A little bit of Everything, Design, Jewelry

Summer priorities

Summer is always a perfect time to re-group, catch up and get my personal priorities back in order.  I’m lucky.  I’ve worked very hard, but I still consider myself lucky because I know a lot of people who also work very hard.  Since teaching is my full time gig these days, I’m fortunate to have the summer off, so to speak.  I have no ‘teaching assignments’, but the work-a-holic in me really never stops working.  I am supervising several interns this summer, reviewing and refining my Fall class assignments, taking 3-4 classes and workshops myself, spending lots of time with my beautiful daughter and family and reflecting on the things that are really important to me.

I love my job.  I love design and one of the greatest things about what I do is seeing the passion and motivation in my students.  Again, I’m lucky.  There are many other things that I love to do too.  I love to design jewelry.  Admittedly, this has been very low on my priority list for the last 2.5 years.  ( I have a 2.5 year old…you see how this happens?)  The other day while she was napping, I got to spend time with one of my nieces making some earrings and it was so much fun!  Now, I’m motivated to create!motivation

So on to my personal summer goals:
Get this website done!  I’ve been messing around with it for a few years and it’s time for it to be done.  I want it to have my information, current projects, and blogs featuring my own work, thoughts and other talented inspiring people, my current jewelry collection and resources for students & others.  Maybe a large task, but I’m going to give myself until July 16 to complete it.  If it’s not done…I need to hire a graphic designer, but I know I can do this!

Back up my computer/photo files

Work on my digital scrapbooking

Create (2) new ‘for fun’ classes:  Digital scrapbooking & beginning jewelry making.

Household goals:

Install the recycle/trash bin

Design my closet

Paint the office and consider putting a bed in there for guests

The backyard!  Design and get started on a more drought tolerant setting and room to play.

Work goals:
OCCinteriordesign – blog design
OCCinteriordesign  website
Work with interns on art/design/landscape projects: keyboards, video, planter boxes

Get ready for Fall with fresh assignments and learning opportunities for the next classes of great students!

I feel better already, just writing it down!