today is my birthday

October 06, 2010

In my Welcome October post, I mentioned that October is my favorite months of the year. One of the reasons is because of all the color that surrounds it. Especially the color of pumpkins, apples, leaves on trees and all the wonders that nature provides us with. I have spent a good part of the last week, trying to create a color story about October. I have pulled photos from magazines, vintage halloween cards, paint colors and a couple of my photos including the one above and have created a special board for my studio that I can look at each day this month to help spark my creativity.

I have a file where I keep all sorts of magazine cutouts and “inspiration” but I have to give special thanks to Holly of Decor 8 and Leslie of A Creative Mint for reminding me how to use them in my business and how to use them for blogging. Holly’s husband Thorsten also helped give me a little more computer education, which I truly need. So thank you to all three, I feel much more confident in what I am sharing here.

I have just finished 4 weeks of an 8 week course called Blogging Your Way and found it most inspiring and educational. You may not realize but as I have been exploring my voice for this blog, I have been exploring through their course. It has helped me grow and realize where my passions lie, how to take a different look through my camera lens when I photograph and how to take all this great “stuff” I seem to hoard and use it in a creative way. I thank them for re-opening my eyes to the world of design and creativity that I love so much and hope if you have an opportunity to take a course like this that you seize it and take everything you can learn from it and share what you learn with your world. It is truly a gift to give.

A couple of other things that I will be working on this month are moving my website and blog to a different platform. I was working on the blog side the last few days so that is why I have not been posting. I am getting closer to launching at least the new blog and will let you know the location once it is up and running. Hopefully, it will be a seamless transition.

It is also my birthday today, so a great day to celebrate and be with friends and family. Have a great day everyone and will see you soon…..

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