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Heidi Shenk

I looked at the calendar today and couldn't believe that we are already over a week into July. June was a busy month, packed full of the normal seasonal happenings that come with summer's arrival. We had a camping trip to the beach, lots of baseball games, a Saturday spent in St. Michaels, HonFest, a four day trip to Indiana over the 4th of July, and many other things that I've already forgotten about. Phew!

In addition to a busy schedule, I also had one of my most creatively productive months in a long while. Card ideas that had been simmering for months on end finally made their way onto paper in a fury, and I could not be happier than I am with the outcome. Here's a look at a few of these new favorites.

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In addition to these cards, I finished designing a few Baltimore specific cards that I'll share some time soon. I've really loved creating super bold and colorful designs. My goal has been to fill up the paper so that each card really pops. White space be gone! I want bold lettering and images!

In the past month, I've also been working on a lot of things behind the scenes. I'm developing an updated logo that better reflects my designs. And in a much larger undertaking, I've been slowing redesigning this website to reflect that change as well. I also created a new packaging concept for my pencil sets, which I'm really excited about. In other words, lots of branding changes that needed to happen.

Personally, I'm finally getting into a new routine that I love. It only took me two years to figure it out, but I'm finally there. You may have noticed on Instagram that I've been out and about a lot more, which is all part of the plan. Giving myself a chance to get out of the studio has helped me immensely when it comes to creative energy. This has included going to yoga twice a week as well as heading to one of the many parks in the city for a run and some outdoor office time twice a week.

Regardless, July looks to be a busy month as I keep working on these exciting things! I hope everyone is doing well-- I do miss blogging and chatting with those of you that still follow along. Blogging is on my to do list of things to get back to, but for now it's all about baby steps.

What have you been up to these days? Anything new and exciting that I should know about?

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