in Nigel's book and in order to make it possible for those who aren't able to read along, I created my own challenge for you all to follow.
1. Create a play list of at least 5 songs that are about being spontaneous. Send me the song titles or links to their youtube videos in an email to BlushingAmbers@gmail.com
Sadiddy by Brandy
Blindfold Me by Kelis
Let's Go Crazy by Prince
Thubthumping by Chumbawamba
Shut Up and Drive by Rhianna
2. Find a candid photo that was taken that you like and explain what's happening in the photo and why you think you look beautiful in it.
I chose this pic from my 24th surprise birthday party my friends threw me because it truly was a spontaneous reaction. You can see the gum in my mouth because I couldn't control the expression on my face, my mouth opened really wide. The picture is much more prettier without the explanation, but I hope you understand that these details are the examples of true freedom of expression. It's me in a live, candid moment and I think I'm beautiful!