Taming Muses for My Giveaway
|A detail sneak peek of the BFR Shirt design|
This is the third recession our business has weathered since opening up shop back in 1998. Lately, I've been working on an "as needed" basis because the print side of the business was virtually eliminated thanks to the economy. And since the majority of my work was designing brochures and printed marketing collateral, this was a hit. Luckily it didn't completely sink our battleship. Our web side of the biz (my husband's forte) exploded. Poor guy was totally overworked and burnt, but things have settled down since and I've been creeping back to do a little web design and a handful of logos and identity work when my husband needs my help. It works out great for now. My boys are only young once, and although I desperately crave my creative career the pull of motherhood is much more powerful. I try to remind myself that I can always go back to my career, but I will never get years back with my kids. Perspective people. Its all about perspective.
Since becoming this "stay at home mom" I sadly have to admit I have not been 100% happy. I walk around on a daily basis with muses shouting and dancing and singing in my ears. They want me to design, paint, create. But I have two small children that need my focus. So I tell my muses to go away. Come back later. I can't deal with you now. PLEASE, go away. Just for a little bit. Just until the kids are in bed. PLEASE. I can't stop what I'm doing and go throw paint on the canvas. I can't get on the computer and find the perfect font. Not now. Come back later.
So today they left me alone. Sort of. Well...at least until I had that beer.
That brings me to my blog, and the few followers I have, and the really cool T-shirt giveaway I'm planning. I did some designing today. I've posted a sneak peek above. Its a close up of a very small detail of what I'm working on so don't get all WTF on me. I can't show you the whole thing until I'm completely done. I'm still working on this, but I can say this much. It was inspired by my latest running mojo and FI-YAH! That's all I'm going to say.
So I'm hoping to have this BFR T-shirt design completed within the next week or two so please check back if you're interested in a free shirt. Really. Who isn't interested in free stuff? And if you just do the math and count my followers, your odds are pretty good for winning it.
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