Monthly Archives: April 2012

Design Crack . . .

Happy Saturday guys! I am still working hard on the new collection. It’s funny, even though I am feeling anxious and slightly stressed, I just love what it takes to create. The dedication, the infinite amount of sketching and revision,  researching current trends and playing with colors . . . I love the whole creation process, especially the tools of the trade. Many of you know I have a pen fetish. My pens are my (other) babies. This is just a glimpse of my marker stash. Don’t even get me started on regular writing pens. I can be very particular, and I have been known to issue a ticket to the owner of a pen left cap-less and unattended on a table. (Okay, so I was 4 when I handed out my last ticket, but the sight of a cap-less pen still irks me to this day.) Anyway, I dropped the kiddies off at Abuela’s last night and Rob is teaching today, so I have a full day of uninterrupted work ahead of me, followed by a much needed date night. I hope you all have fabulous Saturday plans (and by “fabulous” I mean plans to do anything that makes you happy). Enjoy the beauty of this day and make it a memorable one!! xo

Music to Create by . . .

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Angelique Kidjo featuring Peter Gabriel: “Salala”

This song is so beautiful, it’s one of my old go-to’s when I am spending long hours @ my desk. For certain kinds of projects it really gets my creative juices flowing . . .

What kind of music motivates you to create?

Work in Progress . . .

Selecting leathers & finishes . . .

Rough sketching & compiling collection ideas . . .

This is pretty much the extent of my life for the next 2 weeks. The design process for me is like birthing a baby, maybe a little less painful, but soooooo unbelievably rewarding in the end!! I am so happy to be able to do the thing I love on the daily. Keep reaching for your goals guys. They are within your grasp. xo

Thankful Thursdays: Natural Progression

Life in Pictures | April 2012

Good morning friends, Happy Thursday! This month is proving to be another busy one! Great things are happening with my business, and I am readying my line for an August/September launch. I am very excited, but there is still much work to be done. The next two weeks I will be deep in the depths of research and product development. I hope you will be patient with me. Of course I have every intention of keeping my regular (or should I say semi-regular) blogging schedule, although . . . you know what they say about good intentions!!!☺ Anyway, I am thankful today for  baby steps. Putting one foot in front of the other in spite of any apprehension or uneasiness I may be feeling . . . Keeping it short and sweet today guys. Make it a fabulous one!! xo

What are you thankful for today?