It’s all about my first thoughts about my new concept today, and to illustrate it I’ve used photos from the apartment in Stockholm that I will stay in for another week to work on this. It’s such a nice place, and I feel very comfortable even though it’s much white;)
I’m really excited about this! Let’s dive into the core of my partly new thoughts business-wise! Yesterday I was working at a café for two hours, and here’s what I’m thinking: My vision is to do even more of what I love and push it two steps further. Sometimes two steps further means outside the comfort zone, for sure.
First I divided it into categories which are everyday, weekly, monthly, seasons, longterm projects, general and extra.
So, generally my way to my new concept is to share and serve more. To treat those of you who want to like VIP’s. Not kidding, wait and see! I’m not loosing myself in this, I think it will have the opposite effect: I will carry on being me with my struggles, mental illness and everyday life, and show that despite this it’s possible to master things! I can do it – you can do it!
Being me will make my content unique – because we are all unique, and the thought of this gives me strenght. Everybody else is taken, you have to be yourself no matter how difficult it can be at times. And one of my biggest strengths is to be brave and share what I do to make my life as kind, soft and balanced as possible. And how it all messes up every now and then, and how I cope with it.
My everyday category covers more blogging, which again means more photographing and editing, more rambling and most likely some new categories in here. It also covers keep up making and selling original paintings! My two biggest priorities in my new apartment will be to always have canvases and paint, and iMac and camera ready at all times. I have to make it easy for myself to get started, and to continue.
Weekly includes two things, and both of them happens every other week: week 1 & 3 is a newsletter (this is where you get to be my VIP, more about that later) and week 2 & 4 a brunch club at my pad, most likely in the tower for 3-5 people every time (you’ll have to sign up)! I was thinking that one of the brunches will be in the middle of the week, and the other one maybe on a weekend, what do you prefer? It’s the talking-together-about-everything-and-eat-home-made-food-kind-of-brunch, but I would like my partisipants to wish for topics if there’s something special you would like me to talk about. I’ve also been thinking about inviting someone every now and then to talk about different interesting topics that I think many of you would like.
The monthly category will be a little boring to you as it’s about me remembering to push my longterm projects one or ten steps further, not let them stay in silence too long.
But the season category will appeal to many of you, I hope, and though it is very diffuse at the moment, it’s about workshops & retreats. Hurray! *cough*, this will definitely be one of the things that will push me out of my comfort zone! I’m already thinking a bit about who I would like to work with, and the names are very interesting and goals very high. Very… Keep your eyes peeled and fingers crossed. I want this to be so good that you’ll stay awake for several days, and start saving some money for the ticket, because you’re afraid of missing out when it’s time to sign up, ha ha!
Longterm-projects will be very time demanding in periods, stuck in periods and gives my lot of flow other times. Earlier I’ve been working quite much with longterm projects in music and short films, and it can be so very frustrating! In film I totally lost it, because it takes practically years from an idea is born to the film is done, if you where lucky to get money to make them, and you always have to work at many big projects at once. I don’t like it, I like things to happen! In music one song can be done in “no time”, and that’s satisfying, but it takes time from it’s done in the studio until it’s actually out there on vinyl.
That was a digression, I think I’m mentally preparing to dare to jump on some new longterm things, and I will make it happen! One of the projects that I will continue to work on is my book project with this amazing illustrator ,and hopefully it will force me to go to Varberg in Sweden to meet her 😉 The other project is something I’ve been invited to do, top secret so far, but it was so exciting and so overwhelming to be asked that I said yes immediatly! Because why not?!
My third, and so far last, longterm project is music. Yep, I’m not a quitter! My ex-husband and I have released two albums (vinyl and all streaming services) under the name Gråblomst, and we where already planning the third. But there won’t be a third, but at the same time I will never say never. Anyway I’m thinking of making some weird and beautiful things solo! Gosh, out of my comfort zone again!
And then it’s the general category, because I couldn’t find a better word for it. Generally I want to make my new home a place that can be used by others. By that I mean to rent it out as office space/ mind space/ project space, whatever you like to call it. If you need a day or two to work on your own, or with a colleague, in a different environment.
I would be there to work on my things too (and be very quiet), and serve coffee whenever you like, and home made lunch included! I also consider to rent out a week at a time when I’m away myself (first possibility will be in October), but it won’t be any air bnb, I have to feel more secure about who’s coming. Maybe it’s you? 😉
Also I want my new home to be assessable as a location for brands and other photographers and businesses, but that will have to be on hold too until I’ve actually moved…
Next up is Family Photo Sessions. Yep, I’m soon ready! In short I can tell you it’s about me coming to your family to capture every day life – natural situations and portraits while you’re doing things together. You’ll get photos back in high-res that you’ve been able to choose yourself (for the ability to print fine art photos) and for web-use, and you can order a beautiful album too. I will hopefully go to a family in not too long, and then I’ll be able to show you and tell you much more, and you can book time!
The last category, extra. This means things that I want to do, but I have a feeling I might not prioritize these things in a while. First up is portraits – portrait people sounds exciting and would be new to me. Maybe to get the story behind each and every one, work in both text and photo. Next up is film, and by that I mean to film more for my blog. It can be quite much job, but it would be nice to use it to show you more of what I do, and to make some live photos from the brunch club and me making paintings and so on. Would you like films?
Home tours is another one that I would like to put more effort into. I know about one home that I am to photograph in my town, but if you know about some special homes close to Hamar you’ll have to email me!
As you understand all of this will not happen over night, but there’s no such thing as overnight success, right? I’m working my very best to take care of myself and my business, and I will push it further! Hope you’ve enjoyed to get to know more, and please leave a comment with your immediate thoughts, that is very welcoming <3
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