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Reflecting on Resolutions.

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ChitChat, Life

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Ok, now that January is long gone, it’s time to get more real about those goals we’ve made or lack there of. For me, I want to take more quality photos with more variety (angles, subjects, etc). Post more regularly, I’m thinking Thursdays. Paint more and update Etsy shop, which I’ve been doing. Less classes, more work and update portfolio accordingly. Be *more minimalistic with things that I buy in order to decrease clutter.

So far, so good. How about you?

*I used the word more in just about every sentence. Apologies. ;)

Zoe is Here!

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Life

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So I completely overestimated what I would get done in my last trimester. Funny how you can forget about how tired and just “done” you can feel toward the end of pregnancy. Little Zoe is here now, arrived a little earlier than expected (just 2 weeks) but she is healthy and doing great. So so happy to not be waddling any longer! I’m officially on maternity leave and will be working behind the scenes in the meantime.

I miss ya, what are you up to?

What I’m Working on – No. 3

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Illustrations, Life, Process

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So I made the biggest rookie mistake in the book with my Make Art That Sells class and didn’t verify the due date/time. I thought for sure the deadline was 5 p.m. EST, 3 p.m. MTN. So I went to upload my image to the January Assignment gallery and low and behold, it closed at 3 p.m. EST, 1 p.m. MTN. What time was it? 1:04 p.m. MTN. Womp.

Lesson is definitely learned. Here is my finished journal cover based on Edwardian brooches. This was not easy because I have been away from Illustrator for awhile and all of the facets, I had no idea how I was going to accomplish it. Using Divide in the Pathfinder was helpful as well as using Object, Path, Divide Objects Below (wonderful tutorial here).

I learned a ton about how I like to work: step by step and compartmentalize the process. Then let it go. IE. Finish sketch phase, finish design phase, finish color phase, etc. Going back and tinkering is crazy-making.

Also, the end goal is to be done, not perfect. I want my best work but if you never finish anything, you don’t accomplish anything. In my humble opinion.

Now it is time to relax and play with my little one.

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Life, Photography

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I’ve loved taking pictures forever now but have been taking even more ever since we had Addy. My poor poor hard drive struggle. Lately it’s been a month by month project and she has her own Tumblr page over here.

However, I want to focus on capturing images on a weekly bi-weekly basis so I’m doing a 26 week photo challenge now. Trying to be realistic since we will have a new addition soon. I can always increase right? Right.

Let’s do this thang!

Reader Survey of Sorts.

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ChitChat, Life

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I’ve been sporadic with this blog for awhile now and I need your help. What would you like me to see me write about? I am a scatterbrained Leo that loves art, watercolor, beauty products, shopping, home decorating, organization, being a mom and photography. Not in that order.

One of my new year’s resolutions is to get more organized and timely with this blog (even though this baby is due in March) and reaching out to others who share the same interests I do. So let me know what you would like to see, I would love to know. Also, tweet, Instagram or pin this if you think you know someone else that could help me out too.

Hope you are having a great day.

xo,
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