I can’t tell you how proud I am to start introducing Torrie Asai for Besotted Brand! Torrie is a new to lettering and by some twist of fate I have ended up becoming a bit of a mentor to her. I saw that she had not only talent, but drive; what she lacked was confidence in her role as ‘creative’. I believe everyone has the ability to be creative (one of the main motivations behind this here blog), it just manifest itself in different ways for each individual (some people are great cooks, good with computers or numbers, organizing, even getting dressed, etc. There’s many variations of creative!), it’s recognizing what you are creative at and working on it that will make your gift shine. I honestly can not believe how far she has come from our first correspondence, she’s worked so hard to develop her lettering practice (note she doesn’t even do this for a living!) and it really shows. I even tapped Torrie to do the lettering for my last branding client, which is where she developed the style we used on this first offering, we call it ‘Sofia’. We wanted a feminine, modern flowy hand that was still legible and Torrie nailed it. We have more offerings coming before holidays, but I was just too excited after I received the sample above that I didn’t want to wait! A huge congrats to Torrie!
Since I am anxious to show her work off I urge you to tweet and pin it, why? Well, it would be nice to support a fellow creative but also because I will be giving one away of course! Just answer the following question by Sunday, October 20, 2012:
What are your creative talents?
I will announce the winner next Monday, October 21, 2012. Good luck!
P.S. I will be back later today with a tutorial on stamping like a pro on the cotton drawstring bags!
P.P.S. Use the code freeship01 to get free shipping on any of the stamps this week!
P.P.P.S. Torrie just turned me on to this new blog by some powerhouse internet celebs, I think you’ll like!
Miss Tristan B. is the proprietress of Besotted Brand and the writer of this delightful blog. She recently re-located to sunny Seattle with her handsome husband and two pups, they are expecting a baby girl in December (possibly November). Her lofty goal here is to make this a creative resource repository and to inspire you to fall truly, madly, deeply in love with your life.