Yesterday I finally got my opportunity to do the dance team photo shoot at the local high school I spoke of. I had raging butterflies in my tummy as I knew this would be my first professional gig and I had 17 families depending on good pictures. Despite a little bit of brief drama amongst the team and some chaos with people not bringing paperwork or payment, it all worked out in the end and after doing some minor retouching/color balancing, I can say that I’m very happy with how they came out. I can’t post photos here as I haven’t received permission from anyone to post in my portfolio just yet, but will once I do. The yellow aspen trees and green evergreens made for some beautiful backdrops!
Here’s the piece I recently did for my sister who is 44 and has just started grad school. It’s been a while since she’s been out of college and the experience so far has been trans-formative. It’s not just about learning material, she’s learning about herself and is coming to terms with many things she’s put on hold in her life. While talking with her about this, I mentioned the quote, “when the student is ready the teacher will appear.” This inspired the piece I sent out to her:
As you can see, this girl is pretty light. Unlike my olive skin, dark hair and eyes, my sister is light, blonde and has blue/green eyes! I’ll be listing merchandise of “Transformation Girl” pieces this week in my whimsical art shop.
This week my Brave Girl and Sisterhood Girls pieces are being featured in a blog that the author is dedicating to breast cancer awareness during the month of October. She is featuring artists that create pieces related to breast cancer awareness. I’m doing a small giveaway there and also offering 20% off to her blog readers who purchase an item in my art shop. And it’s time I do that here too!
So that I don’t compete with this lovely blogger who is helping to promote my goods and my partnership with FORCE, I won’t offer the giveaway here at this time (perhaps in the future, though you can enter on her site) but I would like to offer 20% off the purchase price on items in my whimsical art shop to you, my Green Earth Goodies blog readers, as well! (Please note that Sisterhood Girls and Brave Girls are not eligible for this discount as they are for charity, but perhaps while you’re shopping, you’ll still consider adding to your basket and 50% of the price will be donated to FORCE). Just put “GEG blog” in the message to seller box when checking out and I’ll refund you the difference! This offer will run until October 15th. Get some early holiday shopping done and support a new artist at the same time!
Get some early holiday shopping done and support a new artist at the same time! (Please note that I’m still updating my shop with all the possible options, so if you want a particular girl in a particular format that’s not listed, just click the link “Contact j.c.spock” to send me a message and I’ll take care of you or purchase the format you like and in the message to seller, indicate the girl you would prefer to have on your card or bookmark or print, for example). Thanks for checking it out!
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