Hi lovelies! I have some things that I’d like to share with you today! Shop update/info + some talk about change and the rebirth of my brand!
FIRST ☾ This is a WIP sneak peek at one my favorite pieces that will be available in my S18 collection, which is launching in just a few weeks on shopmelvolkman.com! If you follow my work, you’ll notice that this design is greatly inspired by my wildly popular (ty Pinterest!) mind’s eye illustration. These gems are totally handcrafted. Sculpted and glazed by hand, fired in studio, super functional, and will come in two sizes! This piece finished is pretty incredible AND it is just one of many beautiful, original pieces that will be available for purchase. I wish I could share photos of the entire collection rn because it is pure magic.. I truly cannot wait to share everything with you!
RAW ☾ Launching Shop Mel Volkman has been a dream of mine since I can remember! And if you’ve been following my journey, you’ll remember that I had plans to launch my shop back in 2016. But sometimes you make plans and then life happens! My time, attention, and creativity were needed elsewhere, so I decided to let go and just trust the process. Sometimes that’s all you can do, but I’ve learned that there is beauty in all of this!
ALIGN ☾ I am happy to finally, and confidently, announce that Shop Mel Volkman is coming and it is coming soooon! We have been blessed with a second child since, and for the last year, everything has been building up to this very moment. I can feel it, and never has it felt more right than it does in this moment. Everything has aligned so beautifully these past few months and the universe has been so kind to me; bringing in enough projects to help support our growing family, but nothing more than what I could handle (I am finally learning the beauty of not overfilling my schedule with custom projects). Thus, blessing me with the mental clarity and freedom that I needed to spend more time in the studio, bringing my dreams and vision to life!
CHANGE ☾ That said, I want to give you a heads up that some things will be changing! Primarily with my site and services. Most of you know me as a graphic designer.. I’ve been designing brands and websites for nearly 10 years! But there is another part of me, my heart, that I’ve shared so little about on social media, and that is my art. My tangible, handmade / heartfelt creations! Ceramic art, photo prints, original paintings, and even an organic candle + signature scent that I’ve worked so hard to perfect (aiming to launch my candles in collection SS19)!
NOTE: Hand Lettering & Fonts are not changing, I actually have a new font release coming up in July! But custom design will slowly start to take the back seat to my shop, and I will only take on a very small/limited amount of clients per year.
REBIRTH ☾ My soul is calling me to set the path for this new adventure. My adventure.. My passion. My purpose. And finally setting my art free & launching my shop is the very first step to the rebirth of my brand, Mel Volkman. There is sooo much NEW coming!! And while transformation can be super scary, it can also be incredibly amazing and rewarding! I’m so excited to spend more time pursuing what I’m truly passionate about, and to authentically share more of my journey, process, and adventure with you! My heart is so full I could cry.
This is it. This is me! Thank you so much for being here. It means the world to me!