October Monthly Archives

Visual Journal Challenge

I was looking through my visual journals the other day and realized I missed filling them out. My favourite is the one I made while in school. It is full of our assignments, notes, quotes, images and pretty much anything else that caught my attention at the time. The other two visual journals aren’t as exciting, one is for planning photoshoots and the other is …

11 Things Short People Can Understand

Being short can make life pretty interesting at times so here are 11 things short people can understand… I think every grocery store is out to get me. My cereal is ALWAYS on the top shelf. There is me on my tippy toes reaching for the love crunch granola…grocery shopping is a pain. Where are the tall people when you need them?? When you go to …

Show Them You Believe in Them

Working towards a job as an artist, whatever that job may be, is like being on a treadmill. You spend every free moment working on the art and trying to build a business while working your minimum wage forty hour a week job on top and feel like you aren’t going anywhere. There is the frustration of needing more time in a day to spend …

Because Quotes Are Awesome

I love quotes. One of my favourite things on Pinterest are all the quotes you can find. I was looking through the ones I had saved on Pinterest and I thought I would share a couple. Happy Friday!

4 Books To Read

I love book reviews. A lot of times in a book store I won’t even pick up a book unless I know the author so reviews make it so I find out about books that I wouldn’t otherwise look at. The books in this review are more on the business/biography/artist side of thing so I do apologize to those of you hoping to find a new …

Well Worth It

A few weeks ago I wrote a post called “This Is Not A Competition” which you can read here. It was about being honest but being kind and always finding something good to say when you are giving a critique. I guess this post is the other side of that, learning to take a critique. When you put stuff out there people say things even when …

Photography: The Blain Family

Love this sweet little family. I had so much fun taking these photos so I thought I would share a few of them on here. The rain tried to make an appearance but it held out and ended up being a beautiful day for a photoshoot. Plus you can never go wrong with beautiful grassy fields and gorgeous views of the valley below. October is very quickly …

7 Things I Have Learned

Oh to be an adult…seriously though, other than the random grey hairs that pop up (and get ripped out 2 seconds later) that prove I am no longer sixteen, half of the time I still feel sixteen. That being said, I thought I would write a little list of some things I have learned in my short 26 years so here are 7 things… Bedtime is …

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving! Happy eat so much turkey and gravy you kinda want to puke day. Seriously though, the yummiest day of the year…besides Christmas maybe. We made a giant turkey, stuffed seven kids and seven adults under one roof and generally had a lovely relaxing day. Hence the super late blog post. We stole some fall decorations from mom and bought some crackers from Superstore …

Top 5 Reasons To Go To Photography School

I have seen lots of people give their opinion about going to photography school. From what I have read the consensus usually is don’t do it, go to business school instead, or just take workshops. I loved photography school. I loved being surrounded by people who had the same interests and goals as I did. I loved getting to create everyday. I feel like the pros far out …