I did a photo shoot in Cleveland a couple weeks ago with Angela Makeever. It was a good time. I'm glad I went because I got to know her as a person really well and then saw more of her magic as a model. Also met some more fantastic models and another photographer. Unfortunately I did NOT get the photos I needed for my line sheets so MAJOR stress there.
Next weekend I have it planned for another Photo shoot to do JUST my pieces the way I need them to be. So none of this new person pulling stuff for their shoots. This one is all about me and my line!
Angela also convinced me to Join Model Mayhem and it is kind of amazing and scary at the same time. It's like myspace for photographers, models, stylists and designers. There is some good out there but then there is a LOT of crap to sort through. But I have connected with some amazing MUA'S, models and photographers and as luck would have it almost all the people I want to work with have worked together multiple times! Another great thing is that they all want to work with me. It all helps to reaffirm that I am doing the right thing. This is where I need to be and what I need to be doing with my life.
I am also starting to get my feet wet again with menswear. I would love to always have at least 2-3 mens pieces for each collection at the least to correspond with the ladies and put that edge on my line that no one else can or is doing out here in Columbus. I want to be professional and taken seriously.
I'm not making a lot of new pieces but still constantly working and creating. I've taken a small break just so that I can get some side and personal projects done like repairs and custom orders for UAHS LAX team.
Classes started again for the CE at CCAD. I am an entirely FULL CLASS!!! It is pretty amazing 18 people. Luckily there are no crazies and everyone is very adult and responsible. I even have two gentlemen in my class. As nervous as I get I LOVE the class and enjoy teaching it so much. It really isn't that scary. I'm so happy I decided to do it. I just hope and pray to get a full time position at the School.
In my personal life Andy and I are wonderful. We celebrated our 5 year anniversary. We are also completely moved into our new house. Slowly we are getting the furniture and arranging the rooms and such. I have a ton of books and plushies and clothes and shoes. Not to mention all the sewing machines, fabrics and yarns ~sigh~
I just can't help it though. I need to have these things around me to inspire and create and continue my path. At least I have someone who is mostly understanding of all this and my crazy processes and late night sewing fits.
For V-day we are taking it easy and trying to save money. So we are doing the "i heART" event at Junctionview studios then meeting with Carey and Jess to make dinner and play board games. Also that Morning I am taking this fun little class called "soft circuits" where you make these plushies that kiss and they light up!
Ok this is me leaving to go Knit and sew............