closing the gap

I have had a several emails and a few comments about The braille & gold shop opening. I have been putting some sort of focus into it almost daily. I am someone who has to force myself to be content with my work. Not because I am indeed content, mainly so I can sleep at night and shut off my mind. I wont settle for average, I wont be mediocre..I want to excel at the things I am passionate about. I understand art of any kind is completely subjective and I don't expect for everyone to love what I do, BUT I do expect for me to love it. I need to be proud to put my name on it and call it mine. I am closing that gap of trial and error, I am growing due to the constant shooting. I have ideas whirling and things to master before I open the shop. I am proud of blush, not that I am not constantly trying to grow in that area of my work too. I want to be equally proud of braille & gold. Not everything with the braille&gold water mark is part of any series but its still my work none the less, so I mark it.
This is a brand new outlet for me, there is lots of growing to be done... be patient with me.
Above all else, it must provoke feeling and depict, in some way, a bit of me.

Until I complete a series and there is a print you'd like to own.
Shoot me a email at and let me know what size and image you like.
We can go from there.
warm wishes

On a side note do me a HUGE FAVOR.... I want to try something out.
In a comment, answer these three questions.

1: favorite color
2: favorite song
3: favorite word/ saying


McKenzie said...

Existentialism On Prom Night- straylight run
"Sing like you think no ones listening."


Christopher said...

After the Storm-Mumford & Sons
Word: Lovely

*Hollie :)

Shaylynn;) said...

As I Lay Me Down.

Mandi@TidbitsfromtheTremaynes said...

1. Blue
2. This is sooo hard to narrow down.

Say you love Blue October. They are the best. Blue October: "Clumsy Card House". Hope you love it as much as I've loved several of your song choices on here. :)

3. Right now, my fave saying: "Time to strap on a set and man up."

Ana from Sweet Serendipity said...

Such exciting news. Good luck with it all! Favorite Color: Yellow, it's just so happy. Favorite Song: Hard choice, LOVE "Anchor" by Mindy Gledhill right now. Favorite Saying: Comparison is the thief of Joy! :)

Hannah said...

I'll Be Seeing You by Billie Holiday
That's how the cookie crumbles.

Patricia Ho said...

free failing by john mayer
one day

{marie} said...

Brandi Carlile/ A promise to keep Darling

Stephanie Brinkerhoff said...

Starálfur (live) - Sigur Rós
"Hug it out"

Abby said...

I think it's amazing that you want to be great at everything you do. That's really the way it should be. I always feel like I am not good enough & I always try to do my best. Sometimes, though I think, "is trying my best, really enough?" times I feel like it's not.

I can't remember exactly when I found your blog, I think I found it back in 2009. I have really enjoyed reading about your journeys with life & your photography business. I think it's amazing how far you have come.
I'm excited to see what you come up with next :)

My favorite color:
Mustard yellow (warms my heart)- (but I also love peony pink & scarlett red.)

Favorite song: Basically everything Adele, but if I narrow it down it would be Adele- Rolling in the deep.

Favorite saying: "in love with love." Never give up on love, even if you feel like love has given up on you.

Thank you for responding to my fb note btw :)

Jeanette said...

If There Was No You by Brandi Carlisle

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Amy said...

I am so excited for your shop to open! I adore the image of the little white buildings on the hill with the fog. The composition is fabulous!

Fav color: Mustard Yellow

Fav song: Too hard to narrow down. Currently "Meant" by Elizaveta.

Fav saying: But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads- Albert Camus

Laura Burtis said...

Fave Color: Most definitely PINK - I'm a girly girl!
Current Fave Song: Kate Nash's Nicest Thing
Fave Saying: Everything happens for a reason.

Mary + Trey said...

1. Yellow
2. Ace of base, "the sign"
3. You can't to be happy you have to decide to be happy.

Emma said...

Linger - The Cranberries
"This too shall pass"

Maggy R. said...


someone like you by Adèle (nowdays favourite)

"It's never too late to be who you might have been"


The Stevens said...

I love love that video! Thank you for posting!

And to play along:

Running to Stand Still U2
but right now I'm loving Near to You by a fine frenzy.
Word: Awesome and Love
Saying: Never let a problem to be solved become more important than a person to be loved.

Kjerstine said...

Color:grey tealy-blue
Song: Adele- Someone like you [for my pre-serious relationship days]I could belt this for days.

favorite word: exquisite
favorite saying:
"The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return." ~ eden ahbez

love ya BK! Keep your amazing work coming, it always brightens my day! :)

Natasha said...

I really wonder what you'll turn all of our answers into =))))

1.Fashion Fuchsia
2. Mmmmmmm.... Let's say at the moment The Sky Life - Cold Cannikan
3. The first thing that comes up to my mind is "never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game"

xoxo J said...

1. Red- i am IN LOVE with the color red. It can be bold and dramatic, it can be fun and whimsy, it can be romantic and sweet...the possibilities are endless.
2. I have so many favorite songs, music definitely plays on all emotions. Today my favorite song is "Singing me Home" by Lady Antebellum.. the lyrics are too sweet.
3. favorite word is- frick..i say it ALL the time.
favorite saying- It's okay to believe in fairtyales...they all have happy endings.
xoxo Janessa

Hollie Noel said...

Hi Brooke.
I was logged in under my friends account. Im the second one from the top under "Christopher"
Dont think it matters but I thought id share!!
*Thanks for always posting new tunes. I dig em.

Petersen Family said...

Black or White
Bon Iver- Skinny Love
Seriously? (in many different tones)