I would love to be able to sketch so I could put some of my pictures on paper that end up in my head. I’m not a very visual person, so being able to describe what’s in my head is difficult. My stick figures look like a 6 year old drew them, so I’ve learned to compensate by taking pictures and using other people’s pictures for inspiration. I love to take pictures of everything. I call it “taking notes.” And I can’t delete “bad” pictures either. I try to, but I want to keep every photo I’ve ever taken, even if it has my thumb prominently displayed. Even if the next shot was the one I intended.
I admire people who can take pictures, real art. I recently found a website for Nicolas Ruel, who takes pictures around the world in a series he calls “8 seconds.” He leaves the shutter open for 8 seconds, and ends up with these incredible, dream-like works of art. If you’re a photography fan or need some inspiration, check out his page.