I am so excited to be launching Analog Paper v2.0! I thought a lot about whether or not I would migrate all my old blog posts and, in the end, I decided not to. Where my last blog was more of a design exercise as I learned how to code, this new blog will be focusing more on my creative process and the new projects I'll be working on. With that in mind, I want the new content here to reflect my commitment in sharing my journey with you guys, bumps and all.
As some of you may have already read, I've recently started an art journal for the Get Messy challenge. It's my first one and every time I work on it, I'm struck by how much it's about the process as it is the end result. I guess that's the case with everything in life, but it's a lesson I constantly have to relearn. I'll be sharing new pages every Thursday and between now and then, you'll notice me migrating my old art journal entries over to this new site because this is a project I really want to document and explore. Regardless, everything at the old blog will stay intact…that means Pinterest pins will be unharmed!
There are still a lot of wrinkles that need to get ironed out and I'm still working to make this new website home, but overall, I'm really happy with how everything is shaping up. It's a challenge for me to put aside feelings of perfectionism and just start writing and sharing. But, one thing I can say with 100% certainty, is I love how the portraits on the home page turned out. They were shot by my incredibly talented and hardworking boyfriend, Ray, and below is a little behind the scenes glimpse of our photo shoot...
To be completely honest, every fiber of my being rebelled at sharing this image, but this is real life. My workspace is tiny and in order to set up a proper long exposure shot, we had to stage my desk. I hope to fill Analog Paper with an abundance of beautiful images, but just because my photos are perfect does not mean my life is. It's all those imperfections I'm choosing to celebrate because they're actually kind of amazing and I'm so grateful I get to share them with you guys!