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PIXIE and PIXIER has come a long way from the humble beginnings of multi-coloured resin and a battered point and shoot camera. In the 4 years that I’ve been running this little online world I’ve been able to smash well over 3000 individual sales, had pieces pop up in magazines and boutiques around the world, and bumped in to strangers on the street wearing the little things I’ve made (that’s my favourite).

There’s been late nights of packing orders, with my cats assisting (read: sitting on everything) and way too many sugary cups of tea. Remember that time Lena Dunham got one of my pieces? Or that time Frances Bean Cobain rocked one of my Barbie limb necklaces? Damn. That shit cray.

Starting my own business has taught me so much about who I am and pushed me to achieve more, learn more, and, ultimately, push more. Nothing’s gonna teach you to hustle more than working on your craft. I always strive to make my products better and more innovative, fun, and ridiculous. I read everything I can on jewellery making, illustration, and business.

Over time, it was the business books that really started to take my fancy. I grew a little bit obsessed with discovering how other people ran their businesses; the marketing, development, and ins and outs got me all in an over excitable frenzy. Seeing how so many individuals create business from their ideas blows my mind.

I love the internet for all the cat videos and 24/7 online shopping options but can we just talk about the opportunities it allows for? Excuse the cheese but you’ve got the world at your finger tips, baby. How exciting is that?! Tweet at someone whose work you admire and you could have a collaboration on the cards. Post videos of 90s R’n’B covers and suddenly you’re Justin Bieber. Start a blog and pretty much do whatever the fuck you want.

So, what is this waffling entry all about? Basically, I’m letting you know where I’m at: running a business made me fall in love with businesses. 

Yeah, ok. That kinda means nothing.

What started as a way for me to be creative with the weird little things I made turned into me loving the other side of it all: the marketing, social media, customer interaction, and general businessy stuff.

Bear with me, guys. With new goals comes fresh clarity.

 

Expect more.

 

Gabi

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Note To Self: DRAW MORE

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There’s a lot I can (& eventually will) say about drawing and sketchbooking. It’s an important ritual for me. I do it passively, with no regard for making something “good,” and with complete awareness and precision. Neither is more worthy but both are deeply cathartic.

Drawing is good for you.

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HELLO AGAIN

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Breaking the ice, again.

I missed this. I’ve been making stuff, doing stuff, and thinking about doing even more stuff. I’m back with no plan, outline, or particular goals. I think i like it better this way already.

 

Expect more.

Gabi

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Where The Eff Have You Been?

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It happened again, guys. I disappeared. This another “not another sorry for not blogging” posts. Ugh. What gives?

Where do I even begin?’

Life has been a mash-up of distractions. Good distractions, though. I’m an all-or-nothing kinda gal so I find it insanely difficult to find the balance between all the aspects I want to be incorporated into my life. This means blogging consistently, making videos, creating new and exciting stuff, running my shop like a boss, and all that life stuff, too.

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So, what have I been doing? Eating burgers (for a change…). Always with a side of onion rings. And all the ketchup.

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Christmas happened. Can you freaking believe Christmas happened? Like a month ago and I’m still not over it.

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Forever packing orders.

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I started Snapchatting. It’s mostly outfits and cats I meet on the street. Add me – pixieandpixier.

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Winter is hitting hard so I’ve been remedying that with plenty of bubble baths complete with The Office on Netflix instant loop.

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This has been a Break The Silence post. Let’s continue to hang out. Let’s do cool stuff.

 

Gabi
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