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Hey <<First Name>>, 

 

I don't know about you, but I love back-to-school season.


I love the smell of freshly sharpened pencils and pink erasers. Even though I graduated in 2012, something about the first week of September feels like a fresh start to me. 

For the past couple of years, I've made a conscious effort to go "back-to-school" in some small way during September. Last year, I took a quilting class which led to my love of sewing to fully blossom over the year. This month, I'm starting a comic book making class and it feels way outside my comfort zone in a really good way. 

Other classes I'm super interested in: 
- Screenprinting
- Children's book illustration (almost signed up for this one!)
- Beginner ballet (maybe next year!)

In other news, a lot of things happened last few weeks! My best friend got married! My sister is getting married tomorrow! I turned 29! 

And I made this awesome jumpsuit:


What can I say? This bitch is crafty.
 

Recommended reading this month:


👖Confirming what we already know: women's pants pockets are a big scam.
 

😍I will forever love a bold pattern. These vintage Marimekko ads are superb.
 

👗The photo of a journalist sprinting to deliver the verdict of the Manafort trial to her news team is so powerful. I know this image has already made the rounds like a jillion times already, but it still has me in awe. 
 

🤔Ever notice the "empty state" on an interface? This breakdown from Shopify on all the illustrations for their empty states is a masterclass in creating a cohesive brand voice and style. 
 

📱It's official: vertical video is here to stay. Here's how to master the medium
 

📬This LinkedIn message generator is too real. 😂
 

😳A panic-attack-inducing elevator. Hard pass.
 

🎨What is up with all the murder cross-stitch? Love this take on horror-themed crafts.
 
 

Recommended Listening & Watching:


The first season of Great News! is on Netflix and it is some fun, easy watching TV, if you haven't already seen it!
 
 

If you read all the way to the end:


Elizabeth Gilbert talking about the difference between hobbies, jobs, careers, and vocations was just what I needed. Seriously, so good. 

xoxo, 

gab

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