Hello, I'm Trying My Best
Describing it as the "visual soundtrack of her life", Hello, I'm Trying My Best is a series that addresses the complexities of healing, growth, and transformation. Originally serving as a way for Kayla to deal with the complicated emotions she felt as she transitioned from being a teenager to a young adult, Hello, I'm Trying My Best has now morphed into something that is bigger than Kayla's personal experience. This series now serves as a comfort to those who struggle to grow and change, no matter what stage of life they are in.
Having a large connection to music, Kayla utilizes it as her biggest influence by basing each piece off of a song that encapsulates the emotions she wishes to represent. In addition to music, aesthetics widely seen in modern pop culture heavily influence the overall look of each piece. Kayla incorporates design elements that are consistently present in album, manga and magazine covers in order to portray the influence that pop culture has on herself and her work.