WED. January 19th 2:45 p.m.
Today, is January 19th and today would have marked the entire past month that we weren't able to be in our shop. In December, Pyro's father was fighting COVID just before the holidays. After the holidays, both Pyro and I ended up fighting COVID, too! As we kept our distance to keep everyone safe and prevent further spreading, we were unfortunately left without seeing our shop.
Now, the weather is cool and our immune systems are feeling much better. After the much needed rest and proper indulgence in vitamins, we are grooving back into action! The unexpected break brought the stir-crazy out of all of us and we felt it the most for Chopper.
This Poor Boy
After Three weeks of self quarantining in our home, Chopper was getting moody! He couldn't sit still, was constantly asking to go outside and we couldn't blame him, we were in the same boat. Then, as we're working on getting better through the past week and find our groove, Chopper somehow gets an eye infection. This poor little guy looked, as pyro likes to put it, "like he was punched in the face by Mike Tyson." I'll spare you the nasty details, but thankfully we were able to treat it!
then this morning, he woke up with the other eye infected.
Unfortunately, we weren't surprised since we noticed him scratching his other eye just the day before. He's doing alright otherwise, though! We've been able to give him more walks as we're fully recovered and even made it back to the gym so he could say hi to all of his friends. it's funny, His personality is really different when he doesn't get to see his friends at the gym in the morning. Starting the day off with a tough workout in a supportive community, who also loves Chopper to death, is an amazing way to start our day! We really missed it.
Back to Work
Being sick is a real pain in the butt and I know I'm speaking to the choir. Recovering can sometimes be extremely difficult and we were really lucky to have had such a mild case. In the diligent effort of pushing back into work without overloading ourselves, we've been making some progress! I'm not sure how many people feel this way, but I notice that after a certain amount of time, social media just doesn't help me. I'm usually going through a few different platforms to look and interact with inspiration and related artists in the industries. I forgot how much social media can have an affect on our mental health, especially if we're not careful with the consumption level.
SO on that note, I wanted to make sure we're implementing an important factor: fun! Sometimes, I have trouble with being too serious and I forget that we chose the path that we did so we could incorporate valuable fun into our lives. When survival mode kicks in, I rather shed what's fun and focus on the facts, but there truly is a line where it needs to be implemented in order to balance and maintain the work momentum. Discussing different avenues and experiments are just a few ways Pyro and I like to talk about developing our brand and exploring our capabilities in an exciting environment. For instance, we plan to develop new monthly challenges to document, something entertaining and intriguing for both you and us!
Unfortunately, we had to cancel being vendors at the Untapped Pompano Market and the Palm Beach Winter Boat Show this past month due to covid.
It Was a really tough call for us to make, but we weren't going to risk anyone's health in order to make a show. however, we are moving forward and onward to our next event! We are still on for the 23rd Annual South Florida Garlic Fest and conceptually designing products never felt so... delicious, haha. I can't get ahead of myself though, I'll let you know more about those products as we get there! As the event approaches next month, we have one task to focus on. Well, one for the shop; building our custom tables!
Currently, our goal is get them done by the end of this month. of course, that looks good on paper; we will also need to keep moving with the motion of creating products. Thankfully, we received our shipment of our latest order and Pyro successfully wired us a second Lichtenberg Machine. Personally, I work with the motto of "80% Planning + 20% Effort." Does this mean I only ever give 20% effort? HA, No way! In fact, Pyro would probably skip the planning part, but he can't deny how helpful it can be. I respect the hell out of a well-developed plan because it sets the tone for a more successful and efficient execution. Thus, We've been using this transition time to get our plans in order so once we roll up our sleeves, we can get to work. keep your fingers crossed for us!
About our brand
I'm not sure how many people are aware of this, but I'm the designer behind our brand. From Concept to development, Designing our brand has been an experience and journey in itself. In truth, we started at an interesting point and the darkness of that time reflected in the designs I was creating with our brand. Spritz and Pyro isn't a brand that's afraid of the dark, however, it doesn't best represent us.
Originally (and currently) our Company is Tidy Tidings LLC. This was once known as a refreshing, cleaning company that Phil and I were running. Tidy Tidings meant so much to us because it was more than just a company, it represented the beginning of a new mindset and greater goal for us. The depth that went into the development of our first brand is an experience I've been professionally trying to solidify and formulate over the past few years. Now, having been professionally designing for 7 years, I've cracked my own personal method and defined A successful brand formula!
Hey, I'm not one to fluff my feathers normally, but this method means a lot to me. SO much that I'm looking forward to implementing it for Spritz and Pyro within this first quarter. *fingers crossed* I only bring my warning so you're not too surprised if we start showing up looking even more badass! By us, though, we all know that I'm talking about the fractal burning because that's the coolest technique to exist in our shop. So far!
Really, we've just been having a hard time with life letting us develop Spritz and Pyro. So now, this year is already moving with the truest intention of focusing on Spritz and Pyro almost full-time. As we make it through this year, I'm also planning on going public with my design career to establish my full-service brand design studio. It's been a wild journey, but I'm excited to see how this develops!
we are so excited to not only dive into Spritz + Pyro, but to express what we learn, create, and value!
we just have one request of you
As we groove through our grind for the next few weeks, there's nothing we would appreciate more than you spreading the word! We are looking to grow our followers, expand our sales, and book more clients for our services. Sharing our Name, website, Etsy, Instagram, or even A post is a huge help!
If you've made it this far, I have some wonderful news for you! First, if you want to directly connect with us and be notified only about important events/matters related to Spritz and Pyro, please subscribe! In order for us to create this community, we need 100 subscribers. Once the sign-up reaches 100, we'll be opening our email to be more fluent with notifying about major events!
Secondly, We are designing a beautiful package for our first giveaway!
The giveaway can only be unlocked if we make it to 400 followers.
Share + Follow us as we hustle to fuel our ambitions!
Stay tuned for the rules.