Smith Family Color Run

From November 23, 2016 It’s 2016. It’s my 37th Thanksgiving. It’s still one of my favorite holidays. Thanksgiving means different things to everyone based on their beliefs, experiences, and current situation. For me, Thanksgiving is about family. I thank God daily for what the Lord has given me, but Thanksgiving is special. It forces us to close up shop, buy a bunch of food, get together, possibly watch football, and let the people in my life know they mean a lot to me. I was adopted by my father into the Smith family, and they made this holiday very special to me growing up. IRead More →

Foot Ferries

I don’t know how else to say this, but I love Port Orchard. I have for a long time. I tried to figure out why by analyzing what “it” is that we have here. Moving around the country affirmed that our little city isn’t too different from other areas. People are people. The fries at McDonald’s are the same here as they are in Oklahoma. High schools have football games on Friday nights. Everyone is trying to figure out how to make a living and how to spend their free time. I realized that I could live just about anywhere and make up my mindRead More →

From January 24, 2016 Blue Creations was started back in 2009 as my graduation portfolio website. I needed to figure out what my URL was going to be, and in honor of my father I decided to name it Blue Creations. I thought about what this could become for many years, and in 2015 I started to get a glimpse of what it actually was becoming. I don’t know if everyone struggles with figuring out the type of art or design they like to do, but for me it was like going to a restaurant where everything on the menu looked amazing! As a youngRead More →

Cannon Beach

From August 17, 2015 When I was 17 years old my dad took us down to Cannon Beach, OR with his brother and his family. It was the second trip we took together, but this trip was incredibly impactful for me. I visited Bill Steidel’s art gallery (, and I watched Mr. Steidel work on an art piece for about an hour. I spent some of that time looking at all of his creations, and I asked him some questions as he worked which he was willing to answer. I learned that he was a former Disney animator, and I watched how he seamlessly incorporatedRead More →

Originally from July 27, 2015 Progress. Patience. Those can be difficult things to go through when you want your venture to sprout wings and soar. However, the more I step forward into the world of being a business owner I realize that most successful companies don’t pop up overnight. They’re build much like a garden. You need to work hard every day, but it’s going to grow in its own time no matter how hard you work. So today I’m celebrating a small success. I was able to place my first t-shirt into a retail location today. That’s a small win. I realize there willRead More →