It became very apparent to Tamrin (www.tamriningram.com) and I (www.kaitlynjosmith.com // www.kaitlynjosmith.wordpress.com) that our existing blogs were serving two very distinct, very different purposes: travel diary, art promotion. While both are a huge part of who we are and what we do, it was time they got separate homes. This is how The Hive came to be. In undergrad we referred to ourselves as the Honeybees, calling the lab we essentially lived in The Hive. After graduation we lost this physical space and decided instead to make it our virtual home. The Hive now serves as our travel diary, for all of our adventures both together and separate. It is a place for us to share our art and our lives, the places we go, the pictures we make and the people we meet. It is our hope that this new hive will inspire you to dream big, to go out into the world and be humbled by it.
We realized at one point that maybe our lives as young female artist were interesting, that maybe people would want to read about them. So often one of us will look at the other and say, “That’s gonna make a great chapter in my memoir”. This is The Hive, bits and pieces of a larger story not yet written. We hope that you follow along, that what we have to say will impact you in someway.
We are two twenty somethings who refuse to settle for normalcy, who crave something bigger and better from this world. Here’s hoping that we can find it, and that maybe someday, if you haven’t already, you will too.
Thank you, from the Honeybees, for joining us on this new, crazy, adventure.
Rocky Mountain National Park, March 2016.
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