002 Those Things: Mica Peet

For those who don’t know me (and even do know me), I am a sucker for a few things in the holy Jewelryland:

1. Earrings

2. Geometric shapes, particularly triangles or hexagons.

3. Anything eccentric/weird.

I came across Mica Peet’s Etsy store while I was on the hunt to create a bird-themed collage. I became so enamored with her work that I felt the need to create an entirely separate blog post. Cue the birdsongs.

Mica Peet uses a combination of paper, brass, and lasered cut wood to make her beautiful creations. Her shop features items in addition to jewelry, like these coasters below (I can’t handle how much I love the contrast between the colored paper and the infinite black circles in the badger’s face!).

So I could stop now or just keep going…

Three Things

Well today I am starting my new job and insanely nervous, which I’m sure many of you have felt on your first day! It’s already surreal for me to be lounging on my job pre-work, mainly due to the fact that I am used to sprinting from the house at 6:30 AM to try to get to school on time whilst grabbing a coffee.

I had a lovely chat with a good friend, T, last Friday about productivity and how I always seem to overload myself with everything I want to do. And then of course, finding myself not being able to do it. I’ve tried multiple ways of making sure I get everything I want to done, like creating one giant list on Wunderlist that I cycle through, or several lists that I make sure I follow one task each. Either way, it wasn’t working out.

She advised me on something simple: choose three things to commit to every day.

Now, I did a little doodle on this, but my scanner is AWOL so I’ll just have to write it out. I thought to myself what 3 things I want to work on daily (later it will be monthly and yearly as well).

1. Space-Thyme:

By this I mean my blog, my dream Etsy shop, and pushing myself to learn how to illustrate, design (I am by no means a natural artist, I developed this passion recently), screenprinting and letterpress.

2. Coding:

I think in this day and age, skills > degrees in many cases. I’ve always wanted to design websites and maybe even generate platforms. Either way, this is something I keep picking up and dropping (I even took a 12 week workshop series earlier this year), so I really need to push through with it so it’s something I can confidently utilize.

3. Physical Health:

I’ve dropped the ball on this one ever since I stopped competitively swimming, and more recently, being a yoga fanatic. I was even teaching yoga as a part-time job at one point! Now that I am not deliriously drowning in the world of teaching, I want to refocus on my physical health for the long term and see how to incorporate it around this new 9 – 6 job (wow, I’m such an adult).

What three things are you committing to/do you want to commit to daily? Have you found other ways of hitting up everything you want to learn/do on a regular basis? Let us know!