Archive for the ‘Inspiration’ Category

The Makers Summit 2015

Posted by Amanda (wit & whistle) on March 12th, 2015 under Creative, Inspiration Tags: , , , , , ,  •  4 Comments

Last weekend I went to The Makers Summit, a business conference in Greenville, SC that encourages and inspires creative entrepreneurs as they grow their businesses. There were keynote speeches, workshops, panel discussions, parties, crafts, and scrumptious foodstuffs. I’m wistfully drooling just thinking about those big piles of soft pretzels with pimento cheese. The best part for […]


Posted by Amanda (wit & whistle) on November 14th, 2013 under Creative, Inspiration Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  23 Comments

I asked my friend, Michelle Smith, if I could snap some photos to share of her new space in Cary, North Carolina. I think you’ll love it! She created this magical place called Gather—a combination coworking space, coffee/tea shop, and boutique featuring local makers. Gather also offers classes to teach everything from cake decorating and hand lettering to writing press releases […]

Chanticleer and the Fox

Posted by Amanda (wit & whistle) on July 12th, 2013 under Inspiration Tags: , , , , ,  •  3 Comments

My parents are on a redecorating/renovating kick, and they recently gave my sister and I a box of our old books to pick through. I came across Chanticleer and the Fox and snatched it up. I think it must have been my mom’s when she was a kid, because it didn’t stir up any warm fuzzy childhood […]

Little Big Books

Posted by Amanda (wit & whistle) on January 14th, 2013 under Inspiration Tags: , , , , ,  •  11 Comments

I received a copy of Little Big Books for Christmas from my parents, and I have to share its awesomeness with you. It contains loads of children’s book illustrations in a wide range of styles. I’m pretty sure that almost every designer/illustrator has “write and illustrate a children’s book” on their bucket list, and I’m no exception. […]

Spider Appreciation Day

Posted by Amanda (wit & whistle) on September 6th, 2012 under Inspiration Tags: , , , ,  •  21 Comments

This time each year our home is shrouded in spider webs. Hundreds of spiders flock to our house at night to build webs in the light of our great room window where there are moths aplenty. It’s kind of inconvenient to walk into a spider web every time I step out my door, but I […]


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