Christmas Reminiscing

Monday, December 20, 2010

Holiday Card Ideas

Me before my FIT interview (Dec 16th 2008)

Winter time always makes me feel incredibly nostalgic. For better or worse, so much of my time before Christmas is spent thinking about all the people I love, have loved, and lost. It's a time to reevaluate everything we wanted out of the past year and all the things we hope to gain in the new. 2010 certainly wasn't the easiest to live through but by god was it ever one of the most rewarding. Dec 17th marked the two year anniversary of my interview here at FIT. When I think about how much my life has changed since that day I'm nearly brought to tears.

People might find it strange how emotional I feel with regards to my fashion illustration degree. It's just that when I look back and see how close I came to never pursuing my dream, when I think of all the possibilities I could have missed, when I realize that I'm happier now then I've ever been, I feel like the luckiest girl in the world. I couldn't imagine my life being any other way now and I'm so grateful I took that great big leap of faith. Anyways, in this post I've included two photos from Dec 16th 2008 (the eve of my FIT interview) to coincide with some holiday card ideas. Just goes to show that you never know where life is going to take you. Enjoy!!


  1. we did it meags!! love you xo

  2. ;-) Lovely drawings. One time I wanna sit down and hear all about how your path wwent. I love when people pursue their dreams! :-)

  3. amazing pictures1 you're so talented!
    i love your sweet comment - THANK YOU! remember that you can easily stay in touch with my blog with k come karolina on bloglovin, facebook and twitter :)and....i'm hosting an GIVE_AWAY on my blog now!

    xoxo from rome

  4. I'm glad you're happy. and I so understand what you are talking about. the thought that I almost stayed with my old job and didn't pursue my dreams now scares the hell out of me!

  5. I like your drawings:)))

    xx Marina

    new post)

  6. think i need to commission you to make my xmas cards! :)


  7. Ooh la la! Illos look great! Christmas time in New York must be exciting. May your holidays be filled with joy and fashion. =)

  8. hmmm am I going to be getting any of these cards in the mail:??? I really like the red one!! haha

  9. Oh it was so lovely to read your story and brings someone like me (still on their way to making their dreams) so much encouragement! Sounds like you really are living out your dreams, just goes to show how hard work can really pay off!

  10. I can only imagine what it feels like 2 year down the road from when you started pursuing your dream, and what an inspiration you are to me to go and try doing the same. I hope that next year is even more exciting, filled with even more possibilities for you, and I'll continue to read your blog to enable me to come along with you on your journey and keep cheering you on. Here's to more great illustrations and more dreams coming true in the next year! :)

  11. I'm so touched everyone!! Thank-you for your most incredible commentary. It has been such an amazing journey and this blog has made it that much more special. I really hope I will have only wonderful, exciting things to share with you in the New Year as I reach my graduation. I'm scared and thrilled to see where life takes me at the end of May. It means so much to me knowing I have such incredible people cheering me on. Happy Holidays everyone!!

    Meag xx

  12. Lovely ;D
    THe first one is stunning!!

    Merry Xmas honey ;)

  13. Wow, I would love all those for my room. The red one is amazing!



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