I’m back

March 3, 2010 |  Category:   art + design life


I’m in overdrive work mode again. Knee deep in the crazy, juggling 3 projects. Insane. Never experienced deadlines like this.

But as busy as I am, I’m really itching to work on some of these projects that I’ve started in my downtime, particularly the ones that involves the teabags. Why does it work like that? When work is slow, all I want to do is sit on the couch and do nothing but surf the fashion and gossip blogs and eat Doritos (yes, my weakness and I’ve had whole twitter conversations about them with other fans), but when I’m up to my ears in work, the motivation suddenly appears out of nowhere. Infuriating.

But all this to say…I’m back. I’m feeling infinitely better. The antibiotics have kicked in. Not as lost or depressed as I was feeling for several months back. I have energy again. I’d just like a few more hours in the day, please.

PS. I did an interview with my friend Amy for her Playlist series for the Herman Miller blog. The first in the series was with Nichole (didn’t I say she was my parallel universe twin?). You can read mine here.


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  • Amy March 3, 2010 at 10:57 pm

    Jenna, thanks so much again for being part of my Playlist series! It’s so awesome that you and Nichole were my first two features–started me off with a bang. I’m honored and inspired.

    Your workspace and your music list are both awesome. And P.S. you totally got me into Atlas Sound. LOVE that song “Walkabout” (just bought it and it’s now wearing out the repeat function on my iTunes).

    Good luck this week!

  • Lecia/A Day That is Dessert March 3, 2010 at 11:38 pm

    I’m so glad you’re feeling better!

  • Annie From Seattle March 4, 2010 at 1:00 am


  • Karmen March 4, 2010 at 1:28 am

    love your doritos & the fact you can eat a whole bag. i think i could too however i know i can eat a whole package of oreos because i did once while babysitting for the weekend – had to have my boyfriend (now husband who even after knowing that i could do this, still wanted to marry me!) bring over a new package so the parents wouldn’t know i ate them all – in like 2 hours. not kidding. and didn’t even feel sick afterwards. luckily have more self restraint now!

    glad you are feeling better!

  • alexandra March 4, 2010 at 2:14 am

    so glad to hear these news! i would like to feel the same way… let’s see! 🙂
    good return for mark and lots of kisses for the girls. *

  • bronwyn March 4, 2010 at 9:10 am

    So glad you’re feeling better. I always get the most done when I have the most to do. Maybe you’ll find your way to your projects when some of the craziness has died down.

  • leah March 4, 2010 at 9:11 am

    Just found your great blog thru Amy’s Lifework post … she’s told me about your marshmallows so many times, I can’t believe I haven’t been to your blog before!
    Anyway, just wanted to say as a fellow creative … I TOTALLY am with you on the whole motivation-comes-only-when-I’m-busy-with-other-stuff thing. It’s so annoying! I get all these great ideas when I don’t have time for them, and then when I do have the time… yeah, Doritos and the couch are the new great idea. Sigh.
    Anyway, glad to have a new addition to my web reading list!

  • Rowaida Flayhan March 4, 2010 at 10:01 am

    I am glad you are feeling better, February was a tough month for us all. Good luck! Great work!

  • martha March 4, 2010 at 10:37 am

    glad you’re feeling better. hopefully you can find an hour or two to work on your own projects. you need that.

  • dee March 4, 2010 at 11:29 am

    Love the cups drawing. Is that by you?

  • Jenna March 4, 2010 at 11:35 am

    Hi dee, yes, the drawing is by me. see? I really am trying to draw again.

  • Renita March 4, 2010 at 2:06 pm

    Glad your mojo back … it always feels good to catch a ‘stride’ …

  • tiina March 4, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    So glad to hear you’re feeling better. I haven’t stopped by here in a while, and there is so much to read and see. Your photography really inspires me to continue with my photographing and develop in it. Your drawing is so pretty. I’d love to see more of your drawings in the future post!