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  • I’ve got a new print available now featuring the state mammal of my home state of West Virginia, the Black Bear. There have apparently been a handful of bear sightings in my neighborhood recently! The coloring on the rocks was inspired by Elakala Falls near Blackwater Falls in WV. This is an 18x24 inch screenprint on 100# Cougar Natural paper. Signed and numbered edition of 75. Lovingly printed by the wizards at @uprightpress. Available on my website and at @thosewhobloom in Thomas, WV. ❤️🐻
  • I’ve got a new print available now featuring the state mammal of my home state of West Virginia, the Black Bear. There have apparently been a handful of bear sightings in my neighborhood recently! The coloring on the rocks was inspired by Elakala Falls near Blackwater Falls in WV. This is an 18x24 inch screenprint on 100# Cougar Natural paper. Signed and numbered edition of 75. Lovingly printed by the wizards at @uprightpress. Available on my website and at @thosewhobloom in Thomas, WV. ❤️🐻
  • 949 29 13 October, 2019
  • REAL TALK: I get rejected from things allllll the time. Residencies, art exhibits, client projects, publications... you name it! I’d say I get 5-10 solid rejections every single month.
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But I keep putting myself and my work out there, because *sometimes* it works out.
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It’s not easy to keep trying despite all the rejections. It took me a while to get into the rhythm of constantly looking for opportunities that excite me and going for them instead of making excuses or holding back out of fear. 🙅‍♀️
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Are you a fellow creative human that is having a hard time dealing with rejection when you put yourself and your work into the universe? Here are a few things that I’ve learned through this process.
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🔹 01. Make your best effort (apply for the opportunity, share the artwork, e-mail the dream client, etc.) and then TAKE A WALK. Literally or figuratively, walk away from that action so you don’t get obsessed with the possibility of it working out. That will only worsen the sting of rejection. In fact, try to forget about the application or opportunity altogether!
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🔹 02. Remember that you are NOT your work. Being rejected from an opportunity doesn’t mean that someone doesn’t value you as a person or thinks that your work is bad. You simply weren’t the right fit for the opportunity. But you’ll be the perfect fit for something else! Chin up, buttercup. 🌝
  • REAL TALK: I get rejected from things allllll the time. Residencies, art exhibits, client projects, publications... you name it! I’d say I get 5-10 solid rejections every single month.
    .
    But I keep putting myself and my work out there, because *sometimes* it works out.
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    It’s not easy to keep trying despite all the rejections. It took me a while to get into the rhythm of constantly looking for opportunities that excite me and going for them instead of making excuses or holding back out of fear. 🙅‍♀️
    .
    Are you a fellow creative human that is having a hard time dealing with rejection when you put yourself and your work into the universe? Here are a few things that I’ve learned through this process.
    .
    🔹 01. Make your best effort (apply for the opportunity, share the artwork, e-mail the dream client, etc.) and then TAKE A WALK. Literally or figuratively, walk away from that action so you don’t get obsessed with the possibility of it working out. That will only worsen the sting of rejection. In fact, try to forget about the application or opportunity altogether!
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    🔹 02. Remember that you are NOT your work. Being rejected from an opportunity doesn’t mean that someone doesn’t value you as a person or thinks that your work is bad. You simply weren’t the right fit for the opportunity. But you’ll be the perfect fit for something else! Chin up, buttercup. 🌝
  • 660 67 9 October, 2019

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  • Neapolitan macarons! 
Doing test batches of macarons, and i gotta say... they are incredibly hard to make sometimes. Some days, i can make them with no problem, and then other days they all fall apart. 
They can be super tricky, and it discourages me from trying again. But i want to keep practicing so that i can make them for all of you! 
Baking can be unpredictable even when you follow a recipe exactly. It’s not the end of the world, though. What i create is not going to be perfect, but i can change my mindset about the limitations i have on perfection. It provides learning and growth and the ability to adapt. 
This is why i love baking. It teaches me so much. I’m very grateful to have found my passion.
  • Neapolitan macarons!
    Doing test batches of macarons, and i gotta say... they are incredibly hard to make sometimes. Some days, i can make them with no problem, and then other days they all fall apart.
    They can be super tricky, and it discourages me from trying again. But i want to keep practicing so that i can make them for all of you!
    Baking can be unpredictable even when you follow a recipe exactly. It’s not the end of the world, though. What i create is not going to be perfect, but i can change my mindset about the limitations i have on perfection. It provides learning and growth and the ability to adapt.
    This is why i love baking. It teaches me so much. I’m very grateful to have found my passion.
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  • 𖧶 Herzliche Glückwünsche to Matt & Steve and thank you for bringing us out to Harper’s Ferry for the occasion ♥️
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As you can tell, @steves.suds had doubts that I could squat him in stilettos.  The heels held. Number one reason to spend time in the gym lifting, being able to lift heavy things in real life.
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Workouts brought to you by blood, sweat, and @hannaoeberg.
  • 𖧶 Herzliche Glückwünsche to Matt & Steve and thank you for bringing us out to Harper’s Ferry for the occasion ♥️
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    As you can tell, @steves.suds had doubts that I could squat him in stilettos. The heels held. Number one reason to spend time in the gym lifting, being able to lift heavy things in real life.
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    Workouts brought to you by blood, sweat, and @hannaoeberg.
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