I love working with other artists. If you quiet yourself and pay attention, there is a swirl of energy that vibrates and surrounds the space of creative collaboration. It feels a little different each time, depending on the people involved, the emotions of the day, and the creative ingredients everyone brings to the situation, both intentionally and unintentionally. I never know quite what to expect, but I’ve come to love the adventure and the butterflies that I always get before a shoot. I’m finally learning to trust my own creative process.
// Collaborative shoot with musician Daniel Rafn for his new music release. //
I’ve been blessed lately with new friends, creative opportunities and inspiration, and beauty all around me.
Last week I had the chance to celebrate and relax at my friend Samantha’s beautiful farm house surrounded by powerful creative women. We made flower crowns and wall art, shared music and food and played with rainbows until the sun set in the sky.
This life is a gift.
“…it always strikes me as sacred. All those people going by. People who simply decide to live their truth, even when doing so wasn’t simple. Each and every one of them had the courage to say, ‘This is who I am even if you’ll crucify me for it.’” - Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed
It took me a while to decide to share these photos of me, naked and distorted. I was afraid of what you’d think of me. I still am. But the highest part of me knows I can’t allow fear to suffocate my creative freedom. Because I can no longer believe that I will stay “safe” inside a box that is smaller than my contents.