Minna So is a graphic designer, illustrator, and blogger living in Washington, DC. She spends her days running her own freelance design and illustration studio and authors the blog Minna May, where she shares her love of design, food, photography, and everything that inspires her. On the side, Minna runs a handmade jewelry business, as well as a custom rubber stamp shop on Etsy. When Minna is not working, she attends school as a full-time graphic design and business student. She believes in hard work and dedication, and that all good things comes to those that don’t give up on their dreams!
Summer has finally arrived! The kids are out to play, and the sky is bluer than ever. Now is the time for us to embrace the sunshine, and I want to share sweet Etsy finds in summer-inspired hues that put a smile on my face.
Of course this color reminds us of summer because when we think of yellow, we think of the sun! I like to spend summer days on the beach, or pretty much any place where the sun will shine down on me.
This color reminds me of the summer days when I would go hiking with my family: surrounded by nature, green everywhere, and little critters running around, weaving in and out through the bushes.
[Clockwise from top left: Honey lavender shortbread cookies by whimsyandspice; Lion, Flowers print by ChipmunkCheeks; Fleur del sel caramels by TheCaramelJar; Live With Passion print by thewheatfield.]
This is my absolute favorite color! A nice pop of orangey-red always brightens up the day. I have red tulips growing in my yard, so I like to clip a few and display them in my studio. Having that extra bit of color really does change your mood.
As I look out my window after a long day of play and celebration, watching the sunset turn the clouds a light shade of purple, I can’t help reflecting on why I love summer so much: it is the season where lifelong memories are made.