2012. tag along.
ralph lauren cardigan. tie dye print tank from tj maxx. clover shorts by madewell. miu miu sunglasses. wanted sandals.
on saturday morning, M scouted locations for a photo shoot, and i tagged along because i had nothing else to do (and another reason listed below). like a good man, he treated me to iced coffee and a muffin and took some candid shots (see above).
if you check out my archive, you’ll notice a big difference between then and now. when i started little tin soldier, i used an old point-and-shoot from college and took pictures secretly in M’s mom’s living room. the paper dolls were quickly drawn and somewhat cartoonish, and outfits seemed more relaxed (i was finishing up graduate school).
IFB recently posted an article about being a better blogger, and it inspired me to reflect on the past and plan for the future. i tweeted, if you want to evolve your blog, constantly improve it. in 2010, it meant sharing my hobby with M who initially raised his eyebrows but used it as an opportunity to explore digital photography. it meant actively studying illustrator and photoshop to draw prettier illustrations. it meant falling in love with art again and having the confidence to share it. now it means learning to shoot with a DSLR, the thought of which makes my hands shake with nerves and excitement.
i’m not a “professional” blogger, but blogging helps me refine, acquire, and investigate different professional skills. sometimes i’m asked by new bloggers how to get big, get followers, or get partnerships. there’s no one-formula-fits-all answer. i can say, be determined, kind, and well-rounded. be the best version of who you are. those traits will stay with you longer in life than being famous.
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