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Friday, January 25, 2013

Hello My Loves,

I hope you all had a fantastic week! Fortunately, I wrapped up a very exciting two week project which left just enough time for some Friday self reflection. I started sifting through the archives on my slowly dying vintage MacBook and came across this bloglovin' icon I designed for TWD two years ago. And like a floodgate, all the incredible memories I have of starting my blog came rushing back to me. Of all the new ventures I embarked on in NYC, by far the most rewarding has been my blog.

When I look at this luggage tag icon, not only do I see how far I've come stylistically, but I'm reminded of the thrill I experienced joining the bloglovin' community. I remember discovering Danny Roberts' blog Igor + Andre and realizing the power, the magnitude, of starting your own blog. I never dreamed that my words would connect with people in such a meaningful way; that my fears could be stifled by complete strangers rooting for me from behind a computer screen.

To say that starting my blog changed my life is a bit of an understatement. I overcame so many personal and professional hurtles just by taking the leap and putting my voice, my portfolio, out there. I feel so lucky to have blog readers write me and ask for advice. So often they ask how I got started. And the truth is, at 25, I decided to stop thinking and start doing. Like anything in life, you learn as you go. Fortune favours the bold, so stop standing in your way, and start making moves.

Clearly I'm no blog expert. I'm not a superstar illustrator or some sort of anomaly. I'm just a girl who takes risks and isn't afraid to share parts of my world (the good, the bad, and the sometimes ugly). I guess what I'm trying to get across in this post is that you never know when or where you'll find your greatest passion. Bloglovin' helped to put my blog on the radar and make me realize a world of possibilities, a community of like minded, and inspiring individuals.

Maybe take a moment this weekend to think about some things you've always wanted to do but never believed you could do. And know first hand, through me, that nothing is impossible.

Meag xx


  1. This is actually exactly what I needed to read right now. I just have to do it, you know? It's scary putting yourself and your work out there. But you just have to take the leap and GO. Eek. I will, I will.

    I thought if I kept up my blog it would get easier to show my work and get it out of their but I need to actually show my work. I am just so afraid of what people will think and I need to stop this! aaah, ok no more rambley comment! :) Thank you!!!

    p.s. you are a superstar illustrator.

  2. You are so right! And that's why I started my blog in March 2012. I do not have as much readers as I wish but anyway I am going to make the next step and soon I will start t-shirt business with my illustrations and photos. So I take the risk and hope that nothing is impossible. Thank you!

  3. @Cindy, I totally understand that fear of worrying about what others will think of you and your work. But for me the risk of not launching my career and holding myself back far outweighed the risk of criticism from others. If you love something enough you just have to go for it.

    @Claudia that sounds amazing and I've always wanted to do the same with my illustrations so good for you!! Don't worry about your followers, they will come.


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