So many of you know what kind of work goes into pulling something brand new together - and that's what makes it so meaningful to share this day with you! Thanks for cheering me on while I was working to bring these bits to life, your encouragement has been just so bolstering and inspiring! I've been so happy working on this line, one that I hesitated to even begin a little less than a year ago.
I had to learn a new way of drawing, for a new-to-me machine to make the open work I had in mind truly come to life. I was wary at the outset of images appearing too digital, or like a sticker awkwardly stuck on the wall. But in the end, through a series of gratifying trials and errors, I finally arrive at what I had imagined!
All along I envisioned a line of primitive drawings that could be used in place of a paintbrush, but appear to have been done by a brush - a way to offer anyone a chance to use their creativity with whichever pieces they choose. I'm a person who likes to write a lot of little notes and leave them around the house to be found by C, or to be a little reminder to me of what really matters. As I began to incorporate the decals into our home while photographing them, they came to life in ways I hadn't even thought of. So, I decided to photograph them as loosely as possible, the way that I use them - in hopes that by not being too literal, and too staged in a room that you might think of your own ways to use them - ways that I haven't thought of. And if you do, I hope you'll share a snapshot or two with me!
I don't want to bog this post down with technicalities, but I don't want to close this post without mentioning that aside from the luscious metallic options available, these decals are made in a matte finish with no shine whatsoever, and are so, so lovely.
This April marks the 5th year I've been blogging, the 5th year I've known some of you. Even those of you I've known for less than 5 years already feel like old friends. Somehow that just doesn't seem possible. But when I think back to all that's transpired in my life in five years - and all that you've shared that's transpired in yours, I nod to myself, yes - it's possible. And it's amazing for so many reasons, the least of which is how much happier this moment is for me because of all of you. I'm so grateful for each of you that stops by this space to say hello.
Before my sleepy, sappy brain carries me away I'll leave you with a link to my new bigcartel shop...and say see you soon!
And happy Monday to you!