Saturday, July 12, 2014

Ten Days Off

Hey folks!

So I spent the past week and a half traveling. First I spent a few days at a family reunion in central Ohio, then I came back home for a day before heading off to Indianapolis for the North American Christian Convention. I had very limited internet access the entire time, so I had to put my etsy shop on vacation mode and I had to leave everyone here at See Cailey Color for a short while.

While at the convention in Indianapolis, I was able to hear some really inspiring speakers and stories, and make some great new connections with others who are involved in art, writing, and sharing stories of hope and beauty. It was a great experience for me, and I've come back with a renewed excitement for my work and new ideas to improve my shop and take this blog deeper into my world of creativity. Amazing how I can go to a convention intended to connect and encourage Christian leaders, and manage to connect with people that share my passion for art!

So yes, I absolutely loved spending time with my family and I really enjoyed Indianapolis. It was a fun and encouraging couple of trips. But I'm not going to lie: I missed my internet.

I didn't miss Facebook or email or netflix. I missed blogging and Etsy! I even missed my almost-daily research work, which involves reading articles and blog posts about topics ranging from increasing Etsy sales to new art techniques, Photoshop tutorials to increasing blog readership. So much research, people! But most of all, I missed sharing my pictures and ideas with you. I love it all, and I missed it while I was away.

However, despite my un-internet-ed state, I brought along my camera and computer and I was able to spend a good amount of time taking and editing pictures, so that was fun. I got a few exciting shots in my explorations of Indy, like this:

I would share more today, but I decided to save the rest for a Speechless Sunday post. You see, Indianapolis is a beautiful city (at least what I've seen of it is), and I left feeling so very inspired by the amazing architecture there. Seriously, if you get a chance to explore downtown Indy, Monument Circle, the capitol, and the wholesale district, please do. And be sure to take lots of pictures and share them with me!

I also loved using Photoshop to play around with some of my photos and drawings. Hopefully you'll be seeing some of the fruit of the past week's Photoshop fun in my Etsy shop pretty soon, so keep an eye out for that!

Glad to be back with you, my favorite readers,

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