Thank you Instagram! Finally, the day has come when Instagram has created a swift + seamless way for you to access multiple Instagram accounts in a flash! Why you ask would you even want multiple Instagram accounts?
Well , hello fine friends! As some of you may have encountered we had a bit of a botched code/design last week. Yes, there was panic involved and quite a lot of nail biting and the conclusion that we needed to switch back to our previous design pronto, which we have but have done some damage to our code. No worries, we are taking this in stride and although a little trigger shy we plan to try again soon (glutton’s for punishment? Perhaps). Instead of waiting for the mystical, magical day to put up posts with our beautiful new look, we decided to put up a post (and an awesome) resource for you, we hope you like!
What better time for a fresh new look than the beginning of the new year? Tristan and I have been planning and plotting better ways to fulfill the mission of this blog, which is to inspire you, openly share first-hand experiences (both ours and those of other artists), and to supply you with a steady stream of top quality creative resources.
Besotted will remain the approachable resource you’ve come to know (and we hope love!), but will be improved upon with a wider range of content that we hope leaves you inspired, ready to take action, or at the very least, comforted by the fact that we all have victories and losses, celebrations and struggles.
So what differences will you notice next week (besides the new design of course)? More interviews for one! We adore the calligrapher interviews (you should have heard us cheer when Betsy Dunlap agreed to an interview), so we’ve decided to expand our interviews to include other creative fields as well (think illustrators, art directors, designers, painters, gallery owners….and more!). We also want to explore tried and true ways to reach creative goals. How many of you have ever wanted to do something, but didn’t know the first step to take? It happens to us all of the time (…publish a book, get into a gallery, find clients for freelance work…etc. etc.). We are going to do our best to shed some light on the process!
Do you have any ideas for the new Besotted? Who would you like to hear from? What would you like to see?
I don’t know where I am going from here, but I promise it won’t be boring.
I woke up this morning to the sad news that David Bowie had passed. My heart was heavy, as I suppose anyone’s heart would be after hearing about the passing of someone that has left too early. I think the thought might be he wasn’t someone you knew personally, so why let it bother you? But music was such a huge part of the fabric of my life growing up, one of my only solaces (that and books) and David Bowie crooning into my Walkman earphones on repeat got me through many a dreaded long bus ride to and from school. I am so sorry for his family, for the loss to those like me that held a spot in their heart for him. R.I.P. Davey Jones.
Hello! How are you? Happy holidays! What goodies are you working on???
It would seem that writing a bajillion (ok, 50K) words in a month, plus client work, plus laying foundations for an extremely exciting new business venture (oh boy – it’s a good one!), oh yes, and recording a new Skillshare class for Foto Rx (there’s another set of actions in the works too), and let’s not forget hosting a dozen loving family members over the holiday, maxed out my brain power and severely limited my ability to write and/or provide photos for this beautiful blog. Luckily for me, I have the most understanding business partner ever, who not only successfully resisted the urge to murder me, but saw fit to mention me kindly as she held down the fort! (Thank you Tristan, there will be dark chocolate bribes on the desk tomorrow, maybe caramels too.)
I can’t seem to fully emerge from novel writing mode (a good thing?), so I hope you’ll indulge me as I use a technique from one of our character profiles to catch up with you!
A glimpse into Miss P.’s thoughts as she begins the second week of December…..
HANDMADE HOLIDAY GIFT
When will that last ingredient for my handmade gifts arrive? -better see if there’s a tracking number.
Should the label be set type, or a hazy black and white photo?
Where can I get my hands on fresh lavender this time of year? Chamomile?
Should we share a how-to on the blog?
Is ordering a prepared meal from Whole Foods or Metropolitan Market cheating? We’ve never done it before, but it’s so tempting. Husband suggests ordering pizza.
Gah! After writing every day for a month, I feel guilty for having taken a week off! Must write. Reminder to write with more imagination, maybe try to take it too far.
Ooo, The Jealous Curator, Danielle Krysa just added a new Art for Your Ear podcast with the magnificent Bobbie Burgers. Must listen. Should also make it to Foster White Gallery to see her work in person. (Insert thoughts of becoming friends with Bobbie. Discussions about the poetry of dying flowers would abound. Maybe she’d let me photograph her dropcloths….)
Bingeing on Roald Dahl stories, which are every bit as wonderful as I remember. The covers are ripe for redesign, wondering what someone like Katrin Coetzer could do with them. Remember being similarly enchanted with Where the Sidewalk Ends as a kid, note to revisit.
I purchased a shiny new mirrorless camera! Have taken it out to shoot exactly once (argh), review forthcoming. Must buy flowers and let them wilt first.
We are working with an amazingly talented illustrator and promise to tell you all about her! Must write interview questions for L. (We are working with two illustrators actually, but the other one is for the TOP SECRET project).
Need to find beautifully minimal holiday cards to send to clients. Have you found any good ones this year?
We know you must be feeling the holiday and end of year pinch as well, here’s hoping we can all find a way carve out some peaceful moments!