This week-6

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This week I am grateful for: intentionally taking time away from things, the inspiration that comes when you make that room, my sister, James’ mind (he’s so smart and thinks so deep and our conversations are just really, really good), music, getting to launch a passion project of mine and I’m SO excited to see where it goes, cough drops and tea

 

Highlights of the week:

Professional: Our first Corner Session went live on the blog, and we can’t wait to book more musicians for this (if you’re a musician and want in, let me know here

Personal: After a step I took to be Brave, I’m continuing in challenge groups, and I’ve signed up to be a Beachbody coach. Yep. You’ll here more about that soon (but not too much, because I don’t want to spam you). Also, my sister and I got to have a random sleepover, and it was just too good to not be a highlight. I love being grown-up siblings.

 

This week I read:

I finished Cold Tangerines, and I’m looking for my next book. Recommendations?

Online:

loved this article on Getting Lost in Just Doing.

Stop Apologizing for wanting a work/life balance

James Franco and creating a community without being dependent on others

The Indie Foundry is giving some great advice: The Professional Customer Demystified

The Storyline blog on how to create a No-Judgement Zone

Kyla Roma on what to do before launching a product so you can actually sell it.

The {well} studios on Defining the Blogging Relationship

This sweet Parks and Rec tribute from Darling Magazine

Ale released a gorgeous video, as well as some thoughts about transitions in her work. 

 

This week I listened to:

Lucy Rose. I heard her song on Girls and I can’t stop listening.


This week I watched:

The Oscars. It makes me so proud to be in the industry I’m in. And it inspired me to keep pressing towards my career goals and dreams.

 

This weekend, I’m looking forward to: 

Seeing an artist friend from out of town, finishing a wedding, and sleep.

 

How was your week? How will you be spending your weekend?

 

Happy Friday, friends!

Introducing Corner Sessions: Arkansas Music Videos

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You’ve seen the videos on our Facebook Page, but it’s time we brought it to the blog!

A little backstory: Both James and I love music. It’s part of my earliest and dearest memories, it’s what started me on paths to creativity. James and I were both in bands growing up (his punk, mine folk) and James’ education and career in audio stemmed from his love of it as well. A lot of our life together has involved music and a lot of our adventures include road trips to concerts. It’s so vital to our creativity and our life in general.

We’ve recently become friends with the guys at Haxton Road, a local recording studio here in Arkansas and we began talking. What if we worked together to offer artists something a little extra, something special? That conversation is what lead to the post I’m writing right now.

 

Introducing Corner Sessions: A music video collaboration between musicians, Truebadours and Haxton Road Recording Studio.

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There is something magical about throwing different talents together and letting them do what they do best, and that’s what the Corner Sessions are doing with music + video + audio (plus we film in local places, so there’s an extra step of building community that gets me even more excited). We won’t follow the same formula for every musician, it’s about making it feel like the right and most natural fit for them. That comfort and freedom is what makes these projects extra fun, energizing, and inspiring.

 

Our first musician set the bar high: Josh Noren.

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Josh is an Arkansas native who’s making his way in Nashville. He’s not just a great songwriter, he’s an incredibly talented musician. I’m talking one-take-wonder. We were so thankful to have him come along as our first corner session musician.

 

Sit back and enjoy our first two Corner Session Music videos featuring Josh Noren and filmed at the Hatchery in Springdale (Thanks to Perrodin Supply for letting us use their space).

Corner Sessions: Josh Noren – “Again” from Truebadours on Vimeo.

 

 

Corner Session: Josh Noren –All I Ever Had from Truebadours on Vimeo.

 

 

Josh, thank you again for letting us film your talent and share it.

Haxton Road, this is fun. Let’s keep doing it.

 

Musicians, let’s keep this going. Let us know if you want to be next.

 

 



 

Truebadours are looking for musicians for Corner Sessions and a few other projects. So if you’re a singer/songwriter, band of any genre, spoken word, you name it. Say hello and let’s see what kind of creative magic we can make.

The Little Craft Show 2014 | Arkansas Event Videography

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What can we say that hasn’t already been said here or here?

 

We love the Perrodins, we love the hard work that they do for their community. We love seeing the support given to people like them–people who are living their lives in genuine, creative ways. Let’s take away the competition that artists and local businesses can feel and make it all about celebration. Because who doesn’t like a party?

 

 

Amber & Jonathan, you truly are some of our heroes, and we feel honored every time we get to work with you.

 

 

Check out this year’s Holiday Little Craft Show Highlight Video:

Little Craft Show 2014 from Truebadours on Vimeo.

 

 

Guess what? The party just keeps going! The first ever Spring Little Craft Show is coming this May, so check out http://thelittlecraftshow.com/ for more.

 

 

 



Want Truebadours to film your event’s highlight video? Let us know.

This week-5

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This week I am grateful for: James. Sleep. getting to escape in to the words of others to learn while I’m dealing with some “growing pains” of sorts. those aforementioned growing pains. those moments just after wondering how things will happen that thing start happening. my 21 day fix challenge (week one has not been perfect, but it’s been a start and that’s all I asked for for this week). the hope of some winter weather this weekend.

 

Highlights of the week:

Professional: we posted this wedding and it’s gotten so much love

Personal: the best thing coming from my 2015 goals for bravery? I’m learning what I want and not apologizing for it. So much freedom!

 

This week I read:

Cold Tangerines still. I’m really enjoying it.

The internet was all about inspiring me this week:

Becka Robinson on her career path and journey to living a life she dreamed of.

Have you seen the #20beautifulwomen on Instagram? Well Joanne Encarnacion is taking it a step farther and I think we should all join in. Read about Relentlessly Beautiful here and here

Along the same lines, Gala’s got a #MEGABABE mission that might be a fun, creative way incorporate loving yourself this month.

Steph wrote some great posts on how a dream job is still and job and making time to be inspired

 

This week I listened to:

Love Being Boss’ episode on staying happy and motivated

 

Angus and Julia Stone. Always go-to music for me.

 

This week I watched:

The Imitation Game. best part? Everything. Pay attention.

 

This weekend, I’m looking forward to: 

A low key valentines weekend (gag gifts included)

 

How was your week? How are you spending your Valentine’s weekend? Remember love isn’t just romantic, so celebrate it all.

Kristin + Damen | Arkansas Backyard Wedding Videography

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Kristin and Damen…what to say.

 

I’ve known Kristin for about 8 years (which I cannot believe). We met in high-school and she and I and our dear friend Daniel bonded instantly over a 7am Literature class and our love for music. The three of us have done a lot of growing up together and I consider them some of the most important friendships in my life beyond the one I share with James. Kristin was always the beautiful girl with the crazy gorgeous eyes and infectious sweet laugh. I watched boys fall in love with her and I watched them not work out. And then she started talking about this guy she was messaging on Myspace. And then we were meeting that guy in person and it felt right. Through their whole relationship, the ups and the downs, this was meant to be. Damen is the committed, quiet, sensitive and loving dreamer Kristin had been waiting for. Their love is real-life love. It’s honest and it’s survived whatever the world has thrown at them, and it will continue to do so.

And their quiet, home-made backyard wedding was the perfect celebration of that love.

See their sweet, sweet wedding here:

Kristin and Damen | Arkansas Backyard Wedding from Truebadours on Vimeo.

 

How about those vows? “I vow to help you love life” is probably the most perfect promise to make.

 

You bet I was crying like a baby while filming this wedding video.

 

Kristin and Damen. We’re so happy for you and so honored that we got to witness your day and then share it with the world. All the loving wishes as you adventure on from here.

 

May you always hold each other and give strength to each other to hold on during the storms and stresses of life.

 

 

 

 

 



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