Hi, Iʼm Allie. A watercolor artist combining my love for art, business and nature for a more joyful, creative lifestyle.
Life with running multiple businesses can be hectic and fast paced. As a way to balance, I craved a simpler lifestyle. When we bought our home with a few acres of land, my journey to simple homesteading began.
Here on the blog I share watercolor projects, creative business tips, home DIYs and our garden. I hope to inspire you to live more simply, creatively and joyfully while building the creative business of your dreams.
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Just a little over a year ago, I made one of my biggest course investments and enrolled into Surface Pattern Design Immersion with Bonnie Christine. And to be honest, I didn’t have big dreams of creating patterns at the time I purchased the course, which makes me laugh. But I did have something spark inside of me that was telling me to take the leap and get the course that could open up new creative doors in the future. So I did!
When I enrolled in the course back in February of 2021, I started working through the first few lessons but really didn’t get far into it because quickly after enrolling, the wedding industry surged and my invitation business took off. So since then, I have been staying focused on that part of my business with not a lot of extra time to try new things.
Over the last couple of years, I’ve been wanting to make a shift in my business to allow for a wider variety of creative projects. Lately I’ve been really feeling the pull to dust off that pattern course and try something new and inspiring! I’ve also been wanting to learn how to sew and I dream of sewing baby girl outfits with my patterns. Wouldn’t that be so fun?! I haven’t felt this inspired and motivated to create something new like this in a long time and it feels so exciting!
So I thought it’d be fun to bring you along and show you behind the scenes of my process as I create a pattern collection for the first time. I’m going to use the same creative process that I go through with every custom wedding invitation project and start by putting together a creative brief. I’ve put together a creative brief template and you can grab this template for your next project right here for free. You can also check out my YouTube video to watch as I work through the creative brief process.
The steps include:
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