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PASSION MAKES PURSUING YOUR GOALS WORTH WHILE: THE LESSON I'M CURRENTLY LEARNING ABOUT CELEBRATING PROGRESS & BEING PATIENT WITH MYSELF AND MY BRAND

WRITTEN BY SHARRA GREENE AND CAPTURED BY ALLEN STEWART

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I'm sure that all creatives and people with a dream can relate to having so many ideas, so many things that we want to do that our thoughts and feelings are sometimes all over the place. We want to know that these things will be executed to the best of our ability and that we will benefit from the accomplishment of these goals in one way or another. We just want to know. I've recently discovered  that these goals have to be completed one step at a time and all we can do is focus in and clap for ourselves after each step until we see it through. 

A lot of times, we tend to wish that we could see the future. We wish we could know exactly what will happen and exactly how to be prepared for it all, ahead of time. Essentially, we are asking for a cheat sheet to life. I, myself still wish for this sometimes. But what I am realizing is that there are actually some things that we're not supposed to know before we start on the pursuit of our dreams. Maybe if we knew everything that it would take, some of us wouldn't even begin.

When I started this journey at 17 years old (I'm 21 now),  taking my love for fashion and style seriously and establishing it as a real career goal, I had no idea the amount of personal development it would take to even get started in this industry. (let alone, the amount of money, resources, quality contacts, etc.) Most importantly, though, I had no idea the amount of patience that would be required of me to grow in this field. Looking back, I'm honestly glad that I didn't know. In this situation, ignorance was in fact bliss for me. True passion and love for what I was pursuing replaced knowing it all. I now know how important it was for me to embrace the unknown and I'm proud of myself for starting  when I did.

Today, I am no different from others in the way that I often see where I want to be in life and the things that I want to accomplish and it makes me anxious and sometimes impatient. I've recently been given some opportunities that can really help me to expand my brand and my audience and to continue to hone my craft so that the people who are supposed to receive it, will. (you will see these opportunities unfold if you follow my blog posts) Imagining the possiblities, of course causes me to want to know what's on the other side for me. But I'm learning to just put my best foot forward with every photoshoot, meeting, magazine submission, new client, blog post, and everything else that I'm working on and to let my passion drive me, being proud of myself every single time for my effort, no matter the outcome, and to be patient and keep pushing forward. 

When all we can see and feel at the moment is the unrelenting passion that we have for what we want to do and who we can be, that passion makes it much easier to stay the course and be patient, even when we don't know all that the future holds. I feel this is one of the greatest life lessons I'm learning right now and I hope it will be for you, as well. 

Shop my look  : I am wearing a  bebe wrap crop top ,  Mistress Rocks cameo skirt ,  major attitude boots . and jewelry from my wardrobe.

Shop my look: I am wearing a bebe wrap crop top, Mistress Rocks cameo skirt, major attitude boots. and jewelry from my wardrobe.

Credits:

Photographer: Allen Stewart of Stewdio Photography

Makeup Artist: Beauty by Idris

Styled by and Featuring Me

Stay tuned for more blog posts, both featuring and styled by me, coming very soon! 

Sharra,

"The definition of walking art."

"PICK A SIDE": LOOKS FROM A NEW ALTER-EGO THEMED SPREAD

STYLED BY SHARRA GREENE

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Developed for an upcoming online magazine...stay tuned for details.

Credits:

Photographer/ Creative Director: D. Rice Photography

Model: Amanda Lang of Dollhouse Management

Makeup Artist: Beauty by Idris

Styling and Co Creative Direction by Me

Pick a side...comment your fave look. 

Sharra,

"The definition of walking art."

5 QUESTIONS WITH SOPHIA YESHI: MODEL, GRAPHIC DESIGNER, VIBRANT WOMAN

Written by Sharra Greene

Credits  : Sophia wearing her traditional Pakistani dress, styled by Me. Photo by  D. Rice Photography . Makeup by  Brittany Main . 

Credits: Sophia wearing her traditional Pakistani dress, styled by Me. Photo by D. Rice Photography. Makeup by Brittany Main

     There's more to this beauty than serving regal, fierce looks in various photography projects. Sophia Yeshi also expresses herself creatively via her brilliant graphic design artwork. Upon looking for the perfect model to feature in my latest style lookbook, I came across Sophia, who I followed on Instagram and Model Mayhem. Right away, her brand exuded "the definition of walking art." Not only was I impressed by her beauty and grace in front of the camera as well as her unique vintage style, but I also took notice of her gorgeous graphic designs scattered throughout her feed, many of which featured vibrant colors and women with strong emotional expressions.

     After my amazing experience working with Sophia on our web editorial, I also wanted to put the spotlight on Sophia the Graphic Designer. Get to know a little more about her as an artist below. 

When did you start creating graphic designs and did you have a background in art before you started with graphics?

I’ve actually been interested in design since I was about twelve. I started downloading 30 day photoshop trials and would just redownload them after the thirty days was up. I went to a magnet middle and high school where I was able to further my interest in art and design.

I see a common theme in your work, of women being displayed as vibrant, bold characters. Is this intentional and if so, why is this something that continues to inspire your designs?

While it is a goal of mine to represent women in my work, I didn’t notice the theme, so it isn’t necessarily intentional. However, I think of myself as a bold and vibrant woman, so it would only make sense that my art reflects that.

Are they're any artists/ graphic designers that you admire and pull inspiration from? If so, who are they?

There are some illustrators, especially women, doing some really great stuff. I get inspired by artists like @lauracallaghanillustration, @cyberl0ve, and @monicakimgarza to name a few. I want to be able to represent women like they can.

What program do you typically use to create your designs?
I use Photoshop for digital paintings and Illustrator for anything more line-based, sometimes both.

Where would you like to go with your designs career wise? (i.e showcasing in gallery, starting a business around them, etc.)
I would love to start a business selling prints and art once I start creating more and putting out more work.

Dripping by Sophia Yeshi.

Dripping by Sophia Yeshi.

Artwork by Sophia Yeshi. 

Artwork by Sophia Yeshi. 

Self Portrait by Sophia Yeshi. 

Self Portrait by Sophia Yeshi. 

See Sophia's latest lookbook with Sharra Greene Styling here. See more work from Sophia's online portfolio here and follow her on Instagram for gorgeous modeling photos and selfies. 

Sharra,

"The definition of walking art."