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.
Two words that begin the creative process, for myself and client work. It's this approach that allows possibilities to be seen, and play to develop into strategic thinking. Often times, play goes missing when the work begins, this is a downfall. When we play, there are no mistakes, just fun and lessons in letting go.
This time of the year is the perfect time to remind ourselves to let things go and be open to possibilities. As I venture into the New Year I can only set the course for new discoveries, collaborations, and explorations. WONDER, always wonder, play leads to discovery, and that's where the ADVENTURE lies.
This year's promotional piece was a reminder to Wonder + Explore. It was created for clients, hopeful collaborations, family, and friends. It's a tea towel that's also a calendar, of course. Some of you may remember your grandma owning them. The artwork was created from hand cut stamps that was then silkscreened onto the towels. The towel was folded to package a note card with and instagram shot from one of my walks in the woods. I used two quotes by Emerson for the card and the towel— "Live in the sunshine, Swim in the sea, Drink the wild air" and "Do not follow where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail". I had a lot of fun making them.