As you’ve probably gathered by now, I’m Abby, the girl behind this really creative corner. Here’s where you’ll get to know me a littttle better, but honestly, that can just never fully happen over the internet so a coffee meet-up is probably in our future. Ironically I’m an introvert by nature but a people lover at heart. I’d much rather do life side by side with people than tough it alone, even though I need definitely need my alone time to recharge. I’m one of those types that’s been known to obsess over ink pens and journals, good leather bags, earthy colors + textures, fresh flowers, twinkle lights, and city streets during the summer. When people ask what I do I can only give them the answer of being a “Creative” who dabbles in lots of things. Because the terms “creative writer” “calligrapher” “lifestyle photographer” “maker” and “world traveler” all fit in my vocabulary. Inside scoop? I’m definitely an advocate for ice cream (I’m looking at you, strawberry gelato), exploring new cities whenever I can book a ticket, rainy days in coffee shops with my favorite latte, and Chattanooga where I call home with my favorite West Coast dude who’s also my husband, Luke. Among my other creative pursuits here, I’m also living the adventure of calling a 400 sq ft tiny house, home + all the fun and challenges that come with it. And lastly, being a mama and buddy to the newest member to our crew, little Gwen Everly.
Modern Calligraphy is my main jam + I’m devoting a lot of my free time to learning the trade and forever adapting what I already know. My life is simple, ordinary and nothing crazy cool, but I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world, it’s my favorite. Now I want to hear about YOU!
I believe we’re all motivated to live for something or someone, and that Someone for me is the Lord Jesus Christ. I firmly believe it is by His Grace that I am even here breathing these words. He is the motivator behind everything I do and is my biggest inspiration as a creative of being the ultimate Creator of beauty.
I live for Him, to bring Him all glory, and to share His Gospel with others.
At six or seven years old, I started journaling in a big, black three-ring binder. The top half of the page was dedicated to a drawing of what my day looked like (always in stick figures, I’m no artist in the drawing department) the bottom half was a small space to mainly practice handwriting as I told the story of my day. This practice started out as merely a school assignment, but I soon found it was no chore, a love was awakened. I’ve had a love for writing ever since and to this day will explain myself best in my journal entires or hilariously, even a text message.
Those early pages were the start of some of what you see here today.
Ultimately, this is just a small page for me to spill my creative juices on. My intent is not to become something big in the world but merely to share my journey with others. Stories are my jam, so as a creative writer you’ll be seeing a bit of that here from time to time. But more often you’ll be seeing my love continually unfold for travel, calligraphy + lettering projects, home life and lifestyle photography.
Thanks for following along, it really makes me smile that you’re here!