Here's to starting new things

Since we’re at the beginning of this journey together, I thought it would be nice to take stock of a few things. To create a time machine of sorts to look back on and see what sort of progress--forward or back-- is made.

To begin, this is me and Georgia….

My child loves me so much….

My child loves me so much….

I’m 27 and will always and forever feel awkward about getting my photo taken. I have a full-time job at Hammerpress, Georgia comes to work with me every day, and I religiously listen to true crime podcasts while doing anything.  A couple of things about me that I would like future me to look back on: I’m terrible with money and am just generally filled with an existential anxiety. Future Jamie, has that changed? Have you found your motivation? Are you livin’ it up like the 1%? Where are you living these? What’s life like for you now?

Okay, that’s enough of that….


This is where Marc, Georgia, and I live...

What up MAC Apartments!

What up MAC Apartments!

As of writing this, we’ve only been living here a month and are still settling in. There are still boxes-- full and empty-- stacked throughout the apartment, our mattress is on the floor, and every available space is used as a bookcase. but it’s by far the largest and nicest place we’ve lived together. It’s a 2-bedroom which means I have a studio space (!), the neighborhood is filled with beautiful old houses to see while walking George, and we have some killer windows for my plants. For the sake of everyone involved, I’m going to save photos of the space for another time. Maybe once I don’t have a pile of clothes falling out of my closet…..

ANYWAYS. I’ve been in a bit of a creative rut lately with lots of unfinished projects and dream projects and general life shit that I’d like to actually do. Left to my own devices I’d just binge watch Parks & Rec on repeat but I’m a freaking adult and I’m going to accomplish some goals here. Since one of the main reasons for this blog is to give purpose to the projects I’d like to do, I figured I should start this thing off with a little round-up.

The following are projects that I’d like to pick back up. When we look back on this post in a year or so, we’ll see what future-Jamie has to say about their progress.


Here’s the beginning stages of a quilt:

I’ve been wanting to quilt for  y e a r s  now. I don’t know why I have such a motivation block on this!

I’ve been wanting to quilt for y e a r s now. I don’t know why I have such a motivation block on this!

I’d really like to work on sewing my own clothes:

This one is a big goal for me! I’d really like to get more comfortable sewing garments so I can just make my own clothes since I hate everything I own….

This one is a big goal for me! I’d really like to get more comfortable sewing garments so I can just make my own clothes since I hate everything I own….

Or get back in to screen printing:

I still use my pouch daily. But I’d  really  love to do some art prints, t-shirts, repeat patterns, etc.

I still use my pouch daily. But I’d really love to do some art prints, t-shirts, repeat patterns, etc.

Or embroidery:

The  perfect craft for binge watching Netflix.

The perfect craft for binge watching Netflix.


There was that time I was doing silk painting:

I don’t know what I’d do with them, but it’s fun!

I don’t know what I’d do with them, but it’s fun!

Or trying to draw georgia on the reg:

This lasted MAYBE a week? Maybe I should just do a “do anything in my sketchbook daily” challenge to build up the habit again?

This lasted MAYBE a week? Maybe I should just do a “do anything in my sketchbook daily” challenge to build up the habit again?

I also want to get back into creating repeat pattern designs and painting and eventually doing some weaving and knitting and CERAMICS! UGH, I want to make some clay things so bad….

What do you do when you’re paralyzed by all the things you want to do? I usually end up not doing any of them and scrolling through Instagram or Pinterest for more ideas of things I want to make. It’s very counter-productive and usually ends with me in a depressive funk, so please share words of wisdom or feel free to commiserate with me.

Anyways, here’s to starting new things! May this blog become the catalyst I need to make the things I’ve been wanting to make and become the person I want to become.

Until next time <3