Hi long lost bloggie friends! I’ve been quite detached from my blog lately so I thought it was time I popped in and said a little hello. There are a few reasons I’ve been quiet here.
My 19-month-old Desmond is keeping me so, so busy these days. He’s so smart and funny, becoming much more independent, stringing 2 and 3 words together, and basically running the show over here, demanding to be outside during all waking hours. Here are a few recent snapshots of him. I really love being able to look back here and see how much he changes and just how quickly, so even if I am not posting about Desi as often, I still do want to add some photos sometimes.
I also got a new job that’s keeping me so creatively fulfilled and I just love it so much. I don’t tend to share too much about work here in this space, so I’ll keep it that way, but I will say that I am just so happy and this job feels right through and through. You know that feeling when you just trust and know something is right and good things will come of certain opportunities? This is one of those times. I’m in the right place. I’m happy and grateful!
I’ve been putting any and all of my spare time into a new hobby that I’m absolutely nutso over! I finally invested in the Foundations Class offered by Sabina of Design Garden that I’ve mentioned wanting to take a few times here on my blog. I learned how to convert my hand-drawn design elements into vector clip art.
Okay, so what the heck does that mean, you’re asking me, right? Designers and bloggers need design elements to work with when they’re creating their designs (invitations, logos, web templates, etc). Unless the designer wants to create all the little artistic elements of any design themselves, which is not likely and sometimes not possible, they probably purchased a little clip art set from some online marketplace like Etsy, the Ink Nest, or Creative Market. I usually do this. They then use those little elements to make their own designs. Now, I can make my own digital elements AND sell them to others. I plan to open an Etsy shop myself once I get a few more sets together.
Below are the three clip art sets I’ve done during and since taking the course. I have plans for so many more and can barely focus on getting anything else done at home. Isn’t it awesome when a new passion takes such a front seat? I’m just loving this. Again, good feelings!
I do plan to include a more depth review of the course (if you’re interesting in taking it, and you should be) sometime soon and also continue to post my future sets. I see this blog kind of transitioning from the share my baby and thoughts on motherhood type into mostly a place for my artwork, with just a dash of family life to keep it personal. We’ll see how that goes. I reserve the right to change my mind tomorrow.
I hope you’ve all been just great! Until next time…