Creative Crush: Emily Finta
Woohoo, I go another great gal for you guys to crush on with me. Me and Emily are in the same Slack group with other blogging babes. Always love being in the chats with her. Her site isemilyfinta.com and y'all can check out her social media too. (All Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest @emilyfinta.)
1. What do you do?
I'm a graphic designer, which is what I do for my full-time job and what my blog is focused on. I've always loved being creative and I knew that I wanted my career to follow that love. I am currently looking for a new full-time job in design and switching my blog focus from web design to editorial design (workbooks, eBooks, etc.)
Girl, I might have to use you when I get going on my workbook.
2. What are some of the creative things you love to do?
I love working on a new design project, listening to music, watching as many TV shows as possible, reading books, and being crafty.
Like Gilmore Girls? 😉
Super excited for the new episodes!!!
3.How does your creativity enhance your life?
Being creative makes me happy, there was one point where I felt like I lost my creativity a little bit and I realized how much my mood was different. I never realized how important it was for me to be creative until I stopped focusing on it and now I try to incorporate it into my life at least once a day even if it's just five minutes.
Oh, I know the feeling. I personally need to journal every day.
4. What are some of the things you never thought you could do?
I've always thought I was a terrible painter and then I started following an artist online, Paige Poppe, and she inspired me to give watercolor a try. I ended up creating a hummingbird watercolor for my grandma for Christmas (attached if you want to include it at all, you don't have to). I did have to start over a few times, but I came up with something I was really happy with and my grandma loved it, especially since it was handmade!
5. What are some new things you want to try?
I would love to start getting into hand lettering! I got an eCourse on hand lettering a while ago, but I haven't had the chance to go through it. The main things I want to try are other ways to be creative offline because it seems like it's all I do as a graphic designer. Things like using different types of paints, printmaking because I really loved the class I took in college, drawing and anything else that would get me away from my computer from time to time!
See what I mean? Does this give you ideas of new things to try?
Who else would you guys love to hear from?