Happy Ostara! Happy Spring!
I’m hoping 2017 will be good for me to do some spring cleaning. I have already begun my Great DeCluttering of 2017 and 2018, where I’m making goals for myself – read all the books and empty one bookshelf by end of 2017 and sell the books. Unfortunately I tend to accumulate more books. I don’t know how that happens…
I did clean out one shelf so that’s good. If anyone is my friend on Goodreads you’ll see a mass addition of “read” books in the coming year. Next I want to clean out closets again, especially the baby’s as she grows out of clothes, and then start on the kitchen with dishes that we don’t really use. My friend and I intend to have a garage sale soon, so I’m gathering up stuff in boxes in a place in the garage for when that happens. I just hope the weather gets nicer so I can go out and start pricing things.
Speaking of kid’s clothes, I have another friend who’s expecting a boy soon and she’s always lamenting how boys clothes are not at cute as girls clothes, and it’s funny because I’ve kind of felt that both clothes are cute, and I’ve wanted to buy my daughter boys clothes before, and we have, but clothes with dinosaurs, super heroes, and power rangers on it were cute too, and made me miss having a boy as well. I love my daughter, but maybe some day I’ll be able to have a boy? I know it’s not really up to “me” if that happens, but I would love a little boy to buy clothes with dinosaurs and lizards on them, as well as play outside in the mud with him, find toads and earth worms — I guess I can do that with a girl too. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not limiting what my daughter can do either…
But maybe I feel cliche as a mom that wants to have one of each. I’d love to see my husband bond with a son like I do with my daughter, and hope that he has a relationship with a son that he had with his father.
Oh, and yeah, I’m sure he wants to buy our future son dinosaur shirts too.
No matter what, if we have girls, a girl and a boy, or just one girl, I hope we can take them to Gatorland like we did for our Honeymoon in Florida. No matter what gender you are, they have to enjoy seeing big crocodiles, pythons, turtles and all the other kinds of animals they have there. That’s my hope anyway.
In other news, I’m still working on the short stories. I was looking for stock art for covers the other day and enjoyed it very much.
There is this stock photographer that I follow at DeviantArt that has a lot of book cover contests with her art. Sometimes I vote on them, but I also think in the back of my mind that I can do a better job. I know that’s rather pretentious of me, so I kind of thought if I think that, why don’t I do it? I can’t be all talk. I have to show that I can do it. So I looked at her current contests and downloaded the images and plan on entering. Fingers crossed!
If anything it’ll be good for my portfolio.
Congrats on getting back into cover designing! That’s something I’ll definitely go back to as well once I go full time with the arts in a couple of months. I find it really enjoyable/relaxing – especially if it’s stock covers for people to buy and you don’t have to deal with client pickiness by custom designing a cover 😛
My friend just had a boy and, no lie, Austin and I love all the shark and dinosaur stuff we’ve been able to buy him. Doesn’t give me the urge to have one of my own, but seriously, boy stuff is cuter. I guess that’s just the type of people we are lol.
Thanks! I am hoping to stick with it and maybe make a business out of it someday.
I feel like Joe and I are like that too. I always peruse the boys stuff and just LOVE the clothes with trucks and dinosaurs and superheroes. I feel like I can get away with it though with Juliet if I want to get them for her. It doesn’t bother me if she gets mistakened for a boy either (she doesn’t have much hair at this point anyway, lol.)
I’m more of a girly-girl, but I agree, clothes for boys have their own charm, too. Things don’t have to be girly to be cute!
And that’s really neat about those book cover art contests. Best of luck with your own entries!
Thanks, Heather! Yeah, I love girly clothes alot. It’s one of the perks of having a girl, but sometimes, given your kid’s personality if it comes out, a boy’s outfit is sometimes appropriate!