Friday, February 13, 2015

DIY Valentine's!!

P had a Valentine's Day party at school today and everyone was asked to bring "friendship bracelets or stickers" for their classmates. I took that to mean they didn't want 2 yr olds hopped up on candy, but P loves nothing more than food, so I made her little friends some Valentines that P was sure to be proud of.

I'm hoping for future holidays, I'll be able to get my act together sooner so I can offer the printables here. 

xoxo & happy valentine's day!


Wednesday, February 11, 2015

It's the Journey

Why are New Year's resolutions so hard to keep?? Is it because we set unrealistic goals or because 365 days is just too many days to commit to something? This year, one of my goals is to add at least 20 items to my Etsy shop — and the first one is up, in 2 adorable palettes!

I had illustrated this hot air balloon some time last fall, but just didn't know what to do with it. Then, I came across this Ernest Hemingway quote, "It is good to have an end to journey towards, but it is the journey that matters in the end." I love, love, love the message and goes PERFECTLY with the illustration!

One down, 19 to go! Twenty prints seems totally doable but, as any designer knows, you are your own worst critic. The process of designing these prints is such a labor of love, partially because I am my own client with no definitive timeline and partially because I want these to be perfect for anyone who may end up purchasing them. I'm happy to say I'm thrilled with the way this turned out and I hope others love it as much as I do.

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