I’ve always loved designing Valentine’s cards, there really are not many better subjects than love. So these are this year’s designs, and while I actually had them designed in the first week of January, it took me until today to make them available on my Etsy shop. I really need to learn to get ahead of the holidays. Wait….lets back up….Esty Shop? Yep that’s right! While I was away from this space I did get some other things crossed off my To Do list, one of those things being finally opening my Etsy store, Little Plum Design Shop. Though I am still very new to the process of selling my products, and harbor some anxiety about the idea of shipping out products (post offices and mail can bring me unnecessary stress), I am thrilled to have finally opened shop so that I can begin sharing more of my work and paper goods. It also gives me a new space to learn about graphic design and my art. I struggle photographing my cards with the lighting we have available in our apartment, so creating better, and more consistent, natural light for my photographs is something I look forward to learning more about. There is always so much to learn! It’s actually quite exciting!
Today in yoga our mantra for class was, Today I am stronger than I was yesterday. In this moment I am stronger than I was in the moment before. With this breath I am stronger than I was with the breath before. During a very physically challenging class it helped to move my mind from the fatigue I felt in my limbs, powering me through moments when I struggled. I carried this mantra with me off the matt, and realized it is true for many places in life. On those day that I question my work, or learning a new skill becomes frustrating, I will tell myself those words, I am stronger today than I was yesterday, knowing that as I continue to learn more and more about blogging, graphic design, or just being a good, honest human being, I will be getting stronger, slowly perhaps, but surely.
oh and go check Little Plum Design Shop on Etsy pretty please!