Begin

January is a time for new beginnings. 

"Begin" drawn in the Paper app on iPad mini with Paper pencil. Jan. 2016

"Begin" drawn in the Paper app on iPad mini with Paper pencil. Jan. 2016

Everything about this website and my own "brand" has been in progress. Because I don't really have a brand at all. I don't have products to sell and I don't know if I want to sell my art or my photographs.  Or if I could sell them. Do I even want to sell them? See the muddle going on here in my head?! Haha. 

Let me share a little of my art journey. I've never taken an art class in my life, not even in high school. What about mandatory art classes in high school? You ask. Well, I say with a sigh, I'm not going to go down that rabbit hole today, but long story short, I was homeschooled. So no art class. University rolled around and I bought a little digital camera, I went on some trips and discovered the joy of posting photos on Facebook (remember back when that was cool?) and editing photos on my computer. Oh the power of the contrast bar. So much fun. At that point in my life I discovered I am a visual person. A beautiful image elicits emotions in my heart. Shortly before I moved overseas I saved up my spare pennies for a fancypants camera, a Panasonic Lumix GF1. Ever since then, I've been a photographer at heart. I'm not an expert by any means, but boy do I love it. 

When I returned home from living overseas I wanted to delve into photography more seriously so I did some photoshoots for friends hoping to make some cash on the side. I created this website mostly for fun because I love graphic design type things and I needed a place to put all my photographs. Throughout highschool and university I blogged regularly and blogging became my creative outlet. I missed that outlet. 

So I created this website. Yet I never began again.  While this site has undergone quite a few structural changes, and a few sad attempts at blog posts, I have yet to consistently share my voice here. While there are many many legitimate reasons for that, one of them being my foray into the world of handlettering, I have decided. 

To Begin. 

Here. Today.  

despite doubt and fear, insecurity and laziness, I am beginning to blog again. 

What is something you want to begin again this year?