Friday, July 08, 2011

News, Venting and MORE Mr. Darcy!

You may or may not have heard the news...but I am expecting my third child January 2012. Crazy, I know. I'm a glutton for punishment. My life has been crazy, upside down, and stressful since I found out for so many reasons. Stressful, mainly, because my pregnancy has been so debilitating which is so frustrating for me. (Round the clock morning sickness anyone?) 

Much of my work has been put on hold and I have been forced to turn down new opportunities because - quite frankly - I have lost my design ability. It's like invasion of the body snatchers. I find myself now in this strange body that has all these ailments, that can't think straight or draw to save my life. It's like I have FORGOTTEN how to or, better yet, am a completely different person! And those of you that know me will know how annoying that is for me because I am a bit of a workaholic...always juggling a million projects at once. Nowadays, simply making up a shopping list is too much for my little pregnant brain to handle. Try making said list with a 5 year old and 3 year old fighting in the background - it becomes IMPOSSIBLE.

My concepting/designing self may have up and disappeared but I have found that my ability to use my hands is still intact. Thank God for that. Luckily, I had some jewelry making supplies handy and made these pendants over the period of a few days. You have already seen my hand drawn plates. I think my next thing will be trying embroidery. Anything creative, that will keep my hands busy. 

Like most creatives, I get depressed when I am not making something. There is something 'lacking' when I can't design or create. Since my designing skills have come to a halt, (you should see me trying to come up with a Christmas card concept - like pulling teeth) I have taken up crafting. At least I am making something. I am still dying to get my design brain back because it's been ages since I have made a pretty pattern or invitation and it's killing me. But for now I will be content with crafting. 

These aren't listed yet, but they will be soon. Keep checking the shop. Hope you like them. =)

Have a great weekend!

xx Liz (or someone that used to be her)