September Around The Web

Happy Fall! I know September is a little early to be thinking about my Christmas list, but Grace Bonney's new book In The Company of Women is right at the top. I'm very jealous of everyone who gets to go to one of her book tour events in October. Here are few other things I stumbled across this month: 

Personally, September was full of visits from friends and time spent focused on creative renewal at work. Hopefully you found some inspiration this month as well!

Italy GoPro Video!

It's done! I have been working on creating a GoPro video from Sophie and I's Italy trip for a few weeks, and it is finally finished! I love how it really captures what we saw from our perspective, and is a little less polished and formal than all the photos. Enjoy! 

Creative Inspiration This Week

This week I was particularly inspired by two talks I listened to. Last Wednesday Meg Lewis visited Hallmark and spoke about her life, career, and work for happy companies. Take a peek at her work and the group of freelance designers she is a part of, Ghostly Ferns. I absolutely love when Hallmark brings in speakers, and couldn't help but jot down a few take-aways:

  • Think about things you've been told are bad about yourself and how you can use those things to change the world. 
  • Maybe if I'm just nice to people I can change the world.
  • I just want to make the world a little bit happier. 
  • Take a look at Grilli Type!!
Letters Are Lovely | Meg Lewis Speaks at Hallmark

This week I also listened to the latest episode of the Creative Pep Talk podcast by Andy J. Miller. This episode focused on "How to Prove Your Creative Genius." He talks about stacking the deck in your favor, and proving your creative value again and again. My favorite part of the whole podcast was when he said to not hide behind subjectivity. While creative work is subjective, it's important to put in the effort and slowly spiral upward as your work develops. Go listen! 

August Around The Web

Hello, friends!  As another month ends I've once again gathered up some of my favorite finds around the web. One of my absolute favorite DIYs was this lovely Cursive Word Balloon backdrop by Oh Happy Day. They are one of my favorite sites to browse, and I'm hoping I will have a chance to host a party soon where I can try out one of their backdrop ideas! 

I hope you have a wonderful Labor Day weekend!