The shape of us
If you are new to my work my name is Velvet Cole, I'm an artist & photographer from South Wales. As an artist I love to explore my creativity I really enjoy working with others but I often take self portraits to spread awareness on subjects that are important to me and express myself. I can't express how much my own art has helped me overcome difficult times and thoughts, art is a truly wonderful tool.
The Future Plan!
I really like blogging, It feels very 'me' and it's great to do something we love right!? I've wanted to do this style of work for years but I really wasn't ready to open up about my art work as I am now.
I'm really finding my voice and this has given me a deeper reason for creating! However having my own voice doesn't feel like enough. We all have stories and struggles that are all different. Art for me is about connection, awareness and story telling, and I believe that together there is so much awareness to be spread.
I tell myself that maybe the people who have hard stories to tell have them for a reason. As unfair as this is, because the universe, karma or whatever power is out there wants us to help others. Perhaps people get given unfair stories they didn’t deserve because others need to hear them, our stories and the awareness we choose to tell can be as powerful as we are. Awareness and understanding can save lives.
How would this work? Think of it as an interview, but with portraits, a creative collaboration of awareness about issues such as mental health struggles, illness and the challenges of every day life!
This will be a project I'll be working on towards the end of 2022, however like everything done right it needs planning in advance! Also I will be busy at the start of the year having a baby, so ideally when I'm ready to work again I would love to come back to a full mail box of exciting ideas.
Sound like something you may be interested in? Great! Let’s tell some stories together!
Email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
Want to see some of my work and get a deeper understanding of the awareness I'm interested in spreading? I go into more detail on the technique and meanings behind my work in my other photography blog posts, so please check them out!
My top 5 blog posts
Strong women, collaborations and getting TikTok at 30
What to expect, when expecting the unexpected
All my blogs have typos in them, but they also have emotion, love, the desire for understanding and connection... also sometimes they are just a great way to vent a little!
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