These past couple days have been all about deadlines and time management. I've been working on a couple of things for awhile, but it always seems that everything happens at once. The only way to get everything done is to prioritize and stick to a schedule.
The first thing I had to get done were custom invitations for an awesome couple. They chose the custom route because they wanted something special, made just for their special day. I can't show too much, but it had pockets, map and RSVP inserts, and the envelopes were hand addressed with beautiful calligraphy. Their invitations had everything they wanted and all of the little details that matter.
Making all of these invitations, by hand, made me think a lot about my own wedding almost five years ago. Mostly how I never want to do that again. But most importantly how I somehow pulled it off, even after chipping my tooth the day before the rehearsal dinner and almost forgetting to pick up the flowers.
After I delivered the invitations to the bride, I got back to work on Limbo of the Lost which is releasing online this Wednesday, April 20!
In case you're new here. Limbo of the Lost is an acrylic painting series about a diver, in the 1960s, who gets lost in the Bermuda Triangle. You're going to have to wait until Wednesday for the full story, but I did start making the sign for Crafts and Drafts, this Saturday at the Nashville Farmer's Market.
After working on invitations and painting for the launch on Wednesday, I decided I need to take a break and do something fun. I ordered a deck of Golden Tarot cards awhile back. I've always wanted to learn how to read tarot cards but it's one of those things I never really get around to.
Yesterday I pulled the Six of Cups, which is a card that represents the memories of the past (funny how I was just talking about my wedding), the gifts of the present, and the opportunity the future holds.
This card represents joy, but it warns to remember to live in the present. Although memories are fun to revisit, don't get stuck worrying about things that have already happened.
I'm Jackie, an artist, illustrator, and friend to ghosts, monsters, and aliens. This blog is full of DIY projects, stories, and things I think are cool. Stay weird.