Things have been pretty darn busy around here! Even so, we’ve been guarding our time pretty ferociously to enjoy all the summer things we missed last year. We’ve been able to hit the neighborhood pool, hang out with our sweet nephews, and go to a bluegrass concert in the park. Walks with Murphy. Yoga. We even visited the library. You guys! Summer! It's so great. Here's a few more fun things coming up:
Well hello there! It’s been a while. Dusty and I have been in midst of finishing up some great projects. A digital store for Ember Yoga, digital and print annual report for the Kula Project, and other amazing projects with good people. I will be writing Behind the Scenes / The Making of’s for each of them, but mostly I just wanted to say HEY! It’s been too long! How is it already March? Where is 2016 rushing off to? Here’s a few things going on:
No Makeup March
This deserves a full post in itself. It got to be March 6th and I realized I hadn’t worn makeup all month. So I decided to go all in and commit to this as an actual thing. Both amazing and terrible things have been happening to my skin, ego, and time. It’s crazy how changing up one little thing can teach you so much about yourself.
A Business Coach
I’m so excited! I met with a business coach a few weeks ago. I am so excited to have some help working out the kinks in my business and in the way I think about it. Specifically how I relate to it and how it relates to my family. If you want to meet her, (you want to meet her), you can find her here. Here's to clarity!
We’re Not Moving
So we were moving. Then we weren’t moving. Then we were. It was all confusing. After crunching the numbers, we just couldn’t justify the move. We were looking forward to starting out in a new place, so it was kind of a gut punch to realize we weren’t able to do it. Good thing Woodstock is awesome! I grew up here, in this same house. I remember the Cub Foods and the Country Corner, before there was a Target or Starbucks in sight. Now Woodstock is all fancy with a hoppin’ downtown, green trail, and a growing arts community.
The Paint Love Art Auction
Paint Love is hosting it’s first ever art auction! It’s on April 17th from 6 - 9 PM at the beautiful Solarium in Decatur. Tickets are $20 in advance. Catering is from Victory Sandwich Bar. Artist Miranda Kyle will be leading a metal pour, like this project but on a much bigger scale. You don't want to miss it. Plus if you're interested in donating art, you can score free tickets! Let me know. You can find more info on the event here.
Projects in the Works
I have been painting and lettering a ton of circles lately. I'm considering branching out the circle project to more mediums. I’m partnering up with Heidi Rew and her blog Parties for Pennies to create Parties in a PDF. The first few have been collaborations with other designers, but there’s a really exciting, illustrated, one coming out soon! On the internal side: Dusty and I are in the midst of reorganizing and redesigning our site. The cobbler's kids are always the last to get shoes, ammiright?
Thanks for hanging in there with us! What’s going on with you? How are things? Are you ready for spring?
Mad + Dusty