That quote up there is one of my favorites. It seems to sum it up life so well and it's my gentle Carpe Diem reminder to be present in the moment because one thing I know for sure is that there are no guarantees of just how many moments we'll get. One thing I don't know for sure is what the heck this page is exactly. It may be a blog, it may not. It may be a how-to, it may not. It may be a where to get things guide, it may not. It may be a curated collection of what I think is beautiful. It may be all of that or none of that. I'm still figuring all that out but rest assured that I do know why I'm doing whatever this is. I needed a place to let my creativity out to play and show all my art and design passions because that helps me stay present and focus on all I have to be grateful for. And for you, I just want this to be is a pretty place where you might get inspired to add some art or design to your world too.
I typically focus on vintage in my home decor but lately, I've been mixing in some boho-ish modern too. Whatever style I use, my passion to beautify is fueled by a need to surround myself with stylish design only if I can do it inexpensively. I've always been relentlessly frugal so expect DIY, thrifted and haggled over flea market finds, plus a dose of hoarded family junk--I mean heirlooms.
Welcome. I am so glad you stopped by. I'm Amber. If you made it here from I DO SIGNS, you already know about my sign art. And if you made it here from TYPOGRAPHY you know about the hand stamped vintage silverware I make, but those aren't my only passions. I have always been compelled to find, design and arrange the pretty in my world. And here is where it all runs together or more accurately where you get to see how it plays out in my visual world. So stay for a bit and poke around and get to know a bit more about me.
What I don't do is PERFECTION. [Life beat that outta me years ago.] Just like you, I struggle in certain areas and I'm not afraid to share that. You might see a perfectly styled photo, but I can guarantee behind the scenes is a hot mess and laundry is piling up. And trust me when I tell you that I have an uncomfortable number of unfinished projects waiting for the stars and moon to align so I can complete them--heck, start them. Yeah, some of them are just dreams + wishes at this point. But honestly I've come accept that about life and I can even say I love that about us humans.
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