I'm alive! My last semester of school was probably the hardest yet...long story short I overextended myself. Why haven't I learned yet that I am NOT superwoman??? (I still managed a 4.0 :) Whew...I've been off for break since the 9th and I have one more week of "freedom". I'm getting ancy now :) I'm dreaming. BIG. I finally have had time to get making.
I told Sara today, I've got to take action. I'm tired of standing on the sidelines and letting people around me have all the fun and make my dreams their reality. I had to write a paper this past week reviewing my semester (for a scholarship I have) and it really got me to thinking about where I came from, where I am and which path I'm going to take from here. I said I wanted to go back to school to enable me to be independent as a designer, a creative, a maker. I wanted to be taken seriously. I wanted to get serious. Somewhere along the way I lost that thought. I just figured I'd have to get a "real" job. Get more experience. I have just 10 classes left till I graduate and honestly, there's not a great big job market for me locally. I'm not totally discounting that options but why not stay the course...continue my original plan of action. I know that the Good Lord is guiding my way. I will not worry. But I must keep trucking. I'm not going to be paralyzed in fear or worry any longer.
I'm also going to CREATE!!! The past six months were rough. I literally had NO time to do anything beyond family, school, work and an internship I did for the semester. It was a wild ride. My schedule is back to some sort of normalcy and I'm so excited about having a bit of time to squeeze in creating and exercising again. Creating --not just for self...but creating and making my original plans happen- who knows what might unfold! Creating is what I do. It makes me happy. It makes everything better and wonderful! Look, I'm a dreamer...and I believe anything is possible. I'm a living example that dreams do come true and the Lord can bless us with MORE than we ever expect. So I'm just gonna work like everything I want can and will happen. No biggie, right! Just a little FAITH.
Starting today...I'm going to bring a project or idea to fruition for seven glorious days! YAY!!!
This was a project inspired by a Pinterest trend...here. Looks a little blah here but it is stunning IRL. I wanted to gussy it up more with some flowers, crocheted lace maybe, but I really like the simplicity of it. My print is on canvas mounted on a 16 x 20 fabric (b&w dot) matboard. I'm going to be offering these for sale soon. I'm excited. What a precious gift for Valentines or Mother's Day.
Come to think of it...I've been creating all week! From my biscuit baking day...
...then there was much doodling and sketching ideas in my sketchbook...(potential baby girl name for my sister's bun in oven)
Saturday, I made this fun design at work with vinyl. And yes, I LOVE Instagram! Follow me! janna_wilson I'm totally addicted. I don't FB or tweet...but love my IG.
So much to do and so little time! I took my vitamins way late and I cannot sleep. Whew!
One more thing I want to mention. I want to get back to blogging regularly. I also want to start designing some fun printables. Any special requests? Check back with me...I'll try to share something this week! Freebies! YAY!
Y'all have a great Monday!