I've been a bad blogger. I haven't been keeping up with things for a while and I'm full of
good excuses. I took a few days off to visit a good friend in Charlotte [what a great little city with such beautiful architecture!] and had entirely too much fun hunting for furniture deals. I even took home a new desk and demilune table [both of which are too messy to photograph right now, so they'll get their proper introduction soon enough.]
Some of my furniture purchases [both for myself and for my friends] were inspired by a new book I just finished reading, Good Bones, Great Pieces. Design books are my version of porn [so addictive, and I just keep buying more], but this one was a class act. It gave me great insight on specific pieces of furniture, and how having these few essentials can really bring together the design of any room.
What's really kept me completely busy has been my foray into a new business venture. I have so many things I'm passionate about, but not always is it possible to turn them into careers. I'm giving a truly concerted effort at my next phase, which is interior design. I've really been a 'designer' since I was a kid, so it's really not a surprise I'm giving this a shot. But there's only so many times I can rearrange the furniture in my house, repaint my own walls, and buy and sell my own furniture on Craigslist...
More than anything, I'd love to bring my talents to the homes [or apartments, or other personal spaces] of others! The business license is getting underway, and I just sent in for my business cards [and totally splurged on the stickers and magnets- I mean who doesn't want a magnet with their name on it?!] It's certainly a work in progress, and I've got a long way to go [any great web designers out there want to help a struggling small business out?!], but I'm looking forward to this new adventure. Here's a sneak peak at one side of my business card [and no, the email address and website listed on it don't work yet- but I do own the domain!]
Over the next few months, I'm going to be working heavily on my portfolio, so if you have a project you'd like help on right now, I would LOVE to be a part of it, free of charge! [But yes, eventually, I will have to start charging for things like this, since a business isn't really a business unless you're making some profit!] For now, you can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org!