What a year it’s been so far. I have found change to be sudden and shocking at times.
I made the decision to downsize after realizing that the market is shrinking, and the supply of photographers is growing. I love having my studio space, but I definitely didn’t need all the space I have. My neighbor a few doors down, Rhonda’s Framing has packed her bags and moved into the space with me, and we are happily enjoying a new creative vibe as we prepare to work beside each other in such complementary businesses.
Having a room mate is an awesome opportunity for me. I am really enjoying the camaraderie and friendship of this shared space. Rhonda is a gifted artist with great vision and committment to excellence in product and customer service. We are both excited to see how she can help my clients get their images up on their walls as stunning pieces of family art. We have big dreams to create a place where art is exciting, and inspiring! Please come down and see our new space if you are in the area.
While I was reshuffling, downsizing, and tossing a great amount of stuff that had accumulated over the years, I became obsessed with making a space of my own in this new area. For three days I agonized over putting red paint on a wall. Logically I understand that paint can be changed, but to commit to such a bold and fearsome colour really stopped me in my tracks. I went into the hardware store three times to confirm the colour and ask questions. When I finally walked out with 2 cans of what can only be described as blood red paint, I was excited to make my space personal.
The studio now has a smaller dedicated shooting space, as well as a cozy meeting area. I’m surprised at how much I like my new space. This year has been about making changes in life and in business to reflect my personality and goals. I am defining who I am as a person, an artist and an individual. I realize that I love bright colour, and making noise, and standing out. I like exploring the emotional content of relationships, and that is what my work is about. This bold red colour will remind me every day that my life is about love and joy, and if i remember who I am in every moment, I will never be very far from my dreams and goals.
If you want to celebrate the real emotions in your relationships, and see for yourself how beautiful your love is, give me a call. You are exactly the kind of client I am excited to work with.