bonjour mes amis...

I'm not so sure why this took me so long. As most of you who know me know that I am a completely and totally open book, and that hair, beauty, fashion, and photography are not only my career and livelihood, but major passions of mine. I have blogged before, but not like this. I have never been this honest and I have never shared my artistic journey in this way.. as it unfolds before me. Just like that. I am in the midst of a major life transition. It's nutty. I mean, crazy sometimes. And it can be scary as all hell. There are days where I am sure I am going to lose my mind, when I feel completely overwhelmed and lost and like I just want to quit. And then, it is then that I come back. It is then that my art grounds me and I recall what I am supposed to be doing. I recall what lights my fire, what makes me me. Maybe it's a song. Or an image. Or maybe it's cutting and coloring some hair. Or maybe it's sanding, painting and distressing an old piece of furniture. Or, a conversation with one of my bestest girls ever. Or the dance party in the kitchen with my little family. This is the stuff that makes life sweet, and is what gives me my purpose.

Along my journey, so far, I have come to learn that the lowest moments of my life were always in times that I had somewhat disconnected from my art. I have also come to learn that almost always, it was another artist who inspired me to reconnect and live the fulfilling life I know I deserve. I am forever grateful to ALL of those people for sharing their courage and creativity with me. It has helped me beyond words, and I can't thank you enough.

So now, in sharing images of my work and life, I hope to be able to do the same for you.

with lots of love always,