So often, our expectations and assumptions get in the way of our creative work. The pursuit of perfection, the expectation of time, the fear of mediocrity. These things can keep us from doing the work that really needs to be and can be done. Watching our baby boy learn to walk over the past couple weeks, it finally dawned on me that I’ve been dragging my feet to publish here on Our Style Stories because I have this unproductive expectation that what I share has to be at a certain level of perfection before I put it out there. And that’s no way to be creative! Gabriel toddles around with no expectation of perfection. He stumbles from one piece of furniture to another with the biggest smile on his face. He falls, he gets back up, he falls again, he gets back up again. He doesn’t slow down. And he’s productive as hell!
So, here I am, casting aside silly excuses for not publishing… Freeing up my creative juices… Releasing assumptions that the work will take too long and the product won’t be good enough. We all know that it will never be “good enough” in our own eyes.
Today’s Style Story guests are Jayme Ditto and Allie Hill and they opened their home for me back in the Fall. (yes, I’ve been holding onto this one for a while) To me, they represent all the beauty that is following your creativity freely and joyfully like we do as children. They’re best friends, housemates and business partners for Yeti and the Beast and their home is an eclectic commune of different aesthetics. They come from the worlds of graphic design and advertising but they haven’t let those classifications stop them from exploring other endeavors. After chatting about their creative process, it became very obvious that they are game for just about anything. If it has a creative component, they will find a way to do it and make it awesome!
So, here is their home and a glimpse at their style. This is where they work, create, relax, retreat, gather and recharge. It’s the creative center for Yeti and the Beast and a very special place indeed. Follow along on Our Style Stories’ first ever double Style Story!
Can you believe it took me so long to get this story out there? It’s so goooood! There’s a Part Two to this story and it’ll come out on the podcast in a week or so. Make sure you’re subscribed to the podcast and don’t miss it! It won’t be perfect but I promise it won’t take so long.
Thanks again, Jayme and Allie, for an amazing afternoon!