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DECEMBER WALLPAPER CALENDAR – DOWNLOAD NOW

December Wallpaper

The festive season is finally here. What does this mean to you? Have you started your Christmas shopping yet? Are you going away for the holidays? Will you be celebrating with tons of food and lots of prezzies?

Time is ticking and having a nifty December Calendar may help you organise your days during this crazy time of the year. Download your December Wallpaper Calendar now and start planning.

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December Wallpaper Calendar

Wise Words to start your week with

This year has been an exciting one for me, full of unsettling change resulting in so much to think about.
Have you started a new journey this year? Have you embarked on big changes? If not, why not? Now is your chance to embrace change and get going in the direction you are meant to be going in.

Wise Words

These wise words where beautifully penned by Jennifer Wick

Wise words to start your week with

Wise Wrods

As the end of the year approaches, work is getting more and more hectic and the days are all blurring into one another.

Don’t get me wrong – I love being busy – busy is good. The trick is finding balance. How do you manage to find time for all the things you want to or need to do? Sometimes I battle to find the “even keel”. There just doesn’t seem to be time in one day to do all the things I need to. Then to top to top it all, we are in the process of having our house painted, so my concentration is split between my work and keeping a beady eye on a bunch of guys swinging off of ladders – not ideal.

Oh well – this week is going to be crazy and I suppose the best way to get through it is task by task, step by step. As my Mum would say: make a list! So with pen in hand and my diary open in front of me, I am going to embrace this week and kick it’s butt!

How do you tackle being pulled in a hundred different directions? What is your magic pill? Or do you just blindly rush in and get it done. I would love to hear your thoughts and suggestions.

(Todays wise words where illustrated by Mary Kate McDevitt and can be found here)

Wise Words To start your week with

WOW – Monday is nearly over. Did you also hit the ground running today? Is your week also filled with all kinds of cool and crazy business?

Here are a few highlights from my week’s to-do list (I am hoping that putting them down in a Blog post will help me to commit to actually doing them all):
1 – Finish off and package my latest order of Wild Beastie Wedding Lapel Pins
2 – Get cracking on an exciting new Blog Makeover client who’s portfolio I am helping to revamp (cant wait to share more about that)
3 – Scout for shops in which I could potentially sell my Kitties in (for some reason I am quite nervous about this one as I am totally self conscious when it comes to selling my crafted goodies… silly I know!)
4 – Attend WordCamp
5 – Attend #CuppaForCANSA High Tea at the Table Bay Hotel – super excited about this one!
6 – Attend this month’s Creative Mornings talk given by Ian Dommisse
7 – Do my tax (EEK!)

So, all in all a jam packed week. Hopefully this gorgeous poster, created for Etshy by Melissa Deckert, will give me (and you) the encouragement needed to see it through and “break new ground”.

Wise Words

Wise Words

See more of Melissa’s work here

Hells yeah – it’s Friday!

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This week has whizzed by at super speed and the weekend is here – hells yeah!

Do you have any special plans for next two days? Maybe a braai or a trip to the winelands?
Lets hope the weather plays along and we all get to enjoy some sunshine, outdoors with friends and family.

Have a smashing weekend, whatever you plan to do!

Check out more fabulous “Friday” posters here

Creative Spaces in Cape Town

Never Give Up – I need this in lights on the wall in my study. At times freelancing can be tricky and can push you to the edge. Don’t get me wrong – I still love being my own boss and I would not give it up for just anything, but at times the isolation of working on my own and the scariness of “quiet periods” can take it’s toll. Thankfully I have a wonderful husband who believes in me and always gives me that little push to get me back on track again. Make no mistake – he is a tough critic and being a creative director at an ad agency means he is a very hard task master, but I know he sees something in me that I often can’t see. I am so blessed – if it wasn’t for his encouragement and perseverance I would be nowhere. Thanks Alexis – you are the bomb!

Never Give Up - Wise Words

So on a more constructive note – I have decided that possibly I should look into renting a desk for a couple of days a week. Somewhere close by, in a creative space, with like minded people.

Working entirely on my own is great – I get lots done and I am very focused, but at times it is very isolating. There is no-one to bounce an idea off, no one to have a quick look at something you are working on, no one to offer an alternate opinion – at this point in my Freelance career I think I really need this.

I have looked into a couple thus far, but I think I need to try them out to see if the vibe is right.
Here are a few of the spaces I have found (and liked) thus far:
The Bureaux
Daddy.O
Twenty Fifty

So this is where I need your help – Do you know of any really cool spaces that are available within the Cape Town CBD? I am looking for a desk for one maybe two days of the week, access to the interwebs (& good coffee) and a fabulous vibe. Please let me know, I really would appreciate any and all suggestions.

Credit for photo

October Wallpaper Calendar – Download now

October Wallpaper Calender

Our little garden is in full bloom, I counted over 21 different types of plants that are showing off pretty flowers at the moment. This is fairly nifty as our garden is teeny tiny (only around 3×4 meters).

At this time of the year my favourite place to work is outside on our balcony overlooking this mini floral paradise – it smells so intoxicating and magical.

So, continuing in the theme of spring I have made a downloadable October Wallpaper Calendar that is fresh and bright – sure to brighten up your desktop. Enjoy!

Select and download the option that works best for you:
Laptop – 1440 x 900px
HD Desktop – 1980 x 1080px
iPad/tablet – 1024 x 768px


October wallpaper download

Wise Words

Sometimes life can just be tough and the future a little unclear – it’s moments like these that we need to just step back and realise that “This too shall pass”.

If you too are going through a rough patch, I hope these words of inspiration will feed your soul.

Wise Words

Wise Words

All photography by Alex Mcdonell
All lettering by Noel Shiveley
Found here

Typography good enough to eat

Jessica Hische is a true inspiration to me. I have always envied her gorgeous typography talents and consider myself super lucky to have heard her speak at the Design Indaba – so amazing indeed.

Well now I can say I truly have drooled over her work – check out her latest project for Starbucks (in colaboration with BBDO). So gorgeous (and all edible). I have died and gone to heaven!

Jessica Hische

Jessica Hische

Jessica Hische

Jessica Hische

Go for it – it’s Wednesday after all.

Good Morning – today is the already the middle of the week – wow! This week is escaping quickly.
Go out there and make today count.

Jo
Original source of typography not known (here is where I found it)