I know what you are thinking…it’s about time, right?! I have been working on these pieces for what seems like forever. And I’m finally ready to put them out into the world. When I look at them, I couldn’t be more proud. I hope you enjoy them as well!
Hat tip to the amazing photographer and my friend, Alyssa. She just moved back to Houston and lucky for me she was available to do these shots for me. If you are in the area and you need some similar work done, give her a shout. Below are some other pics that I love.
Some other news I have includes my work being sold in a few more shops around the internets – Great.ly and AHAlife. And as soon as I can get my stuff listed, I will have a few pieces in a gallery out of NYC called Uprise Art. Pretty cool, huh? And last but not least, AIMM will have a piece in the DIY Network’s Blog Cabin 2015! Yeah, you know…HGTV!!! Can someone please pinch me?
So, in celebration I figured I would do a giveaway of one of my new pieces. Here’s the deal.
1. Head on over to my instagram feed and find the picture below. This arrow piece will be the prize.
2. Follow my instagram feed and like the photo.
3. Re-post the photo and tag me (@brianna_land) along with the hashtag, #AIMMgiveaway.
And that’s it! I’ll pick a winner at random this Friday, April 17. XO!
It’s been a while (I know…so cliche), but it’s a super rainy day here in Houston. Like 100%-chance-of-rain kind of rainy day. I have an old stump that’s calling my name but the weather isn’t cooperating so I thought I would write.
The holidays were good to AIMM. I had my 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Etsy sales which was extra exciting! No small thanks to Etsy for featuring me as a Fresh Shop. Imagine my surprise when I opened up my daily email from Esty and saw my face and art staring back at me!
What a stupid quote they found though. Err, is that really written in my shop somewhere? Oh well…ha!
I have a pretty strong hunch that the feature had a lot to do with the amazing photos that Ashley and Jared took as well. Other Etsy sellers take note – it’s worth it to splurge on great photos if you stink at taking your own like I do.
Guys, I am so thankful. Although these couple of sales may not seem like much to others, it totally does to me! This means there are folks out there that value what I am doing and are actually willing to pay me for my work. How cool is that? Which brings me to my next topic…I don’t want to lose momentum.
But first let me tell you a story. Once upon a time, I had this amazing group of women – Alicia, Ashley, Christina and Linnea. I had just started Homespun and similarly, these ladies were on their own creative business adventures. Once a month we would meet to talk about our individual goals, struggles and areas where we could help each other. Man were we productive! I think these ladies know, but I absolutely cherish these talks/therapy sessions. Things change though. Babies are born, cross-country moves are made and businesses are shuttered.
But here I am, on another creative adventure with AIMM. As much as I wish I could put that group back together again it just isn’t possible. So I am on a search for a new mastermind group. I am looking for 2-3 ladies with creative businesses who need some accountability and encouragement like I do right now. Interested? Help me keep this momentum going and send me an email – briannalland[at]gmail.com so we can chat!
A while back, I emailed my friend Ashley from Sugar and Cloth because I was in desperate need of some photography and styling help for my Etsy shop. The pictures I took were pitiful and it was obvious I needed professional help. It’s kinda…like when you need a haircut. No one in their right mind attempts it on their own. It’s better to leave these types of things to the experts. And I contacted Ashley because she is uh…amazing at this sort of thing?! I mean, just look at her blog and follow her Instagram feed for proof.
Anyway, Kelly and I loaded up all of my wood art and headed over to her super cool studio over in EADO (East Downtown Houston for non-Houstonians). We spent some time catching up and coming up with some ideas. Then her and guy Jared got to work. Below are a few of my faves.
Want to see more? Head on over to the AIMM Etsy shop! Thanks a million Ashley and Jared!
It’s been a bit of a stressful week here in the Land household. Yesterday I had my fourth interview for a job that I really hope I get. I should find out by the end of the week but in the mean time I’m obsessing over it of course. The only thing that calmed my nerves was whipping up this bad boy. And you can now find it listed in my Etsy shop!
It is a smaller piece than the other panel I made. I have 3 more blank squares waiting for me in the studio so keep your eyes peeled for those. Here are a couple of triangles that I finally got around to listing in the shop also.
I like the lighter one best, but that’s just me.
I have decided that I should probably set up a Facebook page for all AIMM stuff so that I don’t keep annoying my nice friends and family with all my photos. So, if you would like to keep up with all things AIMM then head over and give it a like!
I started playing around with woodworking last year around the time I found out that Whimseybox was moving to Boulder, CO and I was going to be out of a job. It has been about a year now and this thing that started out as an itch I had to scratch has turned into something that I can’t not do. Hope that makes sense.
The funny thing is, I have never considered myself very “crafty” at all. I kind of joked all the time that I was the opposite actually. Even though the past several years of my life have kind of revolved around crafty folks, I never considered myself part of the club. But what I’m doing now just clicks. I am not by any means an excellent woodworker and I’ve taught myself everything by trial and error. There are surely better ways to do some of the things I am doing, but for now it works.
So, I’m putting myself out there and opened an Etsy shop with count them…2 items for sale! I will be adding more as quickly as my hands can make them, but I hope you like what is there now. I also have a meeting tomorrow with a really awesome shop that I totally admire to talk about some of the things I am making. Not sure if anything will come of it, but I’ll be sure to report back here if it does. Here’s what I have up in the shop so far.
This is listed as a coffee table, but could be hung as a wall panel also.
This one is my favorite for sure. This took a lot of work to get everything lined up correctly and the colors right, but I love the result.
This is an Instagram photo of the panel before I cut off the edges. I think it looks pretty cool this way, too!
I’ll be sure to update here when I post new things in the shop. Go have a look at Adrift In My Mind and let me know what you think!