Mo’ Projects, Mo’ Playposted on April 27, 2012 in art, creativity
I have to admit, I’m not a one-project-at-a-time-kinda girl. I’m a project playa. And even though, this way of working can make me feel a bit crazy at times, I love the thrill of having multiple things going on, all in different stages of progress.
Most recently, I’ve been working with the amazing Courtney Pearce once again on a new project for 30 Days of Yoga and Art and as part of that, I created a new logo for the site and have been giving the site’s design a bit of a makeover:
Speaking of logos, I’ve created this one for yoga teacher and studio owner of Community Soul Yoga, Kristen Holmson, who is doing such great things in the world and I was so excited to help her create this part of her branding!
I’ve been working on reopening an etsy shop with pieces from my Swirl and Bloom Collection of artwork. One of these prints just might make the perfect Mother’s day present, eh? (It’s coming up on May 13th! Just saying…)
And I’ll be adding more the Swirl and Bloom shop soon, including these earrings, which is another project that I’ve been playing with!
I’ve continued to play with some more big paintings, adding more layers on. I think this one is getting closer to finished:
I’ve also spent a lot of time in April resting, thinking, brainstorming, and incubating new ideas and mo’ projects (yup, more.) I think part of what I love about this work is that there is always somewhere new to go, something new to explore. I think this makes me what Margaret Lobenstine calls a “Renaissance Soul.” She describes the qualities that Renaissance souls possess in her book, Renaissance Soul:
Renaissance Souls have three primary characteristics:
1. We prefer variety to concentrating on just one thing.
2. Our process involves widening our options instead of narrowing our choices, and going more by what our energy feels like than by what our schedule says we should be doing
3. After we succeed at something, we often opt for going on to something new rather than expanding on that success.
What about you, are you a one-project-at-a-time kinda person or do you get super stoked about having all kinds of irons in the fire?