Monthly Archives: March 2016

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Leipzig Book Fair 2016

This is going to be a short blog post, but I wanted to share a few highlights from the Leipzig Book Fair last week.

MarchBlogPhotos11. Books, books and more books! I spent most of my time in the children’s publisher section of the fair, but also wandered into the art books section towards the end of the day. There are many beautiful children’s books being published this year, and I was especially excited to find a couple with embroidery on display.

2. Great location. The Leipzig Messe is the biggest and most beautiful exhibition space I’ve ever visited. It’s full of natural light and easy to navigate, considering it’s size.

3. Ice cream! Need I say more?

4. New connections. Last year I was too shy to practice my German and didn’t talk to many of the vendors in Leipzig, but this year I dove right in, handed out some fancy new business cards and met some really nice people.

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5. I bought a new sticker book. Like my hat? Very excited to put these stickers to use on my outgoing mail orders.

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Have a great week!

 

 

 

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Instagram Challenge: #MarchMeettheMaker

I’ve been wanting to bulk up my website with more photos of my process, and the “behind the scenes” of my freelance business, so I was excited to see this #MarchMeettheMaker challenge on Instagram a few days ago. I’m a few days late jumping in, but here are a couple photos I’ve made for the challenge so far.

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I find challenges like this are helpful to get ideas flowing and it’s interesting to see what makers around the globe are up to. Hopefully, by the end of this month I’ll have at least 5-10 photos that I can put together as a collage on my website .

Being an artist is kind of a risky business and I have many days where I ask myself if this is a good/responsible career choice. So I’m sure this will be a good 30-day exercise of re-focussing on WHY I do what I do and also to show those interested a bit of HOW I do it. If you’d like to follow along, you can find my Instagram account here.