It's been a good crazy busy motivational year so far, & I am loving it!
This new year I've taken on a challenge to do 1 photoshoot a week.
I keep referring it as "52." Lucky 52. Hopeful 52. 52 Faces. 52 adventures.
52 stories to be told through my lens.
52 blogs about the trials and tribulations I will be going through to get to those 52!
It is going to push me to the limit and I am (obviously) more than thrilled about it.
The year started with a BANG! A bang of (just)one unfortunate event.
And it made me (re)learn some of the photography business basics such as
taking deposits for photoshoots to ensure that the date and shoot are still happening.
I did have my first photoshoot planned and scheduled and in my head it was happening but unfortunately the shoot had to be canceled due to lack of communication
(half on my part, lesson #2) and change of traveling plans for my client.
This time of year is always hard...
Luckily I did have another shoot planned this same weekend. So I still got my 1st shoot in!
The move that changed everything..
Ok ok, I admit. It had been one year and a few months since I moved to Culver City, in with my boyfriend of 2 years (now 3). I haven't blogged in awhile, and well, I haven't been ontop of alot of things. Since moving in, I have been put to a true life test of procrastination and setting up a daily routine.
I tend to get too busy keeping my hands busy and not exercising my words and mind.
Well~ I hope to break this habit and share more of whats happened, and what is happening.
How do I stop being so busy?? Well, I don't. So I had to come up with a plan to be able to do ALL the things and still be able to express myself the way I want. Suddenly it came to me; I will dedicate my morning time of my days to drink coffee (first, of course), sit down in front of the computer and get to writing, researching, invoicing, e-mailing, scheduling, etc. If I use this dedicated time to do these important things, then I can spend the rest of my day getting my hands dirty.
This is the second year where I tackled both my photography and my designing. Through these two years, I have realized that balance is extremely important to stay afloat. Balance is all about time management and therefore, I am going to do my best to manage my time, better than it has ever been. Also, this year I realized that being a custom designer does not mean making inventory. This means that I will be slowing down my vending. I will be spending more time with my photography instead. I plan on making completely different designs then what you have seen (click here-Custom Designs) & instead of vending, I will be creating an online catalog filled with photographs of models wearing the looks & that way I can share my photography & my designs best! If people want to buy the look from the catalog, they can do so. This will make sure that every design is one-of-a-kind made only for YOU!
Now, some of my blog post to come are going to be from a few months ago, or even years, but hey I have a lot to say and have a lot of artist who've collaborated with me that I haven't been able to share with the world, yet. (<-Keyword)
it’s all about art, love, beauty, community, passion, compassion and simply just being 100%.
Thank you all for believing in me and allowing me to be that 100%
Here we go!
Barb had fur and fabric laying around, patiently awaiting to be made into a thing of beauty, and so that is what I had planned to do. Other Barb, on the other hand, had a spontaneous moment in DTLA and thus we now have two!
This one's for you!
Amber is a perfect stranger that I met through e-mails. She reached out because a peer of hers (Shout-out Nina!) was rocking a shawl she purchased at the White Party where I was lucky enough to vend, and Amber loved it! (Especially the part that snaps!)
Last week we all got together to celebrate Veterans and to give back to the David Lynch Foundation, specifically the OWW (Operation Warrior Wellness) division, which helps Veterans and others get through PTSD with transcendental meditation.
My buddy Nate Messina threw the event! He wanted to use his expression of music to reach out to the community and ask for support for a purpose that is dear to his heart; instead of just playing at local coffee shops and venues of that sort. He got local artists, musicians, food and drink support and it was a real treat last Sunday spending my time with good vibes, killer acoustic music (& some funk!) and spreading the word about how life changing and freeing transcendental meditation is, especially for Vets! The evening was emotional at times, and very expressive, & I LOVED IT! Here is a clip of some of that killer music~
Ooo what fun it was to have
a red hot female Leo's
presence in my home studio,
Plus, to get some 1-on-1 time with my friend, & Warrior Goddess was
Truly a great way to spend my Wednesday afternoon...
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