Meekly Yours cupcakes jump out & grab you. They’re unique & unexpected. They’re fun & whimsical. I am not the first artist to bring personality to foods, but these cupcakes seem a bit different. They’re truly one of a kind, but where did they come from?Read More
Henry Ford was an innovator. He saw & invested in technologies that revolutionized industry & helped usher in the modern world. He saw what was missing in the world as opportunities to make monumental changes.Read More
“Alright. Time to get to work.” Then hours of taking care of small, unexpected tasks, chores, lunch & social media distractions later you look around & wonder what happened to your well laid plans. Sound familiar? Don’t worry, I find myself in the same position on an all too regular basis. I like staying busy so I often get caught up in ancillary tasks & distractions that take me away from the primary projects I planned for the day.
So what's the solution....?Read More
I spend so much time at my computer working. Some days I may not even leave my apartment or really leave my couch. As a small business owner, it's pretty easy to get sucked into too much work, until I feel drained, lackadaisical & uninspired. No matter my deadlines, a key part of my business it making the effort to get out of the studio. Here are five of my favorite ways to get beyond the walls of my abode.Read More
Driving around Baltimore, you can easily see the diversity of the city, but the city hold some true gems. The George Peabody Library has a beautiful, traditional stone exterior, but this is not your run of the mill library.
Walking into the George Peabody Library for the first time is nothing short of magical. Six floors of stacks reach from a modern black & white stone floor to a ceiling filled with skylights. The details in the cast-iron balconies & Corinthian columns are beautifully ornate, serving as an elegant contrast with the trappings of academia & traditional architecture. The whole scene is breathtaking—a scene straight from Beauty & the Beast.
I'll be the first to admit—along my parents, husband & most of my friends—that I am awful at practicing. I love the idea of focusing to dedicatedly honing my skills & developing new ones, but I struggle under the tedium of practicing. I want to see results quickly—even when starting something new—but most often the transformation is not instantaneous.Read More
Creating a wholly new project is a feat. The process leads to something new &—hopefully—exciting, but it’s a learning experience, forcing you to challenge yourself, your creativity, your resilience & your expectations. I learned innumerable lessons while working on the Meekly Yours wedding collection. Here are five of the most important lessons I learned.Read More
This morning, I hit send & the first ever Meekly Yours wedding collection is off to print. I'm excited & anxious to see the final, printed suites. This has been a major endeavor & the process has been a wonderful adventure. I have devoted hours to sketching, designing, redesigning, working through problems & carefully checking items off my to do lists.Now the light is at the end of the tunnel & the collection officially launches next week.Read More
August is a very busy month for celebrations at Meekly Yours. In the one month, there are two wedding anniversaries & six birthdays—including Meekly Yours owner & creative, Katie Meek! With so many events to celebrate, it can be hard to keep up & make each celebration unique.
As a teenager, I got a notebook with this quote on the cover with a beautiful, vibrant beach photo. I liked the message & the bright colors & it brought me great comfort every time I used it. It wasn't until wasn't until I entered college that the quote started to take on new meaning.Although I loved college, it was a major growing period in my life & I faced some really hard things.Read More
There is a sea of creative software out in the world, but all creative software is not created equal. It's imitating weeding through search results, forums, product reviews & blog posts trying to find the best program for a given project. So let's talk software.Read More
Last week, I shared some exciting news on Instagram & Facebook. This summer, I'm launching the first ever Meekly Yours wedding collection. The collection will feature a selection of nature-inspired invitation suites & all new wood signs to add unique, whimsical touches to upcoming nuptials. Here's a sneak peek of the brand new designs.Read More
This month, Tuesday Together groups are focusing on networking & relationships. Networking can be intimidating & overwhelming. It's easy to feel pressured to talk to everyone in the room or walk away with your next big project to count a networking opportunity as successful. With practice it does become easier to talk about yourself & your business & find connections, but approaching someone you haven't met—especially if they play are significant role in the community or industry—can be overwhelming.Read More
After pulling together images, color palettes & ideas for inspiration, it's time to start developing concepts. With the ease of modern technology, some creatives overlook concepting & start working with digital tools right way, but I find developing concepts plays an important role my creative process.
reating a series of rough sketches with pencil & paper—usually a minimum of four sketches—for each project, helps me explore different layouts, styles & accompanying illustrations quickly& effectively to find the best solution.