Hello! Where has the time gone? I could not believe it has been a few weeks since I last blogged on both blogs but here I am back to tell you what I’ve been up to. My camera has been my constant companion the last 5 weeks as I completed some photo shoots for a few publications. I also had the pleasure of collaborating with Matthew Mead for a story that will be in his upcoming Holiday Magazine. Matthew and Jenny Mead are the sweetest and the experience was AMAZING! More details on the article in a few weeks. I snapped this photo at one of our local Antique Shows that we shopped at while the Meads were here in Kansas City. I think Matthew found a few treasures to take back home!
And a photo session with this Darling Family~Bentley’s baby blues just popped against his parents lime green shirts!
I also styled an “I Do BBQ” Engagement Party for my Son and his Sweet Girl:)
The last few weeks have been busy but enjoyable! I saw this quote on Pinterest and I think it speaks volumes~
My hope is each of you are living the life you want by Following Your Own Bliss!
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If you’ve been a blog follower of mine over the years, you know how passionate I am about leading a creative lifestyle. I’m also just as passionate about sharing inspiration and helping creatives shine, because life is too short right?
When I went to California a few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of spending time with the artistic and incredible Jeanne Oliver. Many of you may know Jeanne from her lovely design business but did you know she also offers a fabulous e-course on helping you achieve your creative dreams and rediscovering the beauty of your own gifts? I’ve taken the course and it is amazing and you will come away with all kinds of refreshing ideas touse in your own creative endeavors. Please note, You DO NOT have to be an artist to receive the benefits from this exceptional class! Jeanne’s e-course will help you explore and appreciate your own individual creative gifts so you can SHINE:)
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Creatively Made by Jeanne Oliver E-Course
Do you ever find the days just rushing by and before you know it a whole month is almost gone? The last few weeks have proved to be a busy time for me but very enjoyable. I was honored to be the guest speaker at a creative event for Women in California the first part of May which was amazing. That combined with a couple of project deadlines, has made this month fly by. I never take for granted though that I am in charge of my own schedule and feel very blessed to be able to do what I love.
But nothing could compare to being able to photograph my Son and his sweet girl for their engagement session this past weekend.
My heart is smiling can you tell?
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Recently a friend I know said to me, “Blogging is the Devil!” I was a bit stunned with her statement but after a lengthy conversation she further explained that visiting blogs always makes her feel very inadequate and unworthy. That it seems if you don’t have some incredible house or incredible DIY project or incredible photography or been on an incredible trip to post about, why bother? Basically her take was the fairytale world of bloggers was filled with narcissistic personalities that wouldn’t know the real world if it bit them in the ass. Ouch right? I tried to justify to her that my reasons of blogging were to connect, inspire, market the business and mentor. And how I’ve always been grateful for the friendships and opportunities that have come my way because of blogging. But wait, did her view of blog land have any merit? Did my own blogs fall into that same fairytale world she described? Probably to some extent, but that’s because I’m very conscious about putting out the best content I possibly can on my blogs. I owe that to the people who take the time to visit me on my blogs and have been supportive over the years. Also, understanding that blog readers usually are looking for two things, information and inspiration. That there is enough ugly in the World we live in and being able to escape in blog land for a bit is OK.
Why you blog and the content you offer is a decision that is ultimately yours. But as my friend reminded me of in her assessment about blog land, don’t get caught up in the smoke and mirrors of blogging that you feel the need to constantly produce to obtain favor. The internet has fostered a wave of instantaneous gratification and short term memory loss. Basically any fame you receive from the internet can be very fleeting so remembering that and taking things in prospective when you post should be a lesson for all of us bloggers.