I realize I am tardy, but Happy New Year! If you follow me on Instagram, you know I was gifted a technology upgrade at Christmas. It is taking me a bit longer than expected to figure out the idiosyncrasies of blogging on an iPad. Honestly, I probably will still mostly post old school, from my clunky old laptop.
In other news, starting next week I will be once again working in Interior Design. I am so excited for the opportunity. I can’t really anticipate what that will do to my professional or blogging life, so hold on. It will either drain my creativity or multiply it, we’ll all have to wait and see.
Lastly, I have a new plan for the blog for the new year. I am horrible about following through with weekly features, but am going to give it a try again. Monday will be “Make Something Monday”. I am not much of a DIYer or crafter, but really feel like little inexpensive crafts are a great outlet. My plan is to make something this coming Monday evening, but likely not post the results until next Monday. That takes into account that I am not home much during daylight hours these days. Summer, when their is more time to photograph in the evenings will be much easier on the blogging schedule. I will, of course, continue with Craigslist posts and finally, another new weekly feature. I don’t have a name for it yet. I will introduce you to a hypothetical (or perhaps eventually real) person, couple or family. Then I will show you hypothetical rooms I have designed for them. I will post the client on Friday and then post the design through out the following week. I would love to have submissions about how you would design for the clients as well, so by introducing them on Friday, you have a few days to design before the rooms are featured the following week. Here is our first “Client”
An outdoorsy girl who is fashionable but still looks like she has spent some time on snowshoes, perhaps even knows how to use a chainsaw or an ax.
I will be designing a living room and bedroom for this no nonsense gal. Not too feminine, not too masculine. Feel free to post and link your interpretation of how she would live. My design boards will not be complete, concise or perfect, just a collection of ideas that convey the concept. Honestly, this is a project for my professional development suggested by the podcast the Accidental Creative. I listen to episodes while I commute and find them exceptionally inspiring and centering. One episode encouraged you to create every day, it doesn’t have to be something elaborate or perfect, just create for the sake of creating (paraphrasing and perhaps getting it a little bit wrong). I am just posting it here publicly to hold myself accountable. In a change from other design boards, I will be posting my resources, so if you see something you like, you will know where to find it. I generally post design boards for real clients and don’t share information for something that I have been paid to create specifically for their needs and aesthetic. Since these are hypothetical (and imperfect) projects, I am happy to share the resources.
See you next week!