round about: crafting the future one link at a time

by mari

This week's top links: homemade tea, kids doodle printables, layered art, diy necklace, illustration, living room yoga mat.

Wow what a whirlwind of a month I’m having! I really feel like this is the year of creative opportunities and new job directions for me: it’s so much fun to see it all happening. This week I spoke at a Communicators Conference with the theme “Craft Your Future”. We talked about my background in toy design, teaching, art making, and blogging; basically how to be creative when finding your creative work. I always have my hands in several pots and I’ve finally learned that’s the best way for me to feel fulfilled. So I shared my approach to keeping things fresh. We also talked blogs. I love talking about blogging, so I think I flooded their minds with 30 minutes of that. If you’re curious, you can see the pdf of the presentation here.

But after a full week of activities and conferencing, I think I’ll go to bed really really early tonight. Maybe I can catch up on all the Alt Summit goodies I’ve been missing tomorrow?

Round about the internet this week:

  •  We are so making tea from our own garden now. via My Life at Playtime.
  • Download, print, and get your directed doodles going. via Chronicle Books.
  • These textures, layers, and content are inspiring me. via Trendland.
  • I’m ready for a DIY necklace break. via Hot for Houses.
  • I want my illustrations to look like this today. via Design Crush.
  • Finally, I can do yoga in my living room without feeling like I’m in the wrong room! via Design Milk.

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Lin June 20, 2014 at 8:51 am

Thank you so much for featuring my necklace! You have a beautiful site- looking forward to seeing more!


2 mari June 20, 2014 at 10:04 am

You’re welcome! Have a great weekend!


3 Bikbik & Roro June 22, 2014 at 5:10 am

Beautiful picks — I’m loving that illustration! Wonderful that you’re enjoying that good, fruitful kind of busy :)


4 mari June 22, 2014 at 1:08 pm

Thanks! I’m working hard to find the positive in it all!


5 Deborah June 22, 2014 at 10:25 am

That you Mari for mentioning the tea post! And congrats on the speaking conference!



6 mari June 22, 2014 at 1:07 pm

Thank you dear!


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