Summer Moments in Review

Summer Moments in Review

I always love a general summertime post, so here it is. I can’t believe it is “summer in review,” though. August always has this vibe of being the end! There is still a lot of summer left, and still a lot to do on the list. It has been an oddly busy yet slow summer - I can’t even explain how the slowness feels fast. I think a big part of the slowdown was bringing Rosie into our family - she makes me be present and thoughtful and appreciative, which is something I didn’t take into account into my expectations for being a puppy owner.

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Nature Bathing

Nature Bathing

This is my first organic post in a while that is non-calligraphy related. Truthfully, I have gotten so far away from photography lately and it makes me sad. Having my fully-charged camera with me was so nice; I feel like I truly haven’t been “one” with my camera since losing the battery charger all the way back during this trip.

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The Dark Skies in West Texas

The Dark Skies in West Texas

Summer is our time to explore and stay up late at night. When I had the opportunity to visit the Astronomer's Lodge in Fort Davis, Texas at the McDonald Observatory -- a rare treat -- one of the first things I began to dream about was seeing the Milky Way and attempting to capture those twinkly stars on my camera. 

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Productivity Notes for the Freelancer

Productivity Notes for the Freelancer

Lately I've been taking a more intentional approach to how I manage my creative time. A lot of my time for producing calligraphy projects is very unstructured, and honestly the time can slip away. Anyone else get sucked into Instastories for 20 minutes at a time? When I do that, I feel so ashamed and LAZY! But it happens. So, I'm sharing some of my own strategies to stay productive and focused, even when your to-do list is miles long.

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My Vintage Typewriter

My Vintage Typewriter

There wasn’t a distinct moment when I decided I wanted a typewriter, but I’ve always imagined typing my memoirs on a vintage 1950s Underwood. I have an appreciation for these odd types of things, and I think it stems from the typewriter I’d “play” with as a kid in my grandfather’s basement. Now that I have my own, I wanted to introduce it to the world of A. Taylor Studio…

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Currently (Includes a Flat Tire!)

Currently (Includes a Flat Tire!)

So, I just got home from another long day. I proceeded to go to the craft store right after work to pick up some paper, and POP, I flattened my tire on a curb. Pulling into a parking lot and getting out of my car, I figured the "shhhhhhhh" sound I heard was either a sprinkler system going off, or a great big gash coming from the front passenger tire. Turns out it was the latter.

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