Happy New Year!
This season was W-E-I-R-D.I was hit with an awful flu about a week before Oscar was let out for school – and it was a weird cloud that was in my head throughout the holidays. I couldn’t shake it, it started as a fever for a few days (and I just slept all. day) and then it was just sneezing and snot. I’ll take that over a stomach bug ANY day but it isn’t until now that I’m actually feeling better. I have only blown my nose once today. An improvement! I totally need to take better care of myself, I feel that lack of sleep, poor nutrition and everything just made it hard to shake. Oscar goes back to school tomorrow, and for the first time, he said “I’m excited to go back to school.” Halleluja! Once we get back into a routine with school I’m hoping I can get my own routine of taking it a bit easier on myself to build up some health regimes.
Business wise there are big changes – we’ve incorporated the company (it was previously a sole proprietorship) so my head is in a tizzy as it’s all figured out (well, as Aubrey figures it out and he tries explaining it to me). The company has grown and, is continuing to grow, so organization is key in making sure it all works seamlessly. (You can read more about the company overall here.)
The Penny Paper Co. is ridiculously fun because from idea to product completion is a rather quick turnaround – whereas my work on licensed art is TOTALLY different where somethings take a year (or more) from idea to seeing them in the store. The fact that I get to do both is amazing. And I’m hoping to reveal a new product line that you’ll see in stores like HomeSense hopefully in the Spring.
Anyhow, a little update as I clean up my office and get back into work mode! Ps., You can check out the Valentine’s Day collection for The Penny Paper Co. here!