if you hadn’t noticed from my alt recaps (if you missed them, read them here and here), i’m really inspired now. i’ve also decided that i’m going to go after some big dreams and goal this year (like, for reals). as far as my letterpress work goes, i’m looking to make a bunch of great connections and pushing myself to get a full product line going.
i’ll be attending the stationery show in may in nyc and am looking forward to not only walking the show but seeing my friend’s booths (both letter & lark and ladyfingers letterpress have booths this year… so exciting!!). i’m hoping to cultivate some more amazing connections while i’m there and it’s so inspiring to see everyone’s hard work come together at such a great event.
in addition to the stationery show, i’m hoping to attend stationery academy in august. stationery academy is a branding and business workshop for creatives in the paper and personalization industry. it’s run by whitney english (who is super sweet and talented) and natalie chang and i’ve heard nothing but good things about it. if alt taught me one thing, it’s that going to focused conferences can bring about huge change. i’ve already gotten a push in the right direction and am actively working towards having a full stationery line ready to launch in march (i know, big goal!). i’m learning as much as i can about this industry and i think stationery academy could really help catapult me into a new world.
needless to say, these things totally energize me and make me happy. i’m ready to dive into things whole-heartedly now and see where it takes me. i’ve never shied away from dreaming big but acting big? well, i need to follow through on that!
for those of you that attended alt, do you have any big goals you’re passionately tackling now? i’d love to hear about them!