Congratulations Naomi on the release of your book, Ruth: Living in God's Unfailing Faithfulness! It was a pleasure working with you this summer to help you create a cover design and barley illustrations that you love. --- Over the summer I had the chance to work with Naomi on this new personal or small group Bible study she wrote. I met her a few years ago at a @welslutherans seminars event and have seen her at @wels.womensministry events that she is on the executive team for, but this was the first project I was able to complete with her; creating a book cover design that she loves for this new release, as well as a few illustrations and header graphics for the inside pages. I can’t wait to dive in to God’s word through this study! Ruth is available now on Amazon and EBay, and soon @northwestern_publishing_house.
I actually really love photography. I remember being at my uncle's wedding and playing photographer with the actual professional photographer. My point and shoot was something I carried around with me everywhere, taking many photos of me and my friends. The last day of middle school we even did a photo shoot at Bay Beach, posing against trees and looking out into the water. In high school and university I took photography classes and I was also the photography editor of my yearbook during my senior year. It really is a part of my life. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I still use photography as an additional creative outlet today, but it is not my focus for my profession. I will admit, a DSLR is on my items to buy list though. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ My love for photography made me really excited to be able to take a bit of time with @shaunaeteske and hear her story as a photographer on this week's episode of @thecreativelegacypodcast, out now and available on iTunes. She also shares her answers to our listener (and my) questions about photography and shares tips for those who are not professional photographers but needing to take good quality photos for their business. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I've bragged on this girl before. She is an amazing photographer and business owner, who I am glad to call a friend and have as a co-host. Shaunae is also the one I trusted to capture me in all my quirkiness for my brand photos, just like this one. 📷: Shaunae Teske Photography ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #CLPodcast #TheCreativeLegacyPodcast #photography
What a day! I spent eight hours at Gather on Broadway, surrounded by 75 other entrepreneurs for #SlayDay. I'll be honest, my brain is still processing soaking in all of the information @kaelagedda and @lisaliimatta shared today. But it was a wonderful experience being surrounded by others who are building and growing their businesses and who genuinely wanted to show up for themselves and also to support those around them. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ One of my biggest takeaways was realizing how often that when it comes to me, I will let myself get away with saying yes, but... -- I'd like to do X thing, but I can't right now because of Y -- While I support others to be yes and or both. So now I have the opportunity to make a shift from that realization and do so much more! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ P.s. what do you think of the sketch noting? I find it much more helpful for me to have a mixture of sketches, hand drawn type and written notes to follow along, as well as, better understand and recall what was said later.
This last year has been full of new experiences and stretching myself outside of my comfort zone. I've traveled more, taken on new forms of leadership roles, began co-hosting a podcast, and announced that I was committing to my own design business. And truly that is only a portion of the blessings I have received in this last year. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ One year ago, I did not imagine many of these things as I was attending Slay Day with @kaelagedda. But it goes to show what is possible when you have support and begin stretching yourself outside of your comfort zone. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In less than 12-hours I will again be surrounded by dozens of strong and inspiring women for Slay Day with Kaela and her beautiful mom, @lisaliimatta. And I am so excited about this! I am ready to work on breaking barriers and freeing myself of limiting beliefs to confidently bring even more of the ideas in my head to you! And who knows what other blessings I haven't even thought of that will be able to blossom in the next 12 months! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ How have you been working to step outside of your comfort zone? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #SlayDay
I'm kind of obsessed with the @officialcricut machine! Probably not what you were expecting with this picture! 😅 Truthfully, I absolutely adore these stickers that I created for @thecreativelegacypodcast too. But I'll tell you, as simple as they look, I was having a hard time finding the space to design theses stickers for the podcast. Client work and other things were taking priority over this nice to have idea. But I WAS hitting a deadline because @shaunaeteske and I wanted to be able to bring them to @abound_co. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Thankfully, my friend Deb let me borrow her Cricut machine and we DIY'd these beauties two nights before I jumped on the plane to Nashville. ✈️ I appreciate that it was so easy to use! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I'd be lying if I didn't say I want my own Cricut to make #AllTheThings now! And of course many more stickers. It's definitely the crafter in me speaking. I love creating, and I have so much more effort and love put into these first batch of stickers because we didn't have the time to simply order them, and they are DIY. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ What do you like creating?