Practice, Perseverance and Pursuing Your Art

Practice, Perseverance and Pursuing Your Art

Inspiration can come in many forms; It can come in words we hear or read, music we listen to, imagery we see or even people we meet. I feel lucky to have friends who regularly inspire new thoughts and ideas in me but I also love meeting new people who I can share different creative ideas with and feel newly inspired by.

white boyfriend shirt relaxed style

Onyi is someone I met recently at a blogger event and after hearing about her photography, I was instantly inspired by her passion to work hard at improving her skill in something she loves. We instantly got on and on Sunday after meeting for the third time, Onyi took some snaps of me in what I was wearing and effortlessly captured the vibe of how I was feeling that day; Relaxed and happy.

White boyfriend shirt

We chatted a lot about our creative goals on Sunday and one thing I think that we both agreed on is that whichever creative outlet you decide to pursue, it takes time, effort, patience and persistence in order to improve at it and get to where you want to be… I think Onyi’s work (just check out her Instagram, her self portraits are amazing!) is a great example of how time spent working on something your passionate about can pay off.


All too often we can envision the end result of where we want to be but forget about the hard work and practice it takes in between, in order to get there. If you feel like you’ve hit a brick wall or a creative slump, keep going. Create anything until you start create something. Often we are our own worst critics and if you don’t continue to try and work at it, you’ll never know what could come of your hard work and effort…and remember what they say, “practice makes perfect”.

Happy in white shirt and mom jeans

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Check out Onyi’s blog here and Youtube here.

Samio x



  1. Pam
    July 27, 2016 / 9:47 am

    these shots are lovely! she is such a talented photographer, heading over to her instagram 😀
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

    • Samio
      July 28, 2016 / 8:25 am

      She certainly is. ?

      Samio x

  2. July 27, 2016 / 8:44 pm

    que fotos más bonitas!!!! me encanta como sales! además vas preciosa!! unos simples tejanos y una camisa blanca suficientes para estar perfecta!!!

    el blog de renée

  3. July 28, 2016 / 12:47 am

    So true! I definitely agree that no matter what you do it’s going to take a lot of persistence, passion and patience- three things that are so much easier said than done.

    Love the relaxed vibe of all of these photos as well!

    • Samio
      July 28, 2016 / 8:24 am

      Thanks, yes sometimes you’ve got to remind yourself what you’re working towards. 😀

      Samio x

    • Samio
      July 28, 2016 / 8:23 am

      Thank you Jane. 🙂

      Samio x

  4. Lola
    July 28, 2016 / 8:34 am

    You look great!
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    • Samio
      July 28, 2016 / 11:19 am

      Thank you Violette.

      Samio x

  5. July 28, 2016 / 12:50 pm

    I so agree on everything you just have said plus the photos turned out so well! You look gorgeous and I’m already loving Onyi’s instagram! 🙂

    Have a lovely day!

    XO, Melissa

    • Samio
      July 28, 2016 / 1:13 pm

      Thanks Melissa, hope you have a lovely day too!

      Samio x

    • Samio
      July 28, 2016 / 3:13 pm

      Ah thank you! 🙂

      Samio x

    • Samio
      July 28, 2016 / 3:13 pm

      Thank you Jasmine!

      Samio x

    • Samio
      July 28, 2016 / 5:31 pm

      Thank you Sharon.

      Samio x

  6. July 30, 2016 / 8:16 am

    Really beautiful shots! I totally agree with everything you said too. One of the the best things is to be around like minded people and become inspired. Have a great day! x x

  7. July 31, 2016 / 12:36 pm

    Girl, you are beyond beautiful!
    Stunning shots and outfit, btw!

  8. Maya
    August 2, 2016 / 3:11 am

    Such an inspiring post. Great to see two creatives come together, great post!

    Prey On Fashion

    • Samio
      August 2, 2016 / 8:20 am

      Ah thank you Maya! Yes I love working with fellow creatives, I find it so inspiring. 😀

      Samio X

    • Samio
      August 6, 2016 / 6:45 pm

      Thanks Daniela.

      Samio x

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