365/week twenty + the new site
Here we are.
I'm gonna write this check list style because today is just hectic but in the good sense.
• I spent almost every evening in my studio this week in one form or another...painting, illustrating and other here and theres.
• I of course drank far "too much" coffee.
• I spent time with my kids this week snuggling on the couch, reading yet another Roald Dahl book and drinking tea together while listening to the Sound of Music record.
• I continued to read my book, while I'm hoping to finish this weekend
• I started on another playlist which I will share with you all soon
But, in my opinion the biggest thing this week was finishing up this website (okay...other then the shop which really is coming soon so stay tuned.) But all through my Jr and Sr year of college everyone, I mean EVERYONE, was always on my case about branding and being cohesive yadda yadda. And I tried, man did I try...but me trying to brand myself was like me telling you to tickle yourself or use only 1 word to describe yourself to a blind date. I'd start and I'd try but always felt like I was forgetting something.
Recently, I informed all of you of my upcoming move to Portland, OR. It's caused me to be more aware of the work I'm doing both creative and photography wise. I wasn't able to find a job that I really felt confidant in nor that fit my schedule and life so I decided to take one big girl step.
I've officially started my own business. (IRS/bank approved ya'll) it's small now as I'm in the transition of moving and planning my kiddo's summers...however...with the sensational collaboration with the one and only Jamie Marks (instagram here!) she helped me wrangle in my crazy spaghetti ways and we came up with this amazing logo. I then took it steps further and started on all the branding and packaging.
I am currently looking into buying my studio over in OR, but Heather Woolery photography + creative is my hub for all things photo, design, branding and illustrative related. This will grow into something bigger (which I will need an auto loan for...more on that later!)
The shop portion of my website will be a special place where you can get prints and originals of illustrations and paintings I work on in my studio, and 10% of all my proceeds will go to the National Endowment of the Arts.
Honestly, I'm scared out of my blazing mind. But, i'm overtly excited too. I love working in my studio now, I love working with clients and meeting with people. Jamming out to old records in my studio, chugging coffee, traveling...all of these things make me so happy...and that's just what I'm gonna do.
So to celebrate, I'm giving away a photo session in Idaho and a photo session in Oregon (excluding weddings). To enter: follow me on instagram @littlemissheather), then comment on this blog post and then share it on whatever social media platform you choose. I will be selecting at random the two winners on May 5th (one week from today) so get cracking.
Oye, if you've made it thus' far in this post **thank you** I owe you some coffee or something.
That being said, here's a sneak peak at what's all been going on.