I recently discovered that a guy I dated in high school published his first book! Although I don't usually go for mystery/crime novels, I ordered myself a copy and plan to read it in the next few weeks. Ryan's the first person I know that's actually written and published a novel - pretty inspiring! He's also part of the husband & wife duo behind Smith House Photography. Fun to see him in such creative roles and following through on dreams!
This artist is the brother of Mr. Fleece's co-worker. I had a difficult time picking my favorites from his portfolio which explains why there are so many images below! The colorful, playful, whimsical designs are just so cheery. The mid-century modern influences, detailed collages, and animal/plant influences make his work stand out. I'm a fan!
I'm blown away by my friend's skill & expertise in capturing joyful moments. The light and emotion in the images below mirrors the personality of the woman behind the lens. I actually worked with Kate during this crazy job and a year and a half later we are both pursuing a less traditional career path & balancing two time jobs. I'm stoked she's doing work she loves & is so clearly talented at it. Website Instagram
I love this brand. Britney creates the labels and the scents herself and the entire aesthetic she pulls off is appealing & charming. Who wouldn't want these little bottles sitting on your vanity, welcoming you as you start your day? I love watching people I know pursuing an interest - researching, learning, creating - and then sharing it with others through a unique & professional product. Learn more here - Shop Instagram
This next artist is local and one I've seen at several craft shows and pop-up art fairs. She went to school with one of my friends and her artwork is truly fantastic. She must have a patience beyond measure to capture these intricacies and paint with such detail. I particularly like her "Sketchy Everett" series of the town just north of Seattle. She specializes in infographics, maps, and commission pieces - see more on her website, on Etsy or Instagram.