hellosunshineHappy Weekend People!

I hope you are surrounded by people you love doing things you love! I am currently surrounded by a napping toddler and husband. And playing around with some graphics.

This one is inspired by my love for watercolor calligraphy. I have finally started practicing, which is impressive. I have this thing where I fall in love with something, but then never actually doing said the thing. Anyways, I am working on it. While I am not happy enough with anything to share, I can digitally recreate what I am aiming for, and voila!

I am also gearing up for this week which includes an Intro to Buddhism meeting hosted by my district! Then a business meeting with other mompreneurs. Don’t you give me a squiggly red line, that is totally a word!

Then! The following weekend, I am giving a talk at Maker’s Rally about product photography. I hope to help at least one person learn one thing, or you know? Get a few laughs.

I know on the surface, it sounds like a shops photography is better off done by the shop maker. But it seems that their photographs they do not receive the same tender love and care as what they are making and selling.

If that is the case, online shoppers will never know how beautiful what you make really is. At first glance, they will see the yellow tint, dark shadows, and a gray unprofessional muddy background.

I know I can help. You love to make stuff, I love to photograph your stuff!





Inspired by “Big Magic”

Growing up, I must have known something was wrong or off. I was addicted to Self Help Books. It was my favorite section of the library and bookstores. I think I was convinced that one of them would the Steps to Living, Easy as 1,2,3.

Then I found Buddhism, which really helped me zone in on what it was that was wrong or not quite right. It was me! So essentially, the self help section was right where I needed to be.

Now as an almost 28 yr old wife and mother, business owner, and district leader, I have a lot of cups to fill while not forgetting my own.

Big Magic is a book that was recommended in the Desire Map book group. I am halfway thru it and it really is great. I love what she says about living a creative life. It shouldn’t be for anyone else. It should be for you. It makes you happy to make, to photography, to paint, to write, to whatever! I wish I had the courage to put my work out there, like so many of the makers I admire do. This is what I love, this is what I am making, this is how I see things!

Well today, I have done just that! I have made a page dedicated to some of the prints that have not seen the light of day in years. They have made it through many print purges and I just still love them to this day. You can see them hereĀ Prints

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