I have none.  For the first time in almost 5 years I am not on a Design Team. I am not under any contracts and it feels great.  It is also odd at the same time.  From an organized stand point the more you do the more you can do?  I am not sure if I am conveying what I am trying to say.  But when you are under contract to perform that is what you do. Can I tell you I have not done a darn thing since Dec. 1st.  I am still a Freelance Designer and I have plenty work to keep me busy.  But I get to choose when I will say yes to an assignment and when I will say NO Thank you.  I am not saying I will not opt for another DT.  They have their positives and they have their negatives.  (those topics I will save for another day)  Breaks are good. family-photo  This is who I have been spending my time with.


About nikimeiners

Friend, Wife, Mom and an all around crafty old soul. Artist, Writer, Creative Director and Style Maker. Lover of old, fond of the new. Craver of excitement, establisher of the calm. My website Bio- Growing up in a small mid-western town, Niki Meiners was surrounded by a modest, resourceful and very entrepreneurial family. Her simple upbringing spurred her "Can do" attitude and gave her the confidence to try any challenge placed before her. She knew there was more out there than just her small town and set off after high school to explore the world. It was through these travels that she discovered her love of art and her desire to make the world a prettier place. It was not until she suffered a paralyzing illness that she realized she wanted to reconsider her corporate career as a Chief Paper Pusher, and her thoughts immediately turned to her first passion, art. In 2003 she began an odyssey that would take her from product design to publication and everywhere in between. She is known for her distinctive, high quality creations that feature a diverse mix of styles and highly creative approach to even the smallest detail. Niki is an Idea Architect, easily outlining every project from concept to completion. Her creations are simultaneously beautiful and functional and her in depth knowledge of the industry allows her to produce projects with a specific understanding of both the consumers and the manufacturers. This knowledge has allowed her work to be featured in the industries leading craft and lifestyle publications and manufacturers’ websites. nikimeiners at
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5 Responses to Commitments…

  1. carla21 says:

    Jealousy that you are on a bench at the beach and my car is iced over. And when did Gary start sporting the facial hair?

  2. nikimeiners says:

    That is is winter beard……HAHAHA

  3. Pam says:

    Maxx looks so much like his daddy. Glad you get a break to do what YOU want to do for a bit.

  4. Kim says:

    Niki, I love the photo. That Gary is awfully handsome, and Maxx looks just like him. Are you SURE you carried that boy 9 months?

  5. Tonya G. says:

    Hey! Just found your website! Y’all look great and relaxed – hope you are loving the beach. We sure are – and the 70-80 degree weather. Hope you have a wonderful holiday! Drop me a line at Scrapbook Dreamer so I know how to reach you. 🙂

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