I adore all of @libbyvanderploeg's work - especially her cheeky animations like this one. It reminds me of a time someone told me: You come off really sweet and charming on the outside. But I can't wait to see the looks on these people's faces when you go full-on fiery on them. They won't even see it coming.⠀ ⠀ I took that as a major compliment: I'm sweet on the outside, and spicy as hell if you get me riled up. In other words, a dragon queen 🍬💁🏽 / 🐲🔥⠀ ⠀ Do you have a fiery side?! Tell me when it comes out the most!
I'm loving all the stories under @risingtidesociety's new hashtag: #WeAretheCreativeEconomy. Looking back, becoming the #creativeentrepreneur I am today seems inevitable.⠀ ⠀ You see, I have been creating things and businesses since I was little - the beaded animal crafts I made and sold to friends for $3 when I was 10 🦎, the handmade clothing I designed and sold online when I was 18 👗, and now the current design and marketing consulting business I started at age 25 👩🏽💻 - I've always felt a need to create, share, connect, and inspire people. And be inspired in return.⠀ ⠀ Living in this creative economy, I've had to think differently and forge a path for myself based on clues, ideas, hypotheses, and testing. It's never been a straight path, and it never will be. 🌟 But, that's the magic of living creatively - you follow the hints as they arise and look toward your past to see how all the dots have connected to bring you exactly where you need to be: HERE and NOW.⠀ ⠀ Although I missed the timing of the challenge, I still want to tag a few fellow #creativepreneurs if they'd like to share what it means to them to be part of the creative economy. @paigepoppe @anastasia.allison @writegrowshine @tqpineapple @brightlyandcompany ⠀ ⠀ Feel free to tag your own people too so we can help this inspiring movement grow!! ✨
Meet my new local artist crush ‣‣‣ @autumninarizona. If this colorful, energetic #cactusart doesn't brighten your Tuesday, I'm not sure what will!! 🌵✨💗🌾⠀ ⠀ Do you have a favorite local artist where you live? Please tag them so I can see! I love finding new artists, especially with a colorful aesthetic.
✨ Space. Clarity. Breathing Room ✨⠀ ⠀ This weekend for me was all about making space - both physically and mentally. In honor of finishing The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up 📘 I got rid of bags of things I no longer needed and started creating an organizational system for the essentials.⠀ ⠀ My mini at-home biz retreat was also a success! 👩🏽💻📝 I filled 4 back-and-front poster boards with ideas on where I want to take my business next. It felt so good to empty my brain and see all its contents spilled out on paper in front of me...and they were color coded of course :) I can't wait to see where these ideas take me, but for now, I'm letting them 'marinate' and take form how they will 💡 I shared a bit more in my Story today if you're interested in my mind mapping process!⠀ ⠀ Is there anything you're working on making space for or getting clarity on this week? ⠀ ⠀ 📸 Awesome space found at @radio_mexico!
I'm loving my little Sunday yoga ritual lately... I take a quick bike ride to Grand Avenue Arts District, park my bike by happy murals and art planters, and bliss out in a combination class of yin yoga (longer, supported holds of poses to release deeper muscles) and yoga nidra (a 'sleeping' guided meditation that is amazingly restful). And how cute is this candy colored building the studio is in? 🌸✨🍬⠀ ⠀ If you're local to #dtphx, I highly recommend trying out @unwindyogaaz! It's run by a lovely woman who went through the same teacher training I did. She has geared the classes toward beginners or those looking for a slower-paced practice. I 💛 it so far!!
My current Saturday night goes a little like this...⠀ 🌵 waiting in anticipation in case my Peruvian Apple Cactus night-blooms⠀ 🍊 drinking my favorite Orange Blossom beer⠀ 🌯 trying postmates for the first time to get my fav bean + cheese burrito delivered RIGHT TO MY DOOR⠀ 📝 scribbling down copious amounts of ideas for the future of my business in my mini at-home biz 'retreat'⠀ 🎲 looking forward to rewarding myself for having a productive day by watching Daniel Craig in Casino Royale, mhhhmmm⠀ ⠀ In other words, my current Saturday night WINS AT LIFE. I hope yours is treating you just as well :)⠀