TO LIVE A CREATIVE LIFE

DAVID + ELLA | AGES:  12 + 9

GIFTED WITH CREATIVITY 

After looking at the gallery above, I think that you can agree when I say that David and Ella's relationship is a good one  is an understatement. They have such a beautiful bond and that is  what was the most apparent to me when I got to hang out with them for a few hours the day I took their photos. They support each other artistically : Ella sits as David draws her, isn't that the sweetest thing? Getting to be in the room and watching David and Ella at work really was special. Then just getting to hang out with them and talking to them was SO MUCH fun! They are two talented and cool kids with radiating personalities! Can we also talk about the fact that they have a handshake?! Heart melted.

Also, David shared with me that he prefers to have the subjects he draws be present instead of using a photo for reference which if you ask me is advanced ... the thought of drawing someone in person still gives me a grown woman, nerves! Ella shared her love of drawing cute things and writing stories to go along with her illustrations. David and Ella's parents are doing an amazing job nurturing not only their kids natural creative talents, but their best friend sibling bond and that is VERY inspiring! I can't wait to watch David and Ella's journey independently and together! Keep an eye out for these two! They are world changers in the making!!

Here's a mini Q & A between David + Ella's  Mami and Daddy and David + Ella.
Q: by Mami and Daddy
A: by David, then Ella

• DAVID •

Q: DO YOU LISTEN TO MUSIC WHEN YOU CREATE? IF SO, WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SONG TO LISTEN TO?
A: No, I don't like to listen to much while I draw I find it easier to concentrate in a sunlit room with minimal noise.

Q: WHAT TIME OF DAY ARE YOU MOST INSPIRED TO MAKE ART? ARE YOU A MORNING PERSON, NIGHT OWL, OR DO YOU FEEL CREATIVELY INSPIRED ALL DAY LONG?
A: I feel most inspired in the morning when light floods the room and I'm awake and refreshed.

Q: DO YOU TAKE ART CLASSES OR DO YOU PLAN ON TAKING MORE IN - DEPTH COURSES TO GROW ARTISTICALLY?
A: I do take art classes this semester and I plan on taking art as many years as I can. I might take it through college if I can. :) 

• ELLA •

Q: IS THERE A PLACE OR A PERSON THAT INSPIRES YOU TO CREATE?
A: Loral Birch, I think of my cute stuffed animals and also I love animals so I like to write stories about them. 

Q: IS PENCIL DRAWING YOUR FAVORITE WAY TO DRAW OR ARE THERE OTHER TOOLS YOU WOULD LIKE TO LEARN HOW TO USE?
A: I want to learn how to use oil pastels. I also enjoy using my gel pens, colors and markers. I also love creating pretty things from nature.

Q: I KNOW THAT YOU HAVE A GIFT FOR ILLUSTRATING YOUR OWN HANDMADE BOOKS, WOULD YOU EVER LIKE TO HAVE ONE OF YOUR STORIES PUBLISHED?
A: Yes, I like to make funny stories and read them out loud to my family and friends. :)

We began to see creativity with David and Ella at very early ages when they would draw or paint around age 2 and 3. David paid close attention to the detail in the way things looked around him and liked to draw realism at a very young age. Ella was very drawn to creating art that was detailed and colorful. As they both grew up we kept all of their artwork year after year so that they could reflect back on their imaginative artwork as they got older and could see the progression of change in creativity over their childhood years.
Both kids showed a passionate desire to read both fiction and nonfiction books frequently which inspired great imagination in both of them to create their own artwork. Both kids seek to be individuals who create unique artwork that is a reflection of their own souls.

David and Ella’s grandfather and uncle are well known painters in Mexico and the desire to create art runs in the blood of our family lineage. There have been times when both of our kids have been relentlessly creating art without being prompted or given artwork assignments, they simply have had a strong desire to be creative and artistically express what comes out of their individual souls.
There have been times where the kids will create artwork for hours on end, going from one project to the next letting the pure creativity pour out of them.

We are immensely proud of our kids and their imaginative gifts and expressive creativity. We take great pride in watching our kids grow and develop in their desire to create new art and to express the things that are deep within them and which represent them as unique individuals.
— DAVID + ELLA'S MAMI & DAD(DY)

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DAVID + ELLA'S OUTFIT DETAILS:

• DAVID •
JACKET: ZARA
SHIRT: H & M
PANTS: H & M
SHOES: ZARA

• ELLA •
JACKET: H & M
SHIRT: H & M
LEGGINGS: ZARA
SHOES: VANS

I DREAM OF PAINTING AND THEN I PAINT MY DREAM. 🌟

VERA | AGE: 5 

GIFTED WITH CREATIVITY

You can instantly tell that Vera is a little artist when you meet her. She has such a FUN personality and a fun + creative style to match. Her drive and love for all things creative is so inspiring. She also LOVES giving her friends gifts and has such a huge heart! Can I be your friend too Vera?! Haha! It was a pleasure spending some time with her while she was in her art zone ... aren't her beautiful drawings so very detailed and colorful? I can't wait to watch her move on to different mediums because I know she will conquer them all with a colorful love and grace like no other! I also had to mention: her mama is a VERY talented artist herself, who is also SUCH an inspiring and dear friend! Check out her work on Instagram: @cheerfulink ! ❤️

• Enjoy a mini Q&A between Vera's Mommy (Q) and Vera (A) •

Q: WHERE DO YOU GET YOUR IDEAS FOR YOUR DRAWINGS? 
A: I just think about it. I ask myself, "how cute can I make this art?"

Q: WHAT KID OF ART TECHNIQUE WOULD YOU LIKE TO LEARN NEXT?
A: I would really like to do some sculptures.

Q: IF YOU COULD CHOOSE ONLY 2 COLORS TO WORK WITH ON A PROJECT, WHAT WOULD THOSE COLORS BE?
A: Pink and Purple. Definitely.

Vera wakes up in the morning ready to create. I literally trip over her and her art supplies as I try to get the coffee started! I think her creativity has definitely increased since she started school last year. But she has always been a huge fan of coloring and play-dough, even as a toddler.
She loves to think of an idea and then find bits and pieces all over the house to make it happen. Yesterday, she invented a robot out of boxes and water bottles that helped clean the house (this was probably mommy’s favorite!). She also loves to draw and write stories to go along with the characters she creates. I love to watch her when she’s in her creative zone, she lights up!
— Vera's Mommy

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VERA'S OUTFIT DETAILS
DENIM BLOUSE: Calvin Klein
SKIRT: Similar one HERE
LEGGINGS: Shop HERE

TWO ARE BETTER THAN ONE

How adorable is this little pair of twins?! Double the cuteness, fun, sass, EVERYTHING! My favorite thing about our shoot was seeing how much love these two have for each other and how they compliment one another SO well even though they each have their own little personality. I love Kolbi's little face expressions and look at Kaia's huge smile! Another favorite moment was when Kaia showed me some of her ballet moves that she was working on at the time, when both girls were enrolled in a ballet class. Do I hear a "Gifted with Moves" feature coming up in the near future as well?! I hope so!! Here's a mini Q&A between Kaia + Kolbi's Mommy and Daddy (Q) and Kaia + Kolbi (A).

• KAIA  // PIGTAILS • 
GIFTED WITH CHARM
Q: DO YOU LIKE TO MAKE PEOPLE LAUGH?
A: Yes! I like drawing funny faces.
Q: WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE KNOCK-KNOCK JOKE?
A: Knock knock. Who's There? Pencil. Pencil Who? Never mind, you wouldn't get the point.
Q: WHO'S FUNNIER? MOMMY OR DADDY?
A: Kolbi :)

• KOLBI // BRAIDS •
GIFTED WITH CREATIVITY
Q: WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE MEDIUM TO WORK WITH IN YOUR ART?
A: I like crayons and markers
Q: WHAT PROJECT ARE YOU WORKING ON RIGHT NOW?
A: Drawing
Q: WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE ARTIST EVER?
A: Pan (pointing to a toy pan)

These bundles of joy and craziness bring a new adventure every day to our lives. Kaia has been a little comedian since she could make sounds and has had a little mischievous smile from day one - and trust us there is definitely mischief behind that smile. Kolbi has always been great with her hand / eye coordination and ever since she picked up a crayon, she was able to color vividly and draw faces at an early age. I’m sure it will be all smooth sailing from here with these two, right? Mommy & Daddy
— • Kolbi + Kaia's Mommy and Daddy •

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KOLBI + KAIA'S  OUTFIT DETAILS
DRESS: Similar one HERE
LEGGINGS: Similar ones HERE
SHOES: Similar ones HERE
DENIM VESTS: Similar one HERE
NECK SCARVES: Similar ones HERE