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artist, podcaster, redeemed

ABOUT ME

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So here's a little bit about me.

I’m from Orange County, California. I went to Cal State Fullerton to become a teacher and right before applications were due for the credential program, I decided that I did not want to be a teacher. I graduated spring 2017 with a bachelor’s in Liberal Studies. I currently work part-time as a secretary and have big dreams to become my own boss.

I enjoy photography, all things calligraphy, hikes, and coffee. I love Jesus and He's the reason I get up every morning, and His faithfulness and grace is what keeps me going. I would like to spend my days in sweats and in bed. Okay, not all my days. I also really, really enjoy the outdoors and spending time with my friends. I would not pass up an opportunity to dress up and strap some heels on. I have been told that I'm a goofball who can't speak in complete or coherent sentences. 

Most days you can find me in a pair of stretchy pants with a hot cup of coffee, probably scrolling Instagram for food recipes and puppies. 

I hope that through my work, you will be able to see that I am here to serve you through my talents and hope to refine them so that I can better serve you in the future. Whether it is family pictures, graduation, wedding, engagement, to signs for your home, wedding, or desktop backgrounds, I want to be the one to help make it special and uniquely tailored to you, because you are the reason I want to share my talents.

If you want to know what's going on almost everyday, check out my Instagram, and say hi!

 

ABOUT OH KIMMY

 
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Oh Kimmy

The story of Oh Kimmy can seem like a long one.

Early 2015 I started a blog to share what God was doing in my life because of an emotional life event that had happened. During that time I found lettering as an outlet for me to cope with depression and the feeling of not knowing who I was. I wanted to share my lettering so I started an Instagram account to showcase my stuff.

Eventually, I was healed of my depression and confident in who I was which meant that the blog and Instagram were left with dust bunnies. Late 2015, I realized that I wanted to get back into lettering, but instead of a way to cope, to somehow serve others through it. A friend and I wanted to combine our artistic talents to create a business focused on paintings and lettering. It was a short lived idea for the both of us, but the idea of starting my own business was something that would not go away.

So I decided to go at it on my own and focus only on my calligraphy in 2016. I even made another blog, email, and Instagram in the name of Kimligraphy. It was something that was doing well for a while, but it was difficult to maintain my personal account (Oh Kimmy) and Kimligraphy. After a couple online courses and hearing differing opinions on having multiple accounts, I decided that it was best to only use my personal account in November 2016. In 2018, I realized that I no longer loved my calligraphy as part of a job. It took out the fun and creativity out of me. I decided to take calligraphy out of my business title, and focus on just my photography. I haven't given up on my calligraphy, because it is still something I love to do! But not as a means of profit. It's something just for me and my enjoyment. I know that others enjoy my work, so the Print Shop is available for those who would like to support my work.

I kept the name Oh Kimmy, because there is so much more to me than just my photography. I am a calligrapher, an artist, a podcaster, adventurer and a fellowship junkie. These are things that I love to share with the world, and I didn't want to restrain myself to just posting calligraphy pieces with an occasional post. It is my hope that when you hear "Oh Kimmy" you see me, someone who is just slightly strange in the silliest of ways, down-to-earth but also with her head in the clouds. I hope that you see me as your friend, someone you can relate with and think "I'd love to have some coffee with this chick," because I'd never turn down a cup of coffee.