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You’re so weird. I like that!

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I remember somebody once signed my year book. “You’re really weird, but I like you anyway!” ๐Ÿ™ I dont know if I was more offended or hurt. A) I was weird..annnnd the connotation behind that isn’t a positive one. ย And B) apparently being weird usually makes people unlikable. As I have matured (like a good aged cheese) I have realized that my weirdness is what sets me apart in the best of ways. I’ve found people like me and I love my little weirdo tribe! I wouldn’t trade my weirdies for the world! Because these are the people that are happy! These are the people who know who they are...

Can you do it for me?

  This is so. True. I’ve noticed this in my own work. I’ve noticed this in others work, and doubt does totally destroy creativity. So often I hear people say “I can’t do it. I’m not artistic…” ย (or in the case of my toddler, “You do it, mom!”). All I want to do is shake them and say, “Everyone is creative! Stop doubting yourself!” Seriously y’all, don’t doubt what you can do. You are so amazing and unique. “The artist is not a special kind of person; rather each person is a special kind of artist.”ย Amanda Coomaraswamy Take confidence in what you do.ย If it doesn’t look like everyone else’s, congratulations!...

Do you really like Razzmatazz?

Insagood JULY -13

  Recently I have had a lot of fun and unique opportunities. As I try to decide which ones I want to take, I do what every business woman does. I talk to my mom! Now, I don’t mean to brag, but my mom pretty much rocks. She’s been in the fabric biz for most of my life and knows a thing or two about running a successful business. Are you ready to hear what she told me? Do you have you pen and paper ready for notes? Sometimes you don’t know what you want. Sometimes you don’t know what you’re good at. Life has a lot more ? than...

Be Yourself!

Be YOU tiful bee hive printable by Spotted Pepper Designs

Design work has been a long, hard journey for me. Trying to find out where I fit in the world has been difficult. I spent so much time, energy, and heart trying to figure out how others where doing it, and thinking it was the only way. Because of this, I missed out on the key point. To be myself! When I do ‘me’, is when I create my best work. I don’t question. I don’t struggle. I thrive. It’s so important to be yourself. I’ve gained so much self love and confidence as I have figured out who Designer Rachel is. Designer Rachel loves ugly colors, that don’t match,...