Thursday, September 16, 2010

My Creative Space

If the previous post is any indication, I've developed a major sweet-tooth lately.  I like to think of pumpkin cake topped with sour cream or lemon curd (eaten straight off the finger, naturally) as "energy dense."  And energy is something I'm craving at the moment, seeing as I've recently gone off coffee.  Anyone who knows me well knows that I have an ongoing (and probably very boring) love/hate relationship with my morning/late morning/afternoon cup.  I'm still breastfeeding, so I've gone the distance to figure out just how much is ok (3 cups give or take -- only 1% of the caffeine gets into breastmilk) and I pretty much max it out daily.  I love the lift, the taste, and the ritual; I hate the crash and the irritability.

I always have an underlying uneasiness that this last remaining vice really is just that -- a vice.  I hate being dependent and I always feel better and as though I'm nurturing myself more when I take a break.  I knew the time had come when I wondered to myself (truly) whether the coffee companies were conspiring against me and secretly decaffeinating my coffee in an effort to make me drink more.  Then, I happened to read this post from Small Notebook on Sunday night and it tipped the scales.  So from Monday on, I've been coffee-free.  Meh.  But it's getting better. 

Anyway, I've been struggling to stay up past 8:30 much less get out to the studio for late evenings of work this week.  Fortunately, I've been blessed with some well-timed naps and have been able to sort out a few new design ideas during the days....

From above: "Leaves of Grass" organic baby blanket, "8 Blue Robins" organic baby blanket, "Birds on Wire" organic sleep gown, and again, "Leaves of Grass."  Most are available in my shop.

Check out many more creatives and their spaces here on Kootoyoo.  Always a pleasure.