I mentioned that I was going to try to get more consistent with blogging. At the moment, I am thankfully slammed with finishing up a few projects that I am excited to share with you. Until then, I thought I would leave you with a few things that inspire me when I am feeling overwhelmed or lacking focus.
This blog, was my first blog that I became quickly obsessed with back in 2012. Brittany is a creative powerhouse designing events, serveware, stationary, and a maker of gigantic paper flowers. She even has a youtube channel now where she will teach you how to draw these amazing flowers.
Studio DIY, is a go to place for everything.. you guessed it.. DIY. Also great styling tips, and just an overall happy and fun place to visit on the internet if you need some inspiration and pepping up!
I love Jessica's site mostly because it is also bright and filled with color and Jessica teaches the Pattern Camp class that I took to start learning to make repeat patterns. Her work is amazing and I love seeing other artists thriving because it gives me hope when I need it the most.
I literally can't say enough good things about the Creative Pep Talk Podcast. I listen to this guy Andy J. Miller basically every day and I always end up feeling 100 times better. I listen to him in the car, while I'm getting ready in the morning and even when I need to take a walk around the block to clear my head. If you are looking for inspiration when it comes to creativity, Andy is your guy!
If you have always wanted to start a business but didn't know how or were feeling overwhelmed or even if you have already started your business, Start-Up is an amazing Podcast. This podcast follows Alex Bloomberg as he breaks away from corporate radio and starts his own podcast company. It's really well put together and overall interesting.
I would love to hear about some ways you find motivation or inspiration when you're feeling stuck. Comment Below! :)
So among all the other amazing things happening this year,
I was recently given the opportunity to shop and style for a small office space in GA.
When I say that this space is small, it is not an exaggeration.
This space definitely needed some love but it also had great potential.
Jenny is a trauma therapist and was looking for a contemporary and soothing place for her clients to come talk. After talking about what would work for both Jenny and her clients, we drew up what we wanted the room to look like and got started shopping.
In addition to choosing the furniture and accessories for the office, I was asked to create an art installation for one of the walls. Being that Jenny is a trauma therapist, she deals a lot with the body and wants her clients to be able to use this Somatic Experiencing chart as reference during their sessions.
We decided to stick with the same theme as the chart but wanted to make it look a little more artistic and handmade and a lot less rigid. I chose to cut different size circles out of plywood so that they would be really lightweight and Jenny could use the velcro 3M strips to hang them on the walls easily.
I've been really nervous about writing on the circles, even though I have done some hand lettering jobs in the past, none of them have been for a professional setting and my natural handwriting is similar to the practice images on the right but while I wanted these to look fun, I wanted to make sure they were readable and a little more sophisticated so they would fit into a professional setting.
I started practicing a font I liked until I felt like it was time to bite the bullet and really write on the circles. I have already gotten more comfortable with the font, which I am thankful for.
It is still hard not to be a tough critic on your own handwriting. As I am sure any artist or creative person could relate, it could always use some version of improvements but I am liking the overall aesthetic so far.
While I am still finishing up the art for the wall, the office is up and running and looks really amazing. Jenny loves it and is getting rave reviews from her clients so that's all I can ask for!
This was such a fun project. I am really looking forward to more like this one!
What kind of projects are you working on these days?
I'd love to connect and talk about anything creative!