- I am sharing my blogging and fresh start insights today with A Stroll Thru Life.
Blogging. I've been at it for a while now. I began my blog, which was originally called BeColorful, to promote
my own uniquely painted furniture and home decor.
Wow, holy novice! Some of those posts were embarrassingly primitive.
But, my artistic style has changed and continues to evolve. I needed to take a break from painting to determine where I wanted to head next. When I do eventually return to my artistic outlet, and as I look at these older photos, I think it will be soon, I hope it will have a new look with a Palm Beach flair. I would like to try and create a modern take on the classic chinoiserie style (think more of the Lilly Pulitzer does furniture). Ultimately, what I want to do is to pair my creative drive and my love affair with casually elegant and coastal chic furniture designs.
Like my painting style, my blog has also morphed from just a venue to showcase my furniture and home decor items to a place where I can also share our remodeling projects and room designs. This direction became even more pronounced after we purchased our home in Florida. I love, to share our remodeling efforts and the adventures of downsizing our home up north, and I will continue to do just that, but the influence of a tropical environment has definitely made its mark on my design direction here on Be Colorful Coastal.
I usually step away from the blog during the Christmas holidays because I wonder who has time to read blogs in late December and I want to focus my energies on the people and things that make this season so special for me. But now the last of the Christmas decor has been packed away and I am giving some thought of where I hope to go with this blog in 2019. I have had two weeks to reassess. Stepping back and looking forward with fresh eyes and intentions was, I think, a good thing and I hope you will agree and continue to follow along. This year I would like to include some travel tips, organizational hints, thoughts on having a second home, and some unique entertaining and style ideas as well. It's why I read blogs, to learn something new from people that share my interests. I hope to be able to say that you will find enough fun, interesting, and creative ideas that you can incorporate into your own world and that they will keep you coming back for more.