I know it's been a little while, but if you've been faithfully following my blog, then you know that I've been dealing with some personal matters. I've had to make some pretty big decisions in a fairly short amount of time - and deciding what to do with this blog has been one of those decisions. I have decided that I will be taking a little break from the blog for the rest of the summer in order to have more time to spend with my kiddos during their summer break. I will probably design a few new products during the summer, but I will not be updating this blog very often. I have also decided to return to school in August to finish up an Art Education degree! I am very excited about this particular decision. I have come to the conclusion that being able to get a teaching position would be a great thing for me and my kids. My work hours wouldn't differ too much from their school hours, and I would have all the holidays off to spend with them. Not to mention that I would be eligible for some great benefits that I am not eligible for right now as a freelance designer... such as a pension!
Monthly CalendarsI know that the monthly calendars have been very popular and many of you look forward to them every month. As much as I really would love to keep creating them, I simply do not have the time right now. I would, however, like to keep posting a calendar every month... so I am considering holding a monthly design contest in which YOU GUYS get to create the calendars and submit them for consideration. If you are a fellow designer this could be great exposure for you. Those monthly calendars get a TON of traffic. I welcome your thoughts and suggestions on this matter. Feel free to comment below. I will work out all the details in the coming weeks.
Fundraiser UpdateAlso, thank you to everyone that has purchased a BGJ product so far as part of my little fundraiser for the tornado victims here in Oklahoma. I have decided that the earnings will go to Red Cross-Oklahoma since they are able to directly give funds to those families that are in the most need. I think the money would be most helpful if given to them. You still have until the end of this month to purchase a BGJ product and ALL of my earnings will go directly to Red Cross-Oklahoma. I'm looking forward to sending that check to them! :) If you need more information on this, please see my previous post, "Together We Are Strong".
Until next time, Happy Summer from me and my kiddos... :)