How is it September already?! This year is flying by so quickly, it's crazy! This last month has especially flown by. This last month I had 2 events fewer than usual because we decided to take part in an event up North in Boulder Junction. We thought we'd head up a few days early and have a little vacation but...it didn't really work out. Instead of a vacation full of adventure we spent most of our time at our Airbnb sicker than dogs. We did manage to go on one small hike but that was about it. Overall, our mini vacation sucked and we were all grateful when it was time to go home.
I didn't get to create too much this last month. I started an illustration that I still haven't finished. My motivation to work on it comes and goes depending on my mood. I seem to be more eager to work on it when I'm feeling more emotionally secure and empowered, which makes sense since the piece is about changing and growing as a person.
Last month Justin and I celebrated our 5 year wedding anniversary. It's hard to believe we've been married for 5 years already. Then again, it's even harder to believe that he and I have been together for 16 years. That's over half of our lives! Since we were both still recovering from being sick on our mini vacation, we didn't do too much to celebrate. We got some takeout and relaxed on the couch with a movie. I decided to make him this cute little illustration for our anniversary (editors note: he loves it).
I created designs for all of the fun Patreon goodies. I decided to theme them all around adventure, or I guess the lack of adventure I had on my mini vacation. XD
I created an awesome illustration for the spooky season and my kickass female entrepreneurs. The only thing better than being a boss bitch is being a boss witch. :D
Speaking of kickass female entrepreneurs, I also made this little gem in honor of all of the amazing women that don't give a shit about what the naysayers have to say. Instead, these boss bitches kindly (or not so kindly) give a big FU to the haters while accomplishing all of their hopes and dreams like the badasses they are.
As usual I've been putting designs on tote bags and notebooks. If I could keep all of it for myself I definitely would. XD They're so pretty!
I've also been in the process of making homemade paper which is coming along really well. It has this gorgeous texture to it and natural color to it that shows it is handmade, unbleached paper. I can't wait to start offering it to people!
This month I am busier than ever. I have not one, but two businesses to manage now. What did I get myself into? XD I have bigger events going on this month like the Willy Street Festival and the Stoughton Art Walk so a lot more prep work has to be done for those. There's also all the preparation for getting the storefront ready to be opened. A lot of work has to be done, especially for the café part of the business, but I'm hoping to get the gallery up and running by Halloween. Hopefully the café part will be ready by Christmas.