This morning I have enjoyed the quiet in the neighborhood. There were lots of fireworks last night, so I guess everyone is wanting some peace for a while this AM. Well, except the garbage trucks are out and about, which I didn't think would be happening because of the holiday, so I woke up suddenly from a lazy sleep before 9 to run out in my jammies to put the trash out. eep!
Anyway, I was feeling like doing some sorting or organizing, and I remember being asked a question a few times recently that I didn't have an answer for: "How many project articles have you written?" I have had no idea. When I first started around 2006, I kept a running list on my website of all of my press and I also kept a nice scrapbook. But that got hard to update around and I finally just started stacking the magazines into a big pile, which has been my organizing method for the past two years or so. I usually blog about the press that comes out, but sometimes I get too busy. So I had no idea how many articles and I decided to make a spreadsheet to find out. To make it easy, I just recorded the projects that I designed and wrote (not the extra press or work of other designers or the simple bracelet and earring designs without written instruction). My total is right around 70 so far! I must say, I am pretty impressed with myself! *pats self on back*
It was really good to go back and look at the last four years of published work and see how I have grown. And I am now newly inspired to get designing and writing again for the future.