New Release | Epic
I’m happy to announce that Epic, a joint effort between myself and Paislee Press, is now available for purchase.
Epic is 20% off through October 11th, and there’s a free product with purchase available for newsletter subscribers, so read on for more information on that.
It all started with a Vintage Carnival Flickr Stream. You may remember that my son was going through an Epic phase a while back, but the idea of creating an Epic Kit actually wasn’t my idea – it was Liz’s.
(For those of you keeping track at home, his new catchphrase seems to be “Hummus!” and I haven’t figured out why – nor have I asked. All I know is that he texts me things like “HUMMUS! Can I borrow your headphones?”)
(Also, I don’t think he even knows what hummus is. I’d bet money on it.)
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I used this kit to chronicle my ongoing campaign for Mother of the Year:
JOURNALING | The standing joke is that I’m campaigning for Mom of the Year this year but it’s not that far from the truth. One of my biggest goals when transitioning to this home-based business was to be able to give more of my time and energy to you. You’ve turned in uninspired visual projects at school for the past five years in a row and it hardly seems fair for a kid whose mom is a graphic artist. What’s the old saying about how the Cobbler’s children have no shoes? That. That’s been you. When I saw that sad little photocopy that they wanted you to fill in for Star of the Week this year I said to you “We can do WAY better than this.” So we did. We spent an entire afternoon on the Saturday before it was due making a list of all of your favorite things and sifting through all of my favorite photographs to represent them. I printed out each section then you would run into the dining room and lay it on the board so we could see how much space we had left. We kept it very simple – nothing over the top – but everything created with love and care. Will anyone think that you completed this project on your own? Not a chance. Did either of us care? Not even a little bit. This was our afternoon of arts and crafts, just the two of us. Me, revisiting all of your old favorites and discovering some new ones for the first time. You, finally reaping some benefit from all that time your mom has spent stockpiling photos and working in front of graphics programs all of these years. So thanks for hanging in there, buddy. And enjoy those new shoes. It’s about time I got around to making you a pair, right?
MATERIALS | Epic by One Little Bird & Paislee Press