I'm anxious to introduce you to Alex Mae Designs. This a project that I've been mulling over for quite some time now. I've had a whole lot of support for this adventure, for which I am so grateful. The biggest battle I've fought has been overcoming the internal hurdles that I've placed in front of myself. My perfectionism has gotten the best of me and clouded my confidence. I'm not sure if I expected life to come knocking and say "I'm ready for you!", but one day about four months ago I woke up and felt ready for a change. Enter: Alex Mae Designs.
What I have realized throughout the past few months is that one's potential is only uncovered by embarking on the necessary risk required to find it. Rarely are we handed the chance to propel ourselves into a new opportunity with a safety net to catch us. Instead, we are given glimpses into the abyss of an idea, and, upon realizing the infinite unknowns, we turn away. We can't even fathom the possibility that we have the potential to create our own opportunity. Instead, we wake up the next day and don't nourish the confidence, ideas, and spark that lies within.
Thanks to so many, I have gotten here - to a place where I have actually launched my website that I've been working on for months. It's been a blast getting started, and I can only imagine what is to come. Keep reading for a little summary of what's been going on for the past month, and please subscribe to my email newsletter, which I plan to send once or twice a month, to stay in the loop with Alex Mae Designs. I'd also love for you to follow me on social media and share the page with your friends and family. Your support means the world. Thank you.
I launched my business at the Allagash Street Fair on July 9th and met several people who were kind enough to stop by my table to say hello. A few folks bought things - which marked my first ever sales to someone I didn't know. The event was a hit despite the unseasonably cold and rainy day that we had. However, I was all smiles and couldn't have had a better day.
I took a trip to Monhegan Island - an artist's paradise - where I experimented with watercolors and worked on some fun custom projects. I will be incorporating more watercolor brush lettering into my designs - so stay tuned!
A view from my desk - digitizing my work has been a huge learning curve, but I'm getting the hang of it! This will allow me to create products that I can duplicate and print. It is my hope to have a few collections of cards and prints to purchase on my Etsy page. Currently I am selling custom, one-of-a-kind pieces. Go check it out!