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Progress!

After wrapping up two big projects, I actually had some time yesterday to devote to my own marketing initiatives, and I’m so happy I did!

I revisited my original website layout, which is currently just in Photoshop.  The next step will be converting it to an HTML template.  I am pretty excited about this, here’s a preview!

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Also, after several failed attempts at getting the correct size from the stamp maker, they finally got it right, so here’s a very rough attempt at my business card:

Stampy!

I am ordering some slate-gray paper from Paper Source, and plan on trying out some bright orange/yellow inks.  I’m very excited about this.  For years I ordered full-color business cards from places with cheap paper.  There’s just something so much nicer about a really nice, hard, textured business card.

Here’s the blog that inspired this idea: KMG Branding + Design

I’m so excited to keep moving with these ideas, and I’m collaborating with another career mama to launch a networking event for entrepreneurial mamas. This is also very exciting, I love an excuse to get together with smart people and drink wine!

Have a lovely, wintry day!

xoxo, Mere

LTB (Let’s Talk Biz) – Step One

New head shot, thank you Instagram!

OK so I promised myself to take some time to work on my business in the ongoing effort to create a greater sense of fulfillment.

Step one?  Figure out exactly what I want.  I asked myself this, and initially I came up with a few things:
- Create more time to devote to illustration
- Take more pictures
- Set up my ecommerce store so I can have a little more control over where my clients are coming from, and have an easy system for payment

Then I read my horoscope (Pisces), which said

What if the thing you wanted most were given to you – would you know what to do with it? Think about what that would mean. What would you want? A new job? A new relationship? A new house? All these things are material and thus prone to change and disappointment. If you have your health you have something that is immaterial and thus more precious. Use the favorable aspect of the day to focus on what you really want. (Hint: focus on your health!)

And I was inspired to add:

- Take on less at once, have a waiting list because my work is worth the wait.
- Have more time to rest and relax, and concentrate on being creative

I often tend to focus on really tangible things, like more money, friendlier clients, etc.  But it’s true that all tangible things tend to wear around the edges over time.  So it’s good to have some detailed goals, but also keep in mind the ultimate, overall goal, which is a sense of pride, health and fulfillment.  I feel like I’m already much closer to achieving my goals.  Now, to think about my next step, but not before I finally check out that digital painting tutorial I’ve been meaning to read for so long!
(It’s http://www.imaginefx.com/02287754329710396959/liberate-your-colours.html)