Two days ago I was lucky enough to get to spend some time with one of my dearest friends, Codi Ann. There was a moment in the day that’s still been lingering in my mind. My love, Antonio, had come home from work, and it was just the three of us sitting in my living room, drinking coffee and cheap wine, and at one point in the conversation, Antonio and Codi Ann both started to speak. So he told her to continue, as his comments were off-topic. And Codi Ann looked at him and said, okay, but make sure to remind me to come back to it, I want to hear what you have to say. And it was that little sentence, I want to hear what you have to say that struck me and has continued to stay in my thoughts. It was this little moment of realizing that you are surrounded by truly genuine people, who care, deep down about you, and your thoughts. And I just felt so warm by the fact that here is a girl who in the midst of conversation is listening, really listening, and not just waiting for her turn to talk. I just think that in today’s world that that’s a very special quality and that she’s a very special person.
Adeline, this made me smile and cry at the same time. My heart is so warm.
Thank you so much for your compliments and interest in my work! I really appreciate that.
I do not make any products with faux or vegan leather, no. My main priority is quality and the leather that I bring into the studio has proven immensely trustworthy.
I do not necessarily hold strong to my opinions, but I have done my research and have found that the production of vegan leather has its rather hazardous cons as well.
Thank you so much! Good lighting! Ha ha. I really only take my photos during a certain time period each day. If I miss it, I wait until the next day. I’m insane. And then I edit my photos with VSCO!
Creativity is easy as soon as you know where to look; when you figure out what best inspires you. I would genuinely suggest looking around the internet, going to the library and investing some time into knowing what is out there — what kinds of things are possible and what kinds of things you can do. Know your resources. To be honest, when you know where to look and equally, how to inspire yourself, you can’t go a day/week without having an idea for something. And then it comes down to having the motivation/drive to make it happen.
Also, make lists. Make so many lists. Write down your goals, what you like, what you’re interested in learning how to do. Do your research and then simply, start! It’s such a fun process. Creativity, to me, is just as it was when I was a kid. You learn to let yourself go, remind yourself not to worry or dread or panic and you simply “start creating.”
I also just wrote out a response on my other blog to a question remarkably similar to this one but more so centered on motivation/overcoming fears, etc. and my answer is right here.