I'm Valerie, the all-over-the-place mind behind Valpo Studio. Old followers may remember this blog when it was "Taking a Bite out of Life." but as times change, and people grow, this blog did as well.
I chose to change my blogs name to make it more centralized with my other business. Valpo Studio (the blog) is a personal blog sprinkled with DIY crafts, Recipes, Artwork and more, whereas Valpo Studio (the business) is a portraiture business run by, you guessed it, this girl! Though different in nature, they are brought together by the sometimes insane driving force behind them, the twenty-something, newlywed student finding her place in this huge and beautiful world.
I'm pretty open, and with that comes the raw truth. If I'm happy, you'll know. If things are rough, you'll know. But most importantly, I hope that somehow, somewhere you will find something you can relate to, and that invites you to stay a while.
We'll have so much fun :)
If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I promise I won't bite!
You can learn a little more about me through the following posts:
-Where does the name Valpo Studio come from?
I'm glad you asked. I have a wide range of interests from fine art, to writing, to sewing... the list goes on. Rather than identify one particular skill set, I decided to invite them all home with the all-encompassing "Studio" title. "Valpo" has many roots. First and foremost, it is a appreviation. "Portraits by Valerie" is a bit of a mouthful don't you think? Therefore "Valpo" seemed to sum that up just fine. Valpo also happens the be the nickname of the most beautiful city in Chile, where my husband lived while serving a mission for our church. The city is made of stairs and building pieced together like legos and is known for its gorgeous bright colors.
Stunning, no?It also has street art like you wouldn't believe!
It's vibrance and disorganized harmony summed up my own view of self quite perfectly, therefore Valpo just seemed to stick.
-Do you do sponsored posts?
I do indeed. I do not charge for 200X100 ads or buttons on my blog because we've all been in a place where we have wanted to get the word out that we have something awesome to share, but simply are not in the place to pay for it. I do however do sponsored ads for compensation, and in the past have really enjoyed doing so.
Where do you show how many followers you have?
It's pretty simple. I don't. I have no problem sharing that I have hundreds of followers, however I feel like too often in the blogging world, that number acts as a status quo or popularity symbol, and I don't think that is how it should be. Blogging isn't a popularity contest, it's so much more :)