I've been toying with the idea of going back to my old ways of blogging for the better part of a year now. Most people don't know this, but I used to blog for a living... I sold ad space on my lifestyle blog and in addition to that, it opened the doors to some fun freelance social media opportunities. That was really awesome and all but what I miss the most about blogging isn't the income that it generated but instead that there was this really amazing community that I found and it also served as a place to journal and just be real.
I've tried to create a more "business like" space on the internet since launching FRINGE but honestly... my head is always swimming with businessy stuff that I really just want a place to pour my heart out to. I love to go thrifting and I used to document the quirky vintage finds that I brought home. I love to make art and I would share my process and finished products. I have a lovely life with Andrew and I currently do not share photos of us on my social media because it's not "on brand" for being an artist full time. Lately, I realize how ridiculous that all is... If you buy my art I hope that you also want to know the person who made the art. So in an effort to make myself happy first, I decided to go back to my old way of thinking. To no longer count followers, think about if the topic I want to discuss fits my feed or diminish my successes because it sounds to braggy. It's time to be more real and express my thoughts and feelings with authenticity and to use social media as a social tool to create connection. Get that, connection - not followers.
So why Linen and Lore? The foundation of this new blog direction comes from my love of simple beauty and feelings of magic and connection. I am constantly inspired by nature and the color palette that comes from the earth. I am always fascinated by the mysterious and mystical and am most overjoyed when spending time with friends, talking about all the things that make us smile. I hope that you enjoy reading my journal posts and that if a story connects with you, that you also fall in love with the artwork I produce from the lore of my simple and peaceful life as an artist, inspired by nature and all of the little wonders of magic I see everyday.