Friday, January 18, 2013

The Skin I'm In

Something happened this week that made me excited about this blog again.

For awhile, my attention has faltered, because I've been very busy launching a new email program at work, going back to school, playing roller derby, and going to CrossFit regularly.  I haven't really had the time or inclination to blog, plus, honestly - I'm still trying to find my voice.  I don't just want this blog to be a "I like this packaging vs. I hate this brand".  I want to create organic and lively discussion about why verbal and visual communication matter, how ideas spark success, and how design factors in to all of our lives.

To get my own creative process going, I joined Go Mighty last year.  Go Mighty helps you list and track your goals, possibly get them funded, and connect you with other creative folks that might be able to help you (or that you can help) finish your goals.

One of my goals is to do a pin-up photo shoot.  What I said about this on the site:

Like many ladies, I struggle with positive body image.  It’s gotten a lot better since I joined a roller derby team 2 years ago, and adopted CrossFit this year – I focus more on what my body can do, rather than its size in comparison to other ladies’ bodies.  Still, I wanted to find a way I could feel proud of my recent healthy initiatives, plus show off the gorgeous tattoo I finished in 2012.  A pin-up shoot seemed like just the way to do that!

Art: Shane Smith

 And now for the really amazing news: Olay has offered to sponsor this goal on my Mighty List! 

I'm super excited about this.  I've already scheduled my photographer and hair and makeup artist.  I'm researching ideas for costumes and accessories.  I'm looking forward to feeling good in the skin I'm in.

And now some questions for you: any tips on looks, costumes, or styles for the shoot?  What makes you feel good about yourself?



1 comment:

  1. Thank you for using my painting, although I can't take all the credit as it was just a copy of an Elvgren painting.

    On that subject; For a pinup shoot Elvgren might actually be a good source of inspiration (depending on how er...risque you want the shoot to be!).

    http://www.amusingplanet.com/2011/04/gil-elvgrens-pin-up-girls-and-their.html

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