Introducing… Moxie 83

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Slowly over the past week I’ve been working on launching a new endeavor. After much prompting from friends and contemplation of “what do I really want to do with my life now that I have a chance to do anything?”, I have decided to take a chance and open an Etsy shop.

I will be launching Moxie 83 Designs within the next month. I will be able to offer various items for purchase, from original artwork, prints, and puppets to Zentangle inspired jewelry and knit/sewn handcrafts. A little bit of everything will be offered in the beginning so I can get my feet wet and experiment with where I want my shop to go. In the future, I’ll also have a project/shop blog that will feed into this site. That blog will also feature crafting projects and step by step instructions and occasional giveaways and freebies.

For now, I’m working on some merchandise to post beginning in March, as well as vendor license/tax paperwork. (Gotta keep things legal, folks!) I’m really excited to see where this next endeavor takes me!

The current logo for Moxie 83 Designs:

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Why moxie?

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It’s who I am. It’s what I strive to have. It’s a vintage echo of class and determination.

And finally, a packaging prototype of some Zentangle-inspired earrings:

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Until next time, keep smiling — live with moxie!

IPad Painting: Teaser

Here is a sneak peak of a great project I am excited to share when it is finished!

My sister N has a children’s book she is writing for a class project entitled “If You Give A Panda Pizza.” I was so inspired by what she was writing (and it sounded so darn cute!) that I begged to illustrate the story. (And before you are feeling she cheated off of “If You Give A Mouse A Cookie,” that was the point of the project, and she is writing her own original spin on it.)

So I’ve started illustrating, and the method I’m using is a blended traditional and digital media approach. See below for a sneak peak, because a more detailed entry is coming soon!

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