Melanie Jane Studio on Etsy!

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You guysssss, I finally made good on a goal I’ve had for at least two years now. Yesterday, on the official day that women start working for free, I launched Melanie Jane Studio on Etsy. Every year around my birthday, I get this burst of energy and motivation to finally make progress on my goals, and this year has been the best yet. I’m starting to realize why everyone says your 30s are the best.

I haven’t made a sale (yet!), but pressing publish on my first eight listings has been nothing short of invigorating. These last few months of cranking out lettering and designs is starting to come to fruition, and that old adage about creativity begetting more creativity is proving true. I’d really appreciate if you could go by and take a look. I’m open to any tips or feedback!

My latest Skillshare class is live! A few months ago, I got a Silhouette Cameo machine and began screenprinting my own designs using vinyl on silkscreen. The process is much simpler and faster than the traditional method of burning designs onto silkscreens, and if you have a vinyl cutting machine like a Silhouette or Cricut, this is a fairly inexpensive way to get started.

The class includes a handlettered design to screenprint onto your own tee or sweatshirt. Let me know if you decide to take it! (more…)