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Nov022013

Brief Thoughts on Change


Someone told me recently that 2013 was the year of the female snake, and that the shedding of skin was a reflection of a year of change. And then, that 2014 is the year of the horse which means prosperity. I tend to believe in the stars and am going to hang on to this symbolism. It is what I have been experienceing and what I hope to find in 2014. Though, I do think a lot of hard ass work relates to how prosperous one can be. 

I feel like I can't explain the profound change I have gone through in this past year...so I will save that for a post when I can formulate my thoughts.

For now, I am so excited and inspired to be working with some amazing folks around the country on some new and exciting products for my Type A Press product line. I want to do this right, so I am learning from the experts and putting in a lot of planning and design time before I go live with the new pieces. I have a good feeling about the work we are doing and I can't wait to show you more. 

This print is a simple hand lettered illustration from my friend Christian at 1924.us (if you haven't seen his blog and shop you need to stop and go do that right now.) I printed it with black ink on deep brown paper and I also did a black on black version that I love! I have been gathering fun props at flea markets and antique stores, as well as from walks on the beach and visits to grandparent's farms. Some of them I actually got for our new house (more on THAT later too), but thought they would go well with the designs we have been working on. That's what you see in this photo. 

I love this stuff. 

Oh, and by the way, I am pretty sure this October in Oregon was the prettiest one I have ever seen. We had so many dry days but it felt perfectly fall. I am excited for November as well. This is the start of custom Christmas card printing in the shop and it is so fun to work with clients on these projects. 

So many good things. So thankful.

Chelsey

PS - I've started to add a few pieces from my collaboration with 1924.us to my Etsy shop, check it out!

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