outfit details: I Am Very Busy t-shirt from Ban.do | blazer, skirt and shoes from Modcloth, earrings from Noonday Collection
Seriously. I am very busy. This phrase speaks so much to me that I have it on my agenda, a wall poster, 2 pen pouches AND my work folio. Obsessed much? No, just busy.
How busy am I? Well, here are just a few of the things I'm working on...
Wrapping up the February issue of Jonesboro Occasions. That's right, we're going to send that "Big 80 Page Baby" to the printer today! Seriously, it's like birthing a child each month, getting everything together and sent, but it's so worth it! In addition to my regular illustrations and design work for the mag, this month's issue features some extra illustrations by yours truly for our annual Wedding and Special Events Guide. (As of writing this blog post, I have yet to draw the wedding bouquets!) I also created a really cool moss and magnolia garland that we used for our cover feature photos promoting this year's Junior Auxiliary of Jonesboro Charity Ball.
Training for my THIRD half marathon. Yeah, I know. I said I was going to stop with the 2 that I ran last year, and I was gonna stick to 5Ks, but you other runners know how that goes. I'm doing Doc Rock Half Marathon in April again this year, and I'm ramping up my training and hoping for a PR this time. (More on how I started running and my training program to come in a later blog post.) I've decided to keep running half marathons as long as I can. I love it...for now. (On second thought, surviving press day is probably more like running a half marathon...lots of snacks and wall staring after both!)
Continuing my #TheSketchbookLookbook Drawing Series. I'm really loving drawing my outfits each day for this year's sketchbook project. It's also helped me discover new ways to combine existing pieces in my closet to make new outfits. I've also noticed that I've cut back on my spending because I'm now SEEING what I have and rediscovering old pieces that I may not have been showing as much love. Okay, so this gold skirt is new. But it was on sale. And it's shiny.
Working on the covers for an upcoming YA novel series. More on this later. I promise I'm really working on it, Kerri. You know where I live.
Creating stickers for Lace and Whimsy Studio. Have you SEEN my new designs? There's one for when "Naps Happen," a sheet full of nothing but tasty pizza and toppings, one with all finery you need to feel flirty and fabulous, a sheet printed up with girly treats for Valentine's Day, and one of the best dang coffee and donuts this side of The Great Northern.
Wouldn't these stickers be so cute for Valentine's Day?
Well, that's about all for now. Gotta go, gotta get the job done, gotta start a new nation, gotta meet my...wait I'm not Alexander Hamilton. Oh well, you know what they say...this gal is non-stop!