Yes, I'm getting into the holiday spirit early this year. Earlier than even October, as I'm actually writing this on Sept. 30, but setting the post time to just after midnight. Tricky. I know.
It's mostly in preparation for a very busy (and creatively challenging) week. My good friend Stacy Julian has just finished writing a brand spankin' new book—so new, it doesn't even have a name yet—but it's a companion to The Big Picture. And starting tomorrow, I have two weeks to design it. Totally excited to do it, and nervous at the same time. I'm always nervous at the start of any big project like that. You always wonder if you're really going to be able to get it done. And usually, you do. With flying colors.
My colors at the magazine are changing a bit, too. I'm stepping away from my managerial roles as creative director, and jumping back into the creative role as the Simple Scrapbooks' art director. Sometimes people read mastheads, and for those of you who do, fear not, it's all good. It means I get to do more focused creative work for the magazine. And that is the stuff that makes me happiest.
So here's to a busy week. And only 30 more days until I pull out the bee costume.
Don't even think of asking me to be anything else.