Posts in Creative Living
Summer Living: Find a Hobby.

Merriam-Webster defines hobby as: a pursuit outside one's regular occupation engaged in especially for relaxation. And while technically accurate, this definition barely scratches the surface of this topic nor makes a compelling case for starting your own.

Today, we’re exploring the 6 reasons to start a new hobby today, and a few places to get started with inspiration.

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A Summer Plan for This Creative Mom.

Summer, for us, officially started on Saturday. The first day of the fun, unhurried, light-filled days ahead. As a work-from-home entrepreneur and consultant, I always get a bit nervous headed into summer. Nervous about how to pack what I normally accomplish into a condensed time frame around camps + playdates. Somehow, I always manage - but not without a lot of stress.

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The Daily Habit That Sometimes Isn't.

It’s no secret that I’m a fan of my daily art journal. A small blank canvas and a short chunk of time dedicated to letting my brain wander, my hands create + play without guardrails, rules or pressure. My goal is to do this daily, but let’s be honest, our days sometimes have other plans. A messy house, an urgent deadline, a sick kid - often there are things that interfere with my best laid plans of making.

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How Creativity Connects Me to the Present Moment

As a life-long creative, I’ve always dabbled in making stuff. As a child, I loved coloring and building. In college, I took as many art history classes as I could soak in once I discovered how much I loved them. Professionally, I focused my career on design + storytelling, building concepts, color palettes and ideas to share with customers.

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Create Like a Kid.

Growing up is hard to do. Work. Momming. Bills, taxes, meetings. It’s easy to get so lost in all the TO-DOs that we forget TO LIVE. I often pause and watch my daughter as she approaches her day. From the moment she wakes up, she’s (usually) happy and full of excitement about what the day might bring. Constantly inspired, constantly watching, constantly questioning. She brings her curiosity + confidence to everything she approaches.

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How to Tackle a Creative Skill in 2019

Last week I discussed the importance of curiosity + lifelong learning. This practice can lead to a healthier and happier life. You’re convinced, you’re excited, you’re ready to start! But where, how, when? As an organized creative, I like to think through the process a bit at the beginning to make sure I’m taking the right approach to any new project.

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