To get to know the people behind Look Listen, we’re breaking down our name to see what inspires and captivates our staff members in their free time.
Name: Donna Hobley
Title: Visual Designer
Time with LL: January – present (8 months)
What are you looking at?
I’m currently watching our patio take shape with each passing week. One beam after the other has been constructed, sanded, painted, and adorned with thick outdoor curtains. The spa vibe is taking shape after countless hours of lighthearted debating and precision. I can now happily say I am a seasoned visitor to Home Depot thanks to my mother-in-law. Where to find sandbags, multicolored spray paint, and the right paintbrush — because there is a wrong one — is easy to locate now. About 7-10 trips returning items and standing in aisles contemplating Compass blue or Seven Seas blue have elevated my novice status.
The family dogs, an amusing husky, and the most gentlemanly Akita Shepard mix, play in the yard while my family and I take turns revamping old planter pots with fresh coats of Navy blue and beige to pop against the gray patio furniture. It has become a bonding activity for us as we discuss our futures, encourage each other, and swipe away mosquitoes at an Olympic level.
What are you listening to?
Have you heard Nao’s Wait song? Her voice is ethereal and has been on repeat for about thirty minutes now. I’m also a new fan of Cinema Therapy on YouTube. I just finished 11 Signs of Gaslighting in ‘Tangled‘ and if you’re into pulling back the layers of your favorite movies, I’d say dive in.
Netflix and laugh have become a common routine for my husband and I. We have perused countless hours of comedy, anime, and upbeat Korean Dramas. Start-Up is so engaging that each hour-and-thirty-minute episode just flies by. It’s caused us to stay up laughing well into the night. We’ve earned our under-eye badges and we are trying to reclaim our night owl status in a nine-to-five world.
Lately, I’ve been tuning my ears to anything that sparks laughter, creativity, and — as Marie Kondo would — say joy.