Ever wondered how to find your artistic voice in photography – or anything else, for that matter? Well, I’ve got 3 ways to go about it right here. No, they’re not the ONLY ways… but what I’m beginning to slowly roll out is a system. A way of thinking about this – and system of working from the inside out to discover what it means for YOU. Continue reading “Finding Your Artistic Voice, 3 Ways!”
My new eBook
Happy March 1!
My big news this week: a brand new eBook! It’s called “10 Steps To Finding Your Voice.” You can get it here.
Here’s a screen shot of the cover and a couple of pages:
Finding Your Voice
I’m super excited about it! There really is no feeling quite delivering 1. a gorgeous custom print to a client… or 2. seeing your book in its finished form. Seriously. Delicious.
The book is based upon the 10-day series I did here on the blog recently. You may have seen it. But we added some extras and put it in a format you can easily gaze upon anytime, anywhere on any device… plus we added some extras goodies! And it’s just so purty in this form. 😀
This is the beginning of… what? I ask myself that. I ask because it feels like the tip of the iceberg. For me, finding your voice (which is SUCH an over-used term… I want a snappier way of saying it) is deep. It’s the beginning. It’s your North Star. It’s the place you always return to. It’s the light that guides you.
Taken that way.. it applies EVERYWHERE! The genius thing about it. If you can figure out where real voice lives inside of you… you’ll always be able to find you way, come up with your best expression, find your TRUTH in everything you do, say, create. It’s kind of a superpower that way. And it can free your soul.
It’s time for some souls to be set free, wouldn’t you say?
$5.25. Wanna know why?
In numbers, 5 equates to Grace… 25 is Grace intensified.
If there was ever a topic that calls upon both of those… it’s finding your true voice, which is a glorious experience. After all these years of experiencing – and watching – what happens when someones’ true voice shines through, I can honestly say it gives me goosebumps everytime. And it just feels like Grace. So that’s what I wanted the number to be. Affordable. Graceful.
To Tanya Wallis for putting this puppy together! She of mighty art and design chops pulled it all together in record time. We used Canva.com, for those who are curious. It made the whole experience a piece of cake.
IMHO, finding your voice is ALSO about discovering the tools and technologies that help you get your creations out there in the most graceful way… and with ease. Now that we’ve discovered how simple it is to do eBooks in Canva… watch out! The roadblocks are gone… more are on their way!
GET THE EBOOK HERE.. or click “store” in the navigation at the top of this page!
And for the FULL experience…
On May 5-8, I’ll be holding “The Artist’s Voice” Photo Retreat at Julia Child’s former home in Provence, France. What better place to sink into “Life as Art” than in the place that treasures life and art above all?
The eBook is the start of this conversation… the retreat is the full monty! FIND OUT MORE BY CLICKING HERE.
Mak and Me
Makenna Johnston and I were on a special episode of MGAPXL with Ollie Dale of the The Arcanum last week. It was just us… talking about finding your photographic voice, what happens when you buy Julia Child’s house in Provence and answered a TON of great questions that everyone in the chat had for us… it was a so much fun!
Big thanks to Ollie for having us on board! Here ’tis… hope you enjoy!
On Being a Master in The Arcanum
Back when it all first started, I wrote a two-part blog post about what it meant to me to be a Master in The Arcanum, Magical Academy of Artistic Mastery.
Now, some months later, amazing things have happened… and I’m featuring a few of them here on my blog.
Featuring Sandra Carlock
Today… Sandra Carlock. Concert pianist, photographer, teacher – and one of my Apprentices just now graduating from Sphere 1, Level 20 (the first big leap in progress there!). As a concert pianist, she travels and performs around the world. As a music teacher, she holds the Arthur Judson Distinguished Faculty Chair in Piano at the Settlement School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. As a photographer… she shares her signature point of view of the world as she sees, feels and experiences it – while she travels and teaches and does all the above.
On November 16, she gives an invitation-only concert celebrating her 70th birthday (officially making her one of my heroes!)… which will also feature a showing of 35 of her finest photographs.
I got to meet Sandra in person (after working closely with her in The Arcanum for almost 8 months) when I went to New York a couple of weeks ago. We made this video on my iPhone of this auspicious meeting for the rest of our cohort gang. Can I just say… meeting amazing people that you’ve only known through hangouts and an online community feels… strangely… normal! And also full of heart, soul and joy…
Free Like An eBook
I’d like to introduce you to an Awesome Free Thing. So here goes:
Awesome Free Thing meet You. You… Awesome Free Thing.
Did I mention said awesomeness was an eBook? Oh yes, yes it is! It’s called “Visionary Impact: 10 Pro Tips to Instantly Raise The Emotional Impact Of Your Outdoor Photography (Without Spending A Cent)“. I love that last bit in particular. heehee. These compositional tips are the very ones I use in my storytelling style of composition all the time.
You know how I can preamble on and on… so if you want to skip all that, just click on the image below for a BRAND NEW (free) eBook!
For the rest of the story, read on… (then click. :D)