There is something so raw and beautiful about the way a new idea is born. The countless hours of daydreaming and brainstorming about how it will turn into reality. The way an artist speaks so passionately and genuinely about the subject. The hope that maybe this could be "the" big idea because more often times than not, an artist will go through a trial and error phase until something sticks.
For awhile, I never identified myself as an artist. I put the title on a pedestal because I thought only people who had exhibitions, a huge following, and out-of-this-world talent, could be deserving enough. But it just dawned on me (literally as I am typing this post out) that I have been an artist my whole life. I never had crazy enough talent to get my work into museums, but the way I have expressed myself has always been better without words. No matter where I was or what season I was going through, I had a strong desire to create beauty. Whether it was when I was a little girl and made crepe paper flowers, or when I was studying at Parsons doing typography projects, I realized there has been a trend throughout my entire life: my hands needed to create something.
Now that we have entered a digital world where everything is accessible, it occurred to me how important the creative process is. It's something that most people overlook because they are more consumed with the end result, but for me, the creative process is everything. It's a sacred time when my head and heart meet and my hands are happy to create. And just like how I used to jump from one hobby to the next, my creative process is always evolving. Whether it's sketching and doodling in a notebook, or curating inspiration boards, it's something I hope to always remember to preserve.
I encourage you artists to do the same. Don't speed through the process; enjoy it, cherish it, remember it.
p.s. These are my late night musings, so apologies if I jumped all over the place. Just my stream of consciousness!
Friday, March 7, 2014
The weather has been fickle as usual in Atlanta, so the jackets and layers still stay on. But I did snag this top and can't wait to wear it soon!
You may all know how much I love Instagram and how much it has helped my business grow. This free e-book is a great overlook on some new strategies for 2014.
My roommate told me about this brand and I am absolutely obsessed.
One of my long-time favorite bloggers launched this with Target. So fun!
Only 15 days until our wedding day and a few more days after that until we stay here. Pinch me.
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Tuesday, February 25, 2014
I woke up yesterday with a fun and crazy idea. I've been thinking about what to do with all the leftover flowers from the wedding I styled over the weekend, and as much as I adore and love flowers, I felt a bit selfish hoarding them all to myself. With the weather being beautiful and my desire to share beauty, I came up with the concept of sharing flowers with strangers around Atlanta. I called my lovely photographer friend, Elicia Bryan, and asked if she would be up for documenting my first round of drop offs. Despite her crazy busy day, she happily agreed to the spontaneous idea! We hung around East Atlanta and made 3 drop offs at Octane Coffee in Grant Park, Carroll Street, and the last on the BeltLine. Not only was it amazing sharing these bouquets with new owners, but it was so much fun exploring Atlanta on a beautiful day. I can't wait to share my next round!! If you're on Instagram, follow along at #FlowersForAStranger.