dear 2013…




Dear 2013,

This is our last day together, so I just wanted to say… you were amazing.

You were filled with art that was delicate, mysterious, funny, touching, strange, controversial, and breath-taking.

You were there when I finished my first bookand started on my second.

You took me to all sorts of lovely places like Salt Lake CityChattanoogaAustinLA, and Maui. {ps. In January, Stefan Sagmeister kissed me in SLC, so that was a pretty great way to kick off the year!}

You gave me the chance to guest write for lovely folks like Victoria Smith on sfgirlbybay, Emily Henderson, and Anthology Magazine.

You were the first year that I really gave my own artwork a shot… even if I resisted. A lot.

You were the year I spent settling into a new town, and home, with my amazing husband and super sweet little boy. We had twelve months of adventure ~ making new friends, swimming in the lake, fishing, jumping off docks, and eating more ice cream than three people should ever consume.

You were also the one that introduced me to so many lovely new friends {like Stephanie, Emily H, Ginny, Leah, Emily LSamantha, Mark, Alyson, Melinda, & Diana}, and gave me time to visit with some really wonderful old friends {Autumn, Kathleen, Jessica, Mary-Jo, Janette, Melanie, Meleny, Christy, Janna & Jason, Kira … love you guys!}. AND there are so many more of you who I plan to catch up with in 2014… I’m talking to you Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, New York, Toronto and Vancouver friends! I might even make my way to Paris and London {fingers crossed!}

And finally, you did a pretty good job of teaching me how to slow down, so that I could truly enjoy everything along the way. Thanks. I needed that!

So, with that I’ll say bye bye, 2013. I can’t wait to meet your pal, 2014… I’m pretty excited to see what she’s got in store for all of us.

~ danielle xo

Happy New Year, everyone. I hope you have an amazing, fun, safe night tonight! Thank you so much for being part of my little world, I appreciate it more than I could ever put into words.

Ok, are you ready? 2014. Let’s fill it up with creative genius… GO!

{1. Prospect Goods 2. Rachel Castle 3. CONFETTI SYSTEM 4. Max Wanger 5. ROTGANZEN}






comments (9)

  1. The Orchard /// 12.31.2013 /// 10:48am

    London! Yes, please!

    Congrats on an amazing year! :)

  2. Victoria Smith /// 12.31.2013 /// 10:53am

    thank YOU, danielle, for bringing so much beauty and creativity and funny brilliant insight to my blog. i am your biggest fan. happy new year, dearest, and here’s to an even more creative year ahead! xo

  3. Melanie /// 12.31.2013 /// 11:09am

    Wait…did I read that right? You’re coming to Seattle? SWEEEEEET. Time for a hug. Love you! xo

  4. Jessica Bell /// 12.31.2013 /// 11:23am

    It is minus 30 where I am so that blissful July day we spent by the lake is looking mighty good right now. Happy new year to you and yours and thank you for everything you have done for me this year. xo

  5. Jessica /// 12.31.2013 /// 12:43pm

    Thank you for that fun and exciting recap. I have loved seeing you grow and expand and make your dreams come true :) ! You are amazing. I’m excited you’re coming to Portland – let’s try to meet up? Happy New Year! xo

  6. Stephanie /// 12.31.2013 /// 1:24pm

    D, you leave me almost speechless with your awesomeness. I’m SO happy to be included in this post! It is going to be an incredible new year for you, I can’t wait to see how it all unfolds. Much love and happy new year to all! xo

  7. danielle (aka the jealous curator) /// 12.31.2013 /// 3:38pm

    happy new year to all of you too! miss you and hope i get to see all your lovely faces in 2014 xoxo!

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