Working: on my art! I finally got over my creative slump and now our dining table looks like the aftermath of an art supply hurricane. It took me almost a year (wow) to really narrow down my focus and decide on a theme for my shop. Some things just take time I suppose. I'm aiming for an Etsy grand opening by the start of the new year. Yikes, did I just say that? Now that it's in writing means I actually have to do it!
Cooking: up the New Yoga Pot from one of my favorite veggie blogs, Green Kitchen Stories. It's a warm, healthy, comforting stew. Elsa's video recipe pulls you right into her kitchen, which I imagine smells like ginger and cinnamon. And it's a good dish to improvise. Throw in any veggies you have on hand.
Amassing: tons of great business advice through Creative Live. Have you taken any of their classes yet? Their platform is brilliant really. Experts teach 2 or 3-day intensive workshops online in the subjects of photo & video, art & design, music & audio, craft & maker or money & life. When you tune in live, it costs nothing. After it airs, they charge an affordable fee, usually under $100. So far, I've been able to catch Michelle Ward's Create Your Dream Career and Lisa Congdon's Become A Working Artist, both for free.
Loving: Postmodern Jukebox's videos. They're a group of musicians who collaborate with crazy talented vocalists to create jazzified pop covers. You'll have to watch to understand. Start with this one: Meghan Trainor's All About That Bass, featuring my new idol, Kate Davis. Amazing, right? Then I suggest The Neighbourhood's Sweater Weather, featuring Cristina Gatti. And Arianna Grande's Problem, featuring The Tee-Tones. So much fun. I'd love to sing for them one day.
Acquiring: all the necessary components of my Halloween costume! It's a goodie this year. A couple's costume with Hal. Top secret, but I'll give you a hint: NOV 05 1955. If you can guess from that clue, you're my hero.
What have you been up to lately?