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.
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
Here’s to pumpkin spice everything, scary decorations, a ton of candy and dressing up. Here’s to cooler weather, comfy outfits, Ugg boots, leggings, fall colors, falling leaves, wind in the hair and gatherings with good friends. Here’s to the start of the holiday season and always having love in your heart, a smile on your face and God in your life.
Don’t forget to follow me on Facebook and Instagram @KatLangeDesigns
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.
Happy Love Day!
Lovely Coffee. Just playing around today with my favorite drink. Unplugging for the night.
Just playing with some watercolor brushes. A free night to play around on my computer. A little bit of music, a little bit of Pinterest and a whole lot of unwinding. Sometimes you just need to take a break to refresh. Tomorrow night I am unplugging. It’s just that simple. Happy weekend.
Just keeping the love going all month long. You are my cherry on top, the frosting to my cake, the peanut to my butter, the butter to my popcorn, the sprinkles to my cupcake… making me better in every way. Celebrate Love. Happy February.