As y’all might have noticed, things have been pretty quiet around here and my Facebook Page lately. Life has been busy, priorities are shifting, and things are changing.
I’ve decided to take a break from updating my photography website and Facebook Page. I will still continue doing photography (and will still be available for hire, *hint hint*) but I would rather expend my energy honing my craft than by trying to keep up with the past-faced business and self-marketing side of things. There are also other areas of my life I would like to focus on. Like I said, priorities are shifting.
You will still be able to access this website. Feel free to browse the galleries and my Facebook Page to see some of my past work. (I might update my galleries occasionally, so keep an eye out.) Also, don’t hesitate to contact me if you are interested in scheduling a photo shoot, purchasing prints, commissioning a project, etc..
Thank you everyone for all of the love and support you’ve given me so freely. It has meant so much to me. I hope to see y’all here again someday. :)
Check it out! I made new business cards!
I got the idea from Pinterest, where all of the best ideas are found. :) It took me a while to track down the original source, but I finally found it at while the sun shines. These instructions create a unique watercolor effect that I really like and it is quite easy to achieve. I tweaked the method just a little bit when I made my own cards. (I did use the same kind of ink though.) (Don’t you just love the classy Rural King ads I put down to protect the table?)
I soaked my cards in water for just 3-4 minutes instead of 15 and they took the ink just fine. After I put the ink on the cards I dabbed some more water on top of it to help it spread out even more. I used paintbrushes instead of eyedroppers and played around with soaking the cards in water before and after I put ink on them. Here’s what the ink looks like after it’s dried and then soaked in water for a minute or two before I put on more ink. This might seem obvious, but the more cards you stack together = less ink running down into the stack (depending on how much ink and water you use). It’s something I learned through trial and error.
The colors can look quite saturated right after you put them on (again, depending on how much ink and water you use) but they become more subdued as they dry and ironing the cards seems to help the colors not be so bright. At first I tried ironing the cards between a single layer of paper towels because I was afraid the ink might come off on the iron. The cards were not getting any flatter or drier though, so I got rid of the paper towels and that worked perfectly. The ink didn’t stick to the iron and the cards became nice and flat. (Don’t use steam when you iron the cards.)
In the past I ordered my business cards from a printing company. They were black and white and had one of my own photos on them. It’s been two years though since I ordered those cards which means the information needed updating and I also wanted to do something besides slapping an image on them. I really like these watercolor cards because they’re creative, colorful, and each one is unique instead of having all of the cards look the same. Another advantage is that I can make however many I want at a time and use whatever colors I choose. :)
Phase Two is complete! My Facebook page is published! This is so exciting!
So for all y’all first-timers, welcome to my blog! Keep an eye out for my next post which will tell a little more about myself and my business.
Thank you for taking the time to visit!
It’s been a little less than a year since first I created this blog for my photography. And now I finally get to use it!
Things just were not in order for me to start my photography business last year. I was wrapped up in school and work and several other things. It wasn’t the right time.
My last day working at the daycare was yesterday. I’m going to miss the kids and my coworkers a lot, but I’m terribly excited to move on to this new chapter in my life and pursue photography full time.
Phase One of diving into this new chapter is organizing my desk and room so that I have an effective work space. Phase Two is revamping my Facebook page and this blog. My Facebook page should be up and running within a week or two.
I’m really looking forward to finally getting to do what I went to school for. Your prayers and well-wishes are very appreciated! :)