As a small business owner, one of my favorite things is collaborating with like-minded business owners who have the same passion and drive to make their dreams a reality. We learn so much from each other – our ups, downs, inspirations, and what keeps us going, because being an Entreprenuer is REALLY hard.
This week, I am proud to partner with Melissa Portell of Letters by Angelie, a dog-loving business inspired by her late Boston Terrier, Angely. She creates water color and acrylic pet portraits, as well as stickers, prints, t-shirts and pins. Read her story below, and then keep scrolling for an awesome giveaway!
“Letters by Angelie sounds like a simple title, but it has a deeper meaning for me.
My dog passed away on October 2, 2017. She was a fourteen year old Boston Terrier. I used to call her “my sweet partner”. I got her when I was fifteen years old and wanted to name her Angel, but living in Puerto Rico meant that it is a “boy’s name” so I had to change it to Angely.
We were two peas in a pod. Everyone that knew me knew her. She was always by my side (literally) and with me through the different stages in my life. It was hard for me to put away her things because it was as if she never existed. I kept her collar and other things to remember her by. Now that she’s gone, the new people that I meet will never know her.
Angely will always have a special place in my heart for fourteen years now, so I found it fitting to incorporate this story into my blog/brand somehow –in honor of “my sweet partner”, Angely. Letters is because of my new journey to explore the lettering world. This idea was born on October 14, 2017.
I officially began on January 5, 2018 with the launch of my blog. Around March this turned into an unplanned business and I embraced it.
I do watercolor and acrylic doodle pet portraits. I sell prints, pins, stickers and t-shirts inspired by Angely.
My most latest services is that I do murals of flowers and cactus. So far I’ve done 3 and my last one was done this past weekend!”
I will launch my online store this Friday, October 12th! Click here to shop! “
To find out more about Melissa and Letters by Angelie, check out her interview here: http://www.lettersbyangelie.com/http://www.vaformakers.com/teacher-by-day-artist-by-night-melissa-portell-of-letters-by-angelie/
Check out her blog at www.lettersbyangelie.com
Say hi (and follow) on instagram @lettersbyangelie
And now…for the awesome GIVEAWAY!
Letters of Angelie and Sacco Studios are giving one lucky winner two amazing products: A custom, digital portrait of your adorable dog, illustrated by Letters of Angelie, with a background of YOUR CHOOSING! AND…
An awesome “Life is always better with a dog” mug by Sacco Studios, so you can admire it while sipping your favorite beverage.
All you have to do is head to both our Instagrams (@lettersbyangelie and @saccostudios), Follow us both, like each post, and comment (on either post) on who would love this gift set (it can be for yourself, we won’t judge!).
Winner will be announced on our Instagram Accounts on Monday, October 15th. GOOD LUCK!