How creating art helps you grieve.

How creating art helps you grieve.

This last week I lost a person that I spent three years with. We did break up and were not the best of friends after, but I always said that over time, we would be able to talk again. He died on April 20th at 9am. I have done a lot of grieving and gone through the being upset and crying and then angry again. I did do the normal…

Easy ways to waste less.

Easy ways to waste less.

The zero waste phenomenon has been extremely interesting to me lately. While I am not zero waste, I am currently working on limiting my footprint as much as I can. For awhile I felt bad for not starting sooner, but I realized that I did not fully understand the immensity of the problem and reducing waste seems like something that would be too much of pain to do or wouldn’t…

How to create performance art?

How to create performance art?

Performance art is one of my favorite genres of art. There is something so amazing about being able to not only express your idea in physical form, but to become the art piece.  Performance art, not to be confused with the performing arts, such as theater, is the use of one’s body to create art within a designated amount of time. I particularly love performance art because there is no other feeling like…

Art and Technology: Using the Creative Process to Heal.

Art and Technology: Using the Creative Process to Heal.

A few weeks ago, I got invited to go to an artist talk of a friend from college. The description of her project immediately caught my attention, where the summary mentioned using technology combined with meditation to create art.  Amazing right? What if it was feasible to draw without the use of your hands? Cynthia O’neill, really embodies what passion for a project is. Through her lecture at Open Works…

Everything Glitters: A Retrospective.

Everything Glitters: A Retrospective.

You might know by now that I was playing with glitter and confetti these last two months. I can tell you, my apartment will never be the same…and I am glad. Shooting the Glitter Me set was a blast. I love working with materials, and when I explore something, I go full out. I started with the idea that I would do simple looks as well as intense, all over…

What to do when you don’t have professional photography lights.

What to do when you don’t have professional photography lights.

If you are just getting into photography or have been around a long time, we all know by now that photography gear isn’t cheap. I remember when I was a freshman in college, my teacher reacted to the groans about how much archival paper would cost and said: “Welcome to the most expensive major on campus!” That’s the truth. However, the same teacher taught me how to be resourceful. Unless you…

A Valentines Day Gift for Those Who Feel Like They Are Bad at Giving Gifts

A Valentines Day Gift for Those Who Feel Like They Are Bad at Giving Gifts

I have always been someone who has been more into showing love through spending time with someone and acts of service. Having read about the different love languages has really deepened my understanding of myself and my relationships. It has also allowed me to better understand how to capture others and the love they have for each other. You can read more about the different love languages here. I love…

Winter Themed Set: Glitter Me.

Winter Themed Set: Glitter Me.

What I love about these themed photo sets is that it makes me create something new every few months and that I get to work on what is inspiring me at the moment. The last theme was witchy and came from my renewed interest in learning more about more witch things, intention, and my obsession with colored smoke bombs. It was great! I got to photograph people using all the…

Smoke Bomb Retrospective: Some Things I learned.

Smoke Bomb Retrospective: Some Things I learned.

I just finished up the first of my themed sets that included a colored smoke bomb and a bunch of witch themed items, from crystals to cauldrons. It was amazing. I loved seeing the inner spirit of each person I photographed. Everyone used the props differently and it was so much fun to capture what the props help bring out in each individual. A big part of the witch photo…

2017 Roundup of Favorites

2017 Roundup of Favorites

Although I try and do this periodically throughout the year, December is a good time to think back on all you have accomplished and done this year. 2017 was a super transitional year from me. I went from a place in life where I wasn’t super happy and eventually moving out on my own. I started being more intentional with my gratitude and goals. I feel completely different now! I…