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The Summer of Paper

The Summer of Paper

Determination and adrenaline got us launched in January.  Here we are in August with a whole bunch more stuff to do to keep the momentum going: A catalog (OH MY), paperwork (DREADFUL), refining our systems, (ONGOING), fulfilling orders (HURRAY!), and new collections (EXCITING).   Which leaves me to the question, "When do I get to paint?".  I realized that I haven't painted anything new all summer.  ALL SUMMER.  I have a cache of images in my phone that I snapped in Paris in the spring and not one painting to show for it.  During one of our Facetime meetings this...

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The Haps over Here

The Haps over Here

Hello! I'm writing from Toni's guest room at 5:30 a.m. PST - the coffee is great! It's been a nutty ride and we thought you should hear about Spot On Paper Stationery & Gift's growth and direction as we develop this wholesale stationery line. We've bumped over a few hurdles and goals, and are just on the cusp of launching a new collection of Toni's illustrated greeting cards to add to last winter's lovely start. In May we went to Paris for inspiration, a few extra calories, and fun. We most literally "ran about" Paris, collecting ideas and bits to bring home and create new collections. With each new...

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I put shame to bed to enjoy this perpetual optimism.

I put shame to bed to enjoy this perpetual optimism.

Here it is, girls (and occasional guy). I took Momentum Handbag down at the beginning of this year (see? Look at the URL). The manufacturing part was killing me. Making handbags is now officially a HOBBY. At the start of 2017 I put shame to bed to enjoy the perpetual optimism that my dear friend and mentor Larry Briggs of V2A Solutions says characterizes the behavior of creative people. I'm a "Merchant/Innovator" which translates to being ultra-positive just about all the time because M/I's live inside a steady stream of possibility. We SELL, even to OURSELVES. If you have a problem, toss it our way - they're like candy to us....

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