Wednesday, October 18, 2017

FIND JOY IN THE ORDINARY...



















I have been in a full on, all out creative mode lately. I've been trying to make time for watercolor painting as well as any work I've been doing for my business. I'm still working on expanding my store on Etsy. (You can find it here: WhiteOrchidPaperie) This involves printing out samples, taking photos & editing photos so they don't look like they were taken in a dungeon! Then the items need to be entered in my store. It's also fall so that includes cleaning up the garden and cleaning windows. And that's just the beginning of the wish list.

Are you tired yet?!

I'm honestly not meaning to complain. I have a point I'm coming to. Which is this: I feel like it shouldn't be this hard or take this long. And it starts to weigh me down.

Like come on - it's supposed to be fun, right?! And I'm doing what I love... but I end up feeling like I've run a marathon... and my list is never shorter.

And I've begun to think I must be doing something wrong. Or there is something wrong with me. I haven't got this all figured out yet. And last night I felt like crying and throwing a fit and throwing in the towel.

And praise God for a good night's sleep. I woke up this morning pondering this all. And a little thought stole in:

What if what I'm experiencing is completely normal?

What if there is nothing wrong with me or how I do things?

What if I just approached this whole project of mine like this was exactly how it is supposed to be.

What if I'm honest on my blog about how I feel?

I will admit I often feel pressure to keep things looking cheerful & glossy here. Gotta keep this up like a store front you know. No one wants to know how much effort goes into my products. It's supposed to look effortless - right?!

Or perhaps not. Maybe you want to know that there is a real person with very real fears behind all this online business.

And so that is why today's brand new product has this quote on it: FIND JOY IN THE ORDINARY.

Everybody with a glossy perfect online presence has an ordinary.And ordinary is seldom glamorous. It's messy, emotional and questioning. But I'm alive and having fun between these moments.

You are still reading at the end here? Then I'm going to whisper a little secret in your ear. You noticed that watercolor sunflower? It's my very own painting. I honestly did it my very own self.

That's not all. I've turned that into greeting cards and printable wall art to be framed. You can find them here: The White Orchid and here  WhiteOrchidPaperie

I'm hoping to get some canvas prints also.

I think I've done enough for the year. It's time I better head in for supper.

Thank-you for being my real life supporters & listeners. You - my readers - are the best.


Friday, September 29, 2017

OCTOBER FREEBIES...

Autumn greetings!

Pumpkin spice lattes & cozy sweaters.. and all those lovely seasonal things that are so cozy right now.

Here is the October freebies for you all! I've loaded them a little early for you so you can be using them on October 1st. 

You can find my store right here:  The White Orchid shop

Here is the screen wallpaper: 

 
find the wallpaper here 
 
and this is the October calendar freebie:

  
  find the calendar right here.

As always - personal use only plaese. If you need a commercial license please contact me and I will set you up with one.  

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And I have one more exciting bit of news for you... or perhaps I should say I've been pretty excited about this. I've opened a store on Etsy - WhiteOrchidPaperie 

I keep trying to find ways to make things work a little better for me as well as for you. And in an effort to simplify my process - my website has moved to a different hosting platform. I was trying the self-hosting route that so many people recommended, but I found the learning curve a little steep and I was still working on getting it all to run like I wanted and I ended up frustrated because I had so many beautiful ideas I wanted to put together and I was still spending a lot of time building my site. I am hoping to have more time for what I enjoy - creating beautiful stationery & painting. 

The good news is that the name remains the same: The White Orchid

There is a contact button on every website if you wish to contact me.

And if you want to know when there are freebies & keep up with new products & what's going on - please subscribe to getting these posts in your email inbox. You can always unsubscribe if you find me in any way annoying.
Thank you,

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

FREEBIES FOR SEPTEMBER...

The new freebies are up a little early for you this month... you can find them at: The White Orchid

Here is a sneak peak:


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So click on over to www.thewhiteorchid.net to download them all!

Friday, August 4, 2017

AUGUST FREEBIES...

I've got some freebies over at my website...just like I have been doing every month for a few months already! If you like a little something pretty, plus something free - then hop right on over and check it out! The White Orchid

























Monday, May 29, 2017

THE NEW WEBSITE...

Come on over and visit my new website!

The White Orchid

It is definitely still a work in progress. I will let you in on watching it evolve as I go from here.

Not all my products are showing up... but I do have new wedding books and birth announcements on there! Plus a few more fun things.

Wishing you a fabulous day!

Jane

Monday, October 3, 2016

A LITTLE SECRET...



I want to let you in on a little secret...

I guess once this is published it won't be a secret anymore.

There is a brand new website coming for White Orchid, a paperie.

The same business, the same creativity. and oh yes, the same madness behind it all. The goal is that this new website will create an easier and more pleasant shopping experience for you. This new website is also supposed to enable me to offer you even more awesome products!

Yes, I'm dreaming of expanding my product line (again!) to offer you more, something that anyone could enjoy. (You won't need to be getting married or expanding your family to want this one!)

At this time I better stop before I promise things that I cannot deliver...

Until then, things will continue to run as normal - just a little busier around here.

I'll be back here as soon as I can to share the link to the new website.

Until then, I'm hoping you enjoy your pumpkin machiatto, cozy sweaters, and all the beauties of autumn,





Thursday, August 11, 2016

HOLIDAY ANNOUNCEMENT....

White Orchid is going on holidays...

I will be away from my office on Friday, August 26th and will return on Tuesday, September 6th, 2016.

If you wish to order or if you have any questions - please do use the contact form. I will reply as soon as I'm back in my office.

For orders you are hoping to receive by the beginning of September - please contact me as soon as possible so that we can get it printed & shipped to you before our holidays.

May you enjoy the little moments, the sunshine and the summer days while they are here!
Jane Reimer