Monday, April 25, 2016

Just the Word "Vacation"


Call it a break, a holiday, time off or r & r - we all need one occasionally, and rarely get as much as we need.  As a self run business, "stay-cations" just don't cut it.  When your studio is at home, the pull of the drawing board and emails and orders is just too strong to resist.  So, after a l-o-o-o-n-g hiatus, my husband and I are off on a real vacation this week - in an airplane, over the water, to somewhere where English is not the first language.  

I've been consumed by the "busy-ness" of business for the past few months - illustrating two 88 page coloring books back to back, designing a new group of summer stamps and attending a trade show across the country.  It's hard to un-plug and let things subside.  I keep thinking about what needs to get done next...because there's always something!  

So I bought myself a lovely hot pink leather sketch book and a nifty new .05 drawing pen and I'm going to take these two weeks off and do some sketching just for myself.  I'm going to try to relax and "be a sponge" - to soak up different sights, sounds, scents and flavors (we're taking a couple cooking classes together)!  Hopefully, I'll come back recharged and reinvigorated and ready to seize the day once again. 

Vacations can be many things - a day in the city visiting museums and shopping, a hike in the woods, a trip to the beach, a weekend of wine tasting (I'm betraying my California roots here).  Pink Ink's new summer stamp collection is all about the fun and relaxation of summer vacation...even if it's just donning a pretty pair of flip flops.

Ciao Baby!

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