Well the time is almost here to welcome our second child and first baby girl into the world! It is both an exciting and exhausting time, and so much different than the first time around :) June 9th (the official due date) will be here before we know it and who knows she could be here before that, so I wanted to take a quick moment to share with you what my plans are regarding the blog, shop, and my artwork.
I am still trying to cram in as much as I can with what energy I have :) Mostly this is working on designs for upcoming Scraptastic Club Kits and future blog posts, although I have squeezed in the occasional sketchbook painting and scrapbook page. With everyday that passes the time I have to work on various projects gets less and less as I get more tired and need more rest and still have the task of caring for an energetic 2 year old. It is hard to slow down because my brain is still going full speed and I am REALLY scared of losing the creative momentum/ habits I have spent the last 5 months building up. But, then I remind myself that it is OK and I need to take these last few weeks to spend extra time with Derek while he is still our only child and that this is the season I am in. Full-time Mama mode to two young kiddos. There will be time for other things later and I don't need to be in a rush to do it all RIGHT NOW.
WHEN SHE GETS HERE
I am officially taking a break from all things work related for at least 3-4 weeks! I will have some blog posts set up and ready to roll out (I am thinking Tuesday's and Thrusday's through June) and will still share lots of photos on Instagram with our newbie, but I am putting away the paint brushes, pens, and Adobe software! It will be REALLY hard (almost next to impossible) to not have some sort of creative outlet during this time, so should I get the urge, energy, and time I am going to work on our scrapbooks. Telling new stories and finishing up old ones. Just playing and having fun :)
EASING BACK IN
I will start easing back into all the other stuff when the feeling is right. Adding bits and pieces here and there. I will probably start with a reevaluation of where various projects are and where I want to go with my artwork/ business. Refocus. Then come the lists. Always lists. They make me happy and calm :) I know I am planning to update and refresh the website here with a little rearranging and completing things that need completing. I am also hoping to have a solid set of new digital scrapbook items and prints to add to the shop. Other than that working away on new artwork!
SO......check back here for posts, follow me on Instagram (@foodfamilystory) and wish us luck!!