As a few of my friends pointed out.. I haven’t posted in a while. That’s obvious. Over the last few months I have been feeling really uninspired and burnt out. That’s partly why I haven’t been tending to my creative space.
I originally started Ladyslider as a creative outlet and have been fortunate enough to grow it into a business. I loved using this space to share my point of view on fashion, travel, surfing, and everyday life. But I started losing fervor and even considered stopping all together (maybe I could be the crazy art teacher at the local high school instead?!)
It happens more often than you think. Working in an industry that requires so much of your personal identity can be really draining. Unlike a 9-5, I don’t get to turn off when I go home.. my mind is always turning, my camera is constantly clicking, and my computer is always on. I put a certain amount of pressure on myself to produce a certain amount of work even when it isn’t for a client. It’s draining and sometimes I want to quit (just like anyone who is burnt out at their job.)
I needed something to get excited again.
And so.. we produced the Electric Goddess. Brittney, Risa, and I got together on a Sunday afternoon and made, in my opinion, magic. I have wanted to work on something creative with these girls for quite a while. Brittney is absolutely stunning with such unique, eclectic style and Risa is an amazing hair and makeup artist. There was no pressure to produce, no clients to impress, and no expectations for the finished product. It was magical.
Risa blew me away with her artistry. The styling would not have looked as good without her skillful work. And the clothing, hair, and makeup would not have worked without Brittney. No other model would have pulled off what she did.
Working on a photo shoot has given me newfound creative energy. It was so inspiring to work with such talented gals and I am ready for more.