I am someone who values constant learning and personal growth. Designing my own greeting card range was something that I'd always felt linked my calligraphy skills with my obsession with wax sealing. Admittedly, I was held back from doing this sooner by my fear of not being artistic enough to produce something I thought I would be proud of. For some of the designs, I'd spend the whole day working on it, only to wake up the next day, take one look at it and decide that I needed to redo it. At some points, I was frustrated that what I could see on the page didn't align with the vision that I had in my mind. I felt there was a gap between the level of my drawing skills I thought I was at, and the level that I was actually at.
Eventually, I reminded myself that if I waited until I felt like my skills were 'good enough', I might never be satisfied, and that it is much better to push myself to meet a (self-imposed) deadline because it is much better to produce something now that can later be improved, rather than let fear, or a desire for perfection, stop me. I want these first few cards to represent my belief that in life, we are all works in progress, and that if we embrace the process of learning and improving, we can always be proud of where we are now, and look forward to where are going.