I'm excited to be working with a fabulous group of ladies for another year of Power of the Purse®! Today I am pulling out my past year's designs and sketching up new ideas for the 2018 invitation. Save the date for Thursday, September 20 to attend this fun, uplifting and inspiring event. This year's featured speaker is U.S. Olympic Ice Hockey star Angela Ruggiero. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Power of the Purse is an annual fundraiser for the Women's Fund of Green Bay to celebrate the impact the Women’s Fund has made in the community and recognize the important work of its grant recipients. The grants are used to support local leadership and self-esteem initiatives to empower women and inspire girls. Learn more at womensfundgb.org.
There are a few new Instagram friends around, hello! I want to share a #FridayIntroductions with you to let you know a bit about me. I am a Wisconsin based graphic designer, but when I'm not caught up in sketching or working behind my computer you may find me: • trying out a new recipe or restaurant. I'm a total foodie and love trying out new food combinations! But I will admit I am also very picky. I am often made fun of for not liking bacon or cheesecake. What is a girl to do when she doesn't like cream cheese? • learning a few words in a new language. I took Spanish classes for many years, but became out of practice after. Two summers ago I decided to brush up on the language and after I re-familiarized myself with it I started to crave learning other languages as well. • sitting out by the water. It's a perk of living by a larger body of water (but not in winter 🤣, so I'm looking forward to warmer weather). There is something about an expanse of water, the pull of the tide and waves crashing into the shoreline that lets me completely escape and clear my mind. • What are your favorite hobbies or interests? I'd love to hear about them in the comments. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📷: @shaunaeteske - I have to give this girl some love, because she is fabulous! Shaunae is an talented photographer who is currently offering an amazing deal on 20-minute mini sessions that is great for families. Visit her instagram page for details.
Fear is often just the imagination taking a wrong turn - Austin Kleon, Show Your Work ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I was playing around a bit in the Procreate app and decided to write out one of my many favorite quotes. At the advice of my 8th grade English teacher, I actually keep a notebook where I write all the quotes I hear or read that have an impact on me in some way, so there were a lot to choose from. It also includes fun(ny) phrases that friends and family have said to keep as memories. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I came across this quote in @austinkleon's book Show Your Work. It is a great (and relatively quick) read for any creator, just like his first book Steal Like an Artist. It was a bit of a revealing moment for me, thinking YES! That's right. When I let fear get in my way it is often because I have imagined all the negative outcomes. Instead, I want to take the right turn and trust that things will work out, moving forward confidently with a positive mind. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Do you have a favorite quote? Leave it in a comment. I love reading new ones!
So many days stuck inside after this crazy April snowfall, and a strong desire for it to finally feel like spring have me craving a new travel plan to warmer weather. Thankfully I will finally be getting out of my home today! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Travel is one of my favorite things. I love finding inspiration for my design work while exploring a new area and taking in the location's culture and sites. I also kind of geek out a bit over great architecture and urban planning. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I spotted this place located in Downtown Austin, TX while heading to eat at @arlostruck (a delicious plant-based food truck you need to check out if you visit Austin). The colors drew me in immediately, that I had to stop and take a photo. And yes I did cross the street to take it! But this is a color pallet I never would have dreamed up otherwise. Now the sunny warm weather from the day I took this photo just needs to come to Wisconsin! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ P.s. I photoshopped a man staring on the street corner from this photo. He'll never know. 🤫
Happy Friday! I will be the first to admit haven’t been super active on Instagram lately, but I'm about to come back and share all the things! It all starts with an exciting announcement next week Friday, March 23 (my birthday!! 🎉) paired with the launch of a few things I've been working on over the last few months. I can’t wait to talk all the details and what it means for 2018 and going forward. I'd love for you to be a part of the celebration with me. Head to sarahmschrader.com/celebratewithme to join! A clickable link is also available in the profile. 📷: @shaunaeteske 💄: @danamichele_makeup