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Bundles of joy πŸ’Œ

It’s been a hectic week.

I was in a weekend long conscious communications workshop last Saturday and Sunday, which was…

Totally life changing.

Practicing empathic listening skills and being listened to all day for two days…

That was my version of heaven πŸ˜‡ haha.

I’m in no way an expert communicator… I felt really impatient witnessing how the facilitator demonstrated the skills so effortlessly.

It takes practice. There is no hack for this!

Even though I was on Zoom for two days, I felt light and peaceful at the end of the weekend.

But I’ve been feeling a little sluggish this week, not having had a downtime, so I’m very much looking forward to this weekend without any to-dos.

Before I sign off for the weekend, I wanted to show you some new offerings πŸ‘€

You remember I’m part of the this month?

I’ve added 3 more fun card bundles to their shop!

I’ll show you :

I’m a sucker for bundle deals… πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

Let’s face it, you get more for the $ when you buy things in bundle.

And sometimes a bundle may include a product or a design I wouldn’t normally pick if it’s a single item, you know?

It gives you an opportunity to try something new ✨ and that’s exciting!

You also get to have a creative exercise to figure out who to share it with.

comes with 6 notecards to let you express your love and appreciation to someone you care about.

They’re not only for your romantic love but appropriate for friends and family, too.

(or you have anniversary cards for the next 6 years!!)

comes with 4 sweet cards.

Snail mail with a handwritten message makes a big difference in someone’s life πŸ’–

And this is versatile – personally, I find myself reaching for these blank cards a lot when I write to my friends.

These and are available exclusively at throughout May.

Go check out the shop and enjoy the diversity of creative talents in our AAPI community πŸ₯°

Have a relaxing Sunday, my friend!

xo

ps. the only accept PayPal as a payment method – be sure to create your account or have your account info ready before you shop.

AAPI Virtual Spring Crafts Fair is LIVE πŸ’

Just wanted to let you know that is live now!

Us vendors got to tour the shop before it opened up to the public yesterday morning – they did a great job setting up a beautiful shop ✨

It’s not the same as shopping in-person πŸ˜” but I hope you enjoy “meeting” new artists and makers in the Asian American Pacific Islander community and treat yourself and your loved ones πŸ’–

I’ve put together 8 cards and gift bundles exclusively for the show, and you can find them in the πŸ‘‡πŸΌ

Or go to on the main page and search for “Honeyberry Studios”

It goes till the end of May 😻

Enjoy!!

xo

ps. 🚨The shop only accepts PayPal as a payment method– please have your account info ready or create one before you shop πŸ™πŸΌ

Thank you, mom πŸ’—

Mother’s Day is 5/10 – which is two weeks from today!

I consider myself very lucky to have a mom whom I love and get along with, even though she lives in Japan, and we don’t get to see each other in real life very often.

In Washington, where I live, we’ll continue to be in quarantine in two weeks 😒 and many moms will be spending the day without their family around.

I’d imagine many of you will be calling, zooming, and sending your mom (and mother figures) cards and flowers for Mother’s Day.

Here is a reminder that I have several Mother’s Day cards !

They’re colorful, thoughtful, and I even have cards for pet moms 🐢🐱 and an empathy card for those who have a hard time around this holiday, too.

You can review them and other gift ideas !

(+ mini previews of “Blue Period” paintings, which are going live TODAY)

especially if you’re having to mail your gifts to her this year.

Who wouldn’t love a happy mail? And who deserves it more than she does? πŸ’—

xo

ps. reminder – spring sale is still on! 15% off on everything with your code “SPRING15”

Hello sunshine 🌞

Hi friend!

My first ever watercolor original painting sale is live now 😘

You can to enjoy the gallery and shop your fave pieces.

Remember – your spring promo code “SPRING15” gets you 15% off on everything, including my originals.

These floral paintings are on early bird promo, and the price will go up once the new batch of paintings (“The Blue Period”) go live next Sunday 4/26.

Can’t wait to see which ones end up in your home πŸ’—

xo

ps. Missed the link above? to view all of my floral watercolor paintings.

One of a kind πŸ’Ž

Happy Sunday!

(or whatever day it is πŸ˜€)

You may have seen on that I’ve been making small watercolor paintings every day since the beginningof April.

I got inspired to start painting again when I dug up a box of paintings from a few years back last week.

Watercolor is my first love❀️

Since I’ve been making my art mostly on iPad Pro nowadays, it’s a nice shift from my work-work.

I had started a daily painting challenge in November 2016 so I could exercise my painting muscle every dayπŸ’ͺ🏼

Although I set out to continue painting for 365 days, I quit after day 237. Which is still a lot!

But at the time I was getting tired of it and didn’t find the challenge joyful any more πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

So when I unearthed the box last week, I sat down and went through all of my small paintings. I hadn’t looked at them in a loooooong time.

And they’re SO GOOD.

What charming, sweet pieces of treasure they are 😍

I had a lot of joy making these paintings. But now they’re sitting in a box for nobody to see…

That’s a little sad…but wait…

Could they bring joy to someone else?

I’d much rather my paintings go to a nice home where they’re appreciated than keeping them in a box in my office!

That’s why I’ve decided to make them available for purchase on my website.

So you and your loved ones can enjoy them 😽

I’m keeping some of the pieces myself, but there’re still lots of work for you.

To make your viewing/shopping experience a little easier, I’ll be releasing them in collections, according to themes.

Potential themes I’m thinking about:

Florals

Blue Period

Animals/Creatures

Foods/Vegetables

“Lucy the Yoga Chicken” πŸ”

Etc.

You can see some of them in :

You can start shopping my original watercolor paintings every Sunday starting April 19th!

If you’re on my email, I’ll let you know in advance the exact time they’re released. You’ll also receive sneak previews via email, so if you haven’t already, sign up!

I’m super excited to offer you my one of a kind treasures!

Stay tuned,

xo

ps. Need to restock in the meantime? Spring sale is still on, and you get 15% off everything with a code “SPRING15”πŸ₯° (you can use the code as many times as you want!)

Aries in your life? β™ˆοΈ

Hey friend,

I just found out that April is National Card & Letter Writing Month!

I’ve been more intentional about sending my loved ones snail mails since we started physical distancing a few weeks ago.

(Right? It started a few weeks ago…? Honestly, I don’t remember any more πŸ˜… It feels like forever ago.)

There was a thank you card we sent to a relative who gifted us some money πŸ™πŸΌ

A get well card for a friend who just had a surgery.

And a few others just to say hello πŸ‘‹πŸΌ

It’s simply more joyful to find a handwritten card from a friend in the mailbox than bills and junk mail, you know?

This week, I’ve made a list of friends who have their birthday in April – and all of them are Aries – including my best friend from 3rd grade ❀️ Aw.

In , I show you which cards I selected for my friends and why:

πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—

If you’re feeling a little shy about reaching out to someone in writing, birthdays are an easy opportunity to get your card writing habits started πŸ€“

Don’t let the blank page scare you, either.

A short and sweet message, like, “Happy birthday. I’m thinking of you.” will go a long way.

Got your birthday list?

Good!

You can to shop these adorable birthday cards😽

Give your loved ones a reason to smile on their special day!

xo

ps. Spring sale is still on! Get 15% off your entire with a promo code “SPRING15”Β You can use this code as many times as you want πŸ’—

It’s all about self-love β€οΈπŸŒˆ

Hi friend,

First off, I’m so happy to know that my 60 Brighter Days emails have been resonating with so many of you!

Thanks for reading/sharing/responding with your kind words. It’s most definitely the highlight of my day 🌞

Second, thank you so much for continuing to support my web shop!!

I feel so loved πŸ₯°

It gives me joy to know my cheerful, uplifting art is making you and your loved one’s day a little brighter.

Today I wanted to share this short video where I share my message about self-love.

You know that’s my jam, right?

I also share a couple of recent reviews on my Self-Love Postcard set in the vid.

Here is one from Hannah:

SOB 😭 Thank YOU, Hannah.

(I read all of my reviews, and they instantly lift up my spirits. So keep them coming if you’ve purchased something from me!)

Yes, I’m trying to cope with the anxiety of our rapidly changing world every day, but I’m also fired up to share my message of self-care and self-love right now πŸ”₯

Oh and one more thing – I’ve added a gift message section in my cart (it’s free!).

If you’re directly shipping self-love filled gifts to your loved ones, be sure to leave a message there.

I’ll then write it on one of these sweet block printed cards and include it in your package.

What a sweet way to add an extra thoughtful touch to your gift πŸ₯°

Hope you’ll continue to take care of yourself and stay well.

Thinking of you,

xo

ps. Don’t forget, 15% off on everything (including clearance!) in my online shop.Β Use code: SPRING15 when you check out. You can use the code as many times as you want 😽

Hanging in there?

Hi friend,

Hope you and your loved ones are staying safe and healthy πŸ™πŸΌ

Dave and I are staying home as much as we can, and thankfully we’re healthy so far.

For that, I’m most grateful.

You know what else I’m grateful for??

Your are causing me major gratitude overload!! I’ve been enjoying packaging up each and every order for you.

Seriously, you’re the BEST.

Keep them coming because your 15% off code “SPRING15” is still good.

(and you can use it more than once!)

As I said last week, I’m trying to offer more video contents because it makes me feel closer to you.

I’ve been feeling isolated as I practice social distancing – not only are my shows being cancelled, my pottery class, gym, and get-togethers with friends are cancelled as well πŸ˜”

(Not to mention my solo vacay to Sedona. Yup I cancelled it. Sad, but necessary 😭)

Yes, it is a temporary measure. And perhaps the best thing we can do right now to give ourselves a fighting chance.

So I’ve been recording short messages as I pack up your orders in the morning and sharing them on .

, I talk about why I share my story on the back of each cardπŸ‘€

At shows and markets, I’m able to chat more easily with my customers and share my story, but I don’t always get to, or you wouldn’t necessarily share that with the person you’re writing to.

So I’m putting it right there – whoever receives your lovely note will know that you’ve carefully selected a card that was created by a real person with real hopes and dreams✨

You wouldn’t get that from mass-produced greeting cards from a drug store… Just sayin.

And here is

I share with you what my customers have been ordering, and which ones are my favorite!

It lifts me up to know that you’re actively reaching out to your loved ones in this time of uncertainty.

And being part of your love mail gives me so much joy ❀️

When I’m feeling anxious and off-centered, it helps to do something. Especially, helping others shifts focus off of my own problems and worries.

So… I’ve started “60 Brighter Days” email series!! Sign up for my newsletter if you haven’t already, and you’ll receive a happy, encouraging email from me every day for 60 days.

Ok, friend, stay strong. We’ll get through this together.

Sending you love,

xo

This is my Plan B

I wanted to give you a heads up about a couple of things today.

As you know, a special flu is going around in Seattle and lots of other places.

(I know technically it’s not a flu…but an article I read about how to reduce anxiety recommended you call it something else, like “the flu,” so that’s what I’m doing πŸ˜€)

To protect the public health and safety, lots of events are getting cancelled.

For me, that means my main source of income, shows and markets, is either getting cancelled or not many people are gonna turn up to shop in person for the foreseeable future.

For example, my next market, UPS Flea Market on 3/21, has been cancelled 😭 Sorry if you were planning on going. I’m very disappointed, too.

And I don’t have a show scheduled until May.

So… I’m engaging my Plan B✌🏼

I’m focusing my energy on growing for a while, and to make it more enjoyable for you, I’ve created a promo for you.

Yup, you know I don’t normally do random sales, but the time requires a bit of a flexibility – so you can enjoy 15% off on your entire order when you !

Just enter “SPRING15” at checkout 😘

I haven’t decided how long the promo will go on, but at least till the end of the month. I’ll let you know when it’s about to end.

You can use this code as many times as you’d like, too. Feel free to share with friends and family.

(NOTE: I will not be able to apply the promo retroactively as Shopify, my online platform, charges fees based on the original sales amount πŸ˜” so don’t forget to enter it when you shop.)

Another thing I’m doing – because I don’t get to see you in person for a while – is for you!

It’s mostly me sharing quick updates and doing mini “informacials” if you will πŸ˜‚ but if you’d like to see me awkwardly talk to my phone camera, be sure to watch them πŸ’•πŸ‘‡πŸΌ

Thanks friend!!

Stay well,

xo

ps. Take advantage of 15% off online order with a special code “SPRING15”

pps. If you’ve come to my shows/markets, you know I offer special deals just for the market customers. I’ll of course continue to offer them when/if I do markets this season and beyond. Just so you know πŸ˜‰