There is a wonderful place I know called Oh My Handmade Goodness. It is a wonderful online community for creative entrepreneurs that I came across almost two years ago and I am so grateful that I did! The most notable aspect of this community is how welcoming they are, no matter how small or big a business you have. I must admit that I kept a little quite in the beginning and "lurked" more than I "spoke" but once I did, they welcomed me with open and supportive arms. This community has allowed me to grow my creative connections, challenged me to push my comfort zone and presented the opportunity to collaborate with some amazing people and artists.
This last point is the thing I am most excited about right now! Earlier this year in the OMHG forums (such a valuable place to be) an idea was presented by Tif of Stubborn Press & Co, for a collaboration amongst the members to put together a monthly letterpress calendar for 2014. It sounded like an amazing idea and it was certainly something I would love to be a part of. The theme of the calendar was appropriately set to 'Community' and the task was to create something that described what community meant to each of us. So I took a deep breath, gathered some courage (there are some seriously amazing artists in there) and I officially became July.
Now after months of planning and work within the community, I am officially sharing the news of the pre-sale!
Take a moment, head on over to Oh My Handmade Goodness and check out the 2014 Community Letterpress Calendar. The pre-sale starts today and is set for a limited edition run of 200, so order yours today…I just ordered mine!!
I am a creative soul and a mother of two.
THE SMALL PRINT
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