i am so incredibly pumped, inspired, and flattered so many of you joined the "let go of fear" challenge! it's been on my mind everyday and i've already done a lot of personal work to let go of some scary thoughts i've been carrying around. it feels good...lighter. much lighter. funny how just that initial letting go of scary thoughts can be, well....scary! it's like you are suddenly so vulnerable. but it's good. very good.
we've been pretty busy over here. mark finished up a huge interior project he's been working on for months and now he's home for a bit figuring out his next step. like me, he's leaping into the great unknown. always too afraid to pursue his artwork for a living, and in the past has had too much holding him back to do so. he's working hard to move forward in a way that feels more authentic to him. and it's a hard journey, but it's the right one and i couldn't be happier to witness it all. (and being the one by his side rooting him on is a privilege.)
i've been working on a lot of projects. my current one will be a 4 month journey, launching me into a very different photographic world. i've had some amazing people up in my studio whose inner and outer beauty just shines through. it's such an honor to photograph them. i'm collaborating with other artists shooting different things and expanding my knowledge and repertoire. i'm working on a big styled shoot for february and may photograph a bridal runway show in march before flying out to NYC to speak at a conference. so many things. so many good, wonderful, exciting things. i have two offers for modeling gigs, which is hilarious seeing as i'm always the one behind the lens. it's an amazing learning experience which only benefits me as a photographer. what a life! i'm so grateful.
and the little one...the little one that just keeps getting bigger and bigger. she wasn't growing for a while there, but all of sudden the new jeans we bought are above her ankles and i swear her face changes every week. she is completely obsessed with the movie Frozen and sings the songs constantly. she is progressing big time on her violin, loves modeling in my studio (she's good, too!), and dances almost non-stop. she wants to be a professional dancer and artist, but instead of wanting that when she's older, she wants it NOW. she was in a bit of a playing rut for a few weeks there, and instead was constantly somewhat distant and always drawing. one day i said, "hey sweetie, why don't you play with your toys?" and she said, "because mama, i am an artist and i want to do nothing but draw. that's how i will get better." well, okay then. i figure it's both a blessing and a curse if she inherited her mother's ambition and drive.
so that's us. that's where we are right now. it's almost like with the start of a new year, everything just happens. things shift and change and surprise us, and we just are along for the ride.
what are you up at the start of this new year?