I just wanted to write a quick note on my thoughts about my achievment today, to show people that I really do appreciate every comment, like and job that I get. Today was a milestone for a little starlette, I reached my
goal of over 200 people “liking” my art page. That makes me so happy that I have over 200 people that like
what I do and create. It just helps me continue to try hard and keep striving to be better by putting out new
art and photography. There are so many more things that I want to make/shoot and I hope with the continued support I can make this come true and maybe even someday only work for myself. It does get hard to balance all of the jobs and try and work on my own things and still have a life but I am doing my best and this helps me see that it will all be worth it someday. ❤
It has been a little bit since I wrote on here. I feel horrible about my lack of communication on my artistic journey. There were somethings that happened in my personal life that I let take over me for a little while, but now I am back on the horse and ready to create even more beautiful things again.
I did manage to create a couple of things during this time that I am proud of. The melted crayon heart is the representation of how I felt for the last couple of months. I am not completely out of the hole yet but at least now I have a shovel and a flashlight. I saw a lot of crayon art on the website pinterest, but they were just crayons glued to the canvas with the labels still on them and melted down to create a dripping look. I just pushed this generic idea and thought that this would be a good way to express all of the feelings that I had inside of my own heart. I had been thinking a lot about how each relationship leaves a scar on your heart and the dark blotches are those scars. There is still red because of my belief that there is still love left within me but that there is pain and hurt as well. I think that this is a fare representation of me. I really like the end result and am in the process of making another one of a different emotional connection. If you know me, I bet you can guess this shape pretty easily.
The other item that I created was my inspiration word block. This ones story is kind of suggestive of all of the things that were about to happen. I don’t really have a good reason why I choose this word at the time, it just stood out to me. I’d been searching for a word to use for this project and I kept running across this one, must have been a sign. I really like how it turned out, I used a couple of different things to make this, like the flowers are all handmade by me and the letters were cut from my circut machine. I really like how it looks kinda vintage. I will also be creating more of these with different words and looks. This is something that I can create to be fully customizable to anyone or any room that they would want to put it in.
I am still working on other things too, new ideas and old ideas that were never executed. This years plan is to make things happen for me in the art world. I need to move on from the bar scene as my primary and make my life about what I love to do. I realize that i have been stuck in a hole, that is the service industry. Now, don’t get me wrong, I still love it and I love all of the people I know in it. I just need to not primarily rely on it anymore and I need to follow my passion. As scary as it may be, I just have to.
“If it were easy, it wouldn’t be worth it” Right?
Here are a couple of shots from two different photo shoots that I did recently. On the left is Brenton, we went to Lake Calhoun and wondered around, I love the lake and the shadow of the city in the background. On the right is Reece, I took him to the Stone Arch Bridge. I love the urban look that we got with his pictures. These two boys are pretty special to me and I am glad that they let me use them as my beginner models. ❤
I really am enjoying the whole photographer process, since for so many years I have been the one stuck behind the computer. It’s nice to get out into the world and behind the camera.
I hope that I can grow this little en devour of mine into something that I can be successful at and possibly make money too. It would be the best life to be able to work for myself and be an amazing feeling to be able to do that for myself. This is something that every artistic person dreams about for their life. I just need to keep working at it, harder and harder, everyday and the possibilities are endless.
So Here is my NEW little Logo!!
What do you all think??
I thought that I would keep it simple and cute, yet still me. I also think that the simplicity of it will help when I have to scale it down for photograph logo branding. I also choose to use a color, a baby blue tone. I thought about keeping it black and white, but I think that the little pop of color makes it more interesting. The font I choose is really close to my own handwriting so I thought that was really appropriate because since I make my art I should have a logo that also looks handmade.
I have also come to the conclusion that I am not really a fan of logo design. There is so much thought and consideration when making one, that makes me wonder if I could even design one for someone else without knowing everything about what they are about and the business plan.
I’m really happy that I finally got this done though. This use to be one of the obstacles that I would always lean on when someone would ask me why I wasn’t pursing my art as much as I should be. I would say that I didn’t think I could start a business with out a logo. Well I am glad that I did and by doing that I pushed myself to finally create a logo. Which I dig, it’s cute.