New Place, New Ideas, Same Me
Petit a petit l’oiseau fait son nid.
Welcome to my new adventure! My Lost in the Valley Studio Blog is now this lovely website! Coming soon will be a store and other fun things! It’s been a long time brewing & I’m very happy to have finally taken the leap to change. “Petit a petit l’oiseau fait son nid.” = “Little by little the bird builds her nest.”
I’ve needed a change. For a long time, I’ve wanted to hit the ‘refresh’ button on my business. I had a hard time being honest with myself as to what I really wanted to do with it. It felt like I didn’t know, but I totally did. I had to find my voice first. Then, I realized that the photography is just one element of what I’m passionate about. I wanted to expand and tie it all together. This new space is the first step in that direction.
A New Idea is Born.
In January I treated myself to a drawing tablet for my computer. I knew that it would be very helpful for editing in Photoshop, but I didn’t know at the time it would blow up my imagination. I’ve always been a doodler. This new tablet enabled me to take it to another level. Soon, I began to think about Illustrator as a tool to expand my art. I never thought in a million years that I would even attempt Illustrator. It seemed very intimidating. When I started waking up in the middle of the night to write down ideas in a notebook for illustrations, I knew it was time to learn. This revelation is what lit the fire and motivated me to make some changes. What am I waiting for anyway?
It’s going to be an uphill learning process for me, but I’m currently taking some online courses for Illustrator. I’m also waiting with baited breath for some instructional books to come in the mail. For the first time, I truly feel like I’ve finally found my niche. I’m starting at ground zero, but I’m fired up! I have every intention of figuring this out and inspiring others. Those of you who are still reading this, thank you for coming along on this journey! Let’s build something together and spread, love, joy, and encouragement to the world! If you have a dream, I’m telling you that it’s never too late to go for it!!
I will be keeping my photography shop on Etsy functional, but I’m open to the changes that might happen as I explore new things. Thank you so much for visiting my new website today! It will be constantly evolving as I get my footing and learn new things! I will be sharing more about gardening, DIY projects, and inspiration!
Have a most wonderful day and may you find your own blossoms to cherish!