Monday, August 18, 2014

Textures: Inspirations from the Yard

Today I am an unofficial dog sitter. And as such I must fulfill the duties to engage in playtime in the yard. While out I couldn't help but snap some shots of the amazing florals and textures. Nature is so inspiring.







Monday, August 4, 2014

Make It in Design Summer School and a Whole Heap of More



Hey Lovelies, 

It’s been a minute since I connected with you, so I wanted to touch bases and play a little catchup. Have You Loved Yourself Today wrapped up nicely and I am mightily blessed and grateful to have been given that opportunity to share love and receive it in the process. An entire month of loving on yourself goes by fast. You can’t beat that. Well, yes you can if you do it every day. It was synchronous again as I was pouring forth messages about self-love, I was receiving daily messages as well that advised me to nourish myself and pay attention to my wants. Universe, I am listening. I hear you loud and clear. I took an amazing trip to Leavenworth and Soap Lake in Washington but that gorgeous amazing experience will be saved for a different post. You gotta see the pics. But I digressed. 

Last week I did work that simply wasn't my cup of tea. That meant I had to kick the self-love and care into high gear in the form of sleep. And it was definitely needed. (Little confession here: I don’t like standing in place for eight hours without real social interaction. It is exhausting. Lesson learned.) Can I say I am grateful for a bed and blanket even in this summer heat? Have you been taking naps lately? If not, I highly recommend you schedule one ASAP. 

Anywho, after a week of doing non-creative work and almost going insane from the monotony, I am happy to be back in the studio creating. Designs are in full swing as the Make It in Design Summer School kicked off last week. I happened to mention the Make It in Design Summer School some time ago. If you happened to miss that post, you can learn more about the e-course over here. My wanna be over achiever self had the audacity to register for all levels of the course. What in the world was I thinking? After the initial shock of all that was required for each brief, I got my bearings in order and am now having fun like no one’s business. Party over here! Yay! Design is in my bones and I am happy to be learning from the course. I look forward to the process and the outcome. Stay tuned as I share my insights as I partake in the course. 

So for now, I bid you “Ahnyong” (Informal version of “Goodbye” in Korean). Until next time, have a beautifully designed day. 

 Take care,

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Courage Warriors on the Road



Hi lovelies,

It is hot and sunny over here in the Pacific NW. I can't complain though. I need this sunshine in my life. I'm writing because I have an awesome project taking place over at Trevolta.com and I think the great people over here at At the Art of It deserves to know about it. My spouse and I have started a crowdfunding campaign called the Courage Warriors Project. We (mainly being scaredy cats) are stepping outside of our comfort zones and tackling long held fears. We have been on a courageous journey since we located this way from North Carolina. How did I get here without a place to call home, a job, family, and almost empty pockets? I think it took some courage. Wouldn't you agree? Now, we are ready to go abroad to South Korea. We are stepping into a world so different from our norm and hope to experience many adventures along the way. Our project needs backers and backers get to be a part of the journey as well. Though there are plenty of my perks, my fave is the choosing of our adventure. Yes, you get to decide what we do. I just say check out the project yourself and see how cool it is. Until next time, have a beautifully designed day.

Best,

Darnita

Friday, July 4, 2014

Happy Independence Day USA!




Have a fun 4th to everyone celebrating Independence Day in the United States. Enjoy great food, company, and catch sights of beautiful fireworks. Stay safe as well.  Until next time, have a beautifully designed day.

Best,


Sunday, June 29, 2014

Two Days and Counting!



Hey lovelies!

In just TWO freakin' days the Have You Loved Yourself Today? 31 Days of Loving Yourself More experience begins. I can't believe it. I'm just dang on happy to be sharing these love nuggets with you for an entire month. I simply say to expect to laugh, embrace, and dive deep. Oh my. If you haven't signed up yet, there's still time. Fill in the form on the sidebar. Until next time, have a beautifully designed day.

Take care,

Friday, June 20, 2014

Knowing When to Fold: Closing Up Shop on RedBubble



Hi Lovelies!

I have been brewing with some life-changing decisions this year and I've come to the point where some things have to be released to welcome the new. I can certainly see this occurring physically, relationship-wise, mentally, and even when it comes to this career of mine. As my goals and vision are being reshaped to be in alignment with my values and priorities, I have to stop hanging on to things that have not been serving my highest. So, today I have to inform you that I am ending my time at Red Bubble. Since 2008, I have promoted and sold artwork there but it's not fitting with where I am today. I must also forewarn you that other changes are coming but have yet to be finalized. And that's okay. Sometimes you have to fold and walk away from the table. I can only know that as the vision becomes clearer, better things will be in store for all of us.  Don't you agree? So until next time, have a beautifully designed day.


Best,

Saturday, June 14, 2014

My New Mantra

I've established a new mantra recently and I hadn't shared it here. Choose to accept as well if you'd like to.



Wednesday, June 11, 2014

WOW Wednesdays! Chakaia Booker




Hi lovelies,

It's been a while since my last WOW Wednesdays! post but today I am so itching to share with you the amazing talent that is Chakaia Booker. I learned about Booker's art from an article on Artlog.com about her current installment of sculptures that adorn Broadway. Can I say, "WHOLLY MOLY!" I think she must be an alchemist because she transforms rubber tires and stainless steel tubing into these magical works of art. I don't know how she does it. But, I'm like in awe over her presence and her creations. Check out the video below of her TedxNASA video and then head on over to Artlog's article about her current installation, The Sentinels.






Thursday, June 5, 2014

Bringing the Love Straight to Your Inbox





Hi Lovelies,

You said YES to it and now I'm bringing it! Have You Loved Yourself Today? 31 Days of Loving Yourself More. I'm all in love with love and I believe you can't have too much of it. Beginning July 1st, I'll bring a love-infused message straight to your email. Expect compliments, questions for reflections, and all around good-vibe techniques to bring about more self-love. Sign-up today using the form on the right sidebar. Until next time, have a beautifully-designed day!


Best,