Hey there! If you’d like to learn more about me and this blog, then read on below. 🙂
Clara & Co. was founded in 2014 – it was originally called “Clara’s Craft Corner”, and was an outlet for me to share my various crafts and DIYs with the blogging community. Then, in the spring of 2016, I bought a dSLR camera and my love for photography instantly blossomed. In July of 2017, I changed my blog’s name to Clara & Co. Today, this blog has primarily become a place for me to share my various attempts at photography with my readers. I also occasionally share my writing (most often in the form of a short story) and my various sketches and art. If you’d like to read more, then you can click the follow button on my sidebar to be notified whenever I make a new post!
My name is Clara, and I’m an ambitious high schooler with a passion for creativity. I love photography, writing, and music, along with pretty much every other art form. I’m extremely scatterbrained and random, I’m homeschooled, and I have 5 siblings. I’m live on 50 acres in the middle of nowhere on a beautiful small farm with goats, rabbits, cats, and other various creatures. I’m a Christian, a dreamer, a deep thinker, and an adventurer. I smile often and I love to laugh.
My camera is a Nikon D3000 and I enjoy capturing the beautiful world around me through its lens. I love my camera and I’ve named it Kate. XD I take it almost everywhere with me – on road trips, through airports, in restaurants, to the park, etcetera. My photos have been published in a local magazine, which was a pretty exciting accomplishment for me. All of the photography on this blog is my own work unless otherwise noted.
I’m an avid bookworm and I read pretty much constantly – I have more books than can fit on my bookshelves and I read until I fall asleep almost every night. Harry Potter, Keeper of the Lost Cities, All the Wrong Questions, Percy Jackson, The Fiddler’s Gun, and The Penderwicks are just a few of my favorite series.
I love to write stories almost as much as I love to read them. I’m currently in the process of writing 2 different novels, and I also write the occasional short story. I’ve participated in several writing camps/challenges, and I’ve won a few awards for my writing. If you’d like, you can see some of my more recent work right here.
I play the fiddle, mostly bluegrass, though classical is beautiful too. I’ve been playing since I was 3 and I think that it’s the most beautiful instrument ever created. My whole family is pretty musical – several of my siblings play instruments, my little sister and I sing, and my dad plays guitar. We have so much fun creating music together. I play a little bit of piano as well. 🙂
One of my favorite pastimes is exploring the many acres of woods on our farm and discovering new places, especially in the spring and autumn. My siblings and I have spent countless hours in the towering pine forests on our property. Many different kinds of wild animals call our woods home, and it’s so much fun to spot them during our explorations. If you’d like, you can see more pictures of our woods here. 🙂
Yet another reason that I love living on the farm is that we’re not very close to a city, so we get to see an amazing display of stars each night. Outer space is extremely fascinating and incredible to me. I think it’s one of God’s most beautiful and awe-inspiring creations. ❤
I’m an avid animal lover, and I work at my local animal shelter taking high-quality pictures of the dogs and cats that are looking for homes. My own dog, a 6-year-old female Lab named Maude, is a playful and affectionate fluffball who loves treats, balls, ear rubs, long walks, and sleeping.
Along with Maude, we also own quite a few cats – eight, to be exact. I love how soft and playful they are! Our most recent addition, a sweet little cat named Ember, was voted my “blog mascot” by my readers. You can learn more about her right here (along with another kitty named Ninja).
Here’s an interesting fact about me: I hardly ever wear anything but jeans and t-shirts. I don’t mind dresses, but I’d rather only wear them for special occasions. If we ever met in person, I’d probably be wearing faded jeans, a Harry Potter shirt, and colorful tennis shoes. My hair is almost always in braids or space buns.
I love listening to music of all types, especially when I’m traveling. I listen to a wide range of different bands. NEEDTOBREATHE, Sleepy Man, David Crowder, Chris Stapleton, and Rend Collective are just a few of my favorite artists.
My dad’s current job requires him to travel quite a bit, and he often takes my sister and I along with him. Currently I’ve been to 26 states (and counting). My goal is to visit every US state, along with countless other places including Europe and Australia. Going on long road trips and discovering amazing new places is my ideal kind of adventure. 🙂
Now that I’ve rambled about myself, I’d love to learn more about you. Comment below with 5 facts about yourself – I’ll reply!
Thanks for stopping by!