Good afternoon sunny Oakland, snowy Boston, sub-zero Chicago, and the rest of the world. It's been a very (very) long time since I've shared here, and starting today, I'm excited to say, the radio silence and gaps in my writing stop. I've just immersed myself in a bunch of amazing videos from the talented and biz-savvy Marie Forleo, and as an actionable step I'm taking to grow my lettering and illustration business, I've decided to create an editorial calendar.
Going forward, here's what you can expect from the jilly ink blot every week:
Mondays - an uplifting and inspirational, FREE, downloadable wallpaper for your desktop, phone, tablet, and any other device that you have. I believe that starting your week with beautifully designed words of wisdom is the best way to get your feet on the floor, and running towards your passion.
Wednesdays - a spotlight on another creative entrepreneur that I believe is fiercely going after what he/she is truly excited about. Being a part of this community is amazing, and as a way to give back to the women and men who inspire me, I look forward to sharing their vision and work with all of you (to start, if you don't watch MarieTV or haven't browsed around her site yet, go go go - she's phenomenal)!
Fridays - another freebie. This time, I'll be offering a printable illustration to take with you for the weekend. Keep it in your wallet, frame it for your walls, photograph yourself with it on your travels and tag @jillyink on Instagram, etc. I want to give you something beautiful, to close your week with, to re-engage your creative energy for the weekend to come, or to give to someone else in your life as a reminder of the beauty you see in them as well.
I'm really excited to begin sharing these visual and written messages with all of you, so stay tuned because the first post on the editorial calendar drops this Friday, February 21st, at 10am PST. Until then, enjoy your day!