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White Wall Wednesday: Alone in the Desert in the Dark

White Wall Wednesday: Alone in the Desert in the Dark

Although the name of this post is a literal representation of what our video shows today (because I’m an early bird and I am constantly early to everything, including the sunrise)…it is also a metaphorical nod at what I really want to dig into. Working alone. And I don’t just mean physically. In this new video we take a look at how I work 100% alone when I go out on shoots. That means using myself as a model while…

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White Wall Wednesday: Alternative Process

White Wall Wednesday: Alternative Process

Hands up if you’ve tried alternative process before! I always thought I had no talent for things like working with my hands. I think a lot of us grow into that perception of ourselves; that we can’t draw and we can’t paint if we didn’t grow up with natural talent. I was nervous about trying something physical. Lately I’ve felt so silly for all the things I’ve been nervous for. Part of what has helped me start trying was becoming…

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Create Like A Beginner

Create Like A Beginner

Scroll for information about today’s giveaway, to watch the video, and read my thoughts. I took a self-portrait class. Even though I’ve created over 800 self-portraits, even though I’ve taught self-portrait classes before… I went. And I was a student. Going to this class, taught by the gorgeous person Meghan Davidson, opened up two ways of thinking for me. The first was one that I had to understand before I went. I’m a natural facilitator. I love teaching, love guiding…

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The Definition of Artist

The Definition of Artist

People often ask me how long I’ve been an artist. My standard answer is to say “7 years”, since that was how long ago I picked up my camera. Before that I was creating films in college. Before that I was writing short stories in high school. Before that I was writing poetry in middle school. On and on it goes. The truth is that how we create is not what makes us artists. Being an artist is about the¬†journey…

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Promoting Passion Week 85: Inspirational Reminders

Promoting Passion Week 85: Inspirational Reminders

I’m going to be honest: sometimes I just need to hear something nice. The desktop background on my computer alternates between sweet and inspiring Winnie the Pooh quotes, and I have a little booklet on my desk of motivational sayings that keep my spirits lifted. I surround myself with people who lift me up, both on the internet and in person. I am a junkie for happiness. I take all that I can get, and I try to give it…

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