A business is born

EEK! I can’t even believe I am typing this post right now. I’m not even entirely sure how I got here but I’m so excited that I am and that you are here to take this journey with me. This has been brewing in the background for me for about 2 years now but I don’t think I even knew it at the time. Back in late 2018 or early 2019, I purchased my first Lettering course and I was so excited about it! I got my supplies, the trusty Tombow fudenosuke brush pens, and some tracing paper and off I went…and then off I stopped. I got caught up in the kids, and stress and all the other things life could throw at me, and I left my course on park and didn’t revisit it until the infamous 2020 hit.

There we were, all of us home, just hanging out and I found myself gravitating back to that course I abandoned way back when. So I found my tracing paper and brush pens and every night after the kids went to bed I worked on my course. I was HOOKED! “WHY DIDN’T I COMPLETE THIS COURSE SOONER” is basically what I kept yelling to myself the entire time. I wasn’t even finished with the lettering course when I found a course for pointed pen calligraphy, and my heart literally fluttered. I couldn’t wait to dive in, the nibs the pens, the ink in a jar…who wouldn’t be in love?!

So, to make a long story short, I spent the first half of 2020 learning as much as I could about calligraphy and practicing as much as I could (I also took up gardening as my second obsession, but we can talk about that in a separate post). I began sharing my drills, and final pieces on social media and had a few requests for custom quotes. I was over the moon about it all and that’s when I really aligned with the possibility that I could make this into a business, it just felt right. So during the holidays, I said “FUCK IT” I got some clear ornaments and wrote on one. I wrote the word JOY. I posted a picture of it on my Instagram feed and started taking orders shortly after. It was awesome…and so The Tipsy Creative was born. If you’re wondering where the name came from…well basically, I love a good Margarita (and wine in the winter), and I love to be creative. I would say the rest is history, but we are just getting started here so I’ll just end this with STAY TUNED! and enjoy the ride!

This is literally the first ornament I wrote on. I posted it on Instagram….and the rest is history!

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