creativity

Blank Canvas

Today is a blank canvas. What will you create?

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An Introduction

Ladies & Gentlemen I would like to introduce to you the designer behind The Luna Tree logo’s and graphics you see here and on my Etsy shop. Allie Bandy. I met Allie through the Indie Business class that I was participating in on line. She was also a student, who turns out is a great graphic designer as well. Without ever having met in person, she managed to capture the whimsical idea I was looking to convey in the logo and buttons for The Luna Tree. I sent her a couple of pictures  as jumping off points and she ran with it from there. We collaborated through email over the course of a few weeks and in the end came up with what I think is a fantastic design.

She is just getting started with her business, so please if you are in need of a graphic designer, definitely check her out.

You can visit her blog at http://alexandraraedesign.blogspot.com/ or view her portfolio site http://www.alexandrabandy.com/. If you would like to contact her, email Allie Bandy at “abandgeek88@gmail.com” or follow her on twitter @abandy.

Thank you again Allie. You did an outstanding job.

 

 

Small Spaces

I’m learning to work in small spaces.

If you know me in real life, you know that I’m tall. 5 feet 12 inches as a friend used to tell me. 🙂 So I don’t do well when it comes to working in small spaces or having to handle small things (like tying itty bitty bows). I’m not claustrophobic, I just need room to stretch out and be able to put my long legs somewhere. So having moved from a house with 4 bedrooms, 2 living rooms, and a 2 car garage to a 3 bedroom, 1 car garage apartment has been, let’s say a challenge. So when it comes to working on my projects, if it takes up more room than my lap, I don’t have the room to spread out like I used to.

So I’ve learned to adjust and work in small spaces now. A chair in the corner of the living room has become my writers corner. The right end of the couch has become my knitting nook, and a 1/3 of what would normally be a bedroom has become my craft area. This room also serves as Dean’s office and Amy’s art room. So you can see we all are working in small spaces.

But what I’ve found is that it’s not the physical space that limits my creativity. It’s that space in between my ears that I allow to place limits on what I think I can accomplish. And while that may be a small physical space, it is vastly larger than I usually give myself credit.

How about you? Where do you find you work the best? Wide open spaces or do you have a small nook somewhere that you find your creativity can run rampant?

* One of the few times I’ve actually had enough leg room on a flight. First class from ATL to LAX.