Some Monday morning silliness…
Mondays, oh I hate
The end of fun, start of work
Coffee, yes please, now
Have a lovely day… Kat
Some Monday morning silliness…
Have a lovely day… Kat
Today is the last day for National Suicide Prevention Week. I want to keep the momentum alive so I thought I should share some numbers with you that I plucked from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention website…
Each year 44,193 American die by suicide.
There are an average of 121 suicides per day.
Let those staggering numbers sink in. Let’s end the stigma because everyone has a story and every story has a heart and every story with a heart has an important purpose in this world.
Your story is important.
You are not alone.
….Be rooted in Him and let your foundation be built on him. Establish your life and know that His love for you is unconditional. A glorious father he is, never faltering and always by our side. Be strong in your faith and overflowing with thankfulness…. Colossians 2:6-7
As always, thanks for reading… Kat
Just a thought…
Thanks for reading… Kat
Here are a few things that I have found interesting throughout the passed weeks…
Eating well definitely affects your performance in all areas of life. Especially when it’s a scolding Southern California summer day. Also eating fruits and veggies is oh so yummy. Check out this list of the top foods to eat in the summer to help beat the heat and to keep you healthy.
Raise awareness about an issue too often left unspoken. Let’s fight the stigma against mental health. Inspire others to raise awareness and take part in sharing information, resources and support for mental health conditions.
Check out these stats…
May was #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth & July is #MinorityMentalHealth Month. Use hashtags #IntoMentalHealth & #StigmaFree & #MentalHealth #MentalHealthAwareness #Health #Healthy #HealthyLifeStyle to help get the word out there on social media.
Remember that I have commanded you to be determined and confident! Do not be afraid or discouraged, for I, the Lord your God, am with you wherever you go.
Find true meaning in community.
It’s good to have fun and always remember to believe in yourself…
With the 4th of July around the corner and with tensions so high in our country, I just want to say something… Speak love.
Believe in it.
Pray for it.
Hope for it.
Thank you so much for stopping by. Don’t forget to head on over to my Instagram page @KatLangeDesigns and FOLLOW me on my creative journey of my everyday postings of life and the love of everything artsy fartsy.
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…
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
“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.
Because sometimes you just gotta chill.
For when you need to plan your renewal and you want to feel pretty. 10 years in the making.
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
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.