The artist

the artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work.

While I wouldn't necessarily say to someone I'm an "artist", I do like to do artsy things. As far as titles go, I'm far more comfortable with "designer" or "crafter". This week I am in Utah at American Crafts design directing my ninth (NINTH!) collection with American Crafts. Wow. I continue to be inspired by the collaboration process and have learned so much throughout. It's a part of work that happens to be a lot of work, but it sure is fun.

Although there are times I think I am going to run out of ideas, it hasn't happened just yet. (Let's hope I didn't just jinx myself.) If there's something you're hoping to see as far as new paper products go, please share in the comments. I know more skinny washi tape is high on my list since I continue to get inquiries about the 6 pack that is sold out everywhere.

So I saw this quote on Pinterest and I really liked it. Feel free to share and link up.

the artist quote scripted by Amy Tangerine

Each Monday this year, I plan on writing out a quote using this watercolor set from Michaels and a brush that says Royal 2 on it (can’t remember where it’s from, sorry!). If you have a favorite quote – snarky, silly, or simple in its’ wisdom, please share in the comments.