Focus & Be Productive

Goal #7 : Focus and Be Productive! 

So, believe it of not,  I have a tendency to get distracted—look over there! productive

These days its so easy to check one email, and 20 min. later I find myself surfing Pinterest for cool stuff for  “my dream home”.

In an effort to see what I could do about my lack of focus, I searched online for “how to focus better”.  I found that I’m on of those people with a short attention span– So it’s best if I work with a timer (like the kitchen timer I drew!!) . Make myself work and focus on what I’m doing for an hour and then take a 20 min. break and play with the dogs. I’m going to try it out, maybe it will make me feel less overwhelmed!

Also — In 2014, I’d like to do less mindless surfing of the web, and get more real stuff done! I want to print! I want to write books! I want to get more clients!

Sure I’ll schedule some time for mindless internet surfing, just not during the day when I should be getting work done. Maybe I’ll even cut myself off from toxic-sites like Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram etc., and only go on to browse on Saturday and Sunday. It’s a thought. I have this urgent need to unplug and create– and the internet is killing me.

Cheers to getting more work done,

Hannah

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Dress the Part

Okay, so this one is big for me.

My #4 goal/aspiration/inspiration for 2014 is : Dress the Part. 

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By this I mean, wear less sweatpants—all the time.

I mean, somedays I go from pajamas, to running gear, to sweatpants! IT’s NOT GOOD. I’m 23 and I just stopped getting dressed. I guess I can say its one of the perks of working from home, but really, it’s just laziness!

I’d like to wear more dresses and girly things — like  a real professional lady.

I feel silly even posting this, but it really is an aspiration for 2014.

headbands and high heels,

Hannah

Illustration Friday – Pattern

So when I saw this week Illustration Friday word was “pattern” I got so excited. A few days ago I was figuring out how to make a pattern repeat correctly  in photoshop! What a coincidence.  I made this little mini print of waffles! not just any waffles, christmas time waffles!

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With some finagling, I got the print to repeat in photoshop! Good golly gosh!

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…This was something I never do, but had fun figuring it all out.

I had something else FESTIVE planned to do with this pattern, and I wanted to put it in this post, but I’m running short on time tonight! So hopefully by tomorrow I’ll be able to post my use for this pattern! (hint- it’s a festive use, but I’m not wrapping a present with it!) 

In other news, I finally finished the illustration for last weeks word “refrain”.

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thank you for reading/looking,

peace, love, and syrup,

Hannah