This year got off to a rough start. I’m still in the process of working through things, but the past couple of weeks I’ve realized that it’s been awhile since I haven’t felt stuck.
Usually when I come up against something difficult in my creative process, I tell myself “you can do this” and just try to figure things out on my own. But I’ve come to learn that sometimes in order to move forward, you can’t keep working with the same information, the same methods, and the same mindset. Sometimes you just have to take a leap of faith and let something else in…
Exactly five years ago today, I left my full-time fashion design job to pursue a creative freelance career and start my illustration business. After a wildly busy and stressful holiday season, it’s finally quiet enough around here to reflect and plan for the year ahead. The past couple of months have been really difficult for my family. I’m in a strange place right now and have been trying to be kind to myself and take one day at a time without the pressure of a deadline. But I also feel like starting something new would be helpful and delving into a project would give me something positive to work towards. Making art after all is a wonderfully soothing and healing process.
The Shop Small Holiday Sale is coming! Be sure to sign up for my mailing list now. I’ll be sending a big heads up email on the first morning of the sale, Tuesday 11/26 at 8:00am EST that you won’t want to miss! And it will include a sneak peek about a very special, first ever Black Friday special coming later in the week.
As December approaches, it’s time to start making your list and checking it twice! I want to make sure all of your orders are delivered in time for the holidays. There are two types of items in my online store and Etsy shop and they have different cut off times. Let’s go through all the details so you don’t miss out this season!
The past couple days, I’ve been rewatching every episode of The Crown in anticipation for the new season coming in November! While the cast is changing and the timeline is fast forwarding a couple decades, I’m excited to see where the story picks up and how the new actors carry their roles…
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