It’s been a while since I casually put this blog on hold while trying to figure out what place TLV Birdie Blog takes in my life / business and what is my current take on blogging in general. I was this close to draw a bold, one-direction line and just … let it go, fading and dissolving into the blogosphere.
See, when I started this blog I was living in Tel Aviv, working my azz off in visual merchandising and cultivating my passion through VM and window display design while catching reflections of TLV landscapes in the windows through my camera. Then, life happened, 360 degree turn, another continent, new place, starting over, again. Reflecting on reality and re-creating my own web space that fills me with comfort of my own rules and policies. Those later paid back by putting me into a tight and eventually suffocating box. Going with the flow (because it flows, right, so why not?!) till the moment when I feel like a broken vinyl in my “blogging” conversations with the closest friends (who have nothing to do with blogging but feel the creative pain), making a decision to let it go and then turning back to it, because it is a part of me, over and over again. See, another thing, it is indeed a part of me but that “me” has transformed into something completely different, obviously outgrowing the box and tearing the carton edges apart.
But I am here now. Not letting it go, however tailoring this blog to the current reality. To spare you excerpts from my bio, just please take a quick read here. Because I am the worst at introductions. Yet I am not that bad at eventually finding a balance (even if it is a temporary one).
In this temporary balanced reality, I feel complete with what I do. From joggling many hats and running several (totally different) businesses to creative work itself to being open to pick up new skills every-single-day.
This space right here – it’s a reflection of who I am, it is a personal space that eventually became not that personal (don’t get me wrong, I am happy you are here!). But if you do get me wrong – I am fine with that too.
I decided. I stay. And I bring in more stories that feel natural to what I am all about. That surround my days, my travels, my observations, my work.
Inspiration is a powerful word to me, let this place run on it.
Today – as a part of the transformation, I am done with the rambling and excited to welcome you into the new series on TLV Birdie Blog – The Stylist’s Diary. Here I’ll be sharing behind the scenes of my work, spontaneous bits from my props collection and random visual stories from whenever the inspiration hits me. Hope you’ll enjoy the ride.
The Stylist’s Diary Chapter 1. Styling the greens.
I had a pleasure of working with a new client on some dark photography with bright green foliage accents for brand’s marketing materials. I have a deep connection with dark photography (see proof here) and always feel extra enthusiastic to work with a client / brand who has a thing for darker shades and overall moodiness. [I’ll link to the result once it’s released, in the meanwhile here is a glimpse] So bright and bold greenery was on my radar to accommodate the direction we went with. I took some time to play with the foliage before putting it to work (because that’s just how things are get done at Knotably studio – work/life balance, or better to say – work/play balance). Enjoy!
To see what currently inspires me visit my Pinterest (other platforms to connect appear at the top and bottom of the page, hard to miss).