Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Enjoy Captivity

Since it's my 7th year as a creative entrepreneur, I have been thinking a lot about this life. I am an entrepreneur, an artisan/artist, and I am a special-needs mom. These are all lonely ventures and sometimes, being the social person that I am,  this can be quite hard to deal with. 

Lately, however, I feel that God has been asking me to give in to the lonely, to "enjoy the captivity" as Austin Kleon says. There are things that you can only do if you have long blocks of solitary time. 

The other day, I got a call from Dan's school that he was throwing up and needed to be picked up. He's much better now, but, I'm not going to lie, it totally messed up my day! I was supposed to have breakfast with a friend, sew a couple of refashions, take some pictures, possibly work on a new collection... things I can only do when Dan's not around. I had to redirect. When he's sick and clingy, the only thing that brings him comfort is to sit with me on the couch or computer chair, so that is what we did. This is not self-imposed captivity, it is very much imposed upon me, I would not choose it for myself. However, if Dan had not been sick, I would not have worked on this here index card project that has been in my head for a while. I'll tell you more about it soon. 

index card project that has been in my head for a while. I'll tell you more about it soon. 

So there you have it, sometimes you have to give in and "enjoy the captivity."

Monday, June 1, 2015

Nelesc Designs Seventh Aniversary Equals Free Shipping!

Last Thursday was the 7 year anniversary of Nelesc Designs! I opened my Etsy shop on that fine and fateful day of May 28, 2008. I remember it like it was yesterday. 

So celebrate with me and get free shipping on all domestic orders from the shop until June 13 ! 

Here are some of the items I still have available. 

Feminist T-shirts at

I also have some "Pelo Bueno" shirts and cuffs. I am already receiving orders so check the shop to make sure I have your size in stock. 

Thank you all for your continued support and encouragement!