Le sigh. Its the last evening of our week+ long family Spring Break. Though I'm more than a little excited to get back to our dailies and get some kid-free time in the studio I so enjoyed having lots of solid family hang time, and don't miss the ever so RUSHED feeling the school/work weeks can easily take on.
Our original plans were to go to Florida to visit some family friends but those plans got bungled so we spent a lot of time at home, just playing, gardening, bopping around town, and eventually ventured to the North Georgia Mountains. We stayed in a little cabin at Vogel State Park-a great, easy(ish) trip from ATL. Traveling with kids is something I just haven't mastered yet. Does it get easier? Lots of sweet new memories were made, despite more tears and chaos than I'd care to admit ;)
I have been working on some commission concepts for a DC project-its very different sort of thing for me, the final pieces will be a more modern take on a traditional style. Its a challenge for me but I think the finished pieces are going to be really great. Will definitely post here when they're done!
There are lots more fun things in the works for my shop launch! I have been working on some sculptural pieces that I have been having a ton of fun with. I'm really excited about my new watercolored paperclay pieces-this idea is one I'm only starting to scratch the surface of. Developing ideas I've been noodling on for so long feels so good! Can't wait to keep playing!
The Adobe Apps for iPad Pro: I've been doing a ton of work in the Adobe Sketch, Capture, and Draw apps on the iPad Pro with an Apple Pencil. The combination of these tools is pretty dang powerful. They don't totally replace the desktop (laptop?) versions of Photoshop or Illustrator but they have become a really key part of my sketching, designing, and playing. They use the Adobe Creative Cloud so the workflow with my desktop programs is pretty seamless. I've shared a few tutorials on Snapchat so follow me there (inkandindigo) if you're interested!
Floret: I've been following the super lovely Floret on Instagram for awhile-if you don't already- go follow them. So much eye candy. I am completely smitten with their story, ethos, and of course their completely gorgeous blooms. I had my eye on some of their seeds and finally purchased a bunch! Going to put some of their zinnias and globe amaranth this week and have some poppies and other goodies to start in the fall. SO EXCITED!
Farmer's Markets in the ATL: There are few things in my world that feel as good as a weekend morning at the local farmer's market. Our Atlanta area has an embarrassment of riches in this area. Grant Park kicked off their market last week with a beautiful, bustling opening day. Lots of goodies from the farmers and a few treats from Little Tart Bakeshop. Freedom Farmer's Market at the Carter Center is probably our fav. The girls picked out some gorgeous blooms from 3 Porch Farm and we had a basketful of lovely veggies and fresh baked goods. My kind of little luxuries.
An Ink and Indigo inspired painting!: I was so tickled to see this painting by Sarah Steele inspired by my pic from a couple of weeks ago-some of our backyard fresh eggs collected in my favorite enameled red bowl. I loved the image so much and was so happy to see Sarah's beautiful interpretation. I love the internets ;)
Ahhh I have so much more I wanted to wrap up here but must be up bright and shiny. Have a wonderful start to the week peeps!