As if printing my own fabric did not make me giddy enough, Spoonflower now prints custom wall decals. I read their email announcement on a Wednesday and by Friday was placing my first order. I made two decals, 15" square. One is near my desk so that I can focus on it when I arrive, and the other is on the inside of the door so that I see it before I leave for the day.
They are inexpensive enough -- and repositionable -- and I didn't waste a lot of time choosing "the perfect quote." Instead I chose four things I want to focus on at each end of my workday. With all the digital work I've been doing over the last four years, that part of my home office has become the most prominent, and definitely where I spend the most time. I wanted my new studio to have more hands-on creativity at its heart.
So my Good Morning sign reminds me to Show up (be present), Say no (mainly to online activity, such a distraction), Get some fresh air (and try to interact with other people), and Shine (be my best creative self).
And my Good Night sign prompts me to shut the door on my work before I go home to my family. Now of course, I love my work and sometimes it's an all-day-all-night endeavor, but I'm making a choice to be more consciously present with my family. I'll take a moment each day before I leave to Be still, to Think small (all those little things that really matter), Say yes (be open), and really Listen (so easy to be distracted by what didn't get done).
I can't wait to start making wall decals with all my favorite quotes!