Putting it all together

It’s the wee hours of the night. The glow of my office light hitting the dark silence on my house, sweet banjo riffs spewing out of my speakers and I’m laid out on the floor with portraits, magazines, pinterest quotes and scissors. I am directing. 
Late night thoughts // the wind down
I am directing a life that provides a path of creativity and exploration.  I will never have the same schedule everyday, I will embrace change, I will lead as a role model for a younger generation of women,  I will create.
“Motivation and coffee have something in common, they both want more than what’s expected of them.”
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Mother & Daughter Gallery

Michaela Rae presents ||  Mother & Daughter is a photographic series of women from the same genetic tree that celebrates familiar similarities and differences. This series will strive to illustrate each unique mother-daughter dynamic by capturing their interactions, emotions and relationships with each other.


Thursday, October 6, 2016 || 6:00-9:00

Q.arma Building || 1224 Quincy St NE, Minneapolis

Hair Artist meets Portrait Artist || Portfolio

Janet, Liz & Tina are the true artist in this scenario. The hair styles and the vision that each brought to this event as astonishing! True inspiration! Is this real life? All I can say is I can’t wait to post More! from these talented hair artist!

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A note to myself:

If every artist took criticism or doubt to heart, there would be no art.

Art is what you make of it and how you get the inspiration to do it is up to you.  If you find that one person’s idea is truly amazing, challenge yourself to try to meet it.  Strive to think quicker, express more and be humble.  You are not the best but your pretty great.  Meeting your own expectations and goals is worth more than money or fame.  You can take ideas but you can’t take soul.  Don’t set yourself for failure but if you fall, learn from it. Care about other artists and their talents, they are the ones that inspire.

If I had the talent I would paint, if I had the talent I would design, if I had the talent I would write.  Since I don’t I just wing it, I believe in myself and I just do.  Never look back and never doubt.

For me to find success in photography, I have to believe that I can do it.

Confidence.  Confidence.  Confidence.