Change your perspective, change your life. Perspective can be defined as a particular attitude toward something; a point of view. So how do you choose to see things everyday? Are you painting your life with the colors that have been handed to you or are you creating your own rainbow and beauty beyond what is superficial? Have hope and move beyond your struggles; always looking for the reason to be thankful. Shift things in your life and take ownership to what is happening around you. Open your eyes to opportunities and realize that changing your outlook is a part of growing past difficulties in life.
Open your eyes and see God’s wonder in the everyday things.
Hope you enjoy your weekend. Thanks for reading. Cheers… Kat
Having your own space to create is important. Decorating that space to make it inspirational is a bonus. The importance of finding your own place to zen out and focus is crucial to the creative process, in my humble opinion. As a mom of two littles, trying to carve out some creative time and space is tedious but much needed. Shout out to all the overly caffeinated moms out there! Make the most of bland beige walls, add a splash of color or your favorite framed art, get a little messy and unorthodox, it’s your space so embrace it.
We’ve moved twice in the past two years and now that we own our place I can finally do my collage wall that I have been wanting for so long. I just jumped in feet first and started hanging stuff up. And I LOVE it. It’s so colorful and fun.
How have you decorated your creative space? Is it modern, simple and clean, is it ordained with nice classic paintings as you sit on your wing-back chair, is it a paint splattered art studio with concrete floors, is it a giant cork board with all of your current projects, is it a colorful mishmash of things like mine? Any place can become a creative space.
Remember a creative space can be whatever you make of it, just as inspiration can come from anywhere. Whether it’s a closet turned office like Perry Covington author of the wonderful Child of Atlantis series. (Check it out here). I designed his publisher’s logo by the way! #logodesigner Or if you hide away at the local coffee shop like Jerry Rogers author of the supernatural mystery awesomeness The Fallen and The Elect series. (Check it out here). I designed both his website header and his author’s logo… wink wink! #hireme
Share your space and tag me on Instagram @KatLangeDesigns What’s your creative space story??
Thanks for reading… Cheers… Kat
Some of the art pictured was created by me and others by…
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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?!
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
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
You don’t have to see the whole staircase to take the first step. -Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Hope this month is filled with creativity.
Inspiration. It can come from anywhere and in the case of the photo above, my awesomely talented and extremely adorable nephew was inspired by the great outdoors. And because I am one proud Auntie, I wanted to show off his photography skills as proof that creative ideas can come from anywhere. I encourage you to unplug, get outside, take a breathe, look around and get inspired.
Now go forth and create.
Pumped up kids playing at the park surrounded by paint, pattern & polka dots.
A beautiful day at the park with my littles and there was so much for the eyes to feast on. There were the bright colors, the faded/ cracked/ sun drenched texture, the wonderful pattern & oh boy do I LOVE polka dots (they were on my wedding cake, true story) And of course I love playing around with a little alliteration. Inspiration can come from the most unlikely places, so get out there and find yours.