Yule Demon | Red | End of Year Recap

fantasy self portrait featuring handmade couture horns
Find these couture horns and more in the Blessed Shadows shop!

 

~~ Another year in the studio comes to a close! ~~

What demons have you slayed this year?  Made peace with?

What are you going to tackle in 2020?

 

This past year brought great strides in self-love and body-positivity, indispensable to any artist and lover of life, and definitely necessary for myself as a genderqueer soul.

It also saw the start of several businesses, practices and passions, because WHY WAIT?

 

The new year in the photo studio is going to bring even more handmade couture, portraits, makeup and artistry.

 

Who’s excited for the new year?

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Yule Demon | Fantasy Nude


fantasy portrait or a yule demon

This gorgeous Yule Headdress and more are available in the shop!

Details: Headdress: Handmade
Makeup featuring: Physicians Formula, Wet n Wild

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A darker, more sultry spin on a goddess…or demon of Yule.

The darkest day of the year is nearing, and the fire and passion of life will soon by returning.

 

What darkness have you been walking with this season?  What passion have you been waiting to return?

What light will you create this year?

What fires would you like to set?

 

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Nude Portrait | Nymph

Nude fantasy portrait of a nymph with an apple of knowledge
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This year is coming to a close, and I’ve been thinking about the same thing as always.

Start Now.

 

Start dancing now.  Modeling now.  Cooking now.  Crafting now.  Photographing now.

Whatever it is you want to do, and what you want your life to be…

 

Start now.

 

We don’t become ‘ready’ by waiting around, dreaming, or even practicing on a small scale.

We become ‘ready’ by starting where we are, learning through action, and by acting big to match our big dreams.

Just as in working out, we get strong by stretching ourselves and pushing our limits.

 

So, even before the new year:

START NOW.

 

Get that starter lens.  Play with makeup.  Dance and push your limits.  Open your shop.  Submit to galleries.

 

Chase your dreams and take them.

 

 

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Melancholic Goddess | Fantasy Portrait

Melancholy | Goddess

Melancholic Goddess | Portrait Photography
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This is often the time of year that’s the hardest.

The sky is dark, the weather is cold, energy drops, and the holidays are in the air.  It’s often a heavy season that could benefit from more kindness, love, and creation.

 

But as much as we try to keep creating, being the best, and on be one the move every moment of the day, we need to remember to rest.

The harder seasons are possibly the best times of year for us to relearn how to slow down.

 

How do you keep your spiritual creativity going?

How do you push through the lulls in the season?

 

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These Butterflies | Witch Portrait

portrait photograph of a white witch in a gothic dress

alternative gothic fashion portrait photography

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What soft gothic beauties have you been dying to embody?
What glow have you been bringing into your life?
What delicate details have you been weaving into your day to day?

Sometimes the best things we can bring into our lives are the things we make habit, bit by bit, and with small changes we make every day.

Positive change has momentum.

So let’s keep creating art and build beauty into our daily lives.

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White Witch | Alternative Boudoir

alternative boudoir portrait of a white witch

Boudoir portrait photography of a white witch

Alternative model boudoir photo
Choker by RaspberryMazohyst
Step into the Shadows and see what creations are waiting!

 

We need the contrast in our lives, the good and the bad, to really understand and appreciate life.

The beauty of life always shines in the dark.  So when we’re not enveloped in light, we can still find it glowing in the shadows.

How do you take care of yourself during a harder times of life?

We all have dark seasons, and we need to know what’s best for us to get through.

 

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