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Creative Inspiration

My friend Kendall is an artist, model and very sensitive person. She has been sketching since I met her and in the last few years she has been creating these sketches. Each one makes you stop to stare at it, with their colors and sadness that oozes out of them.

Kendall’s images and a talk by another Canadian photographer, Kelly Robitaille inspired me to create my own wide eyed sad doll. I mean I loved my sad clown’s so I knew that a sad doll would be just as epic for me. I have been trying to figure out a style to work with that allow’s me to break out of my ‘brand’ and give me freedom to just goof around. This was one of those times and I just loved it!

I know it is a bit freaky, and out there but is that not what art is? To push boundaries, and allow for creativity to come forth?

Looking back at 2018

2018, what can I say, it was not quite what I expected but it is what I needed.

It was the year I launched my new website, my new brand, and started taking myself serious. The year I wanted to dedicate to service with my photography. I was blessed with moments of amazing connections and strong women going through so many changes. Women who bravely stepped in front of my lens and came away changed by the experience of my sessions. I started working with Business Branding and expanded into Video production. It was such a full year but it was also the year I had to say no to alot of things and take so much more time for myself to rest more, have more quiet time, and try to get beyond feeling guilty for it all. The truth is this year was a big year for me, celebrating my mid century mark, my first big family trip to Alaska, and fulfilling a dream to attend a Conference by Brooke Shaden. So for 2019, I hope to connect with more amazing people and create some wonderful memories and images while still balancing life. Cheers 2019, I am ready.



Displaying Your Photos


Your images are gorgeous and they deserve to be displayed accordingly but this doesn’t mean you always have to use a traditional frame to showcase them in your home. 

 Here’s some inspiration on how to display your cherished memories.

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Contemporary

If your décor is modern contemporary you might want to consider canvas gallery wraps, mega mats or go frameless if you’re looking for something truly sleek and modern

 If rustic or vintage chic appeals to you and you want to get your creative on, you could turn old pieces of wood into funky stained photo clipboards, binder clips to hang the photos in place.  Or try hanging a thin cable or string  and hang your photos. .

Vintage Frames

How about vintage frames from a second hand store, find different sizes, colors and styles and create one entire wall into a display of your favorite variety of memories. Be creative, there many shapes and designs which will allow you to create your own unique photo display

 Finally, there are folio boxes or image boxes that allow you store you images that have a window in the box to allow you to show off your image and easily change them out without hassle.

 No matter which you choose make it your own and get creative. Filling your walls with a lifetime of memories is one of the most special ways to tell the story of your life or family.