goodbye, 2017!

I can't believe 2017 is almost over! It's been a crazy year, and I can't wait to see what 2018 brings! 

I wanted to thank everyone who has supported me as I've been on this creative journey for the past couple of years. I've got big plans for 2018, and I'm excited to get to work and see these plans come to fruition.

We are headed to Alabama for Christmas later this week, so I've been finishing up some last-minute things over the past couple of days..including a printable calendar for 2018!

Click the image below to download a pdf calendar, as well as desktop and phone backgrounds. I hope you enjoy them!

Click the image above to download!


Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

It's been awhile...

Oh hey.

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!