I have been thinking a lot about my life purpose and what brings me true joy. Do you know that the best way to gauge that you are on the right path is via your feelings? If you feel joy when you're doing it and it doesn't feel like work you are doing what you are meant to be doing. Even in design you can find some projects and some clients just don't have that same energy. It's ok to walk away from people and situations that don't match your vibe. Listen to your gut. It knows where you have to go!
My warm up for today is one of my favorite quotes by Eleanor Roosevelt. What's your favorite quote?
Yes, it's been a while. I've forgotten all about my little blog and have been posting directly to Instagram. Shame on me. Here's today's warm up exercise and affirmation featuring a quote by Van Gogh. Hope you love it as much as I do!
My apologies for the long absence. Work, kids and family responsibilities sometimes get in the way of personal projects.
Making time for myself and projects I love and learning to ask for support is something I am working on! I chose this affirmation from my sketchbook for today randomly before I wrote this post; but oddly enough it ties in perfectly with my situation and I'm sure the situation of many working moms out there.
We should always affirm that we have all the support we need whenever we need it most. In truth, we do! That's the beauty of life and the law of attraction. So long as you give what you need you will always recieve it in return. So if you need an extra hand with the kids or in the studio why not offer someone an extra hand? The Universe promises to pay you back! Just remember to offer help with joy and no expectations or strings attached.
Have a wonderful day!
I recently updated my logo which called for a brand new set of Moo Mini Cards. They arrived on Friday and I love them! This is my second time ordering them and Moo does not disappoint. The quality is excellent and the colors are vibrant. I also love the fact that I can add several different patterns on the backs of the cards so they aren't all the same. This allows me to showcase my work beautifully. Thank you Moo for an excellent product!! Can't wait to hand these out. :)
Today's affirmation is a wonderful one for creatives. It's so important to affirm your abilities on a daily basis. It helps keep creativity flowing.
So Quiltcon was last week and I am finally catching up to Windham Fabrics Instagram feed and I saw all these pics of the marketing materials I designed for them - including an updated logo specifically for the show and a hand drawn doodle frame for their booth wall! Everything turned out so great! Thanks to Windham Fabrics for the opportunity to design their Quiltcon ads and booth materials - it was so fun!!
This project is really forcing me to think positive on a daily basis. Sounds easy but it really isn't! Maybe it's because it's so easy to slip into negative mindsets that we aren't even aware of our negative thinking. If we aren't aware how can we change our thinking? Here's today's post. I am a big believer in listening to your intuition or gut as a way of gauging what the right thing to do is. We all have gut feelings. Have you been following your inner wisdom lately?
Self love is so important. All your relationships depend on how you feel about yourself. Take a look in the mirror...smile...and give yourself a hug!
Happy Friday!! Today's affirmation: I live in a natural state of bliss and joy. This is a good one. Keeps you in a positive flow and fills your heart with gratitude for every moment. I dare you to say this throughout the day and NOT feel joy and bliss! Have a great weekend!
Today's affirmation: I am beautiful inside and out! Say it, believe it, repeat. Remember to use the hashtag #dailyaffirmationproject when sharing on your social channels. Hope you are having a wonderful beginning to your week, wherever you are.
Day 3 of my #DailyAffirmationProject has me quoting Mr. Joel Osteen. Just love how inspiring and motivating he is! I listen to him everyday on my way to work on Satellite Radio. Who is your favorite Spiritual Teacher at the moment?
Say it with me...."Everyday I attract health, wealth, and love". Repeat as necessary. Just remember to take deep breaths and believe it!
Hello world! This is my very first blog post on my website. Those of you that are familiar with my site probably know that I had my original blog linked here but I thought I'd try something a bit different. I'm going to use this space to post my #DailyAffirmationProject that I have been working on as well as design project updates and news. I will use my other blog as a more personal platform from now on. You will also see gradual changes to all of my accounts all over the web as I have just finalized my divorce this week and I am going back to my maiden name Elizabeth Rodriguez and dropping Caldwell. I will however be keeping ecdesignz and ecdesign for the future. Please bare with me during this transition. I sort of feel like Prince at the moment. Or The Artist Formerly Known as Prince? I've built my brand around my married name but considering the new chapter (or rather new BOOK) in my life I thought it would be best to go back to who I really am and really get a fresh start. Re-branding is going to be interesting and challenging so I welcome any input if you have if you have already gone through this!
Those of you that follow me on Instagram and Facebook have seen my frequent hand lettering featuring Inspirational Quotes and Daily Affirmations. I really want to expand my readership and encourage more people to follow my posts which is why I will be posting my affirmations and quotes here from now on first then sharing via other social networks. My goal is to use this project as a way to inspire and encourage other artists and even non artists. Let's face it; life is tough and hard to get through sometimes. I'd like to do my part (as we all should) to inspire and lift others up. The world needs more art and more love and more light. So if you are stumbling across my website for the first time or you are a frequent visitor I encourage you to share this with everyone you know, because you never know who you will inspire, motivate, or simply make smile! I posted an affirmation today on Facebook and I immediately received a response from a friend of mine saying that I make him happy with my art. This is what I'm talking about! THIS is the reaction I am going for. So go on...share and comment and subscribe to my posts so you don't miss a single one! And if you are on Facebook (who isn't?), Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, etc please follow me there too! Would love to hear your thoughts about this project!