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Focusing on Art!

It has been a crazy spring and summer, and I have been both overwhelmed and underwhelmed by all that has been going on.  I have been working on more of the Female Archetype Project which will be soon transforming into the Human Archetype Project as I begin to incorporate male archetypes.  I have been feeling pulled in a million directions while trying to do research for the book writing aspect of the project, focus on my own spiritual journey, pay bills, work with clients and all of the million day-to-day things which come up constantly.  Mind you, I’m not complaining, being busy is a good thing… But it has also caused me to reassess my life, my goals and my focus.

Bearing in mind that I love working with my clients, creating art with and for them, I have decided that I will be severely limiting the commissions I take on going forward.  I will no longer be creating more standard portraiture, but will be only taking on commissions that go along with my painterly style.  I will only be taking 6 more portrait commissions this year and only 12 a year hereafter.  I will still be taking business and actors headshots and taking occasional model development sessions, as they do not take the same amount of creative energy in post-processing and act as a left-brain balance to my personal work.

So, that being said, if you are interested in commissioning a portrait, now is the time to start the process! Email info@artanddiscord.com or use the form on the Contact page to get in touch and we can start planning!

And, to wrap up this blog post, here’s some eye-candy… One of my recent additions to the Archetype Project: “Great Mother, Babalon” with beautiful Aepril Schaile.  I have two more images I am working on for this trilogy and I can’t wait to be able to share them all soon!

 

 

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Amanda’s Dark Art Portrait Session

A few days before Halloween, I had the pleasure and privilege to photograph a portrait session of a young mother and wife who wanted to treat herself to a session for her birthday.  She told me during our consultation that she loved creepy things, halloween and Rob Zombie…. my first thought was, “YES!!!”  My creative tendencies lie in the direction of dark imagery to begin with, and being able to create art like that for a woman who not only appreciates the art, but wants to be a part of the image is my dream!  We decided to work within a few different concepts, and created a broad variety of image styles.  Here are a few of my favorites from the session!

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Hair and Make Up was created by Lyndsay Simon, of Makeup By Lyndsay, I created the outfit in the last two images, as well as the train on the black dress in the top two images.  The autumnal headpiece was created by me for my Discord Industries Etsy shop.

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Black Friday through Cyber Monday Promotion!

I just want to let you all know how much I truly appreciate your support!  It means so much to me that I have people who are interested in my art and are enthusiastic about the pieces that I create… I love being able to share my creativity and passion with you all!  To show just how much I appreciate you guys, I am offering a promotion from Friday Nov 29th through Monday Dec 2nd on my Etsy page: www.etsy.com/shop/ArtandDiscordStudios and enter BLACK25 during checkout to save 25% off any print purchase.   I’m also offering the discount for prepaid session or print vouchers, just use the CONTACT page to send me a message about what you are looking for and I’ll get you all set up!  Hope you had a fantastic Thanksgiving and enjoy the Holiday Season!

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Playing Princesses

Every year my sister Erin and her four amazing children take a trip from their home in North Carolina up to Massachusetts to spend the summer with my parents. Every year I have only gotten to see them a couple of times due to my crazy work schedule, however this year I was able to set aside a day every week that I could go hang out and spend time with my family! It was so great to see them so often and spend some real time playing and hanging out with them all. I decided that on my last visit I wanted to do something fun with my nieces Julia and Noelle, who are adorable, energetic young girls! I made them each a long tutu (one white and one pink) as well as a small lace crown and we had ourselves a little princess and fairy photo session! The girls were so much fun to work with and we created some beautiful images! Here are a few from the day… I can’t wait to do some more portrait sessions like these!

 

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