Sunday, December 30, 2012
On Friday I planned a set time for whoever wanted to come of some of my friends for a photo shoot. There was a lot of interest but only one person came.. which I was ok with, because really, Chelsea was so much fun to photograph and I didn't have to worry about fitting anyone else in. My photographer's eye loved Chelsea as a model!
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Last weekend one of my best friends from college, Lauren came into town from Lynchburg to visit. We had a lot of fun catching up and discussing our favorite subject.. Art. I met Lauren at the beginning of my senior year at University of Mary Washington which was her junior year. We had Painting 1 and Photo 1 together. I remember having seen her around the year before but never interacted with her and what is funny is that our initial judgments of one another in those 1st two classes together were pretty much the same. We both of the other were kind of like "who is that girl? I'm the outspoken one during critiques, who does she think she is?" Haha, needless to say we quickly got over our prejudgments and became fast friends, a friendship we continued to nurture after my graduating and moving to Arkansas for a year while she finished her senior year and then my moving back home to Richmond and her to her home in Lynchburg. Lauren is now an elementary school art teacher and as far as I'm concerned.. thriving in her 2 years new job. She's the friend who keeps me accountable to my art, to creating, to never stopping what I'm passionate about.. and vice versa. Anyway, during her 2 day visit we went to see the Chihuly exhibit at the VMFA.. and wondered over the beautiful works and colors.. while I reminded her not to touch! Ha, Lauren is notorious for wanting to touch things in art galleries even though as artists we know better because she is very tactile. We also grabbed lunch at Garnett's and stopped by Rosewood Pottery Studio so I could show her around. On Saturday she tagged along with me very patiently while I shot Megan and Kristen. It was a fun girls adventure for the four of us! And then I insisted she let me shoot some photographs of her. She will be the 1st to tell you she doesn't like having her picture taken and isn't into documenting her life with pictures the way most of us do now a days. Its one of the places we differ artistically but it leads to some great, thoughtful discussions between us. All I can really say about this girl is that I love her as a friend, as a sister in art and in faith and that I think she is just incredibly beautiful and has great presence in front of the lense even though she is usually behind it!
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Hope everyone had a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! I know I sure did! Just wanted to let you know I have some new items up in the Etsy shop so please stop by for some after Christmas shopping! You can spend some of that Christmas cash you got from Grandma or Auntie B! I will continue to be putting up some knit and crochet items over the next few weeks.. if you have anything specific in mind and would like a custom order please contact me so I can get to making it! Oh and I'll also be listing some lovely thrown pottery I've been making as well!
Sunday, December 23, 2012
Yesterday I went on an afternoon photo shoot with some of my favorite girls! I hadn't gotten to spend time with my little sisters in quit some time. I needed some model's so I could get nice images for my Etsy shop of the handmade knit and crochet items I've been making. In addition to modeling those, we also had a fun sister session! I've known Kristen and Megan since they moved in next door 13 years ago. They were about 3 & 6 back then and oh so adorable and I have had the pleasure of watching them grow up into absolutely beautiful young women! Kristen is now in college at Virginia Tech and Megan is in high school and driving! Geez, do I feel old! Here are some of the shots we took with them modeling some of my Etsy items for sale!
Saturday, December 8, 2012
So the contract job I was working ended about a month ago. I was not worried at all when this happened. In fact I had a peace that it was just meant to be for some greater purpose, for God's purpose! And since than so many things have been happening.. and all for the good!