National Drink Beer Day!

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Happy National Drink Beer Day!!  Sit back, relax and have a cold one.  Now this is a holiday I can really celebrate.  haha.

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Cheers…

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Grateful

Cherry On Top

The cherry on top for me is that I get to design pretty things.  I love my creative life.

What’s your cherry on top??  What are you grateful for??

A penny for your thoughts…

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A Grateful Heart

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A look back to be grateful & move forward in confidence.

To reflect is a good thing, when it can foster growth for the future.  Looking back I am now so excited for what is to come.  The last 6 months came and went by so quick, seriously, did I just blink?  I’ve forged new friendships, strengthened old ones and met some awesome clients along the way.  I have grown professionally, personally & creatively, I have set goals and crossed them off my lists, my children are healthy, happy & oh so bratty… this is my life & I am oh so blessed.  And it is through this growth, this roller coaster, and this crazy thing called life that I find my inspiration to keep creating.

As I am planning my youngest child’s 5th birthday, I am reminded of how precious time is.  My littles are 4 & 6, how in the world did that happen?  Being a creative mama is a challenge.  Sick kiddos, holidays off, late night cries, temper tantrums, “Bubby is being mean to me!”  “Sissy took my toy!”, time out, “No you can’t have candy at 8 in the morning!”, jumping on beds, “Mama, just one more (insert something fun or tasty here)”, potty breaks, play dates, homework practice, chicken “nugs”, Legos, princesses, Frozen, Avengers… yeah it’s a lot but it’s an amazing job & they are my muses.  They help me to see the world through their wonder & innocence and it is such a great gift to draw daily inspiration from them.  As a busy mama I encourage you to find the time to be creative in your day, however you can.  Organize your time and you will see that a little bit of art, paint, pen & paper, hot glue, crayons, wood, (insert art medium here) will set you free.

My 2016 saying is…  Here’s to sunshine, dancing in the rain & finding the silver lining in every cloud. And I have been looking to the sunshine everyday and trying to make sure I see the silver lining in every moment. I have improved on myself, have grown so much and I look forward to see what other adventures the rest of the year has for me, my sweet family, my businesses and life in general. I move forward in confidence, excitement and with a grateful heart.

How has the first half of the year been for you?

Have you taken the time to reflect so you can move forward with a grateful heart and confidence?

So let’s think positive & always keep moving forward.  Thanks for joining me on my creative journey & please feel free to share with me on here or on my Facebook page or a picture on my Instagram page (@KatLangeDesigns) your inspirations & your story to creative happiness. Remember, look to the sunshine, have fun dancing in the rain & always search for the silver lining in every cloud.

Thanks for reading.

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Summer Dreamin’

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It’s the beginning of summer and oh boy it’s hot.  Sizzlin’.  I am summer dreamin’ of pool time and running in the sprinklers, of flip flops and sun glasses, of ice cream dates and toes in the sand… oh this is the life.

Cheers…. Kat

The Life of a Creative Mama

It’s no secret that raising “littles” is a challenge. It is the most rewarding, amazing, fun, silly, crazy, hard, loud, and busy challenge. But through the crazy beautiful mess of this mama’s life, I have learned to try my hardest to focus my experiences and use them to inspire me. The little busy moments, the running around to appointments, mama’s taxi service, oh and mama the chef, and the billions of sweets hugs, kisses and cuddles have painted my life with more color than any other experience. I am truly blessed and that is the greatest inspiration.

Since I am a mommy who happens to be a creative I try to encourage my littles to artistically express themselves & it is an amazing blessing to watch their imaginations flourish.  I keep crayons, markers, paper & Legos always available and at their level so they can get colorful & creative whenever they feel the urge.  I plaster their most current masterpieces on the fridge, it’s a hot mess but they love it.  And trust me, every scribble is their BEST work so I LOVE seeing their little faces light up with excitement to see their own work hung.

Below is a recent project we did, the kids feel so proud and were all smiles at their work. I gave them canvases and watercolors and they had a blast getting messy.  The final results came out pretty amazing.  While the paint dried I asked them what kind of ocean animal they wanted their mama to draw for them and we went on an Internet hunt to find the perfect picture.  They each picked one out and while they slept I drew their animals. Boy oh boy were they excited to see the final pieces. If they are happy then I am happy.

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Are you a creative parent??  In what ways do you keep your children creative??

Thanks for reading.  Stay Artsy Fartsy.

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Boxes and Packing Tape

We've Moved!!

So I just moved and for the past few months my life has mainly consisted of packing and purging, frustration and waiting and a lot of boxes, newspaper and packing tape. And although I am relieved to get my normal back, I am much more excited to get back to my creative self. I feel as though everything has been on hold. You know, life happens and you have to take a step back and prioritize and sometimes the creative self has to be shelved for a bit. As frustrating as that seems it happens often but I believe the important thing is to make sure you don’t let your creativity collect dust. As for me, I will be spending some time organizing my office, my time and my projects. That’s honestly my favorite part because I know I can function like a well-oiled machine when I am organized and on track. So cheers to fresh starts, organization, and creative excitement.

Stay Artsy Fartsy.

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Soccer Logo

The client, Fútbol Club Menifee, an AYSO (American Youth Soccer Organization) local soccer region, requested an update to a patch design previously used by the team, something new yet recognizable and fresh. This logo will be branded on all team attire, website & merchandise. I was happy to design for a client that embraces the passion in children and guides them towards fun and healthy competition.  Go FC Menifee!

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