Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Looking back, looking forward: a lesbian recollection

Wow. Looking back over my old posts this chilly winter morn I feel some effusive wistful nostalgia. So much optimism, so much excitement, and perhaps naivety. To share your life in public, that is brave. And maybe if I hadn't been so brave I wouldn't have come out at all that summer. I wouldn't have met my wife on Tinder. And I wouldn't have started my LGBTQ greeting card company. I always find winter a reflective time. Maybe it's the cookie coma(vegan shortbread cookies are just soooo damn good).
I look back at my old blog entries and see how much I have learned since my first posts. Sometimes I am tempted to edit them so they fit who I am now, but no. The past, however flawed, is how we become who we are today. We learn. We change. And like the bulbs in the spring, we grow into something new. Blossom each summer like a perennial. Changing seasons, changing reasons(damn, I'm like a natural Dr. Seuss haha).
Anyways, this is really just me touching base with my blog which has mostly been taken over by my Etsy greeting card shop. I hope you all have a great holiday( I know I'm not supposed to say Christmas lol). But I'm old school like that. So, Merry Christmas!
Talking with my Dad the other day I said to him I kind of like being older. Life is less confusing now. Sure, my body is aging. Some parts hurt. Whatever. I'm so much more comfortable in my skin than I have ever been. And it's nice to know who you are (even if that's ever changing, which of course, it is). The corollary is "Women age and it's all bad news". It's not.
So cheers to the autonomy of being older, wiser, wrinklier, and pretty damn happy with life!
All the big squishy bear hugs and a happy new year,
Brandy

My LGBTQ Christmas Card Collection!

Ho ho ho! Merry Christmas amore's!

Oh man! What a year ammiright?!
My Etsy shop has been on fiyyyyyaaa this winter! My lil' shop had it's one year anniversary(yay!) and we reached our 200th sale(wooooyeahbaby!) and got over 16,000 views (OMGawsshhhh)
It's been super fun mailing cards all over the world- Spain, Scotland, London, New York, and a ton of small rural towns in the US which makes me REALLY happy because I feel like these people have connected to my work when maybe they didn't have a ton of LGBTQ options in their hometowns. Art is all about connecting to people. Just like life is. Deep, I know. But for realz.

Here are a few of my most popular cards for you guys to take a gander:)
Thanks for all your love and support this year
xo





Sunday, November 12, 2017

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It's taking all my self control to not draw nipples on our Neighbour's balloons.....never mind, I did it. 

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Remembrance Day

Went to the Remembrance Day Ceremony. Hadn’t been to one since high school. Afterwards I did a very normal thing- went to the grocery store. In line to pay, a magazine headline in bold white font read “NEXT PLACES ____ WILL ATTACK” written over a clearly marked red map. Is this sensationalism? Or not? Lately it feels like the world has gone mad.
Despite the brevity of Remembrance Day(and life) I hope we more often remember why we take a minute of silence and what it meant to go to war. My Great Grandpa was shot and that bullet landed in the perfect spot as to not kill him and snap off the main branch of our family tree. 
I didn’t take any photos today at the ceremony. It felt wrong. They say a photo is worth a thousand words. Sometimes a moment of sincere presence and gratitude is worth even more.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

My artwork on tote bags!

So excited!!! 
Got my artwork onto tote bags!
Available huuurrrrrr: 

Also also also!!
Got my greeting cards into a suuuuuper nice store in Yaletown called Suquet Interiors!
The prints turned out so nice!!!
Check it out:
Here is a little video of me showing them off!

Saturday, November 4, 2017