Sunday, October 16, 2011

new name & new look

introducing, ledbury drive!

For a long while I was contemplating a new name for all my creative outlets to fall under. I wanted a name that I could use for an etsy shop (that I had been wanting to open for years), my blog, etc. I wanted everything to be a cohesive expression of me. Feels good to have a fresh look for a fresh start!

If you care to know where the new name came from... here's why:

Ledbury drive is a quiet residential street that my grandparent's home resides on. They've lived there since the late 50's, and while my grandfather passed away several years ago -- to me -- he still lives there in spirit. I imagine most people have special feelings towards their grandparent's home. I am one of those people. Every time I'm there I am overwhelmed with memories made there, including learning so many talents from my grandmother. When I think about the living I make, the hobbies I have, the degree I obtained -- all of those passions stemmed from my grandparents home (with my parents encouragement as well, of course). My grandmother taught me how to paint and care for brushes, cut wood, sew by hand and on a sewing machine (which she bought me), play the piano, garden, stamp and emboss, knit, and she even gave me my first beads and jewelry making materials. All of my creative passions were born there. Until I was five years old my grandparents watched me every day while my parents worked. From ages eight to ten, we lived there while building our second home, and while attending college I lived there (m-f) for four years. I've lived a good part of my life in that house, and it's impossible to express in words how much it means to me.

So, while I was thinking of a name that would feel right to give all of my creative outlets, ledbury drive seemed like a good place for them to live.

This was my rough draft of my 'logo'. The orange is a tribute to my grandpa. Everything we do in memorial of him is orange. Thinking of you grandpa!

thanks for reading. xo


  1. i absolutely love it! but also part of me hates you for being able to hand letter that... you bitch. ;)

    my creativity stemmed from my grandparents house too.. maybe that's why we're wifeys? :) xo

  2. Love this new look & the orange sentiment :)

    Also, I agree with Heather in kinda hating you a tad for being able to hand letter like that....