My Next Big Thing & Why I've Been So Quiet Lately

Hello dear friends and longtime readers. I felt like sitting down before you today to talk a little about my future as a blogger, how I got here, the future of blogging in general and why I’ve been so quiet lately. I think I’ll first tackle my journey.

HOW I GOT HERE

I started blogging nearly 13 years ago, in January 2006. When I started, I just wanted to write stuff. I had a lot of good ideas and resources, and I still do - I never got sick of it - I still LOVE decor and design. Someone once told me years ago to be careful when it comes to your heart. You can fool around with a person, thinking it’s just a game or a temporary passion, then suddenly you realize you need them in your life forever and this person was never meant to be “passing through” or merely a stepping stone in your journey. And if you fooled around with the wrong person, it can break your heart and leave a lasting wound. If you fooled around with a good person, it can result in the most beautiful romance and ever-after story that we pay money to see on film.

That’s kinda what happened when I started blogging. I never in my life imagined being influential as a blogger, and to earn a living from it. I was fooling around but this lover, my blog, became the best thing that ever happened to my career life. Blogging back then had ZERO respect, journalists thought it was all bullshit and would die eventually and magazines felt we were a nuisance and eventually, we’d blow up and die or something. And no one was making a living from it, I remember some bloggers putting “tip jars” on their blogs and readers going nuts about it, telling them they were selling out and no one will read them anymore for wanting money for their opinion. So the magazines hated us, journalists thought we were trying to take their voice (and many still do feel this way) and our readers loved us but only if we weren’t making money from writing a blog because if we made money, we were Satan.

Oh, I remember those days. I remember the comments sections on blogs heating up whenever a blogger had a new revenue idea. AND WHEN ADS started on blogs, oh my god. I remember the uproar, the “selling out” conversations, the moaning, the hate, the comments that often kept me up at night because I couldn’t understand why bloggers making money had become synonymous with selling your firstborn child to a brothel in India.

I, and many of my blogger “colleagues” back then, pressed on. No matter what. We were keen on writing and sharing but equally keen on finding a way to somehow make a living doing what we love because we saw no shame in earning money as bloggers. Many of us got picked up by magazines after a few years of writing online, because magazines started to understand our value and some respected us, others tolerated us, but together we sort of found a good working rhythm.

Other bloggers didn’t bother with working for magazines and instead, started online classes, Etsy shops, podcasts, videos, writing books, self-publishing e-books and magazines, starting online magazines, launching product lines, giving lectures, working for fairs, selling ads, working with brands on paid campaigns, selling sponsored content, etc… and others built a total rock-solid empire, like who started blogging around the time that I did and today, she has her own BARBIE DOLL.

I did/am doing a lot of those things too. Not the doll (can you imagine a Holly doll who loves to decorate and is on her phone most of the day?), but most of the others. Readers started to understand that people with blogs who were talented had the right to earn a living from writing and also from their unique point of view and personality. It wasn’t such a sour topic any longer. Readers appreciated us and our work and as many of them also started their own blogs, they quickly understood the work that goes into it and respected the big guys a lot more.

Then swung open its doors and when they were beta-testing it, I was part of that (along with every other app out there, I was always in the first group testing things out) and though skeptical, I wondered about its future and how it could potentially change blogging.

And it has changed blogging. A lot.

Most people use Instagram more than write on their blogs. Instagram is #1 it seems for building and connecting with your audience. It’s the Flickr of our times (Flickr was once where most of the early bloggers met and connected, and chatted)… But I still believe in the power of blogs, vblogs, and in using ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING digitally possible to get your message out into the world and find your people. We all have success in some apps and failure in others - but for me, blogs and newsletters still work because we still have control over them - our content, who sees it, how we market it, the look and feel, everything. Don’t give up on blogging, gang. In fact, I vote to even reinstate BLOGROLLS (remember those????) because the link backs are what helped the early bloggers find new readers but also what helped all us on google to improve our SEO. I’m thinking to add a blogroll, because, why not?

THE FUTURE OF BLOGGING

I am willing to bet that the future of blogging has promise, but only if we level up and integrate more interesting and heartfelt posts, and see our blog as our MAGAZINE. People always called cattledogs an online magazine or a blogazine and it’s true. It has been for over a decade. If you start to see yourself as boss, as Editor in Chief of your own online work, your blog becomes something more than just you sitting there pounding out content on your keyboard. It can become bigger and more dynamic and can stand up and out from the pack. The future of blogging is this: evolve it to higher level - only don’t editorialize everything and fill it with sponsored content because that’s not new or innovative. Think of new monetization opportunities for your clients and brands, think of new column ideas and most of all, develop it from your passions and from your heart. I truly believe that online, anyone can become the next big thing. Why not you?

As for Instagram, yes I believe it will continue on, but since the number of Instagram influencers is so high now, and these numbers are also hard to measure and convert into actual sales and/or loyal readers, eventually we will all tire out and move on to something else unless Instagram surprises us with something totally radical and fresh. What will that something else be? Have you imagined this? What do you think?

I believe that the future is what we make it. There are still people working in print who make a lot of money and do very well ( and for instance), despite how people claim print is dead. You still have lots of books being sold in spite of how often others say they rather buy on kindle. There is a market for everything and so it’s not always about jumping on what is popular, but to create something for yourself that works for you and helps you to build your own mini empire. There is so much happening, so quickly, online - just try everything out and see what fits.

“Only Boring People Get Bored” - Betty from Mad Men

WHY I HAVE BEEN SO QUIET LATELY

I guess a lot of reasons. A lot of work. A lot of travel. A lot of everything. And then this overwhelming feeling that I’m not doing enough, I’m not where I should be yet in my career, I’m not present enough for my friends, I don’t own a home yet, just stuff. Stuff like that.

Thankfully, I was born with a “cup half full” mindset. My grandmother Millie was exactly the same. She saw the positive side in everything. When she had to go into assisted living after her stroke, we were sitting around singing old Frank Sinatra music when her nurse arrived. He asked her if she needed anything. When he left, she looked at me and winked and said, “Now you know why I don’t complain about living here, with a man like that giving me a bath every night!” and she giggled. She was nearly 90 and still had that feisty, happy and funny spirit about her. Nothing to stop her or get her down, and when it did, she fought like hell to stand back up again. I’m the copy of her and I’m grateful for this. But it doesn’t mean I still don’t have negative moods and feelings. I have my share.

 Signing the contract for my new magazine with LIVING AT HOME at G&J in Hamburg, Germany - THIS.IS.HAPPENING.

Signing the contract for my new magazine with LIVING AT HOME at G&J in Hamburg, Germany - THIS.IS.HAPPENING.

I guess I’ve been so quiet lately because blogging hasn’t interested me so much this year. It’s like that when you’ve been doing something for so many years. You need mini pauses so you can come back better or at least, stronger and more interested in your own blog.

I’ve been really keen on my other projects and seeing a big dream of mine come to light - well TWO of them. One is product design. I’ve designed a capsule collection for the home for a company here that will be seen in 500 (yes that’s 5 with two zeros) stores that has my name all over it. That will launch in January. AND THEN THERE IS THE MAGAZINE. If you read German, or want to try, or you want to use Google Translate, read these:

SO!!!! That’s BIG News! I’ve been working this year on developing a PRINT magazine with that will premiere with issue one on newsstands January 24, 2019. To say this is a dream come true is an understatement. With over 6,000 blog posts written and hundreds of magazine and newspaper articles I’ve penned, and 4 books in multiple languages, and after slews of podcasts and videos for over 8,000 students in my online classes since 2009, I figured the magazine is the one thing I’ve been trying to do since 2011 that just hasn’t happened yet. I wanted to try it in America but the fit was never right - wrong publisher or worse, no money (on their side). It almost happened in 2012 but a UK magazine stole my concept after multiple meetings, and did it without me because it was cheaper to steal than pay for my idea and work. Bah.

I felt so beaten down by that bad experience that my idea for a magazine just laid dormant for 5 years. I had my beautiful son and focused on him and the other parts of my career that make me so happy. I put my magazine idea on hold because I couldn’t go through another experience like that - to be so close and then have the idea stolen and legally, there wasn’t a thing I could do about it.

This magazine I’m about to launch alongside of Sinja Schutte and her , came about so naturally that I can’t even believe it. We were chatting about my column in a magazine she oversees, FLOW, and the magazine idea just came out of my mouth and hers at nearly the same time. The idea took root and we just kept having conversations about it, and I was super guarded at first, but I felt like I could really trust her and decided that one bad experience cannot ruin my chance at a dream, so I continued opening up to her and eventually, the magazine started to take shape.

Here we are today, November 6th, and the magazine news is official - we will produce TWO issues next year and if I have time and we think the project has interested readers and the market is ready to see what I have to show to them, then we may continue with more issues and see where it goes from there. It’s an experiment that we are putting our hearts into with faith that people will see the premiere issue and feel connected to it, a little happier through our stories, learn about lovely and talented people who mean a lot to me, and will walk about from the magazine hoping for an issue two for more of that good feeling.

That’s my dream. To have another platform to reach hearts, share stories, show beautiful things and give my friends and the people I’m meeting at all of the fairs I attend a space to show their work and to be seen and heard. I’m just going for it and am soooo excited to show you what HOLLY BECKER/cattledogs in print will look like.

MY FUTURE AS A BLOGGER

Maybe I will be the 97-year-old of design blogging in the very distant future. One of the last ones standing from the first batch of bloggers who pioneered the movement. Maybe or maybe not. I just see myself as evolving still. I’m still young-ish and energetic enough to do lots of meaningful things. The magazine project is a big leap. The home products, another. Maybe I’ll have my own show or make the hundreds of podcasts I’ve recorded for my students since 2009 public for all to hear. I don’t know yet. I just want to be happy first, a great mama second and a really good friend and to inspire people to live their best life, to find their home and build dreams there, to create joy through their interiors and to feel like they matter and have a purpose in being alive because I meet a lot of people who still aren’t sure about themselves, their life or their calling. I love to help others to find themselves and a lot of the soul searching can be done starting at home through knowing ourselves and creating a supportive space to improve our heath and our life. What we do IN the home leaves with us every day, those feelings we create there, the memories… We wear our emotions so openly, we don’t always realize that. The home space is more than a physical spot, it’s also part of us, our core. I’ve never owned a home in my life but I always feel at home no matter where I’ve rented property, because I have a strong core and I know who I am. I don’t always feel confident or great about myself, but I do know absolutely who I am and what I stand for. I learned all of this through my home. Through my objects. My story is all around me and when I figured that out, I understood my place, my role, my life.

Anyway… I love you all and hope you will follow me on my next ride, a magazine, more books (I’m sure!) and whatever else I have energy and time for. I just want to make myself happy through my work and in the process, make you happy too. Let’s see how I do for 2019.

Love,

Holly



18 Favorite Brands From Formland Fair in Denmark

Hello everyone, how are you? Life is fine here, I’m enjoying the beginnings of Fall with hot cocoa, colored leaves and fresh, crisp air. It’s one of my most favorite times of the year, and October is definitely my favorite month - and has been - since I was a teenager. Do you also love sweater weather? Bundling up in warm clothes and taking long forest walks? It’s a special time of the year before the bitter cold and gray days come, so I really cherish it.

Today, I thought I’d share a few of my favorite things at the moment that make me feel good, and they are all from the recent fair I went to in Denmark, called Have you heard of it? If not, here are my top 18 brands from that I really loved. There are more, but these really caught my eye.

TINA MARIE COPENHAGEN
TINA MARIE COPENHAGEN
TINA MARIE COPENHAGEN

- Hand thrown pottery that feels very raw and natural, imperfect, and tactile. Her glazes are so runny and earthy in tone. I really love the look of her objects. Very Japandi/wabi sabi.

HUMDAKIN

All natural cleaning products owned by a new mom who really loves making the home natural and healthy and wants to push better living through products that are safe and healthy for cleaning that also look beautiful in the home, and don’t need to be hidden beneath the sink.

OYOY LIVING
OYOY LIVING
OYOY LIVING
OYOY LIVING
OYOY LIVING

This brand is one I’ve loved for awhile now, and followed since their very beginning many years ago. I remember ordering from them when I was pregnant with my son, and that was 5 years ago already. Such a fantastic brand with so much whimsy and color.

HK LIving
HK LIving


I’ve been a fan of HK Living since I first moved to Germany, and have had their furniture in my home for the past 7 years. I recently acquired a foot rest and some pillows, and also a lamp, from this brand along with some nice 70s style cappuccino mugs. I love pretty things that feel like they have a heart. HK Living products never feel brand new, they always come to me feeling like they had a past and have something meaningful to tell. I really adore this brand and their lovely style mix.

COCOON TEA ARTISANS
COCOON TEA ARTISANS
COCOON TEA ARTISANS
COCOON TEA ARTISANS

The owner of this brand is a really special lady, I met her when I first went to Formland over the winter and again, I saw her recently at the fair again. She is so committed to good health and well made tea. She explained to me how so many teas are contaminated or simply very poor quality. Her tea is made so well, and makes you well, how nice.

MADE BY MAMA
MADE BY MAMA
MADE BY MAMA
MADE BY MAMA

This company has such a passion for the Italian kitchen, but also in cooking very simply, pure and easy with a rustic touch. I love their kitchen pieces like serving spoons and boards, but their products like pasta, cheese and various spreads are just divine. I had a private taste-testing at their booth and fell in love with their truffle spreads and lemon olive oils. It was such a beautiful experience to learn about how this Danish couple relocated to Italy and learned all about the food culture there and then, curated the best of the best and turned it into a gorgeous business for themselves with clean, pure packaging that looks gorgeous on your open shelves.


LIKEconcrete
LIKEconcrete

 I really love these concrete pieces, particularly the trays and pieces for the bathroom. It’s 100% Eco and have a smooth, silky touch. I own a piggy bank and a white tray and really enjoy them in my home. The owner is also a fantastic person - so energetic and loaded with good vibes - and always has nice things to say and is so positive. You want to buy from a guy like him, he’s so sincere and has a really good product too.

Paia Copenhagen

It was such a nice surprise to discover this brand for the first time at Formland. When I stopped by their stand, I was immediately captured by their emotional and imaginative photography along with the scent of their unique candles. It was even more special when the owner of the brand knew all about me and cattledogs, and asked for a selfie to send her daughter, also a cattledogs fan. It really touched my heart. I took a candle home from them that day and now, whenever I light it, I think of nothing but a lovely memory of that surprise meet up.

ANNA BULOW
ANNA BULOW
ANNA BULOW

This artist is so good, I really love prints with women on them, so her work strikes a positive chord with me. I own one and haven’t yet decided where to place it, but when I do, I’ll show you on my Instagram. :)

ANIA DESIGN STUDIO
ANIA DESIGN STUDIO
ANIA DESIGN STUDIO
ANIA DESIGN STUDIO

I love this studio because the colors and shapes are so exciting and fresh to me and her prints are just fantastic - especially the breasts shown above - girl power!

Hubsch
Hubsch
Hubsch

This is a happy Danish brand with a German name, along with a lot of style and confidence. I like their overall brand and style direction, and at the fairs, they always have such a nice stand that is designed to look like various rooms of a real home, so it’s easy to see how you can arrange everything in a real life setting.

Aykasa Denmark

These stack-able storage bins are brilliant. They originate in Turkey and this Danish firm hand picks a limited palette of the most on-trend colors and imports them to Denmark and sells them. They come in so many colors and sizes, and they pack flat, which is just great. I want them for my kitchen cabinets to store tea and spices.

About Form and Function
About Form and Function
About Form and Function

These are such lovely glass vessels and all of them are so unique and gorgeous to hold and look at. My favorite was the frosted white orb on a glass base, I used it in one of my displays at the fair in the trend hallway where interiors experts were asked to pull together favorite products from the fair and show them together in a styled space - and I enjoyed working on my mini exhibition very much - and this brand was part of it (along with Oy Oy Living, Hubsch, Ania Design Studio, Humdakin and Cocoon Tea Artisans).

Pernille Folcarelli
Pernille Folcarelli
Pernille Folcarelli
PERNILLE FOLCARELLI

Another great lady and a real talent whom I met at the fair. I like that she takes things that she finds in nature and turns them into prints for the wall (or wallpaper). Her stand at Formland was so beautiful, it looked like a creative studio with paintbrushes, canvas and tools along with well-styled things from nature. I really enjoyed looking at each and every detail.

RIG TIG
Rig Tig
Rig Tig

- I love their colors and shapes and how they take the most basic kitchen things and elevate them through gorgeous design.

ZONE DENMARK
ZONE DENMARK
ZONE DENMARK
ZONE DENMARK

I really adore this brand, their trivets and bath stuff really looked good in person and their colors are just perfect and match my home so well. I liked their soft fluffy bath towels so much and was reminded how I need to get new things for my bathroom! My current towels are depressing!

EDEN OUTCAST
EDEN OUTCAST
EDEN OUTCAST
EDEN OUTCAST

This brand has such a creative flair and the husband and wife duo behind it are just the sweetest couple. I met their new baby at the fair, she was on her mama every moment riding close to her chest in one of those sweet baby slings… And I liked when I asked her about her line, she said she doesn’t design for trend or what others are doing, she just makes things that she likes because she is a true artist. Respect, girl!!!! I really like their big glass prism bookends/paper weights and have a few of them in my cabinet, the way that they reflect light is just otherworldly.

So there you have it, some of my top brands from in Herning, Denmark. I’ll be back at this fair in January 31 - Feb 3, 2019 to give workshops and to report on my favorite brands, so if you are able, definitely make it up for this fair because it’s fantastic. I only go to 4 fairs each year now, I had to really edit my list, and I go to Formland, Habitare, Salone del Mobile and Ambiente - but instead of Ambiente next year, I’ll perhaps visit Maison + Oject in Paris.

that I’m in, hope you enjoy it.

Have a happy and lovely Monday!

Love,

Holly

(Post sponsored by Formland, all words, opinions and selections are 100% my own. If they had told me who to pick and what to write about, I would not be working with them. Formland is a beautiful fair and it’s fairs like them who give me a chance to earn a living doing what I love - to scour fairs to find the best of the best and share these brands with all of you.)

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Essay: I Was Scared Of 4-Year-Olds Today But Learned Something Valuable

I want to write something personal here again because I’ve not done so in months… I guess it’s because something “personal” usually has to be inspired by a certain mood and then, I imagine if it’s really that interesting to belong on my blog or not. Well, I’m not sure how interesting this post will be, but I definitely got inspired by something funny that happened to me today and felt like sharing because I wonder if some of you are out there and can relate in some way to how I feel. Today’s experience was nice though, it resulted in me getting a big invisible hug - a hug that I really, really needed right now, a hug that I’ve craved for months.

Annie Spratt

First of all, I had a great day. It began with a smoothie and rewarding work in my office, then I met a friend and had coffee, and later, I went shopping in the city and got distracted by goddamn Gucci bags again (I can’t explain my sudden interest in Gucci, I’m not even a brand-y person, I blame Instagram), but then… An emergency text arrived.

My son’s pre-K needed me to watch the kids to fill in for my husband since he couldn’t do it. (There was a teacher’s meeting and parents volunteer to help at the school we belong to.) Anyway, I was feeling tired and not so keen on going in, mostly because I hadn’t planned on it and had a 4pm conference call with a brand I freelance for, so I knew being with kids from 3-4pm would be tough.

Thing is, I care about my son and I want the school and the kids to like me, because then he is treated well too. I also reasoned that if I timed it right, I could do the call on the way home from the school anyway, so everyone wins. The school, my client, me.

I rushed in panting a bit from running up 3 flights of subway stairs (which made me very aware that I have to work out more), literally dropped my shopping bags on the floor (H&M, not Gucci), and said hello to all of the cute little 4-year-old faces greeting me. They didn’t really know what to expect from me because this was my first time watching them. I usually go in and out of the school quickly to pick up my little boy, so they know me but they have no clue what my personality is like.

BUT I had a strange first thought when I saw them.

I’m embarrassed to admit this.

I was worried they wouldn’t LIKE ME. (I want to not publish this post after writing that.)

I was actually SCARED they wouldn’t like me.

Had my son been there, I wouldn’t have given it much thought, but he was already home with his father. So it was just me and 12 kids and another parent volunteering whom all of the kids seemed to know and love. But yeah, I was scared of these kids.

I didn’t know why I was scared and even intimidated by them, but I turned that mental switch off and smiled, delivered a good time to them, was totally myself and got them cracking up and some were even on my lap by the time I left. We danced and later, played on the floor with plastic animals. When their parents came to collect them, they didn’t jump up and run off, instead they made their parents WAIT until they were finished with me. Some asked what certain German words were in English and also taught me some new German animal names when I got stuck on a few of them (like Chimpanzee / Schimpanse - more or less the same word!). It was cute and very special.

When I walked home, I had my conference call and by the time I turned my key in the front door, I felt DAMN GOOD. No, actually, I felt GREAT.

After getting home and sorting through a few emails along with the dinner and bedtime routine for my little boy, I thought more about my feelings and tried to get to the heart of WHY I was initially so scared of a pack of kids. What was at the root of this?

The more I thought, the more I realized something. 1. You can’t bullshit kids. You can bullshit adults and they can bullshit you right back. With kids, they see YOU. It’s intimate. You cannot pretend to be happy or feel good if you don’t. You can’t pretend much of anything with kids because they see through it all and even call you out on it. 2. I often second-guess what people’s reasons are when they REALLY like me. Like, I think it’s because they need something FROM me, not because they just like me for me.

I didn’t realize the 2nd part of that until today, but when I think about it, I really, truly do get worn out by this - not ever knowing if people like you for you.

I never did this before I was in a position in my career where I was able to really influence and help other people as I can and do in my current role. When you have a job with a certain measure of fame and success, you sometimes DO wonder if people like you for YOU or do they like you for what you are able to give to them. Whether it’s in your company, your position in another company, or on the internet, sometimes a job can make you feel that way.

Even family. My little boy doesn’t mean to, but every day he asks that I buy him toys, or give him candy, or let him please please please watch a show on television… And when I say no, which I do a lot of, he gets so pissed and suddenly mama is no longer cool or special - mama is the bad one. This goes on all day and ranges in intensity, but I heard this continues for as long as your kids live at home with you, so this is something I need to learn how to manage emotionally (any tips?). I guess this is just normal family dynamics and a case of being married for a long time, because I often feel my husband doesn’t even “see” me anymore. Like what I do is just expected.

I hear a lot of women feel this way, especially mothers but few people talk about this stuff on the internet - because on the internet, your home has to look perfect, you have to look perfect, and your family life has to look like The Stepford Wives Instagram edition.

During my hour spent with kids who needed NOTHING from me but to give them a warm, happy feeling and to be playful - not to buy them something, manage something, sell something, hustle something for them… well it was BEAUTIFUL.

It made my heart feel bigger and fuller than it has in a really long time, to sit on the floor with those cute kids today. It was a wonderfully warm feeling to really experience unconditional love and I wondered about how to get this more in my life - not just sporadically but regularly.

Anyway, I wanted to write this because I had no idea how much it affected me, how much it was draining me, to not feel needed for just me being me. It reminded me of how basic humans really are, how at the end of the day, we really just want to feel needed. To make someone laugh. That’s it.

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Artist Raven Roxanne + Seashore Birds

Good morning friends, how are you? Autumn is definitely here, in full swing actually… But I’m still dreaming of all the days spent on Danish and north German beaches and imagining my next trip to the coast again. Seeing the work of in my inbox recently gave me some good energy, since her made me smile and think of happy times chasing my little boy with his sandy blonde hair and bare bum down pristine beaches. And always chasing seashore birds.

  Raven Roxanne

Raven Roxanne

roxanne raven artist

I wrote about 8 Southern (United States) artists four years ago here and one of those artists was abstract and impressionist painter Raven Roxane located in Charleston, South Carolina. I never forgot about her.

“My artistic practice is a response to the colors, energies, textures, and composition of my life,” Raven says. I can see that in her work, which is why I believe I’m drawn to it in the first place.

Raven continues, “I have created a lifestyle surrounding my work, thriving on the strength of women, the beauty of imperfection, and the harmony of mental and physical well-being of the figure.”

This is such a lovely statement. I had to sit with it for a moment and let it sink in…

Through my work, I hope to invoke a connection for my viewers while representing the truest version of myself.
— Raven Roxanne, Artist
Roxanne Raven Artist
Raven Roxanne Artist
 My personal favorite,  Fly Away , limited edition print.

My personal favorite, , limited edition print.

Roxanne Raven Artist
Raven Roxanne Artist

I’m so inspired by her artwork, it’s dreamy and feminine and the colors are always such a delight. I particularly connect to Seabirds though because of the overall theme but also the muted colors are much more soothing to me and what I would use in my home.

I want to call attention to a really HELPFUL blog post that Raven wrote recently because I believe it will be interesting for many of you to read. It’s called, . In the piece, Raven gives some solid advice to artists and anyone really who wants to grow their business.

Most of the photos in this post were shoot by , so be sure to check out her portfolio online because it’s just stunning - and also her ‘journal’ has loads of fantastic photos. Also, check out for more about Raven and her fantastic life as an artist.

If you’d like to own a print or an original of her work, please visit her website or her directly to talk about it. Her prints are available online and also some of her original paintings too, or I’m sure you can commission a piece if you have a special project in mind.

Have a lovely Wednesday!

Love,

Holly

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