Monday, September 30, 2013

Congrats to my cousin Jodi and her man Greg!!!!

Was so excited to get up north and be here with family at her wedding!  It was a huge non-holiday event that I knew almost everyone would be going to!!!  I got to see all my aunts and uncles...and a lot of my cousins and my cousins kiddos!  I have a huge family up here...and was glad to see their faces!

This is just me having fun with their day.  I knew I wanted to make some art for them, but also wanted to stay out of the way of the photog they hired to capture everything. :)

The amazing thing about being a wedding photographer is knowing when to step in for the shot, or step BACK for the shot. <3  I had so much fun!!!!!

Saturday, September 14, 2013

some highlights from 2013....

I can't help but look back over this year so far....and take a few moments to highlight some fun images!   I grabbed some liners from the reviews I've been given since the beginning of the year...and just overjoyed at the opportunities I get to work with such fun peoplesss! :)

ENJOY what I have so far!!!!

I'll have to do a montage to celebrate new year's this year!!!!

Thanks to all my lovely couples. :)

Loving this year so far.....and Bailee's was last October, but we got to talk this week...and had a good time talking about her wedding day...and how fast it went!! :)

enjoy and see you at the Posh Bridal Show!!!!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Out of pains come art....

I think we can all relate to a lot of things the human race deals with.  We can feel alone, sad, depressed, helpless, hopeless...and on the flip side...we can feel full of love whilst battling inside the mind about who and what and where you are supposed to be in your life.

The journey for me has been such a significant part of my purpose that it is almost scary to look back and see just how far I've come with God....once I threw everything out of the box and got rid of the box...I'm slowly understanding more of the purpose for my life.

These last few weeks I've seen the number ONE a lot the time clocks usually.  1:11 and 11:11 all throughout the day.  Not looking for it, just glancing really.

Last Thursday was a huge definition for me and a ding ding ding moment that God's listening and hears my heart.  He know that sometimes I just don't understand certain things and how some opportunities come to me and some that seem right don't pan out.  They are all leading somewhere.  Am I mature enough to sit still and then GO when he says go?  I'm sure getting there!  I've learned recently - no point in doing something where you don't have peace.  But sometimes, fear is there too.  Any time you are about to overcome, learn, fail, fall - there might be fear there.

It is ok to miss the mark and ok to fail.  God uses every bit of our lives to interweave the super duper tapestry of our lives.  Have you stopped to realize just how intricate our bodies are? It still blows my mind.  This world is SO HUGE that if you have never stepped foot out of your home state-  how would you ever know?  The USA is can see it from the sky when flying.

My first international realize WOW there is a whole other world and whole other culture and a whole other state of being on the other side of the world!!!  I knew this world was big, but wow!!! :)

So back to my ONE's.  After going to Oprah's life class last thursday I was able to get a few good nuggets from the session as well as something that I didn't expect.  A little surprise being moved from the 3rd floor down to the first floor.  Yep, you guessed it - we were moved to 111.  I got to share with with a friend of mine and tell her that I've been seeing this for weeks and how much it meant to me to be MOVED and HURRIED to the floor.  As if a promotion was waiting for me...and I had to run down the stairs and the escalator to get to it. ;)  We take our places to the seats we are given in the space we are given for the TIME we are given.
i took a picture of our section, so i could REMEMBER the goodness of favor!

What are you doing with YOUR time here?

By all means, enjoy your life - pursue your dreams...and access the creativity that awaits you to "create" the life that awaits for you.  I believe hand-in-hand God and I are drawing, sketching and painting and photographing the moments that will lead to the greater things and GREATER purpose for why I'm here.

Meanwhile, along the way....I'm going to enjoy the ride, enjoy the opportunities and reach for the dreams I know are there inside.   I'm also going to be frustrated, emotional and a lil energetic acting!!!!

The best thing you can do.....

get rid of your box.

When you hold onto your history, you do this at the expense of your destiny.

I've been challenged as well - to think bigger because I still haven't been thinking BIG ENOUGH.  But I also believe there is only so much I can comprehend and handle at one time.  I'm so thankful to the Lord for guiding me and giving me the wisdom to make the choices that need to be made and do the things He needs me to do.  Whilst my biggest reminder was - don't lose that relationship with HIM.  Make Him #1 and everything else will make sense.

My pains this week and weekly art have been from additional life frustrations, questions, learning i'm a fish out of water sometimes, totally don't know what i'm doing sometimes and learning as i go.  These are the things that frustrate me AND GROW ME.  So I dedicate this art to my future place.  The future place where I'm going to take my place as the artist I know I am...and be the person I'm supposed to be.  Through and Through.

This ART is dedicated to these moments this week:
I grabbed my camera, took a few props...and threw on some lipstick.  To me this radiates more of who I am...more of where I'm going....I love having fun and I love creating.
dedicated to this week's roller coaster ride of love, frustration and being me.

Take care.....

Much Love...........................