Friday, June 4, 2010

Braids & Mud

So this is from a photo shoot I did a while back. The "mud" smeared all over my face is actually bright red lipstick. Photo taken by the amazing Michael Scott.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Champagne Fizz

So I have had all of these thoughts jumbled up in my skull these last few weeks and I need to get them out into the great void. If you can't make sense of this you are probably not the one going crazy. Don't worry, I am. My mind is like the bubbles in a bottle of champagne. The more I'm shaken, the more I need to let my thoughts out. So here goes..... All creative people need something to rebel against. Talent helps, but it won't take you as far as ambition. Make your vision of where you want to be a reality. If, instead of making approval of things I ask myself, 'What's wrong with it? How can I make it better?' If I ask myself the right question, I know I will get the right answer. When it can't be done, do it. If I don't do it, it doesn't exist. If I cant solve certain problems I am facing, it's because I am probably playing by the rules. I need to constantly remind myself that failure is a major contributor to success. Knowledge comes from the past, so it's safe. It is also out of date. It's the opposite of originality. I need to give myself some more spin. How I perceive myself is how others will perceive me. I am on my own. Fly or Die. To be original, I need to seek my inspiration from unexpected sources. I will be true to my subject(s) and then I will be far more likely to create something that is timeless, not fashionable. That's where the true art lies. I don't have to be creative to be creative. I am on my own, just do it. Better.

Colorful Days

So I had a fleeting thought today while I was driving home in the rain. When I think of certain days of the week, I think of them in colors. Sunday: Brick Red. Monday: Bright Pink. Tuesday: Yellow. Wednesday: Lime Green. Thursday: Dark Blue. Friday: Grassy Green. Saturday: Purple. Now I don't know how I came up with these colors, I just know that when this certain day comes about, a certain color comes about with it.

Just Me

I have been to Paris.
I find excitement in the mundane.
I don't get jealous.
I celebrate my Unbirthday quite frequently.
I try to take one picture every day.
I like puppies and bunnies, but zombies are cool, too.
I am having a torrid affair with my new Nikon camera.
I am in love with a handsome redhead.
I would wear tulle and sequins every day if I could.
I am inspired by things that are not always considered fashionable.
I don't have a favorite color because it changes everyday.
I have a weird obsession with balloons and umbrellas.
I want to go to New York more than anything.
I love laughing with my best friend.
I can't wait to design my own house.
I am never uncheered by flowers.
I love the crackly sound an old book makes when its opened.
I will be able to fly like Peter Pan someday.