Saturday, April 18, 2009

Mostly Happenchance

How would you like a hot tip? A sure thing?? A ticket to ride???

Mostly Happenchance is all three of these...a hot, sure, one-way ticket on an inside track featuring fun, fancy, friendship, and maybe even (somebody else's) fame. That's right, fame...and hopefully, fortune. Here's the deal:

My brilliant and astonishingly talented niece, Kristin (well, not so astonishing, in light of her combined gene pool), graduated in advertising a few years ago and signed on with an ad agency in New York. After distinguishing herself with awards and accolades usually reserved for long-time veterans of the business, she moved to Utah, home of her husband's family, where she now resides. Ever looking for new and creatively fulfilling challenges, she and her design twinner, Amy (who also graduated from BYU and hired on with the same ad agency), are launching a new venture, a line of stationery called "Junky Heirloom."

The sure-to-be-anything-but-junky and bound-to-be-everything-that's-hip line will be unveiled at the National Stationery Show in New York, from May 17-20th, and the new blog will provide a day-to-day update of their crazy countdown to the finish line of the finished line. So to speak.

I guarantee you'll be entertained along the way, and you will also be delighted with the cool, classy designs that are Kristin and Amy's stock in trade. But what I'm looking forward to most is the vicarious thrill involved in eavesdropping (by invitation!) as two talented young women take giant leaps toward fulfilling their artistic dreams. I just love a success story, and whether fame and fortune comes their way or not (my money's on them), success is defined in the doing. And oh boy, these two are doing it up big.

So here's a shout-out to Kristin (the niece), Amy (the friend), Happenstance (the blog), and Junky Heirloom (the stationery). 

Climb high, climb far
Your goal, the sky
Your aim, the star


Projecto said...
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karen said...

Best of luck to both of them! My husband is a graphic artist, and I'm always amazed at the creativity that comes out of him. I'll make a point of checking on their progress, and see what comes of it all! I love creative people. They make you feel alive.
Also, thank you for your very nice comments on my blog. You made me feel like I'm not alone in my dislike of being alone. Things are going well today - other than locking myself out of the house. But that's a blog for another day.

Natalie said...

Ohhhh, I love paper!! (I'm ashamed of actually typing this here, so please forgive me. I love paper so much that I have been dubbed the "paper whore"...which I think was actually supposed to be "paper hoarder", but the friend who said it didn't get that out.) Anyway, I LOVE to find beautiful paper and stationary, but I don't ever want to use it...because what if I never find anything as lovely. Ok, I'll stop now! :)

My point? I can not wait to check this out!! How exciting. I love hearing about talented artists.

Also, thank you for your uplifting comment on my blog. You know I love you!!!

Fiauna said...

Wow. How cool!!! Chasing a dream and actually catching it. Best of luck to the ladies.

Kristin said...

Thanks for posting about us! At least someone thinks will make it! And of course, you aren't biased at all. :)

Lisa Loo said...

ME too!! Me too!! What is it with you people's gene pool --for heaven's sake!! You don't need to be such talent hoarders!! I will definitely give this a look see--thanx!

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