Behind the scenes: PSS
Do you like behind the scenes posts? I absolutely do – I’ve had this post sitting in the queue for awhile now and I’ve finally gotten around to photographing the real life mess of my studio! My poor housekeeper – she comes once a week on Mondays and this is the scene she’s stumbled on the past 4 weeks.
The creative process for me gets really messy. When my desk is a wreck, it’s a good sign that things are happening. I get everything out of my head, write tons of to-dos, and lately I’ve taken to sketching a whole lot more than I have in the recent past. I’d forgotten how good it is to get tactile with design. Get out those pens, markers, notepads, sketchbooks, giant pieces of paper — and actually draw something. Just like my design professors used to say in college, “The computer is only a tool.” It doesn’t actually design things for you.
A few things I’m working on:
1. Finalizing designs for fall/winter products. And I couldn’t be more proud to show you the final result!
3. Putting things away from my pop-up shop (so worth it, but so much work to both prepare and recover)
5. Staying on top of my writing assignments for Better Homes & Gardens.
Mostly I’m trying to wrap everything up before we go on vacation in a few weeks. All of a sudden, summer is swirling to a close and I still want to enjoy some time off and relax at Carlton Landing too. I must admit that I am looking forward to getting several hours of alone time to work once school starts in the fall (baby’s going to mother’s day out! hooray/sob). Although can I tell you something? The first thing I’m doing on my first day off is going straight to the spa and getting a massage.
‘Cause this mama has earned it, y’all. 😉
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