2011 was a definite growing year for me … I started blogging and have been freelancing for about a year now. And although I’m not some kind of expert in either of those areas, I’ve found that the most fulfilling part of it all has definitely been the connections I’ve made. Whether it be a new twitter buddy, client, or business partner, I’ve loved watching these new relationships flourish in the best possible way.

For all of you creatives out there: don’t be afraid to say hello to someone new and make a connection! Honestly, you never know what can come of it. Friendships, projects, collaborations … who knows! I couldn’t be more thankful for the job I have, working with new and creative people every sing day. Sure, it can be endless somedays, but I wouldn’t trade it for the world, as cheesy as that may sound.

I can’t wait to see what 2012 has in store … I have a sneaky feeling it’s going to be a good one! Only time will tell, but I know that I have some pretty amazing people I’m surrounded by, which makes all the difference. Bring it twenty twelve.

  1. athena p says:

    I am so glad I emailed you that crazed random “ohmygoditotallyloveyourworkandyouresoawesome” email. SOOOO glad I did. I can’t even remember how I FOUND your work, but my life is changed because of it. I cannot WAIT for our collaboration this year. I cannot WAIT to meet you fReal. And I desperately want to get my hands on one of, scratch that, ALL of the outfits in the post above this one.

    S.W.O.O.N.

    You’re amazing, Bre, and I have no doubt your 2012 will be, too.

    xo
    Athena

    • bre says:

      ATHENA LOVELY, I love your passion so much and cannot wait to work with you EITHER. I’m emailing you today, by the way — it’s on my to do list so we can start!!

      And you just completely made my day with your kind words. Good thing we live so close, right? We’ll have to meet!! :) YOU rock. xoxo.

  2. Cate says:

    Thanks for this. I really needed the reminder and the pick me up today, and the reassurance. Have a lovely day :-)

  3. Danielle says:

    thanks for the inspiring words!

  4. It’s been a joy to follow you and your blog these past few months. I know 2012 is going to be a good year for you!

  5. Dennise says:

    This is so inspiring and so fitting for me. I’ve been scared to reach out to other creatives out there for some strange reason — maybe I’ve been scared to put myself out there. After reading this though, I’ve got my courage back and am going for it. :) Thanks! xo

  6. Paula says:

    I just discovered your blog today actually and reading this post is very inspiring. I’ve been putting my life on hold with grad school and I am constantly finding myself wanting to get back into art and graphic design. It’s so encouraging to hear you succeed with your dreams and gives me a little hope for when after I finally graduate. I look forward to seeing your future accomplishments in 2012!

    • bre says:

      thanks so much paula, i really appreciate that! and i’m glad to encourage others, too. best of luck!!

  7. I just discovered your blog today! Great Post! One of my New Year’s goals is to collaborate more.

  8. Kimberly says:

    Like a few others, I just found your blog today and am totally inspired! Your work is amazing and I love that you live in Minneapolis. I’m a Midwestern girl living in SF and love going back to Minne to visit family – always get the most amazing feeling when I see super-creatives doing their thing there!

    • bre says:

      Thanks so much Kimberly … glad you stopped by. :) AND so happy that you’re from around here yourself. I love meeting people from here!! xoxo.

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