i have been hoarding these photos for some time now, anxious to share them and anxious to launch the new shop!! it is finally here! today…today i open her up to the world!
i am really excited and hope this only brings more opportunity for me and in the future, others! i would love to open up the store to other artists.
i shot this in Colorado between Boulder and Nederland. my friend laura was my model and creative consultant! i have written about her before on the blog. she is a photographer and artist and always coming up with brilliant ideas. it was another great shoot where we just went with it and collaborated on creative ideas. my favorite part, besides all of it, was when it was time to wash off the paint from her arms…she willingly got in the chilly water and we turned it into part of the shoot. it was so beautiful.
i also have to mention my other dear friend, natalie, whom came along and assisted in all ways possible! besides amazing moral support, she helped with wylie, took behind the scenes photos, and kept track of all the things i merely would forget! she has such a happy energy that she made the experience fun!
another friend of mine here in LA, laura, another laura, helped me out and came over one day to be my model for the product shots. it’s so nice when you have such beautiful friends whom don’t even need to wear makeup. it was easy breezy and we had a nice day painting her back and taking photos!
it is no doubt, that i dabble in a lot of things…food, entertaining, crafts, jewelry, travel. i just like to dabble…in everything and anything! it is in my nature to want to do everything and know about everything. i find it all so beautiful. i suppose, the jewelry and crafts though have been a work in progress for years. i have always wanted to try and sell the things i make. often, i would just end up giving the things i made away as presents. when i started making the macrame people started buying it at work…it was the first time that i felt confident to sell my art. now, with this shop i have the opportunity to see what i can really do with it.
thank you to my friends and family for their support! please take a look at the shop and i hope you enjoy!
(laura convinced me less was better with the photos…so, for the shop i did just that…but i have to just spill it all out on the blog. i love them so much!)