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Soul Being : M. Christine

"There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you."
{Mary Angelou}

Meet my friend Mary. She is one of my all time favorite dreamers.
Something about time spent with Mary gives my heart wings and makes my imagination feel all warm and fuzzy.
Book one of her upcoming trilogy hits shelves in August. I'll be first in line to get my hands on a signed copy.

{Soul Being}
Part 3
// M. Christine Weber //

When/why did you first start writing?
"Six years ago I went through this season of pausing. Like, I sort of just internally sat down and stared out the window for a few months... at the autumn leaves, at the sky, at the roads leading home, at my kids. There was this feeling of being lost that I couldn’t appease. I remember telling my husband, “I know who I am as a mom, a wife, worker, friend . . . but I can’t seem to find me anymore. The girl in my soul.” During that time I began to write as a way to find her and to explore her view of life and enjoy the beauty she sees in the souls of others. And then, I just never stopped."

What inspires you?
"People. Especially the teens I work with. Life. It’s heartbursts and heartbreaks. Books. Beautiful prose. Nature. Being home in the country quiet or sharing an evening with friends. My children’s belly laughter. My husband’s goodness. Injustice. Jesus. So much music. Oh . . . and Pinterest."

What do you love most about your art form?
"Oh man, I think I’m just completely in love with Story. I believe we’re created for adventure, that our lives are an adventure, whether we spend them in one town or travelling the world. There’s so incredibly much to who we are and who we can impact in our collection of moments. I see books, especially fiction, as one way to share in the adventure together, to exhilarate, to ache, to know that despite the different locations or cultural settings or character quirks, the underlying fears and grief and hopes are similar. We’re on this journey together."

How does writing affect your day to day life?
"*laughs* Aside from the early morning puffy eyes? It keeps me sane. But also, it makes me a little insane. I’m (embarrassingly) probably the slowest writer I know and between working another job and having a family, it can be hard. We keep our schedules simple and try to stay focused on living life’s story more than writing about it. My husband and kids are especially good at that."

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Blood Sweat Tears

Meet Amanda & Sabrina.
They are the brains and hearts behind an up and coming art and fashion blog called "Blood Sweat Tears."
I had the joyful honor of going on a photo adventure around See Canyon Fruit Ranch with these two lovely ladies to capture some ghostly, ethereal, and soulful promo shots. I do believe we were successful.

Support my friends by following them on Instagram & Pinterest, as well as frequenting their Blog with lots of blog love.
(and definitely don't miss the Sarah Kathleen feature in January!!!!!!!!!!)

{dresses courtesy of: Ruby Rose}

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Soul Being : Hallie Elizabeth

Earlier this year, I began a new creative endeavor.
I wanted to spend time with and capture pieces of fellow artists.
I want to surround myself with people who inspire me, people who create their art in a different way than I do.

{Soul Being}
Part 2
//
Hallie Elizabeth //

When did you first start sketching?
"I've always been a sketcher and a painter. Anything I could get my hands on (including walls, tables, or my own body), I would draw on. My nickname as a child was 'paper trail', because I always left a mess of paper everywhere I went. It helped that my mama encouraged me every chance she got. I remember that she wallpapered one room of our tiny apartment with all my drawings."

What inspires you most?
"An inky blue night sky, scattered with millions of brilliant and milky stars. I find inspiration in the sea. I find inspiration in my femininity, my culture, and within the collection of all of my experiences and emotions, both joyful and heartbreaking."

What do you love most about what you do?
"That art is sincerely my therapy. It helps me process just about everything. Art frees me from anything that tries to hold me down. It just makes me happy."

How does what you do effect your day to day life?
"If I didn't work on art everyday, I would likely go crazy.
Every day, art opens my mind and my soul to millions of hidden facets in this world that I would probably never see or explore otherwise."

... You can see more from Hallie by ...
- "like"ing her on facebook
- following her on instagram
- visiting her website
-
browsing her etsy shop

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Briana


I had the honor of photographing this stunning young lady to celebrate her upcoming senior (and final) year of high school.
The light was trying to keep up with her beauty.
It almost succeeded.

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