I am taking a break from blogging to focus on an amazing 12-week opportunity. I will be in Gatlinburg, TN taking various workshops at Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts for 3 months. I am very excited to continue my education although I have graduated. I am already focusing on taking my work to the next level. I have a ton of ideas for my Etsy shop and the things I want to create for it, so get stoked! And keep checking back for updates in the following workshops:
May 29-4: Extreme Papermaking
June 5-11: Book-o-rama: Book Basics & the Artist’s Book
July 10-16: Embroidery: An Exploration of the Stitch
July 17-23: Encaustic Collage
July 31-6: Pop-Up Books and Sculptural Bookbinding
August 14-20: Surface Design & Collage Technique with Paper & Fabric
Until I’m back, you can get timely updates about the blog (and other silly things) here.
When deciding how I wanted to announce my big day, I knew I wanted something more updated than traditional style invitations. Plus, those things can get expensive and don’t really say much about who I am. I needed something updated, colorful, and minimal. Since my partner is very DIY-oriented and super tech savvy, I asked for his help. After a few tries, we came up with a colorful, modern twist on the old way of doing things:
I printed the invites at Office Depot and mailed them off with a photo my friend took of me and a small note to each recipient on coordinating stationary. I was also lucky enough to find about a million envelopes at my favorite thrift store for fifty cents, so I was pretty happy to use those. This little project was a lot cheaper and a lot more fun than buying standard ones. No point in buying when you can do a little DIY-ing!
Now that I’m free from the grasps of higher education, I will use this blog to document my journey to becoming a self-sufficient business owner, a more proficient baker, a more dedicated artist, and an all around better person. Join me and together we’ll see what the next few chapters bring!