Happy belated Thanksgiving! 🥧 Wherever you are, I hope you were able to take some time to unplug, relax, and reflect on the things that you’re grateful for.
Here are 3 Good Things happening this month I want to share with you:
1. Last Saturday (11/26) I sold my art and stationary goods for the first time ever in person at the Modern Makers Mart in Manhattan Beach Village. It was a wonderful experience and I'll be launching my online shop very VERY soon!
2. I’ll be baking a lot this holiday season and I’m on a mission to find all the best recipes. Here are a few I’ve got my eyes on 👀: 1) Persimmon Cookies, 2) Sweet Potato Pie Bars, 3) Cornmeal Blueberry Scones. If you have any personal faves send them my way!
3. This month I turned 30! I spent my birthday doing a century ride challenge (100 miles on bike) and hosting a beach bonfire with my friends. Excited for the next decade and the adventures + creative projects to come.
1. ARTIST: Goyangii
Sarah (aka @goyangii, which means cat in Korean) is an illustrator & designer from the Bay Area that draws punny cat-inspired artwork (my faves are ghost kitty, I knead you, merry catmas). She regularly participates in local craft markets and has been a huge inspiration as I gear up for my first market.
2. ATHLETE: Phil Gaimon
Phil is a Malibu-based former pro-cyclist, writer, youtuber, and host of the annual cookie themed bike event Phil’s Cookie Fondo. In his recent interview on For The Long Run you can hear about his backstory and why he believes in the importance of taking control of your own goals and process.
3. BOOK: The Crossroads of Should and Must
This is a beautifully illustrated book by Elle Luna who is an artist and author, and former designer at IDEO. It was previously written as a blog post back in 2014, and it’s a much-needed pep talk for anyone that’s been following the path of “Should” for far too long.
4. PODCAST: Vo Wong on Creativity School
Vo Wong is a Toronto-based photographer known for creating hyper-realistic images and environmental installations (see: Giant Plastic Tap and Strawpocalypse). In this interview he shares how he designs his life into a sustainable creative ecosystem to create impactful work.
5. VIDEO: The Importance of Having Fun
This TED talk with journalist Catherine Price reminds us that having fun is the secret to feeling alive and we need more playfulness, connection, and flow in our lives. This makes me want to be more mindful about the way I spend my precious time with loved ones this holiday season and how to make it more fun and memorable.
Thanks for making it to the end! If you got any value out of this, don't hesitate to reply back or forward it to a friend to share the inspiration. You can also check out my previous newsletters on my website.
Stay healthy and take it easy. ✌️