I get some of my wildest ideas within the first 2 minutes of waking up in the morning. Whether it's a new thought for an activity with my toddler, an idea for a painting, or something funky like styling the objects on my bookshelf differently; they're all visual snippets that I can see clearly in my mind. Sadly, they all tend to be very fleeting, so if I don't act on them or write them down immediately -- poof! Gone.
This week, I had several. Each morning's idea was wilder than the previous morning's. I started taking a clipboard with paper and a pen to bed every night to sketch (I figured that blue phone glow before bed is a nasty habit to ditch once and for all, even though I do miss a little Insta scrollage); and when I woke up I had it. Morning after morning! I'd stumble out of bed and write it down right away -- every aspect of what I wanted to do and ideas on how to do it.
I'm fairly certain my newly acquired visions are a fun gift due to …
1.) Getting more SLEEP! Yep, having two very tiny tots is no joke and it had taken a massive toll on my creativity. I was in survival mode for the last 6 months (but honestly, more like the last 2 years), and if you know me, you are WELL AWARE of this fact. I was struggling to get much of anything else done besides managing my household and occasionally baking a batch of brownies (always necessary in my opinion).
2.) Having an incredible phone date with a fellow creative who has always supported my dreams and goals -- (Molly, I love you! You are CRUSHING it with your photography and always so inspirational). I really learn a ton from sharing ideas and hearing what other entrepreneurs have been through. What's working, what's not. It's critical feedback.
3.) Podcasts. I clean, I cook, I do laundry, I tidy...yes. But I also listen to a boatload of podcasts during these tasks to keep new ideas flowing. I change it up frequently, but right now I'm really into Goal Digger with Jenna Kutcher and Business Unusual with Barbara Cochrane. Sometimes it's the off-topic ideas that spark new ideas for me.
I'm in the process of developing several of these visions at the moment, but one I would love to share is my custom flat lay/background art. These are one of a kind 22 inch x 30 inch paintings that are unique to each business/brand that's looking to upgrade their visual appeal through their stylized product photos. I have been blessed by the power of Instagram to have completely booked my schedule through February with custom commissions for an assortment of business owners and bloggers around the
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I'm so looking forward to sharing more fun and COLORFUL creations with you. And as always, thank YOU for your support. :)