It's been awhile, I'll admit. It has been way to long since I have shared any of my work. But I am about to get really real with you guys. I'm tired. Not the kind of tired that a good night sleep would fix. The kind where I need to find my art again, the kind of tired where no amount of caffeine, adrenaline or sleep will fix. I am not great at sharing my feelings, but you are my clients, you are my friends and you are my family. You are the people who care about my art, and care when I stop sharing. And since several people have been asking if I have new work to share, if I'm taking a break or what is up; I want to take a brief moment to share with you, the deeper me.
I will be honest, if you first meet me, what I'm about to tell you probably would not be what you think. I am a nervous wreck under that outgoing person you first meet. My sister says I had sooo many friends in high school, because I am a friendly people, and I don't hide in the corner. But to be honest, people stress me out. I love my clients, because I get to spend that one on one with ya'll. That is perfection. But those large groups, those big classrooms that I had in college, those long days of smiling and talking to strangers. Not my cup of tea. So when groups of artist get together and share ideas, sometimes I miss out. I miss out merely because I am having an inner battle with myself and normally Miss Italic [aka Miss Introvert] Wins. It goes something like, 'Elise get your butt out of your house, you are a loner.' 'But then again Elise you have so much you could do at home where its safe and quiet and just you and your pups and hubby.' 'Come on Elise you need friends.' 'But Elise you have those amazing friends, who needs more.' Exhausting right?!
So, I'll tell you, its not easy being an introvert in a people focused industry. I get so worn out having a full time job that requires me to interact with people all day, and then owning a business that people want to see my work, hear my words. I am straight up emotionally exhausted lately. And I have figured out why. I was so worried about smiling, fitting into that outgoing, emotion sharing artist stereotype, that I kind of forgot that I'm the smiling, quietly working artist. I want to give you all the best work I can make, and so I have some big changes coming to Wild Mulberry Photography. I want to spend more of that one on one with you, giving you the attention all you beautiful people deserve. All while not wearing myself thin. So if you trust my creative vision, or just like seeing what I have to share. Stick around. I promise it only gets better from here!
I love you all! xoxo Elise Marie
Have questions, want to talk about being apart of my new vision, or just want to talk, reach out!