Archive for February, 2012

exciting updates on the way!

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

well, I hope you haven’t taken this practical month of silence to mean lack of productivity! Its actually quite the opposite. A lot of new things are in the works (unfortunately kind of simultaneously which slows everything down some). Exciting and fun stuff– studio set ups, (prayers for commercial space!), new baby plans and new products too. We’ve revised some of the old and made way for the new. I can’t WAIT to show you what is in store!! Until then, all I have is an image. :) As you might guess…This next two weeks, I’m shooting newborns! All of that squishy baby love coming soon! (I mean, unless you’d rather just look at this oh-so-realistic–and somewhat scary– model?) 😉

Have an awesome week, everyone!! and ps- happy LEAP day!

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a craving to create

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

If you’ve tried out pinterest, you’ve seen tons of inspiration and ideas floating all over the place. Ideas on how to decorate your dream house alongside tutorials for creating shamrock wreaths. How to make creative lunches for your children and what workouts best tone your body in 30 days. You name it, it can be found on pinterest. I search far and wide for ideas to decorate and craft and cook but there is one thing I actually avoid when perusing pinterest:: photography. In some ways, I feel like its cheating myself. Every once in awhile something will be re-pinned from people I follow and I will stash it away for inspiration but I really want to be careful. Aside from the whole “plagiarism” mentality poured into our noggins at the elementary level, this borrowing of inspiration from others is what is contributing to (I think) my creative block. How can I CREATE something original if I’m copying someone else’s creations? A light bulb burns dimly above my head. I crave to create, not copy. I crave to create something that is representative of me and who I am– a tangible expression of the insides of Elizabeth that only Elizabeth can produce. My work, my art is an intimate expression of who I am. If I’m not creating, then… am I lying?

I close my eyes and dream a little. I imagine horses galloping across a tall sunlight field at sunset. I see colors: pink, orange, yellow. I see texture: flowing manes, blades of tall grass, dust, dirt. I see light. I see peace. I see inspiration.

My heart starts to soar as I imagine what the image in my mind will look like huge on a wall. This is the essence of creating. I imagine this is what God does when he dreams up a new soul in heaven… This is creation. We are unique. Each and every one of us. And we all have something awesome to contribute. Closing our eyes to the distractions and looking inside will reveal magnificent ideas, stories and images all within our own capacities.

When you close your eyes, what do YOU see?

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