I've been working on my May collection of weavings in between writing and scheduling eCourses for the next few weeks and it's been such a great way to experiment with colors and designs. I've always got a loom warped and waiting in my dining room so that I can make a little progress here and there throughout the day as I chase Smith around and pick up kids from school. Summer has officially begun as the big kids are officially out of school. I can't believe I now have a 4th grader and Kindergartener!
Life has been full but in some really great ways. I'm feeling so thankful for the opportunities that have been presenting themselves this year and for the ways I'm growing and stretching my creative edges. Family always comes first but one of the best ways I've been able to take care of them is by spending time focusing on these creative avenues. I feel like I'm learning to apply so many small business attitudes that I casually leaned on in the last few years while we were in Colorado with the Army. I'm so much more motivated to set goals and go after them with every intent to see them come to fruition instead of just doing it for something to blog about.
Unfortunately, I've been so busy working on the behind the scenes that I've not scheduled in as much time to share in this space but I'm hoping that shifts this summer as things settle into another rhythm at home and we have more time to get out and enjoy life while the kids are out of school.
One of my first goals this month was to finish working on an eCourse I've been letting simmer in my mind all year. It's a little bit different than the eCourses I've written for the last five years as it's not project based but I feel like it's valuable in a different way. I have been able to collaborate with a few different creative friends, both online and in real life, and I can't wait to share more this week!
Another goal I set was to finish another collection of weavings but to include some smaller wall hangings to help with price variations. I've got a few regular sized weavings similar to the ones in last month's group but I'll also have a handful of smaller weavings hung on copper piping that will be priced accordingly.
We've got one week until my family makes their way in shifts to spend some time together in Branson so I'm staying laser focused on my task list to churn out as much as I need to in order to launch this next eCourse and then shift my focus onto riding go carts, swimming, and exploring Branson. I hope you have a lovely Memorial Day if you're in the US and a happy Monday if you're elsewhere.
All the best,
P.S. You can always keep up with our day-to-day through @smileandwave on Instagram.