I’m so excited to have all the new stickers (14 designs now!) and all four window/mirror cling designs UP on the site RIGHT NOW! ⠀⠀ Mailing List subscribers check your inbox for a special discount code > good this weekend ONLY! ⠀⠀ *And everybody else?... There may just be a little special something for you in our IG Stories 🤷🏼♀️🧡😘 #dontstopgetitgetit
Get ready to FREAK OUT! These little beauties are ready earlier than expected and I’m putting them up in the online shop (along with some more new stickers & window clings) FIRST THING TOMORROW MORNING. Sign up for our MAILING LIST to be the first to know when they are up in the shop (AND get a special discount code) 💌 Link in the profile @orangebeautiful
If I had to sum up my never-ending to-do list with one single task, it would be: Get Sh*t Done ✔️. ⠀⠀ I definitely have a LOT on my plate right now 🍽 Some fun new design projects, a ton of @showofhandschicago planning, and preparations for a *very* important event next week 🎂 #whew ⠀⠀ Maybe my to-do list is always gonna feel like an ocean I’ll never be able to get across 🏊♂️ but if I just keep trying to get things done, one step at a time, it’ll all work out 👍 #italwaysdoes
Today’s the last day for community voting on speaker/presenter pitches at @altsummit! ⠀⠀ ICYMI I‘ve thrown my hat in the ring to speak/present... and I’d love your votes to help get one (or more) of my pitches selected! ⠀⠀ You can vote up to ten times, but only 1X per pitch, so I’m hoping you’ll use (4) of your votes for my pitches ✅ which you can read more about in the ‘VOTE’ Highlight of my IG stories! ⠀⠀ *Voting closes today at 12noon PST (which is 2pm, for us Chicagoans), so don’t hesitate - every vote counts 🙌🏻 and thanks to all of you that have voted already!!! ⠀⠀ #gottalottosay #voteforme #altsummit
Those of you who know me well know that I’m not a huge fan of outdoor shows. I used to do them all the time, but - up until last weekend - I hadn’t done one in years... ⠀⠀ There are just too many variables for me; the most anxiety-inducing of which is the weather. ⠀⠀ And it rained. All weekend. It wasn’t terrible, but product was damaged, displays blew over in the wind, I moved my card spinner like 20 times - in and out of the rain - and Sarah (@bonnielipbalm) and I couldn’t figure out what was sweat and what was rain water after our hour-and-a-half, make-a-run-for-it load out at the end of the day on Sunday. ⠀⠀ But guess what? All in all, it was a good show. It was great seeing so many of your smiling faces, filling your shopping bags with prints and stickers and Mystery Card Grab Bags (which I sold out of on the 2nd day!) and meeting new customers 🧡 Thanks to all of you for braving the rain and coming out to shop local! ⠀⠀ *Also, an extra-special shout-out to our curated @milkhandmade section with fellow makers, @minima_maxima, @bonnielipbalm (my boothmate), @sophiareyesdesign, @aliciamohrjewelry, and @soapdistillery! ⠀⠀ Next up? Well, a very important celebration in just a couple of weeks, and then it’s basically no sleep ‘til @showofhandchicago 🖤 Stay tuned for more updates! ⠀⠀
Okay, real talk. I spent today selling my goods at an outdoor street festival (Andersonville Arts Fest) and it was kinda rainy and windy all day. The forecast the night before was much worse than the weather that actually transpired, so the vendors participating (myself included) were preparing for the worst, and I think we were all pretty wound up because of it... ⠀⠀ The forecast for tomorrow is calling for an even greater chance of rain, pretty much all day long. This has resulted in some folks talking about not coming back at all tomorrow, while others have “escape plans” in place in case the weather is really bad in the morning. ⠀⠀ What’s my plan, you ask? Well, Sarah (@bonnielipbalm), my boothmate, and I are gonna be there - rain or shine - selling cards and prints and stickers and body balm candles and face masks and bath teas and WE HOPE YOU’LL BE THERE, TOO. ⠀⠀ Bring your umbrella ☂️ and maybe - just maybe - I’ll have a special gift for every single person who braves the rain and makes a purchase from OB at the show #2L2Q #makeitrain ⠀⠀ *Find us in the @milkhandmade section at the corner of Clark & Winona, from 10-6 tomorrow!
SAUCED is tonight! 🍻 See you there 5-10pm @houseofvans 👟 RSVP @saucedmarket
I’ve got quite the busy week/weekend coming up... First up is @saucedmarket on Thursday night at @houseofvans, followed by Andersonville Arts Fest @avillechamber on Saturday & Sunday! ⠀⠀ It’s rare for me to be at this many in-person markets (that aren’t @showofhandschicago), so I really hope you’re able to come out and see me at one, or BOTH, of these fun events!!! ⠀⠀ SAUCED 9.19 House of Vans 5-9pm ⠀⠀ Andersonville Arts Fest 9.21-9.22 *I’ll be sharing a tent with @bonnielipbalm > 1 block south of Foster on Clark ✔️. 10-6 both days ⠀⠀ #tiredalready #yougotthis
We hope to see you next Thursday 9.19.19 at SAUCED! ⠀⠀ Sauced Night Market September 19th House of Vans 113 N Elizabeth St • Chicago 5-10pm ⠀⠀ Join us & 40 other local vendors, +plus food trucks, live art and music... all @houseofvans ⚡️NEXT Thursday night! ⠀⠀ Here’s just a few of the vendors we’re looking forward to seeing: @chiboys @edgewatercandles @lockedandlayered @sorry_studio @niffich @theresekuempel @southrhodes @thesucculentcity @stupid_rad @taniarodamilans @soothsayerhotsauce @intoxicakeschicago @macdynamitechicago ⠀⠀ Check out the @saucedmarket FB Event Page for the full list of vendors! 🙌🏻
We’re in the thick of street festival season here in Chicago, with the mother of all outdoor craft fairs happening this weekend > RENEGADE! ⠀⠀ While I won’t have a booth of my own at the show, I do have a not-so-short shopping list already, including (but definitely not limited to): @edgewatercandles, @yellowcakeshop, @argamandefiance, @lillabarnclothing, @ponnopozz, @soapdistillery, @directivemade 🙌🏻 and more! ⠀⠀ This event is the *perfect* chance to support your local everything (see our last post)... There will be HUNDREDS of local and independent businesses like the ones I just listed above, not to mention the bars, restaurants, boutiques, and more, all along Division Street between Ashland & Damen this weekend! ⠀⠀ Get more info @renegadecraft... and if you have never been to this amazing event before, DO NOT MISS IT! #youcantstop
I’m a firm believer that you can change the entire economy by just choosing to actively support *a couple more* local businesses than you currently support. If you make a conscious effort every time you buy something to think, “is there a local option that works for me, yes or no?” and when the answer is “yes,” you CHOOSE THAT OPTION... BOOM 💥 If we all got in the easy habit of that, brick & mortar shops wouldn’t be struggling, family-owned businesses could pay their employees more, our communities would keep a larger percentage of their tax dollars, and - arguably, literally ALL of us would be happier. ⠀⠀ Sounds cool, right? ⠀⠀ So just support your local... EVERYTHING. Your local print shop. Your local hot dog stand. Your local coffee shop (for fuck’s sake, Chicago, stop going to Starbuck’s! What is WRONG with you people?!) ⠀⠀ Support your local clothing boutique. Your local stationery shop. Your local hardware store. Your local grocery store. ⠀⠀ Contribute to your community and other communities like yours. Give your money to businesses that are sustaining themselves and growing their businesses, not lining their pockets and paying their CEOs’ bonuses. ⠀⠀ It’s not hard to do. And, trust me, as a person who has been actively shopping local & independent for over a decade, it FEELS GREAT, too. ⠀⠀ 🖊 Starsiak typeface by fellow Chicago designer, @chgohoods 👍🏻
Today is my parents’ 50th wedding anniversary 💍 While it’s impossible not to be sad that my mom isn’t around to celebrate this amazing milestone with my dad, my brother @bret_martin and the rest of our family, I’m going to choose to remember that they had 26 happy years together... and that’s more than most of us could ever ask for. ⠀⠀ Note: the fabric in the background of this photo is my mother’s actual wedding dress and veil, made by my maternal grandmother, for (if I’m remembering correctly) about $60 in notions, thread & fabric back in 1969.
I’ll tell you what’s with today... ⠀⠀ SAUCED is TONIGHT! August 22, 2019 at Sleeping Village 3734 W. Belmont Ave 5-10pm ⠀⠀ Come buy stickers, prints, and cards from me > most of which reference things that really show my age BECAUSE THE 90s WAS THE BEST/WORST DECADE OF ALL TIME! 😳 #classof96 . . . #whatswithtodaytoday #whatswithyou #empirerecords #lucas #rorycochrane #90s #90smovies #90squotes #90sforever #typedesign #typography #handlettering #lettering #sticker #vinyl #vinylsticker #flair #graphicdesign #chicago #madeinchicago #orangebeautiful
Collaboration over competition 🙌🏻 (tee by @shoptmrwtmrw)
I’m doing another show! 🙌🏻 This time, I’ll be setting up shop at one of my favorite new(-ish) bar/venues in the city, Sleeping Village @sl33pingvillag3! ⠀⠀ @SAUCEDmarket is hosting an awesome group of makers & designers at SV next THURSDAY NIGHT 8/22 from 5-10pm... We all hope you can make it out, if only to grab an amazing cocktail, pick up a few @orangebeautiful stickers and do a little local shopping before the summer ends! 🙌🏻. ⠀⠀ Mark your calendar & get more info over on @saucedmarket feed!