I went to a local art/craft show a few weeks ago. There were several stationery designers showing there, and I noticed that they all had a similar theme of being “cute” and “punny.” I am certainly not criticizing - because the majority of my designs are both cute and punny; however, it did make me think it was time to rethink my designs. I think “cute’s” days are numbered, but funny will never go out of style. My solution (for now) is to add some edge by finding influence in the world of hip-hop. I’m happy with it so far - like the whole process has been reinvigorated. Plus - I absolutely love rap and hip-hop. This is just an excuse to break out some old cds.
I’ll be showing at Hover Craft on December 8th here in Milwaukee. If you’re in the area, come say hello!
Today is the day when Lace & Race (my running blog) meets PaperMichelle officially. A lot of the interactions I have through Lace & Race involve ambitious athletes - high achievers with lofty personal and professional goals. That is not unlike the friends I have made through PaperMichelle.
One thing both groups need: motivation and inspiration! I’m adding a couple new designs to the shop, but I thought I could do a fun little giveaway first. To win two of each design below (because you never know when you need to inspire someone else or simply say Hello!) just enter through the Rafflecopter giveaway at the bottom.
As some of you know, I am not only a stationery designer - but also a pretty serious runner. I spend a lot of time blogging over at Lace & Race, my other moniker.
Today - the handmade world met my competitive world of racing in a post entitled “Running Gear - The Handmade Wishlist.” Please visit Lace & Race to check out some of the wonderful running related lovelies I found on Etsy today!
Love it or hate it - Valentine’s Day is coming quickly, folks. Don’t forget to tell your sweetheart you love them like crazy. Here’s a little gift guide to help you out.
I love the romantic feel of gold and lace at a wedding. They’re so feminine and soft. The Victorian touches make everything feel special - as all weddings should feel. These Etsy Wedsday finds are perfect examples.