The 555 Stories (or: What's in my head)

It's Cyber Monday soon, very soon (Or: How to act like a shop owner)

By Shirley Moneyhon

It's Cyber Monday soon, very soon (Or: How to act like a shop owner)

Hey y'all, 

So every once in a while when I go to the supermarket, I always buy stuff I don't really need 'cause they're on sale. SALE. It's yelling at me from the shelves. SALE! only today! I'm convincing myself that this is the right time and price to buy them and I find myself with a bunch of stuff I never use. But when I love some artist or fashion designer, and their beautiful products are too far out of my budget, I will follow them like a predator. awaiting for a sale. All of my most worn items in my closet are some sale's leftovers. Anyway, Black Friday and Cyber Monday are coming up real soon (like a week from now!) and there will be some serious discounts! Hope you are all ready! (I know I am!) So pick some new art for your wall or some new patches for your denim jacket and stay tuned. 

Love & Creation, 

Shirley

 

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It's all about the process (or: perfection is ruining my life)

By Shirley Moneyhon

It's all about the process (or: perfection is ruining my life)

Stefan Sagmeister once said: "Obsessions Make My Life Worse But My Work Better". Well, I couldn't agree more. I find it super hard to be proud of my work, any work, because it is not "ready", there is always something to add and not enough time. It took me forever to frame an illustration. Every day i'm trying to improve, so don't panic if you'll get different packaging every time. So now, after the shop is out in the open air and my babies found new homes and owners I can say this: My obsession to perfection made my work better, and now it's time to be proud of it. Did you get your 555 patch/wool/illustration yet? 

jeans denim kanye west patch

 

Love & creation,

Shirley

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A beginning of something good (or: write what you feel)

By Shirley Moneyhon

A beginning of something good (or: write what you feel)

Hey Internet, 

My name is Shirley. I am a mom to a beautiful funny little creature named Sol, a graphic designer who loves pretty things and a maker - I'm not sure what that title means, I guess a maker is someone who always makes new things or thinks about how to make new things. Anyway, since I can remember myself, I always thought about how to make stuff and than came back home and made stuff. Always. So now I have another fresh new title - the owner of an online shop, The 555 Shop, which is kind of making me nervous and exited. Hope you will like the stuff i make. 

 

Love & creation, 

Shirley

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