You guys I did not realize I had so many of these holiday cards on hand. Order some today and they'll ship to you *tomorrow* and you in turn can distribute to friends and lovers and your friends' lovers and your lover's friends or your lover's lovers if that's what kind of life you lead, who am I to judge, it DOESN'TMATTER. Just spread some holiday cheer because lord knows we all need some this year! • shop the link in profile and help me finish this blessed house 🙏🏼•
I am so proud of the work the @boardingschoolcollective team is doing, you guys. • Boarding School Collective is the brand I created in Austin with the help of @hansonbc a little over a year ago to handle ALL wedding paper and signage work, to free me up to freelance and explore other design+illustration opportunities. • We now employ a few fab independent contractors, Jen and Carly, to help us take on more and bigger work. • We DO ship outside of Austin as long as the pieces are manageable and we have a good lead-time. • While I do all the client communication and businessy stuff, I still get to do some hands on artwork- like this wooden painted bar menu I am obsessed with. • We somehow get to work with like, 98% women who are ALL UNBELIEVABLY talented, hardworking, generous, and supportive. Just unreal.
That's all! I just have a lot of feelings right now as I'm cutting checks to the team and being like wow, we are really building something cool, here.
Mail-out day! 📬 Shipping these custom collaboration map prints and postcards to @lostpinesab in Bastrop, Tx. Loved working on them and getting to learn about the town; which has a historic street where chickens roam freely (?!) Any other small town stationery or paper shops want to collaborate next? 🤗
This was an alternate design option presented to a client- we went with the other more playful one but I decided this one is pretty too and is up at jrocro.com/shop.
I used to journal and now I don't but I might start doing it this way? Either way this was a weird-in-a-good-but-hard-way part of my long weekend and now I, a vegetarian since 2012, have a full length coat made of beaver. (Zoom in to read unless you're the kind of X-Man who doesn't need to).
Debated saving this one for a holiday card but knowing me they'd go out in like April so anyway here we are at the Oregon Coast feeling superior on #optoutside day (...while secretly feeling anxiety about the amount of CB2 and West Elm emails we're getting and the Good Deals we may be missing out on because we have a WHOLE HOUSE to furnish?!).
How I hope you all feel at the end of today. 🦃💛🍂 Also, may all your pumpkin desserts have graham cracker crusts ONLY.
Not fully set up, not over styled or over cleaned up- but the beginnings of my very first ever home office. 😭I've never had a dedicated space to create - and I'm feeling bananas lucky and grateful for it. There are some nasty before pictures in my story today, if you're curious about the long journey of this room's glow-up. It's some real Princess Diaries, She's All That, Clueless style makeover shit. #notquiteprimrose
Am I taking forever to ship orders? ....Yes, yes I am. Are they going to look bangin' pretty when they get to you though? .... HYFR, as my best platonic male friend Drake would say. • No more slots for custom work this year BUT there are a few new prints up in the shop and adding more in the next week or so! •
It's invitation season, so I get to draw flowers for like six weeks straight. Also maps, also custom monograms and crests, and I'm SO HAPPY.