I recently listened to adevotional given by Erin Kramer Holmes who went through a miscarriage and shared her thoughts about uncertainty. In this post I simply re-shared and analyzed and emphasized some of her words, added a few references of my own, and included some of my feelings and experience.
I have recently come across a couple very pregnant women and I over heard them complaining about their weight and feeling fat. And everyone around them trying make them feel better by justifying their weight because they’re pregnant. With a recent miscarriage, you can imagine that these conversations sting, A LOT.
It’s Halloween. Last night was the first night that wasn’t interrupted by an overflowing pad or painful cramping. It was a good night, all things considered. Yesterday was better too. I pushed Monday a little too far with packing and lifting.
As odd it may seem, I am already thinking about my rainbow baby. That next little baby is a symbol of hope and I will take all the hope I can get. It overpower grief and empowers my faith in something better. And since the primary symbol for a baby after a miscarriage is a rainbow I went rainbow cuh-razy.
After hearing about the news of my miscarriage. I was just sorrowful? Sad? Depressed? Hurt? In pain? Grief-stricken? No. None of those words describe it. I was down-right in the depths of a despair that could not be measured, deeper than any pain that I have ever felt in my entire life.
My business began the summer after I graduated college with a degree in Fashion Design. My friend had been searching for a fashion illustration of her sister’s wedding dress to give to her as a wedding gift, but wasn’t finding anything. I instantly volunteered to illustrate her sister’s dress.
This isn't my normal line of work, but I kinda weaseled my way into it with Red Aspen. They had some product photos and flat lays that they were trying to do themselves, and you could tell it was pretty amateurish, and I just thought, "I can do better."
I was chatting with a friend (@tauschajohanson) who wants to design a planner that will benefit those who suffer from OCD. She suggested that I make a planner too, but one that targets direct sales reps. She planted the seed.
This came to my attention when Erin Lefler, a skilled illustrator I follow on instagram, shared her passion for standing up to cyberbullies. She has become a target of cyberbullying with her rise in followers and as she has shared her illustrations.
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I first heard this story on the Bancroft Brother's podcast and couldn't resist repeating it: Chris Sonnenburg, like many young animators, adores Glen Keane (famous character animator at Disney since the 1970's). Glen Keane is a very skilled, devoted and a good christian man.
Oftentimes when I work with blossoming and passionate entrepreneurs and they have no idea where to start with their identity and branding. They may not even bother with it and just jump to a random logo a cousin designed on word or buy something cheap at some online marketplace.
Patreon is a membership platform that makes it easy for creators to get paid through their patrons. Patronage is an old concept but Patreon has modernized it. Patrons, or your fans, pay a subscription amount of their choice in exchange for awesomeness from you, the creator.
I’m a proud Star Wars fan and have been since I was a child. I remember watching Episodes 4-6 with my dad and he would tell us kids all about the behind the scenes of how they made C3PO and R2D2, quote the wisdom of Yoda, and revel in the sheer evilness and power of Darth Vader...