Q&A: How To Boost Traffic to Your Site or Blog

February 27, 2014By EmilyBlog

Before I begin, I’d like to give credit where credit is due: the following recommendations are a curated list of strategies first proposed by Marie Forleo in B-School and Derek Halpern in his fantastic program, Blog That Converts. These are tips that I’ve found most effective for myself and my clients. It’s not exhaustive by … Read More

Free Print: Change

February 21, 2014By EmilyBlog, Free

Hi Friends, I made this for you today. Another gentle reminder that, while difficult at times, change is natural and good. Download the hi-res version here and if you get it printed and hang it, please take a photo and post in the comments for everyone to see (especially me). And as always, it’s free, … Read More

Free Print: Be Water

February 19, 2014By EmilyBlog

Happy Wednesday, Friends. To get us through hump day, I’m sharing one of my favorite quotes from the master of flow, Bruce Lee. I made this print for you – you can download your hi-res version here, print it out, hang it up – and then kindly share this link with others, so they can … Read More

The Secret to a Strong Brand

January 31, 2014By EmilyBlog

I’m going to keep this short and sweet: How you treat your customers matters more than anything else when it comes to creating a brand. More than your name, more than your logo, more than your website. That’s because how you treat people says more about your mission, values and vision – both as a … Read More

Choosing a Business Name

January 31, 2014By EmilyBlog

Since starting my own business in 2008, I’ve struggled with pinning down a name. At first I used my own name. Then I used ‘Artz Collective’, thinking that it sounded more legit. Then I slowly started going back to using my own name because I didn’t feel authentic calling myself a collective. Who is the … Read More

Travel Print Stationary

January 22, 2014By EmilyBlog

I loved my holiday cards from Pinhole Press so much that I splurged and ordered over $200 worth of their Ultrathick print sets. Getting them printed was the easy part… finding 25 photos decent enough to be printed from the thousands that we took while we lived abroad… no.

Charleston Winter 2013

January 22, 2014By EmilyBlog

My husband’s wonderful family lives in Charleston, which means we get there about twice a year. Errrr…not nearly enough in my opinion! (As I sit here looking longingly out the window covered in frost).

Holiday Cards by Pinhole Press

January 22, 2014By EmilyBlog

I stumbled upon a blog right before the holidays that I absolutely adore now: Poppyhaus. Lucky for me, her readers could score 30% off on holidays cards at Pinhole Press by using a Poppyhaus coupon code. Beautiful! And thanks to Miss Ella for cooperating during the photoshoot.

Obligatory Pregancy Selfie

August 1, 2013By EmilyBlog

I’m sure this is on the list of ‘Selfies to Avoid’, but I don’t care. I can’t wait for this little beauty to get here. Seven months and counting.

Control Freaks Anonymous

December 14, 2012By EmilyBlog

I struggle with the need for control. Argh, there, I said it. I have trouble trusting others to help me run my business. I have a little problem I’ve coined the ‘MartyrDIM‘ Mentality — if you’re like me, it’s that little voice in your head that whispers ‘I might as well Do It Myself?’ You … Read More

Are You Really Ready for a Website?

November 30, 2012By EmilyBlog

I am, unequivocally, my own worst client. I have now been ‘redesigning’ my own website for a little over a year. I haven’t been paying myself. I’ve gone through at least two dozens rounds of design and I’m on the verge of breaking up with myself. The thing is, design isn’t my problem. I’ve created … Read More

Ticket to Productivity

June 28, 2012By EmilyBlog

In January 2011, I put my business to the ultimate test: my husband and I moved abroad – 3,000 miles and five time zones away from my clients, my family, and everything I knew and loved. Having the freedom to travel whenever and wherever I want is exactly the reason I started my own business… … Read More

The Rest is Up to You

March 20, 2010By EmilyBlog

If you love witty little kids, you must check this out. If you love brilliant ideas, you must check this out. If you never check out any other recommendations I make on this blog, please, make an exception this one time. Go to Poppytalk now to read a post about a father who sent his … Read More

Greg Bogin (a.k.a. Frank Stella ‘The Next Generation’)

March 20, 2010By EmilyBlog

I really, really love Frank Stella and his ability to cross the threshold from making a painting into an object. This was my immediate reaction to Greg Bogin’s work as well. Check out his work after the jump… and then see where much of his influence comes from Frank Stella {images via Leo Koenig}