A rambling thank you

I just wanted to stop and thank you all so much for the response to the new jewelry collection. I’m happily overwhelmed with more orders than I’ve had in a long time and feeling really grateful in my recent broke-ass state (ha!). Sometimes freelancing feels very “What the heck am I doing???!” and then weeks like this come along where I feel like everything is going to be just a-ok. It’s a terrifying roller coaster that I mostly really love. These photos are some random shots I took of my studio to finish a roll – a place where I spend most of my days alone singing at the top of my lungs, making a mess. It’s not perfect – it’s dirty and dimly lit and the neighborhood isn’t so great, but it does the trick for productivity and keeping my personal life separate at home. Lately I walk home during lunch and close myself in my walk-in closet and record music that I’m working on with my brother (2.0 of this!) and it feels nice to have that distinction, a hobby, dare I say. Most freelancers I know don’t have hobbies. I recommend carving time out for one if you can. Particularly one that fills your heart with passion that you can’t really make a dime off of. Rambling over, have a great weekend!

Photos by Kate Miss, taken with a Mamiya 645AF with Kodak Portra 160 film.


  1. Carol says

    I probably sound like a total fan-dork, but I honestly can’t wait for some new Matt & Kate songs. Would you believe that I still have your songs on a cd in my car? And, just listened to it again the other day!

  2. says

    Congratulations on all the positive feedback! This is my first time listening to your music and you two have such an intoxicating sound. Can’t wait to finish the rest of the album!

  3. says

    You are so right about hobbies… I think we could all benefit from a break away from our computers to explore some other interests—thanks for the reminder!

  4. says

    The idea of having a hobby is so true, and one that I had never thought of! I’ve been working at home since leaving Auckland and this is totally what I need to keep myself sane. For now it may just be feeding and hanging with my chickens and watering the garden, but I’m cool with that. I love the new collection by the way!

  5. tasha says

    Yor photos are amazing. How to you get your colors on photos to be brownish, gold, do you get that efect with your camera, is it the light, or you photoshop your photos??? Thanks


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