It's been a minute since I've posted anything here...
It took me a good two months to really get settled into my new place. My office still needs to be painted and decorated, but it's sooooo nice to finally have a space designated to work. Even though I still work from my bed as often as possible.
Initially I was a little worried that I would feel isolated and stir crazy living in the burbs, but it's actually had the total opposite effect on me. I'm more content than I think I've ever been. I finally feel at home. There are so many things I prefer about OC to LA. Plus finally living in a house with the man that I love is so exciting! Shopping for furniture and house decorations has become my new favorite thing to do.
I never expected to feel so at ease here. I'm finally able to focus on projects I've wanted to start for a long time. During my three years in LA I felt like I had lost a lot of my creative fire and I had a really hard time with it. Lately I've been working on creating a capsule collection of one-of-a-kind garments that feature my illustrations. It's taken a little longer than I had initially planned, but I want it to be something that's really special. I'm learning to have patience with myself and be okay with my process. I have a tendency to rush things, so learning to take my time is good, I guess.
I guess the only thing I can compare it to is going from living in a chaotic, bustling city to living on a beautiful remote island. At least that's what it feels like sometimes.
I've also been able to focus more on my business! I recently consolidated my websites into one ~ NatashaLillipore.com. My love for vintage clothing has taken over, so I spend most of my time hand picking, cleaning, photographing and listing beautiful old clothes. It's a lot of work, but I'm completely in love with it. When I started selling vintage clothes a few years ago, I would find things and think "This is cute! It's not me, but someone will like it"... Needless to say those things were always the last to sell. Now I pretty much shop for myself (but in all sizes) and it seems like people are much more responsive <3
This move has been really interesting for me in a lot of different aspects. As I've become happier and more content, I feel like I'm kind of blooming. I've become more solid in who I am, inside and out. Everything from self love to daily aesthetics feels solid. It's such a great feeling!
As always, I'm super appreciative of all of the love and support from my followers around all of my creative endeavors ~*
(Vintage blouses from NatashaLillipore.com ~ Pants will be released soon as a part of my capsule collection)