Preparing For The New Year? Start Planning Like This

It’s December! Can you believe this? Only few weeks until the new year!

And of course this is the time of year where everyone reflects on what has happened in 2015. Since I have been MIA for the last couple of months I will try and fill you in on what I have been brewing up for 2016:

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What A Female Artist Goes Through (& What Male Artists Don’t!)

Has anyone ever told you that you are “suppose” to be at a certain point in your life?

Here is an example: When you’re dating someone for a long period of time, the questions that’s asked is “When are you getting married?”. When you graduate college: “When are you getting a job?”. When you get your first drivers license: “When are you getting a car?” Continue reading “What A Female Artist Goes Through (& What Male Artists Don’t!)”

The Most Powerful Tool In Creating Legendary Art!

Thanksgiving is on its way here in the US and this is the time of year when everyone gathers around with loved ones.

A huge theme that revolves around this holiday is gratitude and being grateful for the things that we have. One of the things that I’ve noticed when it comes to gratitude, it is at al all-time high during Thanksgiving. Then as time passes, it started to fade away and people forget what they are grateful for.

The most powerful tool in creating any type of work…is gratitude.

Starting your day with a positive attitude of gratitude of the work that you do and the people around you is such an important and powerful tool to have. With just a few minutes a day thinking and feeling all of the things you are grateful for, it keeps you focused, dedicated and aligned with why you are making your work.

Here are a few ways to add gratitude to your life and how it will inspire you to create more work:
1. Thank Your Support!

Remember that if it wasn’t for people looking at your work, buying your work, sharing it with their friends or exhibiting your work in shows…you wouldn’t be where you are now. Your work has inspired and moved people in a way where they want to know you more about you and share your information with everyone around them. Even if you are still in the beginning stage of your artistic journey and you haven’t had work out there, I know that you have friends and family who are encouraging you to show your true creative colors because they believe that your artwork can truly make a difference in the world. So thank them for that!

2. Contact an old friend or someone you haven’t spoken to in a while and remenise!

We are so consumed in this dog-eat-dog world that is filled with always getting things done and aspiring to do more and more, especially at the end of the year around where a lot of us creative folks are showcasing in December of preparing for a show in the next couple of months and the due date is in December. This is crunch time for most artists that are out their displaying their work trying to get their name out there…but because we are so busy we lost the connection with our loved ones. We forget to appreciate who we have around us at the present moment and live in the moment instead of planning for the future all the time. So take a break from creating, sit back with the one you love most and just hang out!

3. A moment of deep reflection

During this time of year I ask a lot of people “What are you grateful for?” And they usually say “Oh I’m grateful for me mom my dad my cat my boyfriend my girlfriend my job my customers my art my….” . It’s a never ending sentence that they have which is great! Until I ask them “why?” and they just go blank. We have a lot of things in our lives to be grateful for but we need to understand why are we grateful for them. What about them that brings us joy and happiness and the ability to keep doing what we love. Write down a list of the people you are grateful for and WHY, and you will appreciate your surroundings more. You will get inspired to create more not just for yourself but for others.

Now it’s your time to shine!

In the comments below, let me know which tip you will act on to show how grateful you are. How will you start to add the powerful of gratitude to your every day life and most importantly, to your work?

Thank YOU for following my journey in creating art and I hope you have an amazing Thanksgiving holiday 🙂

Till next time – keep creating,

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The Photo Week: How To Prep For Your Portrait In Just 5 Minutes!

You ever wanna walk into a studio and come out with amazing shots of yourself?

This is the wish and dream of every client that walks into my studio. They booked a portrait shoot and think that it is going to be great!! Which is how they should feel because having your photo taken is such a great feeling.

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The Photo Week: Top 5 Places That Will Make Your Photos Look Incredible!

Have you ever looked at a photo of yourself and thought that it doesn’t make you look great?

I have plenty of those! There are certain photos of myself that don’t make me feel awesome or that are super unflattering. As a photographer it is my job to make sure that anyone who comes into my studio for my services will leave with amazing photos. Continue reading “The Photo Week: Top 5 Places That Will Make Your Photos Look Incredible!”

The Photo Week: Here’s The Greatest Cure To Mend A Broken Heart

I have always been, and always will be, a person in a positive light.

A lot of my friends and family say that I have a heart of gold and how there isn’t a bad bone inside of me. The way I see it: Life is too short to hold grudges or to behave like an ass. I rather brush it off and live my life the best way that I can (because you never know). Continue reading “The Photo Week: Here’s The Greatest Cure To Mend A Broken Heart”

10 Lies We Tell Our Mothers & What They Really Mean

Mother’s Day is coming up & it’s that time of year to reflect on all of the amazing things that your mother has done for you. So instead of talking about my art, I’m devoting this entirely to my mother. But this year, I reflect on the things that I’ve done to my mother and I will confess – it’s a lot. Continue reading “10 Lies We Tell Our Mothers & What They Really Mean”

WARNING: Why I Turned My Family Into Monsters & SCARED the Fashion World

By the age of eight, I felt that I was ugly.

There were so many times when I was being picked on as a kid because I was Colombian, flat chested and didn’t wear any cool clothes that were in style. When I was growing up, I lived a life of hand-me-downs from my older sister. Continue reading “WARNING: Why I Turned My Family Into Monsters & SCARED the Fashion World”