Sunday, May 31
Lately, I have also been thinking of some designs for my own outdoor pre-wedding shoot (similiar to the engagement photos in the States) Hmmm... looks like it might be time to play with more feathers and dream a little more.
Saturday, May 30
These few postcards caught my fancy, and i do think it will be lovely as a thank you note for a wedding. Don't you think?
Thursday, May 28
I have been trying (very hard, i might add) to start journaling on a consistent basis; ie everyday. But try as I might, it seems so difficult to pick up the journal and start writing..hmmm...
So in a spur of the moment, I decided that I should make myself one. What could be more inspiring than writing in your own hand-bound, self-decorated journal right? So in the middle of the night, I literally pick up bits and pieces from the table and glue them down. I had started on some signatures way back from a blank notepad so that came very handy for the body. My usual perfectionist tendencies was left behind on this project as I allow myself to venture out of my analytical mind and focus more of the colours and textures - trying new things that i don't normally think would look good together. And even though it looks kind of haphazard in a way, i'm pretty satisfied with the outcome.
Now the next step is to errrr.. actually start writing in it... :p
Sunday, May 24
In the midst of the crazy heat and sudden downpours, this week seemed to have flown by without me realising... and its going to be June soon! Wow, time sure flies when you're having fun eh?
Here's a quick share of my link loves for the week
♥ a new fave blog
♥ Creativitae's first giveaway, awesome loot to be won!
♥ love everything in this shop here
♥ inspiring interview with Carolyn over at Makeunder my life
♥ having this playing in my head over and over
♥ falling in love with Tara's flickr stream
Have a lovely weekend folks! Esp you guys over in the US, enjoy the long weekend :)
Tuesday, May 19
I've been working my very rusty hands on photoshop this couple of days and spend the whole day today playing with the mouse and going crossed eyed with the blog's html codes. The last I editted codes was prolly 6 years ago! Been wanting to switch to a 3 column layout for a while now and finally managed to find a clear tute today that works. I'm a happy bear! And i totally went crazy with the colours, didn't I? :p Well, looking at them makes me happy so I guess it'll stay for a while :))
And while at it, I totally started a brand new blog. I have been wistfully looking at tumblr journals this past few weeks and they all look so fresh and interesting. So i jumped on the bandwagon and started Words to Inspire for my own personal inspiration. I love collecting quotes and anecdotes and have trouble keeping them in one place, so tumblr is perfect! And of course, I can't resist adding some yummy pictures that I came across as well :)
Very productive day indeed...
Friday, May 15
And this newfound freedom has took on other areas in my life ~ like the computer. I have finally set up folders so that my daily subscription emails goes to their own and I can check on them when I want to, instead of having to weed through every one of them. So simple, yet so easy to overlook.
Other small steps I have taken includes registering my domain name for Erase and Repeat. Even if it only links to the etsy shop for the moment, it's a step nonetheless in the right direction :) Perhaps its time to work on a webpage eh? For now I'm working on my namecard design in preparation for my first craft booth at MAAD come July! Yes, I have send in my reservation, hopefully it gets approved. Now buzzing with 101 ideas on things to make :)
These are but some of the things that has been on my mind and to do list for a while now. Taking action is always hard for me for the first few times, but I do think it gets easier the more I flex that DO muscle. Now i need to take up the courage to do more from that list...
Safe to say, I have been feeling more in my game, even when I have had less than motivational thoughts in the wee hours of the morning. Like Aimee said, perhaps its a creative tension that I'm feeling as I'm stretching my wings and learning to fly. Slowly but sure, uh?
Oh, and I attended my third yoga class yesterday and I'm loving it! Friends of mine would know that I have been talking about taking up yoga for soooo long now. Well, I have finally signed up and started and boy, does it feel good :) I'm not a athletic person, so yoga and stretching myself into weird positions is totally up my alley!
I shall end this post with a tweet I just read from Robin Sharma ~
"It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare. It is because we do not dare that things are difficult." Seneca
Aaaaaaaahhh, perpective :)
Tuesday, May 12
And lately i also noticed something a lil' weird that made me think if i'm going a little crazy.
I will be very happily producing and creating and making things during the day and evening. But at the wee hours that i'm up (like now), i tend to get very emotionally charged. For no reasons it seemed, i tend to dwell. On the past. On the future. On whether i should be getting a proper job. On what sort of job i should be doing. On whether sales will pick up. On things to make. On the goals i should be making. On the ones i made. On the things i ought to be doing.
Even though i have not for once regretted leaving my well paying job to venture on a more soulful ambition, I wonder. I question the future. And sometimes i get upset. Not to get all negative nancy on you, but i scare myself a little sometimes, you know. With my own thoughts. And its not that i'm unhappy, this is prolly the happiest i've been in a while. I am certain that the corporate world is not for me. I know that this is what i want to be doing. So why oh why am i feeling like this?!
1. mein decor8 moodboard contest!, 2. 'twas whispered in Heaven...,
Sunday, May 10
Saturday, May 9
Wednesday, May 6
Monday, May 4
I've been re-taking and re-framing my product shots, trying to make it a little more exciting and not so flat. The above are some of my faves. And all the 'treasures' that i found whilst clearing the old room came to be such good props!
My mind is swirling with so many ideas and so many new things to make now. Somehow 24 hrs is still not sufficient... gahhh
Friday, May 1
And for someone who really doesn't like cleaning, that took quite a bit of dedication i must say. It all started when i decided to finally sort/clean/organise my old room ~ to try and do up a craft nook where i can create and store all my craft stuff. Stuffs that has literally took over my bedroom. I'm not kidding when i say it was getting nauseating to be in the bedroom for such a long period of time everyday. And not very inspiring either.
The mission was simple. Just throw all the junk that i have not been using, clean a little (or a lot in this case) and make do for the next 9 months or so. But for the life of me, i didn't expect it to be so liberating! I seriously feel like a brand new person now with two clean and (fairly) organised room :) I guess i didn't quite realised how the space that you spend so much time in really can influence you (even though i have heard it way too many times before and yes, i am a trained Interior designer, damnit)
So the cleaning and throwing spree started last Sunday where i went through things from a decade ago and got snapping with the camera...
all the badges i received from NPCC in secondary (high) school
And tonight, some stars in the universe must have aligned as i was switching channels on the telly, only to land on the Oprah's Clean up your Messy house tour!!! Did someone set me up? C'mon you guys, own up! LOL. It was a real interesting episode i must say. And of course, i had to go and find out more about this Peter Walsh guy and look what i found... This Is the Year to De-Clutter Your Life. Hello, story of my life!