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You guys. You made this weekend my best show to date!!! <span class="emoji emoji1f4a5"></span> I am completely blown away by your support ...
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You guys. You made this weekend my best show to date!!! I am completely blown away by your support and enthusiasm and excitement, and more motivated than EVER to keep making awesome new things for you! Right now I’m hustling up another big batch of DIY Idaho ornament kits, so watch for those ... You guys. You made this weekend my best show to date!!! 💥 I am completely blown away by your support and enthusiasm and excitement, and more motivated than EVER to keep making awesome new things for you! Right now I’m hustling up another big batch of DIY Idaho ornament kits, so watch for those to hit my online shops soon. In the meantime, I’m sending giant high fives/victory dances/HOORAYs to all of you. You make my art world go ‘round and I’m feeling all the feels right now after the very best weekend!! 💓
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#makersgonnamake #studioscenes #calledtobecreative #livecolorfully #boise
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Boise oh Boise, you’ve kept me too busy to remember to post for two days and up early making more DIY ...
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Boise oh Boise, you’ve kept me too busy to remember to post for two days and up early making more DIY Idaho ornament kits in the morning before the show and I’d do it all again and again in a heartbeat ️ You guys are AMAZING. Every year I leave Art in the Park even more in love with this place and this ... Boise oh Boise, you’ve kept me too busy to remember to post for two days and up early making more DIY Idaho ornament kits in the morning before the show and I’d do it all again and again in a heartbeat ❤️ You guys are AMAZING. Every year I leave Art in the Park even more in love with this place and this community and more inspired than ever to keep making fun and pretty things for you all! Thank you thank you thank you for all your support and kind words and good energy. You’re all amazing! Come see me today for one more day at Art in the Park—booth 231!
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P.S. The response to the Idaho ornament kits has been AMAZING and I am almost sold out, so come grab one quick if you have your eye on one! In a week or two I’ll have more of them made, and they’ll be listed online then. Stay tuned and thank you!! It makes me so happy to see how much you guys love these!
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#bamartinthepark #boiseartinthepark #boise #thisisboise #boiseidaho #damniloveboise
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So so so excited to introduce you guys to my favorite new product for Art in the Park this year: DIY ...
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So so so excited to introduce you guys to my favorite new product for Art in the Park this year: DIY Idaho ornament kits! Each one comes with a plain wooden ornament, paint, a paintbrush and baker’s twine. I also have four other DIY ornament kit designs for this year, which are all cute & cozy animals—I’ll ... So so so excited to introduce you guys to my favorite new product for Art in the Park this year: DIY Idaho ornament kits! Each one comes with a plain wooden ornament, paint, a paintbrush and baker’s twine. I also have four other DIY ornament kit designs for this year, which are all cute & cozy animals—I’ll be sharing those soon! ✨ If you’re local, come find me this weekend in booth #231!
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#bamartinthepark #boiseartinthepark #thisisboise #idahome #208 #boiseidaho
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New birthday card for all my fellow cheese lovers out there! 🧀 This release is timed especially well ...
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New birthday card for all my fellow cheese lovers out there! 🧀 This release is timed especially well since Nate and I just made our first wheel of homemade Gouda!! It’s our first aged cheese, a little two-pound wheel achieving greatness day by day in our aging fridge! We get to find out how we ... New birthday card for all my fellow cheese lovers out there! 🧀 This release is timed especially well since Nate and I just made our first wheel of homemade Gouda!! It’s our first aged cheese, a little two-pound wheel achieving greatness day by day in our aging fridge! We get to find out how we did in three months 😬 Check out my stories for a peek at the process, and find this new card (and the artist, probably stress-eating Babybels) at Art in the Park this weekend! I’ll be in booth 231 right next to my pal @lostlittlethings 😊⠀
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#etsy #makersgonnamake #cheese #calledtobecreative #paperlove
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Hi friends! I just had one of those weeks where I had to drop everything and be there for family, and ...
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Hi friends! I just had one of those weeks where I had to drop everything and be there for family, and while I was away from my phone, I totally forgot I had set up an automatic Etsy sale to run over Labor Day weekend... so it happened, and it ended, and I failed to tell ANY of you about it 🤦‍♀️ Whoops! ... Hi friends! I just had one of those weeks where I had to drop everything and be there for family, and while I was away from my phone, I totally forgot I had set up an automatic Etsy sale to run over Labor Day weekend... so it happened, and it ended, and I failed to tell ANY of you about it 🤦‍♀️ Whoops! So, today... we have the Labor Day Fail Sale! Everything in the Etsy shop is 15% off and you don’t even need a coupon code. Bam! Hope you all had a great Labor Day weekend and hope you enjoy the Fail Sale! 😂
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#makersgonnamake #etsy #art #illustration #calledtobecreative
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The saying “find a job you love and you’ll never work a day in your life” has never quite sat right with ...
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The saying “find a job you love and you’ll never work a day in your life” has never quite sat right with me. First, loving your job and working hard aren’t mutually exclusive, and second, why are we afraid of working hard? Anyway, here’s what I believe instead: find a job that makes you smile. ... The saying “find a job you love and you’ll never work a day in your life” has never quite sat right with me. First, loving your job and working hard aren’t mutually exclusive, and second, why are we afraid of working hard? Anyway, here’s what I believe instead: find a job that makes you smile. If you can smile and laugh every day while working hard, I don’t think it gets any better. ✨ Thank you for supporting me in my dream job—I do this ☝🏼 every single day, even when I’m buried in work, and I wouldn’t have it any other way!
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The fun news I can share now that Art in the Park is so close: I’m turning this sticker design into a ...
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The fun news I can share now that Art in the Park is so close: I’m turning this sticker design into a DIY ornament kit this year! I’ll have them at AiP and you guys can take them home and paint all the happy little trees 🌲 The trees are much bigger for the ornament and you get two greens + white paint ... The fun news I can share now that Art in the Park is so close: I’m turning this sticker design into a DIY ornament kit this year! I’ll have them at AiP and you guys can take them home and paint all the happy little trees 😊🌲 The trees are much bigger for the ornament and you get two greens + white paint to make as many shades as you want. If you can’t make it to AiP (September 7-9!), they’ll hit some stores and the online shops on October 1st! Can’t WAIT to share them with you, plus the two new other ornament kits I’m making for this year!⠀
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#idaho #idahome #208 #exploreidaho #stanleyidaho
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When I asked Nate what travel phrases I should turn into artwork and he suggested this one, I spent ...
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When I asked Nate what travel phrases I should turn into artwork and he suggested this one, I spent about ten seconds being like “oh no I can’t” before I was like yes. Yes. YES. And then I had to explain it to a sweet elderly lady at my last show and I STILL have no regrets! New luggage tags at the link ... When I asked Nate what travel phrases I should turn into artwork and he suggested this one, I spent about ten seconds being like “oh no I can’t” before I was like yes. Yes. YES. And then I had to explain it to a sweet elderly lady at my last show and I STILL have no regrets! New luggage tags at the link in my profile and at @idahomade and @mixedgreensid!⠀
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#gtfo #travel #makersgonnamake #wanderlust #adventure
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Explore pennants are here and man oh man am I excited about these! I’ve wanted to make felt pennants ...
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Explore pennants are here and man oh man am I excited about these! I’ve wanted to make felt pennants forever and I’m so, so happy with how they came out. Find them at the link in my profile, and check out my stories for a look at how I drew the artwork for these and the rest of the new travel collection! .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #calledtobecreative ... Explore pennants are here and man oh man am I excited about these! I’ve wanted to make felt pennants forever and I’m so, so happy with how they came out. Find them at the link in my profile, and check out my stories for a look at how I drew the artwork for these and the rest of the new travel collection!
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#calledtobecreative #makersgonnamake #etsy #pennants #explore
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Throwing it back to feeding elephants in Thailand and having a relatable moment as they threw anything ...
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Throwing it back to feeding elephants in Thailand and having a relatable moment as they threw anything leafy and green on the ground and gobbled up all the sweet fruit instead 🤷🏼‍♀️ #igetthat⠀ .⠀ What was your favorite travel adventure and where are you going next? T-minus 5 weeks til we ... Throwing it back to feeding elephants in Thailand and having a relatable moment as they threw anything leafy and green on the ground and gobbled up all the sweet fruit instead 🤷🏼‍♀️ #igetthat⠀
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What was your favorite travel adventure and where are you going next? T-minus 5 weeks til we are off to Colombia and I cannot wait!⠀
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In the meantime, I’ve had so much fun releasing the new travel collection—I just listed a new felt pennant and luggage tag for all you fellow travel addicts! Find them at the link in my profile!⠀
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#thailand #travel #ABMtravelbug #travelgram #travelholic
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Posting this old photo of my studio when it was clean and shiny (instead of a current photo of me sitting ...
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Posting this old photo of my studio when it was clean and shiny (instead of a current photo of me sitting on my studio floor and eating a sandwich surrounded by boxes of holiday season supplies) because weekends are for pretty things and inspiration 🥪 Back in the studio with super fun new stuff ... Posting this old photo of my studio when it was clean and shiny (instead of a current photo of me sitting on my studio floor and eating a sandwich surrounded by boxes of holiday season supplies) because weekends are for pretty things and inspiration ✨🥪 Back in the studio with super fun new stuff coming soon! Stay tuned!
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#calledtobecreative #makersgonnamake #studioscenes #thatsdarling #artstudio
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Someone was a bit excited when I got home from Missoula!! <span class="emoji emoji261d"></span>🏼Thanks so much to @handmademt for having ...
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Someone was a bit excited when I got home from Missoula!! 🏼Thanks so much to @handmademt for having me and to all you new friends I made over the weekend. I had a blast meeting you all! Let’s do it again sometime! . #adoptdontshop #rescuedogsofinstagram #dogsofinstagram Someone was a bit excited when I got home from Missoula!! ☝🏼Thanks so much to @handmademt for having me and to all you new friends I made over the weekend. I had a blast meeting you all! Let’s do it again sometime!
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#adoptdontshop #rescuedogsofinstagram #dogsofinstagram
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Lemming buddies! I’ve been working on these two while I’m at this show in Missoula, and I love their ...
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Lemming buddies! I’ve been working on these two while I’m at this show in Missoula, and I love their derpy little faces so much that I’m not even mad I had to resist the temptation to draw them like the lemmings from the computer game (my obsession circa 1996!). 🤷🏼‍♀️ One more day at the @handmademt ... Lemming buddies! I’ve been working on these two while I’m at this show in Missoula, and I love their derpy little faces so much that I’m not even mad I had to resist the temptation to draw them like the lemmings from the computer game (my obsession circa 1996!). 🤷🏼‍♀️ One more day at the @handmademt show at the Missoula fair!! Come say hello from 11-8 today!
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Current status: on an exploring expedition doing my first show in my home state of Montana! Hooray!! ...
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Current status: on an exploring expedition doing my first show in my home state of Montana! Hooray!! Come see me at the @handmademt show at the Missoula Fairgrounds, from the 10th through the 12th! ⛰ Happy Friday, kids—hope it’s a good one and you get a chance to do some exploring this weekend! .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #handmademt ... Current status: on an exploring expedition doing my first show in my home state of Montana! Hooray!! Come see me at the @handmademt show at the Missoula Fairgrounds, from the 10th through the 12th! ⛰ Happy Friday, kids—hope it’s a good one and you get a chance to do some exploring this weekend!
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#handmademt #explore #adventure #outsideisfree #getoutside
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The terrifying and amazing thing about creating is the possibilities are infinite. Every time ...
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The terrifying and amazing thing about creating is the possibilities are infinite. Every time I look at a blank page, I’m intimidated and thrilled and in awe all at the same time. I always have no idea where to start, but once I’m halfway through a piece I always think, “Where has this idea been ... The terrifying and amazing thing about creating is the possibilities are infinite. Every time I look at a blank page, I’m intimidated and thrilled and in awe all at the same time. I always have no idea where to start, but once I’m halfway through a piece I always think, “Where has this idea been all my life?” It feels impossible at first, and then so familiar almost immediately after. Trying to lower the stakes for each blank page, take it slow, let it do the talking. Sometimes, it just says, “Please just take a breath and paint a huge batch of cacti and trees!” Happy to oblige, little page. Thanks for all you do.🌵
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#process #art #craftsposure #calledtobecreative #livecolorfully #abmcrafty
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The debate over whether this is six different pandas or a three-part story of the same two pandas ...
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The debate over whether this is six different pandas or a three-part story of the same two pandas continues! I intended it to be six different pandas—four who are happy with bamboo, while two are dreaming of pizza instead—but does artist intent matter when its out there being interpreted ... The debate over whether this is six different pandas or a three-part story of the same two pandas continues! I intended it to be six different pandas—four who are happy with bamboo, while two are dreaming of pizza instead—but does artist intent matter when its out there being interpreted by viewers?? Who’s to say? Six pandas, two pandas... let’s call the whole thing off. ...And go eat pizza. 🍕🍕🍕 How many pandas do you see?⠀
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#etsy #calledtobecreative #abmcrafty #flashesofdelight #pizza
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Way before I met Nate, I’d always said to myself that the true test of whether I’d found The One was ...
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Way before I met Nate, I’d always said to myself that the true test of whether I’d found The One was how well we traveled together. I had a feeling about him from day one, but it all came full circle when three years later, he proposed on our amazing first trip abroad together in Siena, Italy! In ... Way before I met Nate, I’d always said to myself that the true test of whether I’d found The One was how well we traveled together. I had a feeling about him from day one, but it all came full circle when three years later, he proposed on our amazing first trip abroad together in Siena, Italy! In the 2.5 years since then, we’ve been to Thailand, Germany, and Paris together... and we are going to Colombia in about 6 weeks! 🇨🇴 I’m so excited!! I’ve got French and Nate has a little German, but neither one of us speaks Spanish. We’re working on it, but help us out, Spanish-speakers! What phrases do we need to know before we land? Bonus points for food phrases!⠀
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P.S. The new travel collection has landed!! New stickers, cards, postcards and prints, all in the shop. You know where that link is!⠀
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#wanderlust #travel #abmtravelbug #travelbug #etsy
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Super excited to tell you all that tomorrow, I get to do an alumni takeover of the @boisestateuniversity ...
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Super excited to tell you all that tomorrow, I get to do an alumni takeover of the @boisestateuniversity Instagram! I’ll be sharing about how writing my Master’s thesis prepared me for being an author, how I learned to teach myself what I needed to know to start a business, and more. Hooray! ... Super excited to tell you all that tomorrow, I get to do an alumni takeover of the @boisestateuniversity Instagram! I’ll be sharing about how writing my Master’s thesis prepared me for being an author, how I learned to teach myself what I needed to know to start a business, and more. Hooray! 📚 Tune in tomorrow over on the university’s account to hear all about it! In the meantime, swipe for outtakes, ‘cause I’m better at drawing than I am at being in photos and when Husby gets roped into taking photos for me, things get a little silly. You’re welcome. 🙃 Happy Friday and see you tomorrow over on the @boisestateuniversity account!
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#thisisboise #boise #boiseidaho #youreweirdbook #thedapperjackalope
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I promised you guys some fun new travel pieces and I’m so excited to finally show you what I’ve been ...
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I promised you guys some fun new travel pieces and I’m so excited to finally show you what I’ve been working on! The new travel collection is in and man oh man, I am just smitten over this whole line. I’ll post more about how I drew these map letters soon! 🗺 In the meantime, I’ll have all the new pieces ... I promised you guys some fun new travel pieces and I’m so excited to finally show you what I’ve been working on! The new travel collection is in and man oh man, I am just smitten over this whole line. I’ll post more about how I drew these map letters soon! 🗺 In the meantime, I’ll have all the new pieces with me at Mixed Greens for First Thursday tonight and they’ll hit the online shops tomorrow. If you want first dibs (and a glass of wine and a high five!), come see me at First Thursday at @mixedgreensid tonight from 5-9! 🍷⠀
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#idahome #idahoexplored #adventureawaits #outsideisfree #nothingisordinary
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Hey favorite city, let’s hang out tomorrow night! I’ll be down at @mixedgreensid for First Thursday ...
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Hey favorite city, let’s hang out tomorrow night! I’ll be down at @mixedgreensid for First Thursday from 5-9 and I would love to see your faces! There will be wine from @potterwines and I’m launching a new collection of seriously fun new travel-themed pieces. ️ Hooray! See you there! . . . #thisisboise ... Hey favorite city, let’s hang out tomorrow night! I’ll be down at @mixedgreensid for First Thursday from 5-9 and I would love to see your faces! There will be wine from @potterwines and I’m launching a new collection of seriously fun new travel-themed pieces. ✈️ Hooray! See you there!
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#thisisboise #boise #boiseidaho #idahome #208 #damniloveboise
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That morning light and super-majestic dog though. <span class="emoji emoji1f44c"></span>🏼 It’s going to be a good day! I get to pick up brand ...
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That morning light and super-majestic dog though. 🏼 It’s going to be a good day! I get to pick up brand new pieces from my awesome printers and I’ve got a whole morning to plough through my to-do list before then. Clean studio, cute furry assistant, can’t lose! Have an amazing Tuesday out there, ... That morning light and super-majestic dog though. 👌🏼 It’s going to be a good day! I get to pick up brand new pieces from my awesome printers and I’ve got a whole morning to plough through my to-do list before then. Clean studio, cute furry assistant, can’t lose! Have an amazing Tuesday out there, wherever you are and whatever you get up to!⠀
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#morningslikethese #calledtobecreative #artstudio #studioscenes #thatsdarling
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I’ve realized that a lot of my work depicts one thing that’s different among a number of things that ...
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I’ve realized that a lot of my work depicts one thing that’s different among a number of things that are the same—and I totally love it. This might sound weird, but I think it might come from being a redhead. Ever since I was a kid, I’ve walked into any room and felt just a little different from everybody ... I’ve realized that a lot of my work depicts one thing that’s different among a number of things that are the same—and I totally love it. This might sound weird, but I think it might come from being a redhead. Ever since I was a kid, I’ve walked into any room and felt just a little different from everybody else. What makes you different? How can you help those around you feel like their unique characteristics are a good thing, not something to hide? ✨⠀
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#craftsposure #etsy #calledtobecreative #thatsdarling #abmcrafty
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Monday, I’m comin’ atcha. <span class="emoji emoji1f4a5"></span> How’s your week looking? It’s going to be a big couple weeks over here, ...
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Monday, I’m comin’ atcha. How’s your week looking? It’s going to be a big couple weeks over here, but I’m ready! I can’t wait to be the First Thursday artist at @mixedgreensid this week, then I’m heading up to Missoula for a show with @handmademt from the 10th-12th! And after that, it’ll be ... Monday, I’m comin’ atcha. 💥 How’s your week looking? It’s going to be a big couple weeks over here, but I’m ready! I can’t wait to be the First Thursday artist at @mixedgreensid this week, then I’m heading up to Missoula for a show with @handmademt from the 10th-12th! And after that, it’ll be time to come home and get ready for Art in the Park. So much crazy—so much yes!! Hope to see your smiling faces at one of these summer shows! ☀️
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#handmademt #peoplescreatives #calledtobecreative #flashesofdelight #hooray
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I’m working on some super fun new stuff (yay!) but it’s top secret for now, so here’s one of my favorite ...
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I’m working on some super fun new stuff (yay!) but it’s top secret for now, so here’s one of my favorite little views in the house in the meantime: an incredible piece gifted to us by my amazing local-artist friend Nicole Macdonald, and a whole bunch of young monstera leaves happily rooting ... I’m working on some super fun new stuff (yay!) but it’s top secret for now, so here’s one of my favorite little views in the house in the meantime: an incredible piece gifted to us by my amazing local-artist friend Nicole Macdonald, and a whole bunch of young monstera leaves happily rooting in jars. 🌿 I can’t wait to watch them split as they grow! There’s always something rooting on this ledge in our home. What are your favorite plants to propagate?
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#monsteramonday #houseplantclub #thisisboise #houseplants #abmathome
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With two businesses in the house, little piles of cards being packaged/paper scraps/colored pencils ...
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With two businesses in the house, little piles of cards being packaged/paper scraps/colored pencils (hers) and guitar picks/cables/instrument cases (his) appear in new places almost every day. It used to drive me crazy, but at this point, crazy is how we like it. 🤷🏼‍♀️ Living in a small ... With two businesses in the house, little piles of cards being packaged/paper scraps/colored pencils (hers) and guitar picks/cables/instrument cases (his) appear in new places almost every day. It used to drive me crazy, but at this point, crazy is how we like it. 🤷🏼‍♀️ Living in a small 1945 home with an art studio upstairs and a recording studio downstairs means life is messy and the line between work and play gets blurred all the time, but screw Pinterest-perfect: I would so much rather have our home be a true reflection of who we are than a museum of pretty but untouchable things. 💓 Happy Sunday, everybody. Hope your weekend was full of whatever makes you happy!
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“Every minute of every hour of every day you are making the world, just as you are making yourself, ...
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“Every minute of every hour of every day you are making the world, just as you are making yourself, and you might as well do it with generosity and kindness and style.” - Rebecca Solnit ⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #bekind #calledtobecreative #etsy #makersgonnamake #kindness “Every minute of every hour of every day you are making the world, just as you are making yourself, and you might as well do it with generosity and kindness and style.” - Rebecca Solnit ✨⠀
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I promised you guys photos from Andie’s adoption anniversary Chicken Party last weekend—here ...
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I promised you guys photos from Andie’s adoption anniversary Chicken Party last weekend—here they are! Our amazing friends gave her a squeaky stuffed chicken, and a vintage jar with a chicken on it that they found at an estate sale and then filled with chicken-flavored treats. What! It was ... I promised you guys photos from Andie’s adoption anniversary Chicken Party last weekend—here they are! Our amazing friends gave her a squeaky stuffed chicken, and a vintage jar with a chicken on it that they found at an estate sale and then filled with chicken-flavored treats. What! It was chicken on chicken on chicken and she pretty much exploded with excitement. Swipe for Chicken Party photos, and thanks for being here for my dog. I keep telling her she’s Instafamous but I think all she hears is 🍗🍗🍗.
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#adoptdontshop #rescuedog #rescuedogsofinstagram #dogsofinstagram
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Someone wrote to me this week to ask if they could use this design as a part of a tattoo, and it totally ...
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Someone wrote to me this week to ask if they could use this design as a part of a tattoo, and it totally made my day. YOU all make my day! Thanks for being here, thanks for loving happy little mountain goats, and thanks a million for supporting my little creative biz. If I could high five you all in ... Someone wrote to me this week to ask if they could use this design as a part of a tattoo, and it totally made my day. YOU all make my day! Thanks for being here, thanks for loving happy little mountain goats, and thanks a million for supporting my little creative biz. If I could high five you all in person, I so would, and then I’d turn it into a high ten because you’re worth it but I’d probably miss because I’m not super coordinated and we would laugh and laugh. It’d be GREAT. 💥 Hope you saw some sweet cloud shapes today! Happy hump day!⠀
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#illustration #etsy #craftsposure #makersgonnamake #calledtobecreative
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Even on a hard day, even when the news makes me want to throw up, even when everything just seems impossibly ...
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Even on a hard day, even when the news makes me want to throw up, even when everything just seems impossibly challenging, I can come into the studio and feel like things are going to be OK. There’s so much to be said for a space—any space!—that feels 100% you. This whole room is one big happy reminder ... Even on a hard day, even when the news makes me want to throw up, even when everything just seems impossibly challenging, I can come into the studio and feel like things are going to be OK. There’s so much to be said for a space—any space!—that feels 100% you. This whole room is one big happy reminder of who I have been and who I want to be. The Hooray sign I made for our wedding; that teapot was given to me by a family I stayed with in Morocco; that spiral-bound notebook in the center of the top shelf is the rough draft of my book, which I had printed so I could edit it in hard copy (and then happy cried in Staples when the print shop lady handed it to me 🤷🏼‍♀️). I feel so lucky to have a room all to myself and get to enjoy it—especially after finally reading A Room of One’s Own earlier this year! Where is your happy place? Wherever it is, I hope you get to spend some time in it today!⠀
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(📷: the lovely @annawi.ley)
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#studioscenes #hooray #makersgonnamake #flashesofdelight #happyplace
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One of the most ironic aspects of the paper goods industry: artists usually have to design their ...
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One of the most ironic aspects of the paper goods industry: artists usually have to design their holiday lines in the middle of the summer. This means that every year, all those cute little animals in sweaters you see on my cards and ornaments were drawn while I was sweating bullets in my un-air-conditioned ... One of the most ironic aspects of the paper goods industry: artists usually have to design their holiday lines in the middle of the summer. This means that every year, all those cute little animals in sweaters you see on my cards and ornaments were drawn while I was sweating bullets in my un-air-conditioned studio! 😂 So, after a few years of this routine, I developed a fun tradition: every year, when I start my holiday line in July, I start rewatching the Harry Potter movies in order. They’re not specifically Christmas movies, but there’s an undeniable Christmasy feel to them—I don’t know if it’s tiny Ron grinning in his sweater with an R on it, or the nostalgia for how the movies usually premiered in the fall and winter when I was a kid, but there’s something that just gets me in the Christmas spirit when I watch them. It’s lovely. I plan to keep it up for years. ❤️ ⠀
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P.S. This year’s holiday line is going to rock your socks off 😊 I’m having so much fun with it!⠀
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#calledtobecreative #makersgonnamake #lovemyjob #harrypotter #peoplescreatives #etsyseller
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Lately, it’s been the kind of hot where how I feel at any given moment is dependent on where the fan ...
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Lately, it’s been the kind of hot where how I feel at any given moment is dependent on where the fan is at in its rotation path. But I love you anyway, Boise! What’s your best strategy for dealing with the heat? In our window-unit-AC-only house, the cardinal rules are as follows:⠀ .⠀ 1) Walk ... Lately, it’s been the kind of hot where how I feel at any given moment is dependent on where the fan is at in its rotation path. But I love you anyway, Boise! What’s your best strategy for dealing with the heat? In our window-unit-AC-only house, the cardinal rules are as follows:⠀
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1) Walk the dog as early as possible (ie. as soon as you’ve had enough coffee to be able to tie your shoelaces).⠀
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2) Follow the Code of the Blinds (close the blinds on the sunny side of the house from noon-9 or 10 PM, then open the windows, then close them by 9 AM, repeat).⠀
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3) Keep the fridge full of Tecate and limes. I’m not kidding. We discovered this trick in our mid-twenties and it has continued to keep the peace for every heat wave since! 🍻⠀
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Camping misadventure story time: we went camping with Nate’s parents a few weeks ago, and our poor ...
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Camping misadventure story time: we went camping with Nate’s parents a few weeks ago, and our poor dog had to watch through the window in the tent while a raccoon sat on the picnic table and ate the rest of her weight-management kibble she’d left in her bowl, and then stole the whole rest of the ... Camping misadventure story time: we went camping with Nate’s parents a few weeks ago, and our poor dog had to watch through the window in the tent while a raccoon sat on the picnic table and ate the rest of her weight-management kibble she’d left in her bowl, and then stole the whole rest of the bag of food with its little raccoon hands. 😭 It was my fault for accidentally leaving it out, and I feel like the raccoon was probably just as excited about the shiny metal half-cup measure that was in the bag as it was about the food! Not great. 😑 Everyone has a hilariously bad camping adventure story—what’s yours?
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#outside #outsideisfree #camping #adventure #calledtobecreative #etsy
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One of my favorite things about the nine days we spent traveling recently: no TV, barely any phone ...
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One of my favorite things about the nine days we spent traveling recently: no TV, barely any phone time, and tons and tons of walking and awesome conversation instead. We accidentally walked 75 miles during the 7 days we were in Paris, and with no TV where we stayed, we spent the end of the day ... One of my favorite things about the nine days we spent traveling recently: no TV, barely any phone time, and tons and tons of walking and awesome conversation instead. We accidentally walked 75 miles during the 7 days we were in Paris, and with no TV where we stayed, we spent the end of the day reading and talking about everything we saw (and then fell asleep in about ten minutes after all that walking!). We usually do a TV detox at least once a year, but we’re more inspired than ever after this trip to whittle down our time in front of the box and spend that time on things that energize us instead of drain our energy. What do you do when you say no to screen time? I’m looking forward to more time for art, just in a sketchbook and just for fun!⠀
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#carveouttimeforart #studioscenes #artist #makersgonnamake #calledtobecreative
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I promised you guys some fun new travel art when we got home from Paris, and I can’t wait to show you ...
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I promised you guys some fun new travel art when we got home from Paris, and I can’t wait to show you what I’ve been working on! I was going for a 90s-classroom-globe color palette for this background and I think I nailed it. Stay tuned! In the meantime, what travel-themed products would you ... I promised you guys some fun new travel art when we got home from Paris, and I can’t wait to show you what I’ve been working on! I was going for a 90s-classroom-globe color palette for this background and I think I nailed it. 😂 Stay tuned! In the meantime, what travel-themed products would you guys like to see? I’m specifically hoping to make some new things not made out of paper (mugs, etc!), so the sky’s the limit! ✈️
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#wanderlust #travel #abmtravelbug #travelgram #calledtobecreative #craftsposure #makersgonnamake #illustration
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One year ago today, we adopted this sweet girl as a 20-pounds-heavier rescue pup! She had been living ...
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One year ago today, we adopted this sweet girl as a 20-pounds-heavier rescue pup! She had been living in a home where she hadn’t been given a walk in about a year and was also fed very well (swipe for her “before” picture!). One year later, she’s doing great—and after a year of weight management ... One year ago today, we adopted this sweet girl as a 20-pounds-heavier rescue pup! She had been living in a home where she hadn’t been given a walk in about a year and was also fed very well (swipe for her “before” picture!). One year later, she’s doing great—and after a year of weight management kibble, we think she deserves a treat, so we’re throwing her a Chicken Party this weekend! 🍗❤️ It’s her absolute favorite and I can’t wait to see how excited she gets over her celebratory chicken pile. 😂 Happy adoption anniversary, Andie! We’re so happy you wagged into our lives!!
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#adoptdontshop #rescuedogsofinstagram #dogsofinstagram
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Throwing this out there for kicks: I’ve had several requests for an ACTUAL Strange Creature Society ...
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Throwing this out there for kicks: I’ve had several requests for an ACTUAL Strange Creature Society based on this sticker. I don’t know what that would look like or if I have the time or what that means—but let us take a moment to throw rationality and practicality out the window (like we do around ... Throwing this out there for kicks: I’ve had several requests for an ACTUAL Strange Creature Society based on this sticker. I don’t know what that would look like or if I have the time or what that means—but let us take a moment to throw rationality and practicality out the window (like we do around here) and imagine! What would you want the Strange Creature Society to look like? If it had to exist in a mostly or exclusively e-format of some sort, would that bum you out or make you more excited about it? Tell me your thoughts, strange creatures! I’m all weird ears! 🙃⠀
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#youreweirdbook #youreweird #strangecreaturesociety #peoplescreatives #flashesofdelight
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This morning, I sat in a jet-lagged fog back in our house in Boise sipping coffee and suddenly realized ...
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This morning, I sat in a jet-lagged fog back in our house in Boise sipping coffee and suddenly realized I need to MAKE something. That sounds so silly—I’m an artist for a living, don’t I make stuff all the time?? Actually, 90% of my time usually goes to the 1,001 tasks that have to get done when ... This morning, I sat in a jet-lagged fog back in our house in Boise sipping coffee and suddenly realized I need to MAKE something. That sounds so silly—I’m an artist for a living, don’t I make stuff all the time?? Actually, 90% of my time usually goes to the 1,001 tasks that have to get done when you have a one-woman-show for a business, and then suddenly the week is over and I’m detangling shipping tape from my hair, having not made anything new at all. But I think it’s time for a restructuring! How do you carve out time for creativity? Who or what inspires you to do so? I’m thinking of setting aside at least two large blocks of time each week as opposed to more smaller blocks. I don’t know if I can find the time—but I can make the time if I’m clever and committed! 💥 ⠀
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#carveouttimeforart #peoplescreatives #etsy #calledtobecreative #thatsdarling
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I left one of my Let’s Go Everywhere postcards on a bench at the Eiffel Tower today for someone to find. ...
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I left one of my Let’s Go Everywhere postcards on a bench at the Eiffel Tower today for someone to find. I hope the person who finds it gets to go everywhere with their favorite travel buddy! . . . #letsgoeverywhere #travel #wanderlust #paris #abmtravelbug #travelphotography #travelgram ... I left one of my Let’s Go Everywhere postcards on a bench at the Eiffel Tower today for someone to find. I hope the person who finds it gets to go everywhere with their favorite travel buddy!
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#letsgoeverywhere #travel #wanderlust #paris #abmtravelbug #travelphotography #travelgram #livecolorfully #thatsdarling
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Paree, you are incroyable! We are eating everything and walking everywhere and I am feeling so inspired ...
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Paree, you are incroyable! We are eating everything and walking everywhere and I am feeling so inspired to make a ton of fun new travel-inspired art when I get home. Get ready! In the meantime, I’ll be over here drinking wine and eating a thousand different varieties of carbs and trying to not ... Paree, you are incroyable! We are eating everything and walking everywhere and I am feeling so inspired to make a ton of fun new travel-inspired art when I get home. Get ready! In the meantime, I’ll be over here drinking wine and eating a thousand different varieties of carbs and trying to not get run over by motorcycles. 🇫🇷🍷
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#paris #wanderlust #travel #letsgoeverywhere #seetheworld
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“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeing new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” - Marcel ...
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“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeing new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” - Marcel Proust ️ . We are on our way to Paris for the week and I am so excited I can hardly stand it!! Here’s to new adventures, trying to remember my college French, and eating my weight in crepes! . P.S. ... “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeing new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” - Marcel Proust ✈️
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We are on our way to Paris for the week and I am so excited I can hardly stand it!! Here’s to new adventures, trying to remember my college French, and eating my weight in crepes!
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P.S. The shop is still open since I have an awesome assistant shipping out orders back home! Thank you Anna—you rock!! 👍
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#wanderlust #travel #seetheworld #nothingisordinary #abmtravelbug #explore
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Time for another round of “tell me your favorite obscure animal!” I’m always looking for new ones ...
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Time for another round of “tell me your favorite obscure animal!” I’m always looking for new ones to draw! Lately I’ve been digging emperor tamarins. As evidenced by my choice of husband, I’m a sucker for a good ‘stache. 🤷🏼‍♀️ ⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #animals #obscureanimals #etsy #calledtobecreative ... Time for another round of “tell me your favorite obscure animal!” I’m always looking for new ones to draw! Lately I’ve been digging emperor tamarins. As evidenced by my choice of husband, I’m a sucker for a good ‘stache. 🤷🏼‍♀️ ⠀
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From self-printed and 20 pages long to published by a major house, 160 pages long, and translated ...
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From self-printed and 20 pages long to published by a major house, 160 pages long, and translated into two languages (!!!), You’re Weird has come a long way! So proud of my weird baby, and so thankful to all of you for catapulting it along with all your support and enthusiasm for this goofy thing ... From self-printed and 20 pages long to published by a major house, 160 pages long, and translated into two languages (!!!), You’re Weird has come a long way! So proud of my weird baby, and so thankful to all of you for catapulting it along with all your support and enthusiasm for this goofy thing that came out of my brain. I’m grateful every single day!!!💓💓💓
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#youreweirdbook #youreweird #bookstagram #penguinrandomhouse
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Hangin’ in there until summer vacations like <span class="emoji emoji1f446"></span>🏼 Anybody else going on vacation soon? We head out ...
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Hangin’ in there until summer vacations like 🏼 Anybody else going on vacation soon? We head out camping tomorrow and then a quick trip overseas in just over a week! I can’t believe it’s almost here and I can’t wait! Hope all you fellow sloths are hangin’ in there! 🏼⠀ .⠀ #slothsofinstagram ... Hangin’ in there until summer vacations like 👆🏼 Anybody else going on vacation soon? We head out camping tomorrow and then a quick trip overseas in just over a week! I can’t believe it’s almost here and I can’t wait! Hope all you fellow sloths are hangin’ in there! ✌🏼⠀
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#slothsofinstagram #etsy #calledtobecreative #craftsposure #flashesofdelight
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Boise, I can’t tell you how much yesterday meant to me! Meeting you guys in person, and seeing those ...
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Boise, I can’t tell you how much yesterday meant to me! Meeting you guys in person, and seeing those kids (of all ages!) getting so excited about their copies of You’re Weird, and hearing your stories—it all meant the world to me. Thank you so much for your support, and huge thanks to the crew ... Boise, I can’t tell you how much yesterday meant to me! Meeting you guys in person, and seeing those kids (of all ages!) getting so excited about their copies of You’re Weird, and hearing your stories—it all meant the world to me. Thank you so much for your support, and huge thanks to the crew at @wintrymarket for everything they do too. The first ever Summery Market was amazing and I can’t wait to hang out with you again at Art in the Park, Boise! 💓⠀
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#summerymarket2018 #thisisboise #boiseidaho #calledtobecreative #craftsposure #TDJterrariums
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After months of secret tree- and mountain-drawing, I’m so thrilled to finally get to show you guys ...
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After months of secret tree- and mountain-drawing, I’m so thrilled to finally get to show you guys the two prints I made with @mrs_kilcup for our collaboration!! Both these prints will be at Summery Market at my booth (on the 5th floor) and at Jennie’s (on the 6th). We had such a blast making ... After months of secret tree- and mountain-drawing, I’m so thrilled to finally get to show you guys the two prints I made with @mrs_kilcup for our collaboration!! Both these prints will be at Summery Market at my booth (on the 5th floor) and at Jennie’s (on the 6th). We had such a blast making these together and it’s such a treat to finally share them with you all! Come say hi at Summery Market and see these beauties in person! 🌲⠀
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#summerymarket2018 #idaho #idahome #thisisboise #boiseidaho #calledtobecreative #makersgonnamake #madeinidaho
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Wednesday in my favorite room in the world! Studio window open, coffee on, and soooo much to do before ...
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Wednesday in my favorite room in the world! Studio window open, coffee on, and soooo much to do before Summery Market on Saturday, but I’m having one of those almost out-of-body feelings of calm, where it all just seems like it’s going to get done and everything’s going to be OK. (I think what ... Wednesday in my favorite room in the world! Studio window open, coffee on, and soooo much to do before Summery Market on Saturday, but I’m having one of those almost out-of-body feelings of calm, where it all just seems like it’s going to get done and everything’s going to be OK. (I think what actually happened is I probably just caffeinated myself full circle back to a state of calm. 🤷‍♀️ I’ll take it!) Happy Wednesday, world! Hope it’s awesome wherever you are!⠀
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#studioscenes #peoplescreatives #artstudio #makersgonnamake #livecolorfully #flashesofdelight #makeitblissful
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After months of keeping it under wraps, I am so excited to finally share that @mrs_kilcup and I have ...
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After months of keeping it under wraps, I am so excited to finally share that @mrs_kilcup and I have been working on a collaboration and we will have two beautiful collaborative prints to release at Summery Market!! 🌲 Stay tuned for a more detailed look at both pieces later this week! In the ... After months of keeping it under wraps, I am so excited to finally share that @mrs_kilcup and I have been working on a collaboration and we will have two beautiful collaborative prints to release at Summery Market!! 🌲 Stay tuned for a more detailed look at both pieces later this week! In the meantime, can I just share what a delight it was to collaborate with Jennie? She’s a total gem and I’m so thrilled to have gotten to work with such an amazing local talent (and made a good friend in the process!). Art warm fuzzies all around! Can’t wait to show you guys the pieces we made—you’re going to love them when you see them at #summerymarket2018! 🌲⠀
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@wintrymarket #thisisboise #boiseartists #makersgonnamake #flashesofdelight #peoplescreatives #livecolorfully
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Almost cross-eyed from making as many terrarium pieces as possible for Summery Market, but this ...
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Almost cross-eyed from making as many terrarium pieces as possible for Summery Market, but this little love is coming out so cute in her copper greenhouse I could stare at her all day! 🦌 I’ll have her with me at my booth on the 5th floor at @jumpboise for @wintrymarket’s first ever Summery Market ... Almost cross-eyed from making as many terrarium pieces as possible for Summery Market, but this little love is coming out so cute in her copper greenhouse I could stare at her all day! 🦌 I’ll have her with me at my booth on the 5th floor at @jumpboise for @wintrymarket’s first ever Summery Market this Saturday, 12-8 PM! Can’t wait to see you guys there!⠀
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#summerymarket2018 #boise #thisisboise #calledtobecreative #craftsposure #ABMcrafty #thatsdarling #flashesofdelight #peoplescreatives #TDJterrariums
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Friends! I recently had the awesome chance to do an interview for @milkcommunity and was relatively ...
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Friends! I recently had the awesome chance to do an interview for @milkcommunity and was relatively shocked to realize as I was writing my answers that I had practical business advice to give. Me! Practical! Businessy! This is not something I ever saw coming. I’ve always had words of genuine ... Friends! I recently had the awesome chance to do an interview for @milkcommunity and was relatively shocked to realize as I was writing my answers that I had practical business advice to give. Me! Practical! Businessy! This is not something I ever saw coming. I’ve always had words of genuine but somewhat vague encouragement to give in similar interviews (Go for it! You can do it! You’ll never know until you start!), but now I’m four years into this wild adventure and as I was writing my answers this time around, I was amazed to learn that I had real, nitty-gritty wearing-my-entrepreneur-pants stuff to say.👖💥 Bam! Anyway, if you’d like to read the interview, head on over to @milkcommunity and the link in their profile, then hit their menu button in the top right and click on home, where you’ll see a face that matches this one. 😉 Many thanks to the awesome ladies over there for this chance to tell my story and share what I’ve learned. It was such a treat!⠀
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#milkcommunity #artist #youreweirdbook #peoplescreatives #author #bookstagram
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Don’t forget to be awesome! Love, Nessie, jackalope, + unicorn <span class="emoji emoji2728"></span> New stickers from one of my first ...
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Don’t forget to be awesome! Love, Nessie, jackalope, + unicorn New stickers from one of my first and most beloved designs are in the shop! Hope you’re all having a magical Monday!⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #etsywholesale #etsy #calledtobecreative #inspiration #thinkpositive #haveagoodday Don’t forget to be awesome! Love, Nessie, jackalope, + unicorn ✨ New stickers from one of my first and most beloved designs are in the shop! Hope you’re all having a magical Monday!⠀
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#etsywholesale #etsy #calledtobecreative #inspiration #thinkpositive #haveagoodday

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