Unlike most of the world, I spent my New Year’s Eve by myself. I watched a Walking Dead marathon on AMC for (too many) hours, and crocheted a lot of rows on my afghan. I drank Diet Coke all night, and really only talked to my cat. Okay… maybe sounding a little sad and pathetic, but hang with me, here. Honestly, though, I think it was great. And I wouldn’t have changed it a bit. That’s because 2013 is going to be a year for me. It’s going to be a year for progress and change, and Ruby July now fits perfectly into my plans and goals for my future. For the first time in a long time, I actually have goals for my future. It’s going to be a year for thinking for myself, and doing what I need to do to succeed and to just be happy. I have a good feeling about this year, I really do. The past few years have been trying and not very fun, but now I’m really looking toward the bright side. So, here’s to 2013. May all of you find happiness and joy in everything you do. Don’t take anything for granted, and don’t put up with people or things bringing you down. Let 2013 be a year for you, too. Happy New Year!
The holidays are always so crazy! I’m almost done with my 13-day-in-a-row streak at my job, and I’m definitely excited to have some time off. The holiday season is always very hectic, and very demanding. Even still, I am glad that I was able to squeeze some time in to decorate my apartment this year (my kitchen is super cute!), as well as get Ruby July moving forward. I have a good break from work over the next two weeks, and I’m excited to do some more research into the project, as well as get some designs going! Can’t make any prints without any designs, now can we? Anyway, I thought I would write a quick post to update things a bit, and let everyone know that there will be a lot more progress over the next few weeks. Most of it will still probably be more behind the scenes, as there’s a lot that goes into creating a successful venture. I’m still keeping positive and looking forward to the future of Ruby July. But first, CHRISTMAS!!! Happy holidays to you all! See you in 2013!!!
Oh, hey. Hello!
My name is Jessica, and it’s great to meet you. This is officially the beginning of Ruby July, a fine art and design studio. But first, a little bit about me. I’m a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. I moved to Minneapolis upon graduation, and have been stuck in a full-time-job kind of rut. I’ve been looking to put my talents (and degree… sigh) to good use, and slowly warmed up to the idea of creating my own side business. So here we are, and here is Ruby July. My goal was to primarily design and create custom screen prints, for a variety of needs. Initially, I enjoyed the thought of creating them as birth or wedding announcements. Now, my once-dormant-brain has spun into a whirlwind of ideas. A whirlwind, I tell you. This is hopefully, only the beginning. I’m really only in the planning stages right now, but I can’t wait to see where this will lead. I can’t wait to share my ideas and prints with you, and I hope you’ll enjoy them as much as I enjoy making them. Please keep an eye out for more updates (and products!) from Ruby July. Thanks so much!