As some of you know, I’m working to complete a “marathon design project.”

In November 2014 as I began to create print art and sell in my etsy store, I came across this inspiring woman, Lisa Sonora and her “1008 Paintings Project.” I felt the nudge to create my own – the goal being I would get better at design, a relatively new skillset I was taking on and where I lacked confidence. So 1,008 Posters are on their way, slowly but surely.

I bit off a little more than I wanted to chew initially by doing prints of the 50 states. I’ve noticed similar things have happened to those that started creating logos of Minnesota’s 10,000 lakes (uh, yipes!). I actually did four of each state so we’re closing in on 200 designs when this is done. But it’s been a good practice in following through, consistency, etc. I’ve got 11 states to add – home stretch people!

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This weekend, however, I was hit by a girlish desire to create a cat in cat glasses. I call her “CatCat.” I’m not sure what will happen next but I think I’ll be seeing her again.

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As I wrap these state designs, I’m gearing up the rest of the month to share more on marketing ideas and planning for 2016. Plus a few quick-to-execute ideas for the holiday season if your planning for this season has not gone as expected.

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