Scenes Of Hope
Thursday May 7, 2020
Goodness, it's been far too long since we've written a blog post. Our commitment to writing weekly quickly unraveled when I went on maternity leave for our baby boy after a very unexpected, quick adoption process; the timing happened to coincide with our graphic designer, Hyeyoon, heading off on her maternity leave, and Dot trying to manage severe pregnancy nausea. The start of 2020 was our barely staying afloat in just maintaining the day to day and right when we were just getting a rhythm going, a global pandemic hit. Now we're in May and the world is still reeling, figuring out how to recover. How quickly things can change, yes?
If you've been following along on instagram, you'll have seen that this time at home has been one of rest and renewal for us, an opportunity to get off the hamster wheel and get some perspective. Are we working well? Are we really where we want to be at all? In some ways, we're so grateful for the community we're a part of, the customers who have been with us since the beginning - we truly would not be here without them, many of you who are graciously taking the time to read this post. In other ways, we were growing weary, trying to navigate business in a very expensive city to live and work, managing relatively large scale production (we were consistently bringing in anywhere between 15,000-30,000 greeting cards per run) and overseas manufacturing partners for certain products that just could not be produced here at the margins we needed to operate.
Many conversations and prayers later, we're feeling entirely refreshed and certain of our vision, where we want to be, how we want to create. We'll continue to share more details in the next few months, but for now, we're so excited for our latest collection release, born out of this season of isolation to bring hope and joy for the world ahead.
Scenes Of Hope, my first fine art collection, is releasing next Tuesday, May 12th. I made a note on our Stories yesterday that I was going to post here our newsletter here for those of you who are overwhelmed with the sheer number of newsletters you receive and don't want to subscribe to any more (we totally get it). Thanks so much for being here, for connecting with me as I processed the paintings and the inspiration behind them. Here's to many wonderful things ahead (: