Weeks 12 and 13
Acknowledge the bad but focus on the good.
Going straight to logging this time.
I am writing this on April 2nd and when I was contemplating how quickly March flew by and how it doesn't feel like I did anything creatively in the last two weeks it turned out (thanks to my short journal keeping) this wasn't a case at all. Much happened but it's like I get so caught in the pure wonder about time flying by that I forget to focus on the time that is, and the good stuff. So yeah, the message from Big U is definitely one I need to keep in mind at all times.
Week 12 started of with a new batch of snow!!! that luckily melted relatively quickly.
I decided to make some use of my "words" pages I did in previous weeks and I uploaded three new designs in my Redbubble and Society 6 shop - wish I could buy ALL these things to proudly use but I guess it's ok since I really don't have much space at home :D All the tote bags that I have look awesome so I'm guessing the rest of their products look just as awesome too :)
Then, OMG, can't believe I nearly forgot about this :D I finally spoke about my SUPER SECRET PROJECT I kept mentioning for ages :) It's LIVE now and it's all about some very special books!
I came up with a really cool design for creative books - creative as in you can use them for writing or sketching - and I decided to offer them to those interested. BUT! I didn't make enough to re-open my Etsy shop just yet so this is something I am still working on. I made and published a special web site just to explain these books that I call "My Pages" - not mine per se but made by me for you to call your own.
Have a look here and see these pages and books for yourself. There's a sign up to be notified about the release date at the end of the fist page, so yes, please, have a looksie ;)
Then, pretty much on a whim, I made a little design for a contest held by our enamel pots making company called Emo. My mom pointed it out and I said to myself sure, why not, I love these vintage looking pots and mugs and plates so I came up with a small design they can print either just as is or use as a pattern. There were three things to take care of - one color only, small 6x6 cm and it needed to have a dot in it. I don't know why exactly a rather well known cookie came to mind but I guess it had to do with a thought of a full mug of white coffee and the need for a cookie to dip in :) I like what I did and I very much hope they do too. I'll know in two weeks so please keep your fingers crossed (not literally of course :D ).
Week 13 brought a lot of family time - two lunches and a trip to IKEA where I finally bought myself the "art supplies" trolley I've been eyeing for years now.
Not much time to be creative in this week but I did manage to finish painting a batch of pages for my books and make a watercolor sketchbook for my dear friend whom I'm visiting this month (already!). I actually finished her sketchbook today, it's still drying and I'm hoping it'll open up well and function properly. The challenge was to re-use her old planner's covers (soft covers) and well, it was a bit tricky to do it. I'll post a photo of it in my next log where it belongs.
Now let's see what this week brings! :)
Wishing you all a wonderfully full and creative times.
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I seem to be a very creative being, explorer of greater realities and nature lover.