Monthly Archives: January 2020

Off to NY! βœˆοΈ

Your girl is all grown up and going to the Big City!🍎

I set two goals at the beginning of 2019 – one was , and the other, scary goal was to register for (NSS), which is the biggest stationery trade show in the U.S. 😱

I’m proud to say I was able to accomplish both goals πŸ’ͺ🏼 and this week I’m flying to NY to exhibit at NSS!

Maybe you do this, too, but I tend to minimize my accomplishments.

When I reach a goal or a milestone, I think to myself, “Anyone can do that. It wasn’t a big deal. I was lucky. I haven’t reallyΒ done anything yet.”

But THIS one was hard to ignore.

Sure, I do have that little voice that tells me that you’re not really there yet. Things can go wrong. Who knows, you may come home with nothing to show for.

It was all a big waste of time and money. Who do you think YOU are? You don’t belong on the big stage.

Maybe so.

But, I’m patting myself on the back for doing it!

Just being able to save up for the show is in and of itself a hugeΒ accomplishment for me. And I know I’ll learn a ton from this experience.

If you’d asked me two years ago if I’d even considered going to the show, I’d had a nervous laugh and given you a vague “no” answer.

Well, I still have a nervous laugh 😬 but I’m going anyhow.

See, that’s the thing.Β If my business journey has taught me anything, it’s that you don’t have to know everything to start something new.

You are good enough to start now.

You’re capable of much more than you think. You’ve survived all of your worst case scenarios thus far. You’re resilient. You’re resourceful. Take one step at a time!!!

So I take my own advice to heart today. Courage over perfection. I’m taking lots of deep breathes as I tackle my scary goal this week!

Follow me on or if you haven’t already – I’ll be posting pics from my NY trip there!

Thank you for your support and encouragement always. It’s YOU who give me the courage to keep going for my dreams.


ps. My VIP promo ends on Friday 1/31! Be sure to sign up for my email to get the code πŸ’•

Mushroom love πŸ„πŸ„πŸ„

Tell me something, my friend.

Do you love mushrooms??

Well…I LOVE mushrooms πŸ€©πŸ„

They make me so happy with their colors, shapes, and texture – everything about it provokes the fairy understory world that I’m only allowed to peek in in the quiet pacific northwest woods.

They’re so magical… I’m deeply inspired by their presence and they’ve got me dreaming of one day creating a picture book about mushrooms and little creatures living happily together…

(Adding it to the list of things to do when I retire πŸ˜†)

When I doodle for fun, I often draw inspirations from them, too.

A birthday card I made for Dave last year
wall hanging I made in the ceramics class


ObsessedΒ πŸ„πŸ„πŸ„

Can you spot some of the mushies from the photos in my new design?? πŸ‘‡πŸΌπŸ‘€

Mushroom Art Print
Mushroom Thank You Card

Tell me if you love them as mush as I do! πŸ˜†πŸ„


ps. You can still shop this mushroom and other new designs at an early-bird VIP rate in my shop! Sign up for my newsletter and get 15% off through January 31st.

pps. Always free US shipping for orders $35 and over.

Spring collection is here πŸ’

is live in the webshop 🌸πŸ₯³

Seattle has had our first snow this week πŸ₯Άβ„️ Photographing these vibrant products sure lifted up my spirits!

It’s like taking vitamin D for my soul.

. Enjoy new cards, tiny notes, postcard set, art prints, and stickers!!

Stay warm and cozy, my friend,


ps. Wanna shop in-person? I’ll be atΒ in Seattle next weekend, 1/25-1/26!

Spring collection sneak preview! πŸ‘€

Happy New Year!

After my last show of the year in December, I’ve been in a deep focus mode to bring new fresh designs to life for the upcoming season.

You may remember that I’m going to a BIG stationery trade show in NYC in early Feburary. Less than a month from now.

My face looks like this 😬 when I think about what else needs to get done before then, but I’m trying not to freak out too much.

And I’m really happy with how cute they’ve all turned outπŸ₯°

I’m introducing mini enclosure notes, too, and they’re pretty adorable🐞

And, new prints!

I’m also adding a self-love postcard pack and a few new stickersπŸ’•

(don’t have the pics yet… they’re on their way!)

It’s a vibrant collection to kick off the new year and a perfect mood elevator for the grey Seattle weather.

And everything else that’s going on in the world right now πŸ˜”

Most of these (except for the Lady Bug V-day card) are not in my online shop yet but will be available in a week or so.

I will of course let you know when it’s ready.

Take good care,


ps. Sign up for my newsletter to get a VIP exclusive promo code for my new collection πŸ’•

Happy Year of the Rat πŸ­πŸŽ‰

Happy New Year, friend!

Did you know 2020 is the Year of the Rat?

My dad is a “Rat” and embodies some of the zodiac’s characteristics – industrious, thrifty, and diligent.

Dad and Dave making mochi for zenzai (dad’s favorite treat) at a cafe in Kanazawa, Japan (2017)

I hope I’ve inherited some of his rat-ness so I can keep making joyful art for you and continue to grow Honeyberry Studios even more this year!

Wishing you a healthful and happy 2020 πŸ’•