It's been awhile.
I've been neglecting my blog for the past few months, but it's not because I haven't been busy. I've been gathering all of my designs together, categorizing them, creating mockup lookbooks, and really trying to get my work out there to potential manufacturers. It's been a long process, but now I feel very organized and ready to work with different companies. I've also revamped my portfolio on my website and added a password-protected section that shows all of my work so far. Now I'm working on a newsletter, so hopefully I'll have that started up soon!
I still want to do my weekly inspiration boards on here, especially for the holidays, so I'm going to start back doing that next Monday!
I've been getting a good amount of business in my Spoonflower shop, so I've added some fun new holiday patterns for fabric and wrapping paper. Here are some examples:
I want to start blogging more behind-the-scenes/real-life stuff on here as well. Although my main focus is graphic design and illustration, I really enjoy being able to open up on here and share about my life. I think that's a really authentic way to grow my brand and my business to more than just design. I really want to inspire others, but also show the real, raw, hard stuff that goes on in life. I find other creatives who do this to be very inspirational (not to mention successful!)
So be prepared for way more activity on my blog in the future!
For today, I have some photos from our Thanksgiving trip to Bend, OR. We stayed in a cozy cabin, ate LOTS of food, and did some Christmas shopping from local boutiques in downtown Bend. I even got to meet the oh-so-talented Katie Daisy and buy a gorgeous art print from her! We also did some hiking and I got some amazing photos of the mountains and waterfalls in Bend and Sisters. Those cities are beyond beautiful, and I can't wait to hopefully go back next summer so we can explore even more!