Hey look! A four post September! It's practically an anomaly since this whole summer it seems I can only manage to squeak out two posts a month or something stupid like that. Like, what even is writing a post about anymore? I am apparently just way too cool for it, is what.
Until now, because here we are!
So, I have been doing these art things and drawing on chalkboards for people who decided that I do it well enough to pay me with real money. It's becoming quite the adventure over here, and then I even ordered business cards and just, what am I doing with my life? Please.
And as I sat in front of my computer trying to piece the perfect amount of information onto my pretty little 2.5 by 3 in cards, it mildly irked me that I didn't really have a business name for this business card. But the more I thought about it, the more I realized that this is not something you do willy nilly and I needed to think about what to call my business before I just rattled something off and then was stuck with it forever, because that's how the world works.
Yesterday evening I grabbed my charcoal pencils and prismacolors and my new toned paper sketchbook and I laid on my bed drawing in a zoned out kind of way, like you do. I'm not sure exactly when inspiration struck, but I remember thinking about my sister's blog Miranda Writes which is incredibly punny and absolutely hilarious and then I got kind of sad, like why doesn't my name have something funny I can do with it?
I mean, Natventures is like Nat + adventures which is cool in its own way, but also not something I'm going to call a business for artwork, know what I mean? Anyway, I got a little pouty and turned my attention to instagram for a minute to distract myself, which, this is when the stars and the planets aligned in just the most beautifully perfect way and all of a sudden it hits me upside the head.
There are these instagram accounts of artists with their name plus draws or paints or whathaveyou and then I texted my sister about my stupidly awesome idea.
me (paraphrasing): so i had a brilliant beyond brilliant idea because you're Miranda Writes and I've been racking my brain for a good business name and ARE YOU READY FOR THE BEST IDEA YOU'VE EVER HEARD IN YOUR LIFE?
her: i suppose
(she's so nonchalant. she has no idea i'm about to blow her freaking mind.)
me: NATALIE DRAWN
And then there was a loud explosion because of all the awesome that just happened right there so I went and I changed the name on my art blog and redesigned my header because what else do you do when you're harboring intense feelings of inspiration? Right.
PS you can click the artwork tab at the top of my page and it will direct you over to my art blog. but also, i'm kind of bad at updating it. except, for added bonus points it links to my portfolio which is actually more updated than the blog. you know, inspiration comes in waves and all. it'll all get caught up soon enough.