Jo Bailon

ny - boston | photog - designer

My night has been spent staring at typeface’s- analyzing and creating templates for a new business card. My previous one was a simple white with clean hierarchy and black Gil Sans typeface. Although it’s tempting to retreat back to familiarity with my new card, I’d like to try to step out of the box.

Which typeface (font) do you like from my top 13 list?

Revamping all my collateral and design starting from my blog layout (check it out!), new site (coming shortly!), updated business cards, creating a logo- boy, oh boy, lots to do. 

ricochetrcht: Your work, is beautiful. Very Elegant & Sexy. I Like how your latest work has all those touches but also can be very private. Keep going always. -RCHT

thank you so much

I can only stir up my creativity when I ask myself the big cosmic question: “What have I come here to do?”

My answer has always been the same: “I came here to write.”

I’ve always wanted to be a writer. I promised the universe that I would be a writer — long before anyone was buying my work. And let me make something clear: I never promised the universe that I would write WELL, or that my books would be beloved by critics, or that my work would resonate with people, or that my work would even be published, or that everything will turn out according to my desires. I merely promised that I would write. Full stop. Here’s the contract: I will write to the best of my ability, and then I will release it. Whatever happens next — once I have released my work into the world — is none of my business. I just came here to write.
So, whenever I get frustrated, or blocked, or fearful, I remind myself that I came here to to be a writer. Then I turn my attention back toward writing and I ask it respectfully, “What do you need from me?”

Writing always gives me the same answer: “Your patience, and your labor.”

And so I get back to work.

What did you come here to do?

—    Elizabeth Gilbert (blog post)

Don’t mind my absence

…it’s all in good fortune. I’ve been plotting, creating, adjusting, absorbing, loving, preparing and learning. 
New movements, ideas and best of all, new work is all to come.

Be patient and be full of light.

Most of all be kind. 

xx Jo