[post 2 of 7] Hello again! Vanessa from @paisleyproposal here. Now I'd like to share with you how I spend my time, and a little more about my side business. I went to architecture school for 7 years and also have an MBA. I'm in retail store design & construction by day, an artist & product designer by night, and a serial DIYer & social butterfly by wknd. Basically, I just want to design all the things! ✌🏼️❤️🎨
I started #paisleyPROPOSAL doing custom watercolor & calligraphy wedding stationery back in 2013, after successfully executing our completely DIY wedding (our wedding suite shown on the left side). As my full-time job responsibilities grew & international travel became more frequent, it was hard for me to keep up with custom work. I adjusted my sails, and in 2015 I launched my handlettered #paisleyPINTS product line (shown in the middle). The skid of glassware showed up at my house the same day I was promoted at work, and I took that as a sign that I was headed the right direction on both accounts. I sold out before Christmas, and thought, "Well, that was fun while it lasted." Then last summer I was feeling the urge to relaunch and expand the line with different handlettered designs. And thus, paisleyPINTS 2.0 was born: a bigger, more consistent graphic, still produced in a dishwasher safe way, packaged in a matching hand stamped bag (shown on the right end).
I loved laying out a sampling of my work to visually see my progression through the last few years. How about you? Share your transformation Tuesday story with me! How have you grown and developed in your own personal life or career? If you're interested in following along on my creative journey, hop over to @paisleyproposal and give me a follow! 👍🏼