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Thoughts & Feelings For 2019

First I want to start out saying that there is a lot of stuff that floats around this year about resolutions—“don’t make them!” — “make them!”—are some of the more obvious and common things thrown out. I say, whatever you do, do it because it makes you feel good.

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A Reflection On 2018

I closed out 2017 with the statement that I had a good feeling about 2018 (I like the number 8 so it felt like a lucky year was ahead). Last December I was feeling strongly about needing things to change in the new year.

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International Women's Day 2018

To all the ladies out there—the empowering forces, beautiful souls, and amazing humans. May we continue this momentum of standing up stronger than ever. I’m so thankful for each and every one of you.

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Event Recap: Teaching Hand Lettering At The Creating For Good Conference

Just about a week ago I had the pleasure of joining the Creating For Good team to teach a hand lettering workshop in their first ever creative conference here in London. Creating For Good came together earlier this year and has been making ground in their mission to give back to the word.

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Working From Home Wear: Mahabis Slippers

Over the past few months I have had the pleasure of teaming up with Mahabis to collaborate on some social content creation through photography and video. Let me just tell you—collaboration aside—these slippers are seriously amazing.

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Changes Ahead: Embracing My Inner Artist

The word I came up with to define my goals for the year ahead was grit. I've spent the past five years trying to navigate my way through my art and design path. When I graduated college I wasn't sure what I wanted to do so I fell into the apply for jobs and hope it works scenario.

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Choose To Spread Love Today

Today my heart is still a little heavy. I'll distract myself with friends and people who believe in embracing differences but I won't forget what this means. While I don't want to get into politics too much on here—it isn't the place—I can't help but take a second to open up a bit for something I feel so strongly towards.

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2017 Word of The Year: Grit

We've entered the new year—hello there 2017! During the last few months of 2016 I was reflecting on my personal growth as well as the studio. My path has taken lots of turns. There have been bumps and tough hikes as well as clear meaningful roads to journey down.

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2016 Business Recap

When I decided to start my own business, I knew I had a lot to learn and I knew that it wasn't going to be perfect right from the start. I was willing to take that chance in order to do something different—something that fit who I was as a person.

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2017 Pantone Color of The Year: Greenery

Are you all aware of what happened yesterday? The news swooped through the design community fast and here we are looking at 2017's color of the year. Pantone is the ultimate authority on color and last year they hit us with a curve ball announcing two colors for 2016.

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Working From Home Wear: Girlfriend Collective Leggings

When I first started working from home, I typically (no shame) wore pajamas or baggy sweats. There's no stress to doll yourself up when you are working from the comfort of your own home. I'm not really one for make-up or glam either so this no getting ready stuff is my jam and I own it.

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Thoughts On The US Election & Moving Forward

This week has been a tough one. We are all working on trying to take in what has happened with and after the US 2016 Presidential Election. My heart is heavy and my body aches. There are a lot of points and topics I want to talk about that surround the recent events but I want to make sure I keep focused on what truly matters here—the points that are at the core of it all.

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Celebrating Three Years In Business

November 2013 was when I first opened the doors (figuratively speaking, of course) to this small business of mine and invited you all inside. Light Rust Studio was my first venture out into entrepreneurship. I remember being timid and unsure but after months of hard work, it felt like it was the moment to launch.

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Home Tour: Our Flat In Angel (London, UK)

When we moved to London back in February 2015, we were lucky enough to have corporate housing while we searched high and low to rent our own London flat. It took longer than we hopped to find the right space for us but we eventually did. We found the place that would be ours during our time abroad.

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Client Spotlight: Travels With Quigley, Stories of a Great American Road Trip

You may remember back earlier this year when we revealed the Travels with Quigley illustrative logo created for Briana Moore to brand the road trip that she is embarking on this fall. Briana is heading out to follow the travels from John Steinbeck's Travels with Charley (a highly recommended read) on Oct 1st.

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Cheers To Twenty-Six

Tomorrow is my 26th birthday. I've never written about my birthday on the blog before but as a sit in a hotel room in Berlin, I can't help but to feel the need to reflect on the past year—heck, the past 26 years.

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Quote: Keep A Loving Heart

As we move through life we grow and change as individuals. Our souls find new and different ways to guide us. Life shifts. It gives us challenges and changes us (hopefully for the better). Some times we have peaceful periods of calm easiness and other times it seems like everything is exploding in each corner as we try to navigate our way through.

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Quote: Joy In Our Soul

Lately I have been doing a lot of reflection on how I've built my business and talking with other small business owners about their unique paths. It's clear when you search around that everyone has their own way that has worked for them—believe me when I tell you that there is no guide out there that is going to magically lead you to having the income of your dreams through doing what you love.

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A New Beginning For The Etsy Shop

When I first started my own company, every single day I worked towards creating and building an Etsy shop full of paper goods from greetings cards to calendars. It was my first real step into the small business world. I learned so much from maintaining the shop and gained tools to grow my business to the next level.

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So Long 2015, Hello 2016!

This past year has been my most evolving and changing year. The first two months of the year were spent preparing to move to London. We were scared, nervous, anxious, and excited.

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