Thursday, October 30, 2008
The blogging journey begins…
I never saw myself as the kind of person having a blog posted for anyone to read. I am pretty outgoing, but also private, and somewhat shy when it comes to my art and photography. Although, I have always loved journaling, the creative process is so sacred to me that sometimes I find myself afraid to talk about it openly with others. But when I read other artist’s and photographer’s blogs I absolutely LOVE it! I feel so privileged reading about their special creative process (no matter how mundane it may be on any given day) and viewing their work. I still love to journal, but since I have had babies, it seems I primarily write in baby books or on grocery lists. So, now that this blog is under way, I am actually pretty excited!
Sometimes I can’t believe I actually have a greeting card business (no matter how humble and modest it may be). I have always made greeting cards with my artwork since I was very young. As a child I actually planned on having a card business when I grew up (I planned it all out and confided in my grandma). I continued to make cards as an adult, giving away many originals, never knowing how to actually turn this love into a business. I played with the idea for years, until finally something shifted inside me in 2006 and I stopped caring about all of the details that were getting in the way, mainly my shyness and worry about other people's approval. I went on creative auto-pilot and found ways to put all my ideas onto an actual product!
As a child, when people asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I always said a photographer. I still remember the feeling I had when I took my first pictures. It was magical to me. And now, as an adult, I still feel that way. I am honored each and every time I am asked for my services as a portrait photographer. I try really hard to make each client happy and give them memories that will be cherished for generations.
Now, 2 years later, I find myself flirting with more creative ideas and endeavors. Life is so short, and there is just so much to learn! So much to create and so little time!