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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’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

There is no end to education. It is not that you read a book pass an examination, and finish with education. The whole of life, from the moment you are born to the moment you die, is a process of learning. -Jiddu Krishnamurti This year has been dedicated to learning. Learning what being a professional surface pattern designer means and all the steps I need to take to get there. Learning how… Read More

“She turned her can’ts into cans and her dreams into plans” -(unknown) I came across an image on pinterest that said this, but unfortunately I’m not sure who said it. Either way, I wanted to share it! I think there’s a lot of people who (unintentionally) can make us feel like we’re never going to be able to reach this crazy dream we have. That it can’t be done, or that it’s… Read More

I intended this post to just be about ArtPark from last weekend, but I decided I wanted to share this short story first! So yesterday I decided to take a trip to Hobby Lobby to replenish a few needed supplies after my art festival from last weekend, as well as a few supplies to start experimenting with my style/process. While I was there I ran into one of my favorite employees, Tammy,… Read More

Yesterday as I was leaving my day job and  it hit me at just how blessed I truly am. I have AMAZING people in my life. I often feel I don’t deserve the kind of support I receive, but I guess that’s just it, I don’t DESERVE it, I haven’t done anything for a particular single person which would grant me rewards…and yet, I have an abundance of love from friends and… Read More

I’m keeping tonights post short and sweet, I just wanted to share a trend resource that I was pretty excited about finding because I’m on a shoe-string budget as I get my business up and running. The past week I’ve been looking into various trend resources and I was getting discouraged because it seemed that every trend forecasting resource I looked into was thousands of dollars which I can’t afford at this… Read More

When I make up mind I want to do something, I go full force, I’ve always been that way. The problem with that is that I will undoubtedly have moments of being frustrated because let’s face it, it takes patience when learning something new, or getting something new up and going (say for instance a design studio). I’ve had a lot going on in my personal life, and I’ve had to overcome… Read More

I came across this concept by Leonie Dawson late last night and I absolutely loved it! I think I loved it because A) I love her analogy and B) It resonated with me. My mom used to be amazed at how I would get inspired and for days straight work on something until it was complete. I couldn’t think about anything else – I was in the zone. The problem though when… Read More