The last few weeks I’ve been looking forward to the weekends so I can spend time taking everything out of drawers, closets and shelves and get rid of all the excess. It’s been a slow process but I’m getting better at it. While I don’t want to live in a completely empty house, I’m just tired of playing Tetris with my closet and my house looking messy if I’m in a hurry and don’t have time to put things back right away. The older I get, the more irritated I feel with all aspects of “busy” and “too much”...busy brain, busy schedule, too much visual stimulation and too much noise. I feel like a granny 👵🏻 Lol. Even my Instagram feed is becoming a little too busy for my own enjoyment. So I’m listening to my soul and letting it guide me through this freeing process of letting go of all things that no longer spark joy. I’m really looking forward to this holiday weekend so I can finish my decluttering spree with a bang @mariekondo style! I just finished her book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up and I’m feeling very inspired. 🙌🏻✨💕 #lessismore#keepwhatbringsyoujoy
School is almost out! So thankful for all our teachers! Love making personalized little gifts for them. They do so much! 🍎✏️
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Back in my favorite city in the US (so far) to celebrate @nicolemarie118 getting married. Really tough to beat the mountains, the ocean, the people and the city. ❤️💖❤️ Give us your list of things to do!
Another day, another color. Woo!! Today’s #LBLCrayolaColors is Purple Pizzazz with myself and @mjcreativeco. 💜 One of the sweet ladies in our Facebook group mentioned “pizza” and now that’s all I see when I look at the word. 😂🍕 I’m getting ready for a little vacation this weekend and I’m driving there later tonight. I’m going to St.Louis, MO! I’ve never been there before. However, it’s roughly the halfway point between my boyfriend and I so it made a great option for our trip. Plus, it’s been seven weeks since we have seen each other and so we could be going just about anywhere and I’d be over the moon. #longdistanceprobz If you’ve got any recommendations for the area, leave them below. 👇👇👇
Made in Procreate on my iPad Pro using the Apple Pencil.
Brush used for lettering: Bossy Casual (available for purchase on my website through the link in my bio)
Background Texture: @occasionalcalligraphy with the color splatter turned off
Brush used for background watercolor: @abbie_uproot‘s color and blend brush ✍️
i’m overwhelmed by the love the banana got! now back to the regularly scheduled programming. to this day, i am still disappointed that i never got my hogwarts letter 😔
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5.24.18: While we were watching Game 7 and an amazing Caps win 🎉, I finally had time for some #homwork. This challenge was from a few weeks ago where you had to distort an inspirational quote. Know proper spelling and grammar, people!!! Incorrect shit drives me bonkers. 😏
The original quote is “The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge, but imagination.”
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More practice based of my favorite lettering account: @ep_lettering ! // First is hers, second one is mine!
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I’ve been getting lots of questions on how to learn lettering, tips/tricks, and supplies! You can visit the link in my bio for some basics! My best recommendation would be to practice everyday and follow lettering artists you love! •
Some of my favorite books are: By Hand @nicolemiyuki and Extraordinary Handlettering @lovelettering_doriswai •
I’d love to host a workshop someday! Would you be interested? What do you most want to learn?
Anyone else a non-shy introvert? 🙋🏼♀️🙋🏼♀️
I often get responses like, “GASP, what?! You’re so outgoing, you perform on stages, you speak in public, you’re so friendly! How are you an introvert??”
Let’s be a smidge more clear here:
Introvert 🙅🏼♀️does not equal shy.
Introvert generally means your energy gets depleted by others/large groups and refuels with alone time.
It also runs on a spectrum between extrovert and introvert with a middle label of ambivert. (Which is completely my husband @jakealler ❤️)
If I had to put myself on that spectrum, I’d be kissing the introverted side like 7 minutes in heaven.😂
I love speaking in public, performing, and chatting with friends— BUT it drains the crap outta me.
Almost immediately in the car after an event I power down faster than iPhone battery in the heat. 😂
Sometimes, it even takes me days to recover.
I love spending time alone, by myself. 🤗
It’s not lonely, it’s not boring, it’s magic. I adore it and I need it. That’s where I refuel and find my happy place.
It’s taken me a while to learn how to work with my need for alone time, to set boundaries with friends, to schedule around events. But, I think I’m starting to get the hang of it. 😂
The last two days have been MAGIC at the @vancitybusinessbabes event and speaking on the panel at the @iamprojectyou event! 🌟🎉 I loved every minute. And what I love even more? Unplugging for a whoolllleeee day after. 🙊🤓
I’d love to know, are you a non-shy-introvert, too? 🙋🏼♀️What’s your tricks for navigating it??👇🏼👇🏼