New Years Blessing

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To celebrate the New Year, I created a small token of gratitude for my clients and the people whom I’ve collaborated with. With the added anxiety and uncertainty after the election, these gifts of Peace & Prosperity were gentle reminders to Breathe in the New Year.

25+ packages were created in house that contained two bottles of blended essential oils—one for Peace, and the other for Prosperity. The pattern design was inspired by natural elements and the balancing act found in nature. The blend Peace contained a mellow mixture of Lavender, Sandalwood, Chamomile, Lemon, and Neroli scents to tame tensions. While Prosperity lit a fire with a blend of Rosemary, Sage, Texas Cedarwood, and Grapeseed oils.

Check out the process video taken while making the boxes.

The Pioneer Woman Mercantile

I've had the pleasure to work with Ree Drummond, aka The Pioneer Woman for over 10 years. We’ve never met in person until two days before the grand opening of her general store— The Pioneer Woman Mercantile. When she asked me back in March of this year if I would create the brand, I was excited to make it happen.

Working on a project of this magnitude requires a lot of planning! My vendor list spanned across the world, and I managed it from my desk in Portland. Ree, is a great client who appreciates attention to detail and knows that it's the little things that make a brand shine. She not only gave me creative freedom to explore, but also encouraged me to push the vision. 

Working with someone for that long builds trust and friendship. Even though we never met until recently it's clear that we were meant too. If you haven't seen her tv show, you should at least check out her books for some good comfort food recipes. I recommend everything!

Check out The Pioneer Woman Case Study to find out more about the project.

Creative Business Storytelling with Klum House & BYOB

 Photo courtesy of Klum House

Photo courtesy of Klum House

I'm honored to be a guest at the next KLUM House & BYOB (Brave Your Own Business) workshop. I'll be joining Sara Wolf of Wolf Ceramics, Rebecca Pearcy of Queen Bee Creations, and Casey Ridge from Altar Boutique. All of these women are Portland creative mavens that will be sharing their journey into being a women entrepreneur in their selective fields.

I'll be talking about running a boutique design studio and juggling my creative endeavors that I feel are necessary to my spirit as a maker and activist for art and community. I hope you can join me!