As I dive deeper into my psyche, I’ve been posed with the question of “how do I want the world to see me as an artist?”. My motto is “If art is a window into the soul, then my jewelry says, ‘I am strong, beautiful, and sometimes whimsical.'” The next question is how do you properly achieve that motto within a single photo?
I thought about Sashi’s “Spirit of the Dance” workshop I took in 2010. One of the exercises she had us practice was choosing an emotion we wanted to evoke and having a partner watch us to see if we achieved it throughout our little combo. If I apply that theory to my photo quandary, then I need to choose the proper mix of jewelry, clothing, and mindset in order to do just that.
Strength is in the chainmaille. Evoking strength = high fashion? Confidence?
Beauty is in the metal and design. Evoking beauty = ____? Beauty is something that comes from within… but how to portray that?
Whimsical is in the beads and adornments. Evoking whimsical = a coy smirk?
But what to wear? Something comfortable, stylish, and ME. Hmm.
Well, here is the face of Hui Hui Designs:
I donned my most whimsical statement necklace, as well as my favorite cardigan from XCVI. The rest, well, it takes a small army to achieve this much awesomeness. Allison introduced me to some of her artist friends and the rest is history. Wendy of D. M. Gremlin Photography is such a talented photographer, I’m so glad I finally took the plunge to get a headshot and some jewelry professionally photographed. This is just a teaser of what’s yet to come. Believe me, it’s going to be epic. Not quite Game of Thrones epic, but something close. Stay tuned!