It’s been quiet here for a bit, but that doesn’t mean nothing has been happening. In fact things have been happening elsewhere!
I’ve been writing and sharing DIYs over at Paint+Pattern, an online magazine about paint and pattern but also so much more – it’s full of inspiration about the current trends! See what I shared there about top interior designers and the African-inspired design trend. We may not all have a baby cheetah curled up snoozing on a sofa, but we can weave these lively patterns and colors into our homes – find out how:
And, I’m thrilled to be featured in Once Upon a Tea Time’s online magazine, curated, this month! Its pages are an extravaganza of color and patterns. Priya asked me to share some experiences and advice from being a creative entrepreneur. Those of us with creative souls like to make things, and wouldn’t it be wonderful to sell them? There’s so many more options now than back in the 90s (like that was really that long ago!) when my husband and I had a print and online business. I share some tips at curated:
I’m honored to be among the company of so many other creative, inspiring women in this month’s issue, check it out!
And you may notice that profile photo is in both curated and Print+Pattern. What you probably don’t know – it’s almost 8 years old! I’m finally at the point in middle age life where 8 years looks a lot younger. Maybe that’s why I like this photo so much. :) My decade-old driver license is also due for renewal – a friend said the other day “how old is that license?!” We had to show our licenses to get through a federal agency building checkpoint. I give her the benefit of the doubt that she was talking about the license design and not the photo!
But also, my husband shot this photo when we were hanging out in Joma Cafe in Luang Prabang, Laos. There was a window next to us where, over coffee and pastries, we watched a world go by, a world very different than the one we know in our American suburb. And often I’d honestly much rather be traveling around the world than stuck in our suburb. I recently found this photo again, and it reminds me of the good times when we travel. That’s why it’s on a bookshelf with our travel books. On our travel short list now: Bhutan, Myanmar, Morocco and Istanbul.
If you have wanderlust too, visit both Paint+Pattern and curated – they each have a global design view and will take you on a trip around the world!