Technology has always been intriguing to me… and I’m constantly inspired by the digital world we have quickly adapted to. Of course things change quickly these days, and a lot of us drag our feet when it comes to change. I’ll admit, I do get a tiny bit frustrated when I update my computer… only to find out the latest greatest computer is coming out two months later. Although, most of the time I’m excited about change. I welcome change because it keeps things exciting. It keeps you fresh and on your feet, constantly searching for new ideas.
As an artist, it’s important to remember to hit the refresh button once in a while. Whether new ideas thrive or fail, art needs to evolve as you grow. I feel this way every few months, and I love that technology gives me the opportunity (and sometimes forces me) to evolve my work. I’m really into Instagram Videos right now. I’m completely fascinated by the challenge of being creative with it… and seeing how other’s will use it. What do you think?
There’s something about being home in the South that inspires me. It’s rejuvenating to be surrounded by nature, listening to the great outdoors and stargazing at the midnight sky. As they say, time slows down in the South… and it brings me back to my days as a little girl.
I’ve always found it a little funny how growing up I used to see fireflies, rollie pollies, grasshoppers, and butterflies so frequently… playing with them used to entertain me for hours! As I’ve grown, those small friends have become rare sights (especially since I live in the Boston). Being in Georgia reminded me to keep my eyes open, and see the world as a little girl again. Those things are still there, we just have to look for them. Fireflies were one of my favorite things about growing up in the country, and it was magical to see them twinkling all around me just the other day…
As you know, I’m quite the snow fanatic, so it seemed only fitting to capture the beauty of the Blizzard of 2013 in illustration form. One of my favorite (and most beautiful) areas in Boston is Copley Square. The Old South Church’s architecture is enough to make anyone ooh and ahh! I took a long and freezing walk to Boston from Harvard Square the morning after the blizzard, and oh… it’s a walk I’ll never forget! There were almost no cars in sight, and just a few scattered people (some on skis). It made for the most picturesque Boston I’ve ever seen. It was such a perfect day.
I’m sure I littered everyone’s instagram feed with more than enough snow photos… which brings me to the giveaway! I’ve taken a photography class here and there, but I’ve never really learned the in’s and out’s of the art. Capturing moments via photo is something I’m nearly as passionate about as illustrating, in fact, they go hand in hand. The same way illustration captures a moment… it’s about finding and seeing that unique moment.
This March I’m taking the Camera Ready Bootcamp here in Boston. I’m excited to learn how to use an SLR, and give my iPhone camera a rest (yes I take every single photo you see on my blog with my iPhone!). We’ll be spending the day learning the basics of the camera, shooting techniques, and editing tricks. The girls over at Camera Ready are going to giveaway a spot to their class to one of you! Check out the class description to see if it’s something you’d be interested in here.
Leave a comment telling me why you’d like to take the class, and you’re class location choice (The Boston class or the Berkshire class).
Post an instagram with the hashtag #CameraReadyBoston to show us what sort of photo subjects interest you and tag @paperfashion and @blogalacart.
For a double entry, make sure to like Camera Ready on facebook.
We’ll notify the winner via email on Monday, February 18th.
Maybe it’s because I grew up in the south… but I can’t get enough of snow. It’s always been so magical to me! I remember not being able to sleep as a kid if there were as much as flurries in the forecast… it felt like Christmas!
I’ve lived in Boston for four years now, and the enchantment of snow has yet to wear off. It’s one of the most peaceful things to wake up before dawn, or go out late in the night to walk in fresh snow.
Lucky for me, we have snow in the forecast today… and hopefully many more this winter!
Do you guys love snow as much as I do?
P.S. I found the most gorgeous acrylic paint yesterday (used on the curtain above). It’s called Pearl Mica Flakes.