... but secretly, I love getting your emails inquiring where your free device wallpapers are if I'm a day or two late each month. Not that I TRY to be late, but sometimes it happens. It's just kinda sorta nice to hear you like them so much!
It has now been more than a year and a half since I started offering free monthly device wallpapers and calendar downloads to "Something Beautiful Tribe" members.
And you can get yours by subscribing here. Don't worry. That's free too. And I don't send email more than once a week! And when I do, I try my best to offer you value in those emails.
To that end, I'd like to ask you... what would you like to hear from me about in those emails? What are you struggling with when it comes to sewing... decorating or style and color? I'd love to help!
Is there something you'd like me to share with you? Please let me know in the comments below.
To those of you who are already part of the tribe, THANK YOU! I appreciate your support more than you know!
Some time back late last year, I started on a journey to paint 100 pieces of art. I called it #100daysofBirdsandCritters and I started posting to Instagram
So... ummmm ... yeah. so... that could take 100 weeks!
Whatever. 100 days. 100 weeks. Who's counting?
But I figure My Game My Rules. I get to do it in as long a period of time as I want... here's the catch... I can take as long as I want, as long as I eventually get it done.
I think I'm up to 30 or so critters and birds. Yeah. I totally should have been numbering them. Didn't. Word to the wise: number your days.
In the end, despite my lack of every-single-day-ness, I've gained so much from doing this. It doesn't really what you commit to doing... a gratitude journal, yoga, or art... as long as you do it.
Here are my top four reasons for doing a project whether it's for 100 days or 20 days or a week:
1. Committing to do something no matter how long it takes, and then doing it plain old makes you feel like a rock star.
2. Doing something over and over and over again will eventually make you crazy good at it.
3. For me, my project was creating art pieces ... I ended up using a lot of those art pieces in my most recent fabric line, Joie de Vivre. And, I am selling prints of favorites of the pieces as well. Two birds. One stone. (Yikes. That's a terrible saying, especially since birds are my subject... but you catch my drift.)
4. It gives you something fun to post on Instagram that people like to engage with and follow ... Take videos of your process for bonus points!
5. If you do anything for consecutive days, it helps create a habit. Despite the fact that I didn't do this 100 days in a row, I did do many days in a row. And, I now find it easy to get out the paint and just create without thinking too much or spending time judging the work. I just do it.
So there you go! Get started and do something wonderful for yourself!
For several months now, my friend Sarah and I have been working on creating a course on Instagram. It all started last year around March when the two of us set off on a journey to grow our own Instagram followings. We dug for information, scoured the internet, took classes, and constantly messaged each other with our findings and our growth. In a year, we grew our followings by nearly 30,000 collectively. With that our online sales increased and new business opportunities started flowing in. We also grew our newsletter mailing lists.
Late last year we both knew we just HAD to share with other artists, designers and creatives, what we've learned... and with that CAMP INSTAGRAM was born!
We KNOW what the struggles are. We've been there. What should I post? When should I post? How do I find my audience? Who IS my audience? How do I translate this into business growth? We've asked ourselves all of these questions... and now we are sharing the answers with you!
We've created over 5 hours worth of video for you plus worksheets and bonuses galore!
Just kidding. It's not really killing me. It's just ... well ... it's a lot right now. I'm-a sewin' my lil' fingers off. That's just how it is in April. In between client work and custom paintings, I sew. And sew and sew. And I hereby to solemnly swear to give you the low down on the x and plus quilt measurements... right after market. Or maybe before. Or soon... ish.
Keep track of this Spring's Journey to Quilt Market on my Instagram feed. I post there All The Darn Time!