My career has been a whirlwind of ups and downs. Knowing I’ve selected a profession that doesn’t have a clear cut roadmap makes it imperative that I understand many fails will occur along the way. But those fails offer a ton of valuable knowledge that are vital to furthering my career and ultimately helping me earn the success I know I can achieve. Among challenges I face is having my work noticed by others. Honestly, I’m not great at self-promotion, which is hysterical considering I worked in marketing for more than five years and know what I am doing wrong. I suppose recognition that comes organically is what I prefer. Sure, I could self-promote hours daily and honestly, build a wonderful following much quicker. But at the end of the day, I know my food art will be discovered and loved eventually. (I trust you world.)
Case in point, I happily say hello to Japan today. ELLE Mariage, a wedding-focused magazine and one of the publications in the ELLE family, reached out to show their love of the “Love is Sweet” Ice Cream Stand project I worked on with The TomKat Studio in partnership with the California Milk Advisory Board. This spread is featured among select cute wedding trends in the current issue (yes, the one featuring Pippa on the front!), and people all over the Pacific Ocean island are reading it as I type. I am elated! Thank you ELLE Mariage for finding our work and reminding myself and others I collaborate with why we go overboard to inspire. I never doubt what I’m doing is worth every ounce of effort put forth, but this sure is a perk that will keep me going.
To view the entire ice cream stand feature, make sure to head over to my friend Kim’s blog.
Photos courtesy of ELLE Mariage + Ten22 Studio