Welcome to another newsletter!
I hope everyone has had a fab August and you're preferably reading this on a warm beach somewhere...
The summer months (especially August) seem to be notoriously slow for most businesses, as everyone takes their holidays and goes out in the sun (you may ask 'what sun?' ☼ if you're in the UK). But this makes summer a great time to design new products and work on projects that have been put on the back burner.
The heart of all projects, though? Ideas! How do you find them? Is there an ideas catalogue? How much does an idea cost? All will be revealed in this newsletter.
Coming up this month: exploring idea generation and a craft fair announcement.
Hey folks! I hope everyone has had a fantastic (or even just alright) July. For any other grads/students, you'd probably agree it's difficult to pin down where the time has gone! It’s been a fairly productive month for me, as I’ve (just about) managed to keep up some usual work hours whilst working from home.
It’s been over a month now since my graduation, and I would say the hardest thing has definitely been finding motivation. When you’re working for yourself it can be tough sometimes to get up and draw (especially when Netflix picks the summer to update it's best shows...)
One way I’ve found to motivate myself is a spot of reading from my favourite authors and artists, something I’ll be chatting about in this newsletter.
Coming up this month: a tour of my favourite books/comics and a call out for zine submissions.
Hello and welcome to my first ever newsletter! Over the coming months, I’ll be using this page as a kind of written podcast, documenting my progress in establishing my shop, ventures in freelance illustration and life as a university graduate.
Once a month I’ll be featuring new product launches, talking about different aspects of my work and showing behind the scenes titbits. Hopefully it’s of interest to a few people, but I thought it would also be a good way to document the “start of my life” after university and maybe help a few graduates out there!
Coming up this month: making greetings cards and three tips I’ve learnt from my three years on Etsy.