In Utero Pregnancy Series

22_Weeks_Styled_MeredithCBullock Back in January when I found out I was pregnant, I thought about how I wanted to document each week. The idea of bump photos did not excite me. Naturally, my first thought was to paint or create some sort of artwork.

I knew I wanted this artwork to be a bit different, something more ethereal; like the delicate love, skin and beauty of a baby. At times, I found I turned to darker colors because I was feeling worried or concerned, and other times very light and washy colors to reflect how happy and relieved I was.

I'm a few weeks behind, but each time I sit down to paint I try to tap into the emotion I had during that week. Each painting is painted with acrylic paint on 18x24" watercolor paper. I still have several weeks to go, but so far, here's what the collection looks like:

To see more behind-the-scenes of this series and to see more of what I'm working on, follow me on instagram and visit my shop.

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Wayfaren has officially launched! A few months ago I had the pleasure to work closely with husband and wife team, Wayfaren, on their branding and business direction. I helped guide them to dig deep, uncover the perfect business name, create a new brand and logo, tame their ideas and get clear on their mission. Working with these two was been a dream, and their beautiful creations are amazing. Go here to see more >>>

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I started reading The Desire Map thanks to my friend Mary Crimmins recommendation.  Instead of thinking about how much money I want to make, what things I want, and all of the goals I want to accomplish, The Desire Map encourages you to think about how you want to feel first. For example; if I want to feel healthy, what can I do in order to achieve that? Or if I want to feel more loved and secure, how can I achieve that? It's been a huge mind shift in the nest way possible.

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Last month I got together with our community of creative woman for Gathering No.3 and watched ladies share their story. As usual, we shared wine, chatted and snacked on a bunch of amazing food. But this time we tried something a little different; before the Gathering I chose 3 ladies to do a little show & tell. At the Gathering these 3 ladies opened their hearts and shared their story, their struggles, their passions, their beautiful work and themselves. It was incredibly inspiring and I look forward to next weeks Gathering. Pictured is the talented duo, Hey Wanderer. See their beautiful work here >>>

A BEAUTIFUL RETREAT

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"We are the sea in a turbulent wave Crashing on rock, to shatter into smithereens We are the wind blowing past the trees Fast and furious and dangerously still We live life fiercely, we give it all we’ve got We love from the depth of our heart And nurse our broken heart with deep grieve Tears fall endlessly, but we are strong We stand up and heal, to love for tomorrow We fight like lions, we roar like tigers We fall and we rise, bigger, better and fiercer We are warriors, we are survivors We are reckless, we are savage We are the wild ones" - Hybrid Doll

 

A Beautiful Retreat is a weekend event that encourages female creatives to let go of limitations, connect more fully, to feel beautiful, get inspired and be more intentional. Our first retreat was held in the woods of Winchester, TN in September 2014. See more images on our Instagram here >>>

 

Our next retreat is in the works for February 2015, feel free to email me with any questions meredith@meredithcbullock.com and find out more here >>>

BLOGGING & BUSINESS RESOURCES

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  1. How this creative is making money with her blog that no one's heard of
  2. This creative just launched an amazingly helpful Ebook on how to double your blog traffic in 90 days or less
  3. How creating a featured column on your blog increases traffic and grows your community
  4. These 3 tips can get you blogging faster and more effectively
  5. 2 conversation examples that help you to say what you do
  6. These 10 tips will help you create beautiful and more effective blog design simply
  7. Here's a strategy that will get you clear on your pricing and how to tell people how to hire you
  8. I've seen the book #GIRLBOSS recommended several creatives, this discussion has me hooked on purchasing it
  9. I love these tips from Design Love Fest on how to make your blog your brand
  10. 10 ways to market your new blog or business

For more blogging and business tips, see my pinterest board dedicated to just this. Enjoy and Happy Friday!

 

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I met my niece for the first time a few months ago and thought it'd be fun to do a little mini photo shoot of her and her parents. Her mother and I picked flowers and created a little crown by weaving the flowers into a headband for baby Skylar to wear for the shoot. We weren't sure if she'd like the crown but she didn't seem to mind at all - what girl doesn't love a flower crown?

My brother did not like the idea of a photo shoot, but he got into once we started. Nothing posed, I simply took photos of them loving their daughter Skylar.

I got the idea for the head brand here and have a bunch more photos of this shoot here. And here's a picture of my husband and our new niece.

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