I want to say thank you… to each of you that has sent a note of encouragement or made a purchase since the new shop launch. It has helped curb my fear of putting myself and my work out there for all to see. These past few months have taught me a lot about not boxing myself in and being open to new ideas. I’ve learned that trying something new is (almost) always a good idea. I didn’t know I could draw/illustrate until this summer. I literally thought I couldn’t do it, and so I have simply never tried! I always skipped drawing classes out of intimidation. But, oh how I’ve missed out on so much by not trying. It was like breathing new air creating all the little illustrations for my shop – including my personal favorites, our Market Friends. I’ve felt something missing in my work for some time, and I’m slowing discovering it as I embrace new territory. Illustrating and designing offer an avenue to create color palettes, to add a cohesive interest to my entire body of work and to push past comfort zones. I believe this is only the beginning so long as I don’t grow lazy or fearful to keep pursuing new boundaries. If you’re thinking of trying something new, I encourage you to go do it! There will be plenty of mishaps along the way, that I can assure you of. But it will be worth it, if only for the process. Here’s to pushing past boundaries and trying something new. Enjoy the weekend! xo
Food for Thought to Explore over the Weekend:
A toddler nutrition guide that’s easy to understand
Since I don’t have my own French cottage to renovate, I’ll vicariously live through this one!
Do you think we’re sending our kids to school too early?
I’m thankful it’s becoming more common to share about miscarriage
I’ve made this chicken tortilla soup twice in the past two weeks! The secret: don’t skip a thing
A great weekend art project for the kids if it’s rainy or too cold to get out
Did you hear? It’s good news to have a strong-willed child
And, lastly, be sure to check out all of our market friends and read their story in the shop!November 13, 2015