Friday, 18 May 2012

Featured Blogger: Laura Trevey

When I was researching the book, one of the really nice parts was discovering so many wonderfully passionate and committed bloggers from around the world.
Photo of Laura Trevey from the Bright, Bold and Beautiful blog
Laura Trevey in her Studio / Office.

So on this blog I'm going to feature a different blogger each week - both those who you will meet in 'Blogging for Creatives' and also others as I come across them.

My first featured blogger is Laura Trevey of Bright, Bold and Beautiful. Laura is a watercolour artist and her blog is not only a showcase for her work but a gorgeous diary of all that inspires her, particularly beautiful interiors, design and fashion.

The Bright, Bold and Beautiful blog is featured in 'Blogging for Creatives'
Bright, Bold and Beautiful blog -
Laura, based in Richmond, Virginia, was one of the first bloggers I approached - not only was she was delighted to contribute to my book, she was a joy to do business with too. Here's what she told me:

"I started a blog called 'Watercolors by Laura Trevey' as an avenue to attract viewers to my online watercolor shop. I immediately fell in love with the whole concept of blogging, and wanted to blog about more than just my art. After 6 months, I started Bright Bold and Beautiful, which was originally on the Blogger platform. Blogger is extremely user-friendly for beginners and you can get set up within minutes. I love Tumblr as well, where the inspiration is endless!"

Art studio of Laura Trevey of Bright, Bold and Beautiful blog
Laura's pride and joy - her art studio/ home office, featuring a custom island
with wide shelves for Laura's watercolour paper.
Here are Laura's top tips for beginner bloggers:
  1. Be Yourself.
  2. Be Original - You will quickly develop a loyal following if you post original content on a regular basis.
  3. Post every day.
  4. Be Kind and Genuine to other bloggers. Believe me, they will become your best friends!
  5. Invest in a good camera, and take quality photos! 
  6. Make sure every post has at least one photo.
I for one am going to try to follow Laura's guidelines as best I can!

Laura has written a great book called smART Business - an Inspirational Guide for Artists and Crafters, which I'd highly recommend. As well as being visually inspiring, it is full of excellent tips on building your brand, organising your time, getting the best from social media, Etsy, art/craft shows, blogging and many more resources. Find out more about smART Business on Bright, Bold and Beautiful.

Do you know of an inspirational blog that should be featured here? Let me know in the comments box, or leave me a message on the Blogging for Creatives Facebook Page!


  1. Thank you for the shout out - I am thrilled and honored to be a part of your wonderful book!!

    xoxo Laura

  2. I love Laura's office. Very jealous!

  3. Hi Millie and thanks for visiting - yes I am jealous too!! It's such a beautiful space!