Balancing all the creative urges is difficult. I'm constantly jumping from one idea to the next... But I'm still so thankful for that.
I wouldn't be able to without you. Seriously. My following on Insta has allowed me to grow my design studio and evolve to @oaklynstudio , sell my art online, and learn video while meeting amazing people.
So THANK YOU from the bottom of this little creative's heart ❤
This year I went through a rebrand.
Hannah Robinson Design became Oaklyn Studio ( @oaklynstudio ). The name may have changed but the heart did not. There is nothing I love more than using my talents to serve other people.
The logo represents my husband (fox) and myself (owl) together and supporting one another. They have been our favorite animals for years and have a lot of history.
If you aren't following the other account we would love to see you over there too!
Happy Tuesday folks!
Treasure your gift.
Your talent. Whatever it may be, treasure it and don't compare it to another's. Invest time into it. Take pride in it.
No one is you and no one can gift the world in the same way.
So I guess in a round about way I'm also saying to treasure yourself. ❤
"There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and will be lost." -Martha Graham
(@madison.o.miller photographed by me)
I finally sat down and collected my thoughts about my mentorship with @alevidal . You've probably seen a slew of videos from the experience already, but now thanks to Ale's sneaky self I have footage of myself.
Head to the blog to see the full clip, plus learn a bit more about what video means to me and my experience with the mentorship.
It's been awhile since I've done anything with video. When I began working on anither one last night... I remembered just how much I love it.
It's good for our creativity to find another outlet besides our main craft.
Video challenges me, inspires me, and moves me.
Now I'm on the hunt for my next idea.
Women don't "need" men. Men don't "need" women. But together, we can do so much more.
I truly believe that God created us to thrive together in all aspects of life. I also believe in equality and women's rights... But not at the expense of men. And so often I see that happening.
So for the men out there supporting the women in your life, encouraging them, fighting beside them, honoring them - thank you.
And for the women out there chasing their dreams and fighting for equality - we can do this 💪
P.s. we look like royals in this photo but I kinda love it 😂. @oaklynstudio
I was combing through the project archives this weekend while working on @oaklynstudio 's portfolio. Will forever love this one with @freshlightphotography .
AND I have some exciting news: the website is finally coming together and is very close to launching 🎉. If you happened to miss that whole announcement, Hannah Robinson Design will eventually be morphing into Oaklyn Studio. I will be joined by my husband (who happens to be a web developer), and together we will create heritage brands & websites.
Don't worry. This account will stay active with projects, art, and video. But be sure to head over to @oaklynstudio and follow there too if you want to keep up with the business as it changes.
Let's play a game: 2 truths 1 lie
I'll start, then you can join in the comments! So tell me... which of these is a lie?
⚾ I have been hit in the head with a baseball bat.
👀 I have had eye surgery.
🌍 I have traveled to several countries.
I don't have eloquent words or any answers to what faces our nation (and world). But if we are truly a "nation under God" then we should be a nation of love.
▪ Some of us do have powerful voices
▪ some of us do have financial means for generosity
▪ and most importantly – we all have prayer.
Whatever yours is, let us do so in love.