Links & Likes

Here are some things that I have been into lately. Trying to do this as a weekly thing to share my likes and loves with y’all…. Enjoy

Yellowco.com Blog – How to build your community of movers and shakers

“Build your tribe”

I cannot express how important it is to surround yourself with like minded people both in life and in your creative endeavors. As for me, I love my church and have found a group of non-judgemental, sweet, kind-hearted and all around awesome people. I also reach out to creatives in all genres and I love the feedback I get. It is truly a great feeling.

Hangar24brewery.com

Because sometimes you just gotta chill.

Pinterest Search – tutu wedding dresses

For when you need to plan your renewal and you want to feel pretty.  10 years in the making.

Carmen Navarro Designs

This is a lovely and talented friend of mine who is my go to for business advice. She has a beautiful heart and is so stinkin’ creative. Visit her website and view the awesomeness.  Also follow her on Istagram and Facebook – @CarmenNavarroDesigns

Pinterest Search – social media tips

Because I am always learning and trying to grow professionally.

I hope some of this is of use to you. It’s fun to share a bit of my past week with y’all.

Cheers… Kat

Happy Weekend

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The weekend is always awesome. Filled with family time and boundless inspiration while we are out on our adventures. Enjoy this textured filled piece of natural art brought to you by a tree trunk of awesomeness. Isn’t nature amazing?!

Cheers… Kat

Lovely Day

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Happy Valentine’s Mushy Mushy Love Love Day!

I love what I do and I love to share it with the world. Consider me for your next graphic design needs. Spread the love. Visit and follow my Instagram page @KatLangeDesigns

A bit of history on my journey:

Hi my name is Kat Marie Lange and I am a freelance graphic designer, aspiring author, poet and most importantly, a mama. I am married to an amazingly supportive and hard working psychologist. And I can honestly say it saves on a lot of money and couch time when I have my own personal shrink. Haha. My life and my littles keep me busy for sure and it’s awesome. My family is my inspiration, my hearts and my anchor and of course my creative muses. My current creative endeavors besides my freelancing include children’s stories that I can read to my littles and share with the world, because let’s face it, there is no cuter thing than to watch a child’s face light up with excitement and wonder, when you read to them.

Back in the day when I was a wee Kat, I had no clue what I wanted to be when I grew up. In high school I didn’t feel a tug for a certain direction, in college I had a passion for writing poetry and I always felt an urge to be creative. So in retrospect, I do not know why it took me so long to realize that “hey maybe this once I should follow my heart”. My artistic passion started from writing poetry, making collages, playing with colors and even doodling that later turned into creating event invitations. This finally led to “oh there is this thing called graphic design”. Yeah my journey was a lot of those “ah-hah!” moments and there are so many times I wish I would have listened to the little voice in my head… it knows so much. So back to my “ah-hah graphic design” moment… I fell in love with the idea of graphic design. I loved being able to look at something in print and say, “yeah, I created that.” That momentary euphoria when you see your idea fleshed out. There is no greater moment (besides watching my babies grow) than to share your creativity with the world.

My creative journey is a roller coaster filled with personal excitement, searching, doubt, a bit of crazy and a whole lot of thought. It has basically been a love-hate road that led up to the recent completion of my Bachelor’s of Art Degree in Graphic Design. Focusing on the positive I do realize that my life has colored me like a Jackson Pollock painting and I do not resent that. Instead, I let everything inspire me. While I won’t bore you to death with mundane details I will be adamant about the fact that I stayed the course until I reached my goal. 14 years strong and even through all of the excuses, through heartache and hardships, through pure bliss from becoming a mother and the crazy distractions that come with that I completed my degree and I am currently freelancing.

So fast forward 2.5 years and I have grown so much. My business has slowed down because I also play the part of stay at home mom and believe me it is a balancing act for sure. Watch me juggle this ish. It’s trying and hard and tiring and awesome and rewarding and exciting, all rolled into one but honestly, I wouldn’t change it for the world. One of my goals for 2017 is to grow my business. So here on this blog you will read about my trials and my successes as I ride this creative roller coaster. So please place your hands and feet inside the vehicle at all times, because this is going to be one exciting journey.

Ready, set, create…. Kat

 

Be Kind

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The pineapple symbolizes hospitality, friendship, generosity and graciousness.

We could all use a little more kindness in our lives. The world could use a little more kindness. Our hearts could use a little more kindness.

I have hope for this world and I have love for my fellow human and I have faith for our hearts to soften in this time of turmoil.

Dear world, above all else, be kind.

……. Kat

Greenery is the theme!

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Thank you Pantone for picking a fresh color for 2017 that brings about vibrancy for something new but at the same time is peaceful and calm. This is a great duality in these trying political and social times. It is a bit of freshness we all are all craving for the New Year. A calm in the storm and a breath of fresh air for the unrest. To some it might be just a color, but this color will pop up everywhere in our society and one hopes bring with it such calming effects. Green symbolizes harmony and safety and is associated with healing, all things we desperately need right now. So Pantone has played an important societal role, in my opinion.

Personally, green is my favorite color so I am over the moon for the Color of the Year. To me, Greenery represents my yearly goals of empowerment and growth. I am empowering myself one step at a time to move forward in the direction of my goals in business and personal growth.

So thank you Pantone for picking the right color at the right time. Kudos.

Thanks for reading.  Cheers….  Kat

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