I made my last post on March 5th, and a lot has happened since then. The point of this post is to let you know that AK is BACK in action and excited for what’s to come. Let’s dive in:

So where have I been?

Sometimes you get all these crazy awesome ideas, inspiration is flowing non-stop, and projects are hitting your email left and right.  But then, your priorities must shift for a little while. As I wrote about in my last studio update, I work out of my mother’s house. I used to think of it as a less than ideal work space. But at this point, I couldn’t be happier to call this place a home. I was fortunate to be here, home with my mother, for the last months of her life. Often that entailed hanging out with her, rather than hanging out on my computer. (By the way, if you follow me on instagram, you may have seen that she recently gifted me a beautiful new iMac. It feels like that was yesterday.) Anyway, tomorrow I’ll be sharing a little bit more about my mother; my biggest inspiration.

What Now?

Holiday

Well, here we are in Holiday Season! I’m really thanking myself for designing a line of holiday cards last year that I still LOVE. If I am able to add a few for this season, I will certainly let you know through all the social channels.

Stamps

I have to say, when I put return address stamps in my etsy shop last year, I had no idea that I would get so many orders. My favorite is when people tell me what they’re doing with the stamp in their order. (Wedding gifts, housewarming gifts, wedding invitations, etc. The options are endless.) Check them out here, and maybe consider who on your holiday list might like to make their mail a little more fancy!

Branding

I’ve mentioned it several times, but I absolutely love the branding program I set up about a year ago and now I’m FINALLY putting it to use. Some amazing people / brands are ready to dive into the process with me and I’m excited to start to show you how it all comes together.

Calligraphy

I just finished up a beautiful combination of silver calligraphy on red envelopes and cannot believe I forgot to take a photo for sharing. But just imagine. So pretty. If you’re interested in having me address your holiday cards, please contact me ASAP. My calligraphy schedule fills up fast due to the fact that there’s only so much one little wrist can write.

Wedding Design

Fortunately, my couples have been patient with me these last few months. But now we’re picking up speed again on some Save the Dates, Moodboards, and full-on custom designs! LOVE the process. If you’re interested in joining me for a custom designed wedding invitation suite, we start about six months before your wedding date. Here’s a handy timeline for you.

What’s next?

To be honest, I think I’m tired of the orange theme on my website here, so I’ll probably switch that out soon. Which means I’ll be dreaming up a new AK color scheme, oh boy! I’m also super excited to be dreaming up a new BIG project. I received some signs that this is the next step for me, so I’m following them. I even purchased ANOTHER domain name the other day. I’ll post some hints and details along the way. Thanks so much for following along with me on my creative journey.

Have a great week!