I'm in a little groove of taking my coffee breaks - or breaks in general - outside, despite the chill. I've had a lot of at-home-alone studio days lately tying up the loose ends on the manuscript (I say this so casually. Ha!). When I'm working - and without the babes to prompt me to GET OUT - sometimes it's far too easy to hole myself up in front of the dang computer for far too long. Getting outside for breaks through the day seems pretty obvious - but it's easy to forget. I'm trying not to forget. There's nothing like sitting in a pile of crispy leaves in the morning sun with some coffee and your pajamas. You know? This is the important stuff.
A few little random bits today:
:: There's an interview I did over on CraftBoom today. I don't generally think of what I'm doing as a 'business', so it was interesting to frame it all that way for a few minutes. CraftBoom, if you haven't heard of it, is a part of eMomsAtHome.com, and is their Art & Craft Business blog. It's a fabulous resource for Craft professionals - lots of tips and interviews and such. Thanks for the interview, Lisa!
:: I'm a little lost with my email these days - there are so many lovely emails from the past few weeks that I want so very much to reply to, but there's just no way I can (this frustrates me). I hope you understand. But - I have been able to answer questions in the comments pretty much everyday, so if you asked a question, check back there for an answer. Thanks.
:: I can't get this talk by Sir Ken Robinson out of my brain. I think it's brilliant, and I find myself watching it repeatedly and nodding at everything he says. If you have 15 minutes, and are interested in kids, education, or, well, the future (in other words: everyone) you must check it out. Regardless of where your children are educated, or even if you're a parent at all, I bet that anyone reading this blog will find what he has to say about creativity interesting. (I must add: I would in no way suggest that homeschooling is the perfect answer. I think awareness and change can be made both within and outside of the traditional school model. Okay. Enough from me. Just watch him.)
Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!