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I’ve been painting and drawing a lot lately – working at refining my artistic style (now that I know what I WANT it to be). It’s interesting to think of art that way. Many would think that whatever we naturally create would be what our style is, and that’s true to some degree. However, I kept feeling that a lot of my work was versions of my style and not necessarily something that… Read More

The keys to brand success are self-definition, transparency, authenticity and accountability. –Simon Mainwaring Maybe it’s no big deal to share this, or maybe it is- but I’m going to anyways. I’ve been working at building my brand Zeryndipity, but as I’ve changed things up this past year, it just doesn’t feel right anymore. When I first began Zeryndipity I didn’t have a plan. I didn’t have a clear vision. I just had the idea… Read More

“You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.” ~ Steve Jobs Last year I began on this pattern journey of mine and… Read More

As I’m getting back into the groove of conducting my own trend research, I couldn’t help but share the awesomeness from some of Anthropologie’s March 2014 Catalog. I’m absolutely loving the hand-dyed, vintage aesthetic. Gorgeous. There’s a beautiful global feel paired with tradition and a touch of modern edge for a fresh feel. It’s the perfect balance really, in my opinion anyways 😉 Until next week… EJ

I’m embarrassed at my myself for saying I was going to begin posting every Tuesday and then…..didn’t. My mom gets onto me and states she can’t stand bloggers who aren’t consistent. So, I’m going to get better – for my mother of course 😉 It’s funny to be compare myself to a blogger, because frankly, I haven’t really considered myself a blogger – but I am. It’s just secondary to being a… Read More

“You’re off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, So… get on your way!” ― Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Places You’ll Go! Just recently (Jan. 16th to be exact) I found out that I’m now part of A Fresh Bunch (AFB)!!!! AFB is a place to buy and license art from a global bunch of designers (which now includes me! yippee!) I’m super excited and yet also a bit….fearful..? I… Read More

“I never could have done what I have done without the habits of punctuality, order, and diligence, without the determination to concentrate myself on one subject at a time.” -Charles Dickens What a year this has been! This time last year I had just finished with Monica Lee’s, “Smart Creative Dreaming- A Guide for the Practical Dreamer“, and I had finally gained clarity on where I wanted my creative career to go –… Read More

“I’m too overwhelmed, I’m not sure what to do next.” “I just can’t seem to focus now that my desk is moved, my work flow isn’t the same.” I cringe realizing these words were coming from my mouth the last few days. The last month has been a whirlwind for me as I helped host a huge fundraiser party to kick off a toy drive for Toys For Tots for my office… Read More

I know that my blog is called “Pattern Journey” and therefore you would think that’s all I would write about. I’m sure this blog will continue to evolve, like my business has, but to me, that’s ok. I know that by putting myself out there it holds me accountable for one, but it gets me going and not just dreaming. Pattern starts with inspiration and a sketch – at an emotional level… Read More

Color can dramatically affect moods, feelings, and emotions. It is a powerful communication tool and can be used to signal action, influence mood, and cause physiological reactions…or so I’ve read! I’m very fascinated by the emotions color can evoke and how it can effect our moods. I’ve recently been working on a mood board on Pinterest for what inspires me from nature – of course, I choose a ton of pictures that… Read More