So, I have a dilemma... I have tons of ideas of creative outlets but I'm not sure what is the thing that "I love". I feel blessed to be able to have success with whatever I put my mind to, however, I also feel like a severe ADD kid with a stack of presents on Christmas.
We have a new fancy Canon camera, a new home in Hawaii, art supplies to be creative, the time to make things happen, and the desire to put it all together! But, within the pages of ideas I know there is that one thing that "is IT" but figuring it out is like a needle in a haystack.
I have a zillion-and-one ideas, the support of my husband, and now I just need to find out how to live the life I love! I have always embraced the quote: "Don't ask yourself what the world needs, instead ask yourself what makes you come alive and go do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive." For me, I have two areas of my life: my spiritual side and my creative side. This quote pertains to both! I think everyone has a gift and a calling. A gift (or talent) is something they are good at; teaching, bookkeeping, engineering, construction, etc. A calling is a God-given design; your unique spiritual gifts and character traits; service, leadership, prophecy, preaching, encouraging, etc. All of those examples are a few brief ideas that popped into my head as examples.
So for this area of my life, it's all about creativity. I'm curious about your input and thoughts!!
I want to make, create, share, & do something artistically helpful. Maybe I'll be an entrepreneur with as a mobile military wife! But what exactly? I don't know!! I have lists of ideas!! Here are a few that I want to know your thoughts on...
-creating a DIY tips blog
-selling arts & crafts on Etsy
-consulting women for interior design on a dime
-sharing my home projects so others can try them
-selling creative flavors, with tasteful design
-write a book about my experiences as a military wife
-build small furniture items
-paint canvases or mixed media art pieces
-make jars/buckets for events (example: Housewarming Jar, etc!)
-organize peoples homes
-build organizational or office related quirky usable art
-write poetry and compile it in a book or website (I love writing poems actually!)
-make Dream Boxes for weddings, birthdays, etc.
-be a crafter of anything cute or repurposed for my FuzzCreations shop
Then the question is, am I doing it for a vocation or avocation? So many people have blogs or are independent consultants. What would set me apart??
Do I start a store on Etsy? Do I rework and create a "hopefully successful" DIY blog? Do I become an independent consultant for decorating or a free-lanced artist??!
Let me know your thoughts, I'm curious and always open to possibilities... :)
PS: I'm learning how to use BlogSpot, so let me know on facebook if you can't post a comment!
Did you know that one of the best little pleasures in life is eating a muffin? I abosolutely love muffins and will feel like a food is more divine if in the form of a muffin. This weekend I recieved some of the best snail mail in the world-a box from ModCloth, a box from Anthropologie, and a card from my Mom. :) Inside one of those items was my new white ceramic egg crate and white ceramic berry basket!! I took a picture through Instagram if you want to see it.
Onward to baking my favorite muffins-almond poppyseed...
Thanks to Hannah for the amazing red polk-a-dot muffin decor!
The house had the best smell ever when these muffins came out of the oven. The perfect way to start my Saturday! Muffins with my Man!
My husband had to make his usual eggs, but since we ran out of the usual bacon we tried some left over pizza ingredients. Putting pepperoni and cheese in eggs actually tasted really good! Out on our lanai, we had pizza styled eggs, almond poppyseed muffins, fresh strawberries and our organic milk! (Did I tell you that organic food is the same price as regular food in Hawaii? So we are going healthy!)
My new job as an interior designer with Cathy Lee Style!
Cathy has such a big name here in Hawaii for design. I'm so humbled to be able to work with her. While we were in a hotel in Waikiki, I went to Hiking Hawaii Cafe every morning and talked with Crystal who happend to be close friends with Cathy and suggested I talk with her about a job. Without her, I would not have a job! Then through a trial period, sharing my passion and background, Cathy hired me as her new designer. We share the self-taught eye for design. These ladies are amazing and feel free to check out everything about them-there's soo much!
I'm so excited about this job but it has already been a whirlwind. Courtney is moving away and I'm coming in at the perfect time to switch. Here are a few photos from only one space we did.
We just finished a project with Y. Hata Foodservice Distribution for a 12 room refesh and Cenntenial Gala.
Y. Hata leadership team and design team!