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Self Worth

Self Worth

When I started out in photography I couldn’t understand why there were “industry models” and otherwise, how there could be a separation between “beautiful people” and not. I didn’t understand why we had to perpetuate that stereotype of a certain kind of beauty and why so many didn’t speak up when it came to sharing their own uniqueness. When I started taking self-portraits I lied to myself and said that I only made arms skinnier for a more streamlined look,…

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The Third Hand

The Third Hand

Let’s have an honest talk about why we create. The real insides of what it takes to do what we do, why we do it, and why we keep doing it. Creating isn’t always easy. It can be motivating, inspiring, and downright amazing. But that doesn’t make it easy. Every artist will go through a period of questioning: Am I good enough? Do I deserve to do this? Will anyone care? And finally, the biggest question of all: WHY?┬áThat is…

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Promoting Passion Video Blog: Create Your Own Magic

Promoting Passion Video Blog: Create Your Own Magic

I find no greater joy in the world than believing I can create my own reality. I may not be able to live it constantly, but if I can get lost in it even for mere moments, my life is brighter for it. This is the driving force behind why I create. I want to get lost in those worlds that I dream of, the ones that I have full control over, that I can create with some imagination and…

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Free Mind, Free Art

Free Mind, Free Art

I’ve been blogging a lot about change and stress and creativity and all of that has culminated in one extremely important thing: a release. I’ve spent so much time identifying my problems and not just thinking about them, but writing it out. Blogging helps me immensely in figuring out point by point exactly how I’m feeling, why I’m feeling it, and how to overcome it. And that happens to get splattered on these pages. So, what has all of that…

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Promoting Passion Video Blog: Beauty & Texture

Promoting Passion Video Blog: Beauty & Texture

DOWNLOAD THE FREE TEXTURE PACK The other day I walked through a sunny spot in my kitchen and was momentarily blinded by the bright light. When I turned back around I saw that hundreds thousands millions of little dust particles were lit afire by the sun rays, and the photographer in me said: PHOTOGRAPH IT! So I asked my husband to hold up my blue cloak as a backdrop and I photographed the dust particles against that dark backdrop. In…

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