Lacelit

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Lacelit

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http://www.lacelit.com/

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Etsy, Design, Home Decor, Home Goods, Art & Illustrations, Paper Goods

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@lacelit

LACELIT ✧ Stationery & Home ✧ Illustration & Lettering ✐ Sending intentionality through the post. ➴ Wholesale: bit.ly/lacelitfamily ☟ Explore my work:

3660 Followers

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January arrives with promises of a breath and a step. I find myself reflecting and looking forward with anticipation and expectancy of new things- good things. . Each January, I take a day off from my full-time job for a long weekend, using it to retreat and spend some focused time dreaming up a new year for Lacelit. This month, I head into year 4, feeling especially eager. . I usually find myself at a nostalgic coffee shop haunt from my youth. I do some of my best thinking there in the safety of familiarity and lattes and veggie quiche. I set up in a little table by the window and hole up for an afternoon with my laptop, sketchbook and planner. It always makes for a productive time- the change of scene form my everyday, the comfortable atmosphere- and I come away feeling rejuvenated, refocused and refreshed. . January arrives, and with it a pause for a breath. And once again, I am ready to step.
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Some friends of ours adopted their first child, and I couldn’t be more thrilled and inspired and warmed seeing love in one of its truest of forms. 💛 . This lovely photo was taken by one my delightful stockists, @homespunindy in Indianapolis. It’s such a treat to be among such lovelies. Stop by their light-filled shop to snag a card or two for the new parents in your life. 🍼🥁🎈
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There are those of us who will never forget the satisfying click of a typewriter key no matter how many smart devices we use on the daily. The rhythm that comes with each new line-and-slide is lovingly imprinted in my memory. . This decorative laser-engraved magnet makes a happy reminder of the beautifully tangible experience of writing. And, I love it so much that I’m contemplating the possibility of offering it as a lapel pin/brooch in the future. Check out my IG stories to vote! 🗳 . {Magnets available in the shop at lacelit.etsy.com.} . 📷: @deborahtraceyphotography
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It always makes me happy to spot my cards in the wild amidst fellow card designers I respect and admire so. These delightful shelves reside at @smittenonpaper in downtown Monrovia. Treat yourself to a jaunt over to their beautiful shop and get ready to be smitten. #smittenbrickandmortar #smittenpapergoods
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Envelopes are the carriers of glad tidings, heartfelt gratitude, intimate news, uplifting words of comfort, celebration, congratulations or well wishes. They are the protectors of secrets, the holders of our written selves. ✉️ . {This laser-engraved wooden magnet is available in the shop at lacelit.etsy.com for letter writers everywhere.}
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2018 will be my year to make haste slowly (festina lente). Some time ago, I stumbled upon this poetic phrase through a wonder named @madlynj. The moment I saw the words, a stirring began, and with a quick intake of breath and a smile, I committed it to memory and commissioned Madlyn to make me this gently steady reminder. . My tendency is to be extremely driven and goal-oriented when it comes to my art business. While some argue it’s simply my personality, I must insist that it comes alive most when I’m making art and growing something meaningful to me. . I’ve a lengthy list of illustrations I want to draw, words I want to write, and places I want to go with Lacelit. I want to move towards them with fervor and focus. In this way, the “make haste” portion comes naturally. I want to move forward, make progress, see it through. It is the “slowly” portion that is my resolution and reminder that I can only do so much with the time that is available in this season. It reminds me that even though I’ve never worked harder or wanted to do something more, organic growth is best-always-best. And while I remain excited and eager and expectant, I am determined for this to be my year to make haste slowly. . 01/52 2018 will be a year to... // This photo essay is part of the #ArtStew52 challenge orchestrated by @rheaamyett. Join us or follow along @artstew52. See #lacelit52 for my contributions. #festinalente
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I was walking again yesterday (winter always draws me out) and everything was still- as still as it can be when it is softly raining all around. I couldn’t remember when I started, so I kept going. I sat for a spell and then more steps, booted feet visiting puddles and treading over fallen leaves that papered pavement in vibrancy and memory of autumn days. Well wishes to you, dears. May every step take you closer to light and kindness and beautiful things. . {To send some well wishes to a chum, visit lacelit.etsy.com.} . 📷: @deborahtraceyphotography
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I’m embarking on a little “happiness is” exercise. At the start of a new year, it is the goodness and kindness and light-filled somethings that draw me in and lift me up. They are the little somethings, the day brighteners, the way makers. . Today, I am borrowing a bit of loveliness from my friend @rheaamyett who took this beautiful picture of some mail I sent her last year. Happiness is... sending parcels through the post to kindreds far away. Tell me, what’s something that makes your countenance rise? . Find my little #odetohappinesses in my Instagram stories or here in my feed, and join me in adding to it if you so wish! 📷: @rheaamyett @artstew52
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I work during the day, so evenings and weekends are my time for doing all that needs doing for my art business. Some are for sketching and designing new work. Others are for print-cut-folding and packaging orders for the shop or my lovely brick-and-mortar stockists. And then there are those for the seemingly menial tasks that keep Lacelit running and growing- updating my catalog website, bookkeeping, ordering materials, researching manufacturers for new products types, email and enewsletters, working on freelance jobs, blog writing, planning releases and launches, reaching out to new shops and reps, submitting work for press consideration, prepping a workshop, or enjoying some quiet time on social media. ☺️ . While it may be a strong slew of tasks for one person, I must admit that one of the things I love best about running my own business is that I get to do it all- to practice a variety of skills for a variety of goals, and build something I love. . How about you? What do you love about what you do? 💛
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Rainy-day mornings are like dear old friends coming for a visit and reminding you of childhood rainbow-striped umbrellas and tightly-knit cardigans. 🍂
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My friend, Jackie, never ceases to encourage with her every word, email, and IG post. She took this beautiful photo of some Lacelit goodies she had ordered from me recently, and it added so much extra meaning to my day. Jackie is the loveliest of communicators, both thoughtful and sincere with little touches of poetry woven throughout every sentence. Thank you, my dear, for this lovely post, for sharing my work with loved ones, and for all your encouragement. I’m so grateful for your kindness and you always brighten my day. 💛 . 📷: @wondershins Jackie also happens to be one of my favorite artists. Treat yourself to more beautiful captures like this one + her own illustration work over on her delightful feed.
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Turning over a new leaf with a new year ready and waiting for filling with hopeful ventures and memory makings. 🍁
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About

About

Sending intentionality through the post.

Lacelit started as a daydream several years after college and a family/child psych degree had come and gone.

In 2010, I began taking note of the varying handwritten fonts that filled the pages of my journals and the geometric doodles in the margins. I pulled out an old, unused sketchbook and began creating the very first of the designs that would launch Lacelit in January of 2014.

Having discovered my passion for art-making in my late twenties, I am mostly self-taught. My ink and watercolor designs center on a love of geometrics, lace-like shapes, illustration, freehand patterns and hand lettering.

Ever since ever, I’ve found beauty in stationery and sentence-strings and postage stamps. And among my favorite things in all the world is the intentionality that comes with sending meaningful thoughts to another in a lovely sealed envelope.

Lacelit is all about sending intentionality through the post. Together, let’s keep the art of letter-writing alive.

@lacelit

LACELIT ✧ Stationery & Home ✧ Illustration & Lettering ✐ Sending intentionality through the post. ➴ Wholesale: bit.ly/lacelitfamily ☟ Explore my work:

3660 Followers

Smile


January arrives with promises of a breath and a step. I find myself reflecting and looking forward with anticipation and expectancy of new things- good things. . Each January, I take a day off from my full-time job for a long weekend, using it to retreat and spend some focused time dreaming up a new year for Lacelit. This month, I head into year 4, feeling especially eager. . I usually find myself at a nostalgic coffee shop haunt from my youth. I do some of my best thinking there in the safety of familiarity and lattes and veggie quiche. I set up in a little table by the window and hole up for an afternoon with my laptop, sketchbook and planner. It always makes for a productive time- the change of scene form my everyday, the comfortable atmosphere- and I come away feeling rejuvenated, refocused and refreshed. . January arrives, and with it a pause for a breath. And once again, I am ready to step.
link


Some friends of ours adopted their first child, and I couldn’t be more thrilled and inspired and warmed seeing love in one of its truest of forms. 💛 . This lovely photo was taken by one my delightful stockists, @homespunindy in Indianapolis. It’s such a treat to be among such lovelies. Stop by their light-filled shop to snag a card or two for the new parents in your life. 🍼🥁🎈
link


There are those of us who will never forget the satisfying click of a typewriter key no matter how many smart devices we use on the daily. The rhythm that comes with each new line-and-slide is lovingly imprinted in my memory. . This decorative laser-engraved magnet makes a happy reminder of the beautifully tangible experience of writing. And, I love it so much that I’m contemplating the possibility of offering it as a lapel pin/brooch in the future. Check out my IG stories to vote! 🗳 . {Magnets available in the shop at lacelit.etsy.com.} . 📷: @deborahtraceyphotography
link


It always makes me happy to spot my cards in the wild amidst fellow card designers I respect and admire so. These delightful shelves reside at @smittenonpaper in downtown Monrovia. Treat yourself to a jaunt over to their beautiful shop and get ready to be smitten. #smittenbrickandmortar #smittenpapergoods
link


Envelopes are the carriers of glad tidings, heartfelt gratitude, intimate news, uplifting words of comfort, celebration, congratulations or well wishes. They are the protectors of secrets, the holders of our written selves. ✉️ . {This laser-engraved wooden magnet is available in the shop at lacelit.etsy.com for letter writers everywhere.}
link


2018 will be my year to make haste slowly (festina lente). Some time ago, I stumbled upon this poetic phrase through a wonder named @madlynj. The moment I saw the words, a stirring began, and with a quick intake of breath and a smile, I committed it to memory and commissioned Madlyn to make me this gently steady reminder. . My tendency is to be extremely driven and goal-oriented when it comes to my art business. While some argue it’s simply my personality, I must insist that it comes alive most when I’m making art and growing something meaningful to me. . I’ve a lengthy list of illustrations I want to draw, words I want to write, and places I want to go with Lacelit. I want to move towards them with fervor and focus. In this way, the “make haste” portion comes naturally. I want to move forward, make progress, see it through. It is the “slowly” portion that is my resolution and reminder that I can only do so much with the time that is available in this season. It reminds me that even though I’ve never worked harder or wanted to do something more, organic growth is best-always-best. And while I remain excited and eager and expectant, I am determined for this to be my year to make haste slowly. . 01/52 2018 will be a year to... // This photo essay is part of the #ArtStew52 challenge orchestrated by @rheaamyett. Join us or follow along @artstew52. See #lacelit52 for my contributions. #festinalente
link


I was walking again yesterday (winter always draws me out) and everything was still- as still as it can be when it is softly raining all around. I couldn’t remember when I started, so I kept going. I sat for a spell and then more steps, booted feet visiting puddles and treading over fallen leaves that papered pavement in vibrancy and memory of autumn days. Well wishes to you, dears. May every step take you closer to light and kindness and beautiful things. . {To send some well wishes to a chum, visit lacelit.etsy.com.} . 📷: @deborahtraceyphotography
link


I’m embarking on a little “happiness is” exercise. At the start of a new year, it is the goodness and kindness and light-filled somethings that draw me in and lift me up. They are the little somethings, the day brighteners, the way makers. . Today, I am borrowing a bit of loveliness from my friend @rheaamyett who took this beautiful picture of some mail I sent her last year. Happiness is... sending parcels through the post to kindreds far away. Tell me, what’s something that makes your countenance rise? . Find my little #odetohappinesses in my Instagram stories or here in my feed, and join me in adding to it if you so wish! 📷: @rheaamyett @artstew52
link


I work during the day, so evenings and weekends are my time for doing all that needs doing for my art business. Some are for sketching and designing new work. Others are for print-cut-folding and packaging orders for the shop or my lovely brick-and-mortar stockists. And then there are those for the seemingly menial tasks that keep Lacelit running and growing- updating my catalog website, bookkeeping, ordering materials, researching manufacturers for new products types, email and enewsletters, working on freelance jobs, blog writing, planning releases and launches, reaching out to new shops and reps, submitting work for press consideration, prepping a workshop, or enjoying some quiet time on social media. ☺️ . While it may be a strong slew of tasks for one person, I must admit that one of the things I love best about running my own business is that I get to do it all- to practice a variety of skills for a variety of goals, and build something I love. . How about you? What do you love about what you do? 💛
link


Rainy-day mornings are like dear old friends coming for a visit and reminding you of childhood rainbow-striped umbrellas and tightly-knit cardigans. 🍂
link


My friend, Jackie, never ceases to encourage with her every word, email, and IG post. She took this beautiful photo of some Lacelit goodies she had ordered from me recently, and it added so much extra meaning to my day. Jackie is the loveliest of communicators, both thoughtful and sincere with little touches of poetry woven throughout every sentence. Thank you, my dear, for this lovely post, for sharing my work with loved ones, and for all your encouragement. I’m so grateful for your kindness and you always brighten my day. 💛 . 📷: @wondershins Jackie also happens to be one of my favorite artists. Treat yourself to more beautiful captures like this one + her own illustration work over on her delightful feed.
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Turning over a new leaf with a new year ready and waiting for filling with hopeful ventures and memory makings. 🍁
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