March 11, 2013

I've Moved!


With a new website comes a new blog. Please visit me over here.

February 4, 2013

A Little Magic

If you're like me and need a little inspiration, encouragement, reassurance, hope and magic sometimes. 

This one's for you.

I first saw it here: swissmiss. I have since, bookmarked and replayed as necessary.

And this one.

Listen to the MUSTN'TS, child,
Listen to the DON'TS
Listen to the SHOULDN'TS
The IMPOSSIBLES, the WON'TS
Listen to the NEVER HAVES
Then listen close to me-
Anything can happen, child,
ANYTHING can be.
- Shel Silverstein

The wonderful and magical, Shel Silverstein. If anyone ever inspired me to write, it would be him. 


December 21, 2012

Real Life


I never know what to do with this blog.

I want to keep it light. Because I want this place to be something bright in your day. Because I think I'm, generally, a glass-half-full kind of gal. Because everyone loves a good cat picture.

But I want to keep it real. Because too many blogs paint a rosy picture of life that is too difficult, if not impossible, to emulate. Because others make it seem so easy. Because this is, after all, real life.

So, because I feel I've had quite a few floofy posts lately, here's a real snippet.


I'm elbow deep in planning, creating, printing new paper goods for next Spring. I'm excited and in love with my work. I can't wait for you to see the finished product. I just know you'll love it. I know it in my bones.

But.

What if you hate it? What if all this work and sacrifice is for nothing? What if this all ends up like my past failures? I've been wrong before.


In my line of work, I have to be my biggest fan. But, I'm also my worst critic.

And sometimes, that little critic won't shut up.* That little bugger can be crippling.

So, if we survive to live tomorrow. And the world doesn't end in fire and brimstone and alien overlords, I will try...try...to be more often a fan and less often the critic. Because I really do feel genius stems from unbridled, insane, blind optimism...and perseverance. A whole lot of perseverance.


*I picture Jay Sherman sitting in my brain with a megaphone yelling, "It stinks!" over and over again. I just revealed my age with that reference.

December 10, 2012

Ya Filthy Animal

In case you didn't know...






I love Christmas.

November 29, 2012

Logo Reveal

Asking for people's opinions on your logo design is like revealing your baby name months before the baby is born; you're just opening yourself up to unwanted suggestions and 'constructive' criticism when all you really want to hear is "That is amazing. You are a genius for coming up with that."

So...without having run it by anyone other than myself, my office manager Bill and my executive assistant Peggy...here it is. My new logo. 

And because I love it when people explain their thought processes; here's mine:
  • I wanted something simple.
  • I wanted the font to be sweet yet classic.
  • Capitalizing my name felt pretentious. Lower case felt daintier. 
  • Grey because it's modern, clean and...to me...alludes to pencil leads.
  • The heart and it's placement is a nod to how I sign my thank you notes to my wonderful customers.