Freebie – Unconventional (New Year’s Word)


This graphic is free for personal use!

There’s this thing that has been coming up more and more in the last few years where folks choose an intentional word or phrase to guide their new year. I asked my social media community to share their words and phrases and this is one of them.

To download, just right click and choose “save image.”


Holiday Freebie – Recipe Card


Our gifts for neighbors were packages of delicious chewy chocolate mint chip cookies (courtesy of Alton Brown’s classic recipe). We wrapped the festive Ziploc bags in a white and red striped kitchen towel and then added a layer of basket wrap plastic. On the string tying it all together we added a hand-lettered “from” tag and a tag-sized printout of the above graphic.

The printable above is free for personal use – just right click and “save image.” Everything you need to buy for this kind of thing is below, because I’m an Amazon Affiliate and I encourage you to make an excessive amount of cookies during the holidays. Calories don’t count during the holidays.

Hello World! (But seriously.)

I want to be a freelancer in illustration and lettering. There’s been plenty of dabbling over the years but never a full commitment. So I’m going to commit. And work on it. And document as much as possible.

This began (I guess) a while ago, when I bought the domain name and used it for a portfolio-of-all-trades. Recently, my spouse and I moved cross-country and I now have the time and resources to focus on working on not being scared and on doing the job I want to do.

I signed up for a Passion to Paid class with Lauren Hom and have since been honing my portfolio and working on building a passion project that focuses on (magically) illustration and lettering.

Local markets scare the crap out of me so I’m just gonna get the passion project out first. THEN worry about a regular income.

You must do the thing you think you cannot do. -Eleanor Roosevelt

Right? Right.

I’m gonna’ keep trying to document this journey. And I’m going to try to keep moving on this journey and not chicken out.