An uninteded absence

Well hello! It's been quite a while since I have dropped by the blog. I've been out of sorts; completely side-lined by a bad back injury. I'm finally feeling a bit better thanks to a lot of medicine and physical therapy and time, thank the Lord. It's been rough. I'm feeling better just in time to enjoy the fruit of launching a new product line that has been in the works for about two years. Just a few weeks ago I thought I wouldn't be able to be an active participant in the launch or in much of life moving forward... forever. Coming to terms with my new normal seemed the wise thing to start doing, so I am overwhelmed with gratitude and frankly in a bit of shock to finally be feeling better. God is so faithful, and this has felt even more true to me in the darkest times. 

Despite the quiet on the blog, I've been slowly working, sending out orders, trying to keep up with Lucie, and counting my blessings. I'll be doing that until the end of March when I'll be back with the new product announcement! Here is a little sneak peak of Lucie and I with one of the first products that will be coming out, taken by my friend the super stylish and talented photographer Danielle Hulsey.

Windsor Playing Cards

I just launched another kickstarter! May I present...the Windsor Playing Cards!

I'm hoping to raise $1000 to order a bigger batch of cards than I did for the Islet cards. I'd love to reach out to some local stores to get them on some shelves too. How fun would that be? The online world is amazing, but sometimes I long for some off-screen shopping you know? This print, you probably notice if you've been reading this blog for half-a-minute, is based of off my most popular print. I still love the colors on the dark background. 

For the next two weeks, I am in SURTEX 2015 GET IT FINISHED MODE. That isn't actually a real thing... I just really feel like writing that in all caps expresses my determination. I finished two whole collections in three days while my mother-in-law is here watching Lucie. I actually really love what I've been making so far, which is a relief considering how much I am trying to GET FINISHED. It's kind of amazing what you can crank out when you know it has to get done, most of the time. Sometimes I just can't draw something I really like when I need to, but not very often. Usually a break, some coffee and a walk help me reset. Check out #Surtex on instagram for some beautiful work! I probably won't have time to do that until after I send everything off to Pink Light, but you definitely should enjoy it :)