I have a thesis proposal to “revise” and a midterm paper to write and design, oh and a company to dream up and start branding (okay, that last one is gonna be way fun!!!). This semester is definitely not as crazy as ones past– except that my kiddos have me running in circles. Both girls in volleyball, Sara cheering and Cash playing football. I’m meeting myself coming and going as we have activities five or six days of the week. Is this not the cutest dang quarterback you’ve ever seen? Hello.
I’ve found that in order to be creative I have to, I mean I HAVE TO — yes, I MUST –continually pursue other creative endeavors. If I don’t I feel stifled and sad. I must continually stimulate my creative self by learning, teaching, listening, looking, doing, making– so in addition to my school work, a couple of side projects and family comittments I am listening to Start by John Acuff. And The Shallows by Nicolas Carr (but this is for my thesis).
I am practicing my calligraphy as often as I can and even took a little class on that (especially when I need a break from typing and want to give my brain a work out).
I am getting a package ready to send to DaySpring, hopeful they select me to be an intern 🙂 I got my personal identity (logo, business cards, resume etc.) finished last week so I have to photograph all of that. I’ve started setting it up- need to borrow a camera, this is an iPhone pic I snapped.
I’m really happy with my personal identity designs– I feel like it’s totally me with a touch of what’s trending. I can’t wait to get good photographs to share the details of this package. I love it.
I am not cleaning house much, but I am cooking and baking– which is, of course, creative, yes?! If you love Snickerdoodles I highly, HIGHLY recommend these little bits of Heaven…White Chocolate Pumpkin Spiced Snickerdoodles. Be prepared to run afterward.
Speaking of running…I’m training for a 5K in November, so yes, I’ve been doing that too. Exercising affords the opportunity to listen to said book (above) and is as good for my cluttered mind as is for my fluffy body. I won’t say I’m a runner, mostly a fast walker/slow jogger.
I just finished this for a friend- it’s a custom invitation that will be digitally delivered to the recipients. I incorporated the school colors and mascot – she wanted a vintage, travel-themed, ticket/passport stampy look. I hope she likes!