Hello, dear readers. One special new feature we’ve added this year is the occasional spotlight on one of our contributors. Inherent in the mission statement of The Bright Side Project is the unspoken belief that to “Do What You Love, Love What You Do” is an absolutely essential component in creating a happy and healthy lifestyle. Every now and then, we will ask our contributors to answer a few short questions on the ideas of happiness, creativity and sunshine. We hope these rays of light help inspire you to find the sunshine in your day, today and everyday.
Today we are honored to introduce you to not Tuesday.
Please introduce yourself to our readers and explain a little bit about your business.
Well hello. I’m Rachel and not Tuesday is my little creation of accessories to hang around your neck. My former dining table (now the making stuff table) is the place where I am quite happy playing with polymer clay, mixing colours and putting together unexpected combinations of beads I make by hand, to create pieces of vibrant simplicity.
We believe that one of the ways to achieve happiness is to “Do what you love, love what you do.” How does this philosophy apply to your life?
The most obvious answer is my work. I create in a way that is completely me. I feel very lucky that others have appreciated and bought what I make, and the fact that I get to call this my job! I don’t feel the need to conform or please the boss anymore – so refreshing!
Our mission here at The Bright Side Project is to spread sunshine on a daily basis because we firmly that life is (still) beautiful. Where do you find beauty and inspiration?
I see beauty and inspiration everywhere! I live in inner Sydney and don’t have a car, so I do lots of walking. There are some gorgeous little laneways to explore and there are always new and interesting details/architecture/shops/bars/strange and funny graffiti/galleries to stumble upon. I love wandering around and absorbing the little things that you would miss if you were stuck in traffic.
On a dreary day, what do you do to infuse your life with a little bit of sunshine?
Watch some Flight of the Conchords. Those boys never fail to crack me up.
What are you most grateful for?
My ridiculously amazing 3 year old daughter who I am completely in love with, and the fact that she is finally now in bed at 11.36pm. That, and the glass of wine in my hand.
Check back later today for an amazing giveaway from not Tuesday!