I thought it might be useful to pop my head in and give a bit of an update on our lives heading into the Fall of 2015.
The summer has been so busy in so many ways—mostly a good kind of busy, but sometimes horribly overwhelming. Amy has been working full time most weeks at her job as a Dietary Aide and Cook. The kids LOVED their weekly soccer games and we have done our best to be outside soaking up as much summer sun as possible.
I've been helping with the majority of the work of Ethical Coffee Chain. Thoughout the month, that includes getting our beans roasted fresh at Speakeasy Roastery in Hamilton, packaging and processing the orders, and working on branding and communication. I've been in conversations with our farmer Gus down in Nicaragua, with partners like Project Alianza (also down in Nicaragua), and even spent a long day at Pearson Intl. Airport receiving an import of 1200 lbs of green beans. Definitely a learning experience!
On top of all of that, I've recently taken a full-time job at David C. Cook Distribution Canada. I am working there as the point person for all of the web sales initiatives that we are trying out. I'm involved in everything from order management, pricing, user experience, customer service, web design, and other various marketing and design duties. I love the varied projects I get to work on day to day, and the chance to turn new soil and experiment freely is such a gift to my creative soul.
All of that has meant that freelance art and design has taken a way-in-the-back seat as of late. Which is sad! I'm still available to work on projects, but unfortunately I have to be extremely selective as daylight is dwindling fast!
Still, if you have a project to which you would like me to add colour and line and life feel free to contact me!
I will be around these parts a little more often and will do my best to share bursts of creativity to make your day lovely!