Here's a little #ProCreate
drawing I worked on this weekend. Not sure what I'll do with it yet, but it was fun! ❤
I took this weekend to pause and shift gears for some reflection, goal setting and calendar mapping for the next year. The last several months have been very full - not overbooked - but definitely filled to the brim. It felt really good to pause for a moment and set my intentions for the coming year.
Since the rest of my year is fairly relaxed, I decided to go ahead and wipe my #evergreencalendar
clean and fill it out for 2019. As I wrote the numbers for each day, I thought about my big goals, hopes and dreams for the coming year. Getting all my thoughts, ideas and commitments on the wall felt so good. Family trips and downtime always go on first, then I fill it with my plan for all the business goals. I can stand back and see exactly where I have room for extra projects and where I may need to loosen my schedule a bit, as well.
✔️ On the enneagram, I’m a 3. Can you tell? #goalsetting
for life!🤓 Have you read the enneagram? What’s your #?
P.S. If you’re interested in mapping out your year at a glance - the #EvergreenCalendar
(both yearly and monthly versions) go on sale this Thursday at 12pm EST.
Home grown in small batches for the dazed and confused.
Love this Australia brand. @outlanddenim
creates beautiful jeans and actions social change. What’s not to love? 💕
I do love nature views. Sunrises, sunsets, mountains, clouds...
I could really take a seat and enjoy the view. But this is only possible when we have enough time.
How much freedom do you have to enjoy the things you like?
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#listentoyourdreams #kdlang #enjoynature
You know that feeling when a song you’re listening to just stops you and absolutely takes your breath away and even chokes you up a little? I had one of those moments this morning when “A Million Dreams” from The Greatest Showman came on this morning. Have you guys ever really listened to its lyrics? .
“They can say, they can say I've lost my mind. I don't care, I don't care, so call me crazy. We can live in a world that we design. 'Cause every night I lie in bed. The brightest colors fill my head. A million dreams are keeping me awake. I think of what the world could be. A vision of the one I see. A million dreams is all it's gonna take. A million dreams for the world we're gonna make...”
Wow right?! It’s as though they’re talking about me or every creative entrepreneur I know. People called me crazy (and still do!) for leaving my legal career to pursue something that I love but was not trained for. But I had and still have a million dreams for what I want to do and truly believe that we can build a life that we’re proud of, a life that fulfils us... a life that we want to live. .
I’m off to style a shoot for my amazing 1:1 client @idyllflowerstudio
today, a super talented florist who’s put herself out there and is running straight for her dreams. My dear friend @sherimcmahonphotography
is shooting the one behind the Lens today and I met Sheri while she was pursuing her dream of shooting film and our shoot together (shown here) was her first ever roll of film! And now?! Look at her work. It’s breathtaking! .
And honestly, I met these guys because I had a million dreams for the kind of work I wanted to do, the kind of relationships and friendships I wanted in my life which I never thought possible because it is hard. But guys, push through it. Run towards your dreams and don’t look back. No matter what your striving for. You’ve got this. I know you can do it. And “however big, however small. Let me be part of it all. Share your dreams with me.” I want to know.
#creativityforlife #creativityfound #creativeenergy #creativehappylife #creativedirection #artdirection #creativebusiness #designyourlife #madetocreate #pursuepretty #stylingbysandrachau
When your vision becomes a reality 😍
I asked the amazing Stacey over @vision2000personalised
for a custom made logo t-shirt back in the summer as I had a vision I wanted to try. I've only just got round to doing this today, but how beautiful does this look. Flowers are attached by poppers allowing them to be removed 🌹🌼🌹
DAY 12: Write Your Partner Pitch ✨ .
Now that you’ve made a list of relevant, complimentary businesses you could work in partnership with, it’s time to send them a ‘pitch’ email! Of course, make sure you are friendly and make sure each email is individual and personal as you are trying to build an authentic connection with other businesses so that you can trust each other to refer clients to! .
For example, I have partnered up with SEO specialists and graphic designers and we all send each other referrals as our target clients are all the same! I’ve personally spoken and developed a good relationship and trust with these people first and made sure I’m confident in referring people to them first, and vice versa :) .
Sparkle Everyday? Sometimes we don’t feel like it, granted. But when looking at reaching wider audiences in our business, some of the most effective steps we can take, are the simplest, and make us the most sparkliest!
Creating SHAREABLE & taggable content that is high quality, beautiful and/or useful, is one of the SIMPLEST ways to get your content out there and seen by audiences outside of your community . Especially here on Instagram, where we can neatly share other folks grid posts to our Stories or share the Stories we are tagged in, on our own Story. You’ve probably seen these posts shared on accounts you follow more and more in recent months, right? These features are 👌🏽🏆✨⭐️ •
It doesn’t have to mean flashy pics or perfect flat lays. It can be as simple as a crystal clear image (rather than a blurry snap taken with by a grubby iPhone lens - give it a wipe!!), a composition of multiple pics that coordinate well together or being a bit more selective about our image editing (losing pre-created filters for some more subtle and simple adjustments). •
My FB Group ‘Topic Of The Week’ is ‘Discoverability & Engagement’ and I’ll be mulling over all of the different ways we can reach wider audiences (hint! I included engagement because, so often, these two are hand in hand!). COME & JOIN US!
Search: “The Social Sparkle: Be Seen & Heard On Social Media”
A recent mood board for the insanely talented @spokeevents
😊 Her updated logo will be coming soon!
This is how we like to start our week! Let’s all help each other out and lift each other up, yeah? Double tap if you agree. 📸: @amorsuiclothing
You’re doing it.
You’re inspiring your people and giving them permission.
(And haven’t we all been there? Waiting for someone to tell us it’s ok to just BE?)
You’re in the unstoppable phase. Growth and progress are your new MO.
Keep kicking ass. 🔥🔥🔥
Here’s a FREE gift I made to keep you motivated on your way to the top --> 🔺link in bio🔺
🌟Celebration GIVEAWAY ~ 2 Year Anniversary🌟
TWO winners will be chosen at random to receive £15 store credit each 💫
To enter just follow these steps ;🌼 Make sure you're following @beautifulyoujandmadedesigns
💖 Like this post 🌼 Tag two friends who might also want to join in.
And that's it. GIVEAWAY will close at 9pm on 20 November 2018. Winners will be chosen within 24 hours. Michelle xxx
I can’t believe the man who created some of my favorite characters is gone. I’ll never forget the time Cam and I got to meet the legendary @stanlee_ig
back in 2012.💛 ___
We about died laughing when he said “it must be my birthday” when I went to give him a hug! 😂 Such a cool person, and so full of life. Swipe to see the little felt Spider-Man doll I made for him. I’m not sure he kept it, but he seemed to think it was pretty neat at the time.
RIP Stan “The Man” Lee 💔
Avoiding the thing that makes you feel bad doesn’t solve any problems, it just means you’re steering away from the pain.
Say you are afraid of being judged, afraid of failure, afraid of being found out as a fraud (aka Impostor’s Syndrome). You gotta ask yourself why you’re experiencing it. Where does it come from? What’s at its core?
When you reach the CORE you’ll find that it’s a false belief that’s propagating this pain.
You can still blame the surroundings if that’s what you want.
But it’s much harder to change the environment (and its beliefs) than your own belief.
My suggestion to you is to get down dirty.
Get down to the core so you know what you’re actually dealing with.
Hi guys, 👋 can you believe that these gorgeous wooden bead bracelets are only $10??? 😜
Yes, you read it well... @gabsies.beads
is a super cute shop based in sunny ☀️ Brisbane Australia, they make hand painted wooden necklaces, bracelets and so many more pretty things. .
Visit their Instagram page too see all the gorgeous products. .
If you are a handmade creative business give us a follow and tag your photos with #makeyourmarkmakers
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To do list for the week. ✒📒👊
It's cold season and nobody's got time for that! 🙅🏼♀️ Starting my week off as productive as possible. Picked up some sick tea from Lovey's and checking things off the to-do list!
I can already tell it’s going to be one of those weeks where one thing gets checked off and three more get written in.
Am I the only one who loves writing a nice, long to-do list on Mondays?😬
#calledtobecreative #livecreatively #creativeentrepreneur
“Sooner or later, if man is ever to be worthy of his destiny, we must fill our hearts with tolerance.” - Stan Lee ✨
RIP Stan Lee. His imagination, his stories, changed the world for the better. I particularly am so grateful that he used story to spread anti-bigotry. And while I never had the pleasure of meeting him, I consider myself lucky to have lived at a time when he was around.
What’s your favorite Stan Lee creation or cameo? I love X-men and Spider-man.
#ripstanlee #marvelcomics #spiderman #excelsior #comicbooklegend
Motivation made easy so you can live your life in health and with joy... DAILY!
Dare! Decide! Do it!
Tonight’s to-do list is making my packaging look all Christmas-sy and packaging some products. It can seem like a boring, repetitive job for some, but I like to give that extra bit of handmadeness and someone's got to do it! (I actually secretly love doing it when there’s a good show on netflix!).
A little bit about my logo, my friend Sarah who studied graphic design created it. We wanted something to subtly characterise my background in Textile Design with the dashed lines added at the beginning and end of the name illustrate sewing stitches. It now also represents my drawing style, as I like to add dashed lines for detail in my work.
Don't forget that I'll be at Kibble Palace with @teagreenevents
on December the 8th with lots of other amazing makers 😄
When taking photos do you prefer your iPhone or camera?
“I have so much more control over the images my camera produces. Good pictures on a phone feel like a happy accident, where as I know exactly what I will get from my camera.” - Carly, SS Account Manager #StylateSquad
On this Veterans Day, let us remember the service of our veterans and the sacrifices they made for us to live free ❤️🇺🇸