Today I just couldn’t focus.
I had one project on my kitchen table, and another project on my kitchen counter, and parts of projects scattered on the floor and my desk, but at least one step of every project was giving me grief, and I was getting cranky. Normally I love working on my projects, but today it all just felt like work.
My mind kept going back to our family day on the river last weekend. It was so relaxing and scenic and fun, and I just wanted to go back and do it again.
And in the midst of my messes and unfinished projects, something arrived in our mailbox that reminded me that all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy, and makes me a cranky girl.
One of my sons is a graphic design major (the one who helped me make my barn quilt), and he ordered a drawing notebook to keep in his backpack, so when inspiration strikes he can pull it out and sketch his ideas.
When he opened the package and pulled out the box that the notebook came in, I didn’t see just a box – I saw what could be amazing instant wall art!
One side of the box has the word, “work” and the other side says, “play” – such a great reminder that both work and play are necessary.
I already had the screws in the wall, so I just put each half of the box on a screw.
I felt like I’d been given permission to step away from my work for the rest of the day, and just relax.
My son is focusing on branding for his major, and I’m excited to see the awesome designs he’ll create. I plan to be his first customer! 🙂
These aren’t affiliate links – I just want to give credit where it’s due to the awesome creators!
The notebook came from Baron Fig.
The packaging was designed by Jen Mussari.
If you have a “thing” for great packaging and branding as well, visit my Pinterest board to see more amazing package designs!
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