Total Witch

Hey! It’s been a long time (again) since I posted…sorry… you know how it is. Summer is short and sweet in Winnipeg, so the more time I can spend enjoying it the better. Before we know it there will be a thick carpet of sparkly snow ruining our lives.

I had my traditional week off in paradise aka Clear Lake. Once again unable to scheme a way to live there all summer. So I’m back!

It’s been for a little while lately I’ve been feeling more anxious, on edge, and haven’t been able to sleep as soundly as normal. I can pinpoint a few things in my life that could be bringing the anxiousness on, but a lot of times you just have to roll with the punches. Not being able to sleep may seem obvious, but it’s exhausting, especially if it goes on for a while. I had mentioned this to one of my coworkers and he mentioned that his wife makes healing crystals, and mentioned she had some that might be able to help!

Now, I know what you’re probably thinking, crystals can’t heal you, girl. Well, although I would never turn away traditional medicine for something serious, I do like the idea of crystals for things that are just a little wrong. Ever since watching the movie The Craft I’ve wanted to be an actual witch myself, but it turns out there’s more demand for Graphic Designers, so here we are. That’s not going to stop be from collecting crystals and rocks, playing with Tarot cards and putting hexes on my enemies (just kidding…)

I wanted to share with you the bracelet I have from EarthStar Energies. It’s rose quartz (for love), and amethyst that help to calm and relieve stress. It also happens to be super pretty. If you want to learn more check out her etsy shop here.

The photos below I paired it with some other cool witch stuff (anything can be witch stuff if you want it to be, really). I’ve included Sara M. Lyons Cute Little Lenormand Fortune Telling Cards, Herbivore Botanicals Jasmine Hair Perfume (smells soooo goood), Palo Santo Bundle natural incense, and a pile of gems I picked up at random places.

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Total Witch Kodiak Milly

Life Isn’t a Competition

Just finished a little design for my Society6 shop that I’d like to share.

As a designer I follow and enjoy tons of other artists work, and it’s hard sometimes not to look at someone else’s art and compare it to yours. Then get real sad about how talented they are and how you’ll never be as good as them. Well, the truth is that, as sappy as it is, you have to just be proud of what you’re doing and what you’ve done. I have to constantly remind myself of this or else I would just quit doing what I love and make a sad face for infinity.

Life isn’t a competition, enjoy what you have, what you’re good at, and get pleasure out of other people’s talents without making it about how you could improve. But heck, be inspired by other people’s work and keep practicing yours! There’s probably somebody out there getting inspired by you, too!

life isnt a competition mustard yellow flower typography print pillow by Kristen Lourie on Society6

Life isn't a competition art print by Kristen Lourie on Society6

Life isn't a compeition clock by Kristen Lourie on Society6

Etsy Shop is Open!

Hey don’t fret, friends. My etsy shop is reopened after a very shaky Canada Post weekend. It looks as though those kids have temporarily sorted it out, so I’m free to send you silly things. Click the link above on the “shop” page to visit my etsy store. Thanks to everyone for their patience ❤️❤️❤️

Society 6 favs

I’ve got a bit more free time on my hands and rather than use it on things that I should I’ve decided to curate some things from Society6. Check ’em out, you can use the links to go directly to the products. And BTW use the code “SOMELTY” for 15% off and free shipping.

hey tried to bury us by Tina Crespo

Bury Us by Tina Crespo, buy it here.

Sea by Vickn on Society6

Sea by Vickn, buy it here.

Watermelon by The Design Label

Watermelon by The Design Label, buy it here.

Blushing Cactus by The Pixel Gypsy on Society6

Blushing Cactus by The Pixel Gyspsy, buy it here.

24 by Patricia Vargas

24 by Patricia Vargas on Society6, buy it here.

Thanks for stopping by🙂

Society6 $10 off!

Hey, while my etsy shop is closed for the Canada Post strike you can still get some of my cool stuff on my Society6 page!

While you’re at it you can also get $10 off when you spend $20 or more (new customers only). Use this special link to activate.

If you’ve shopped with Society6 before there’s a coupon code you can use for a short while called “SOMELTY” to get 15% off and free shipping on everything! Visit my page here.

Kodiak Milly Society6 page

Sorry :(

Hey all, unfortunately I had to make the difficult decision to discontinue shipping overseas because of unpredictable shipping through Canada Post.

Don’t be too sad though, I am offering shipping of larger orders, and hoping to get my stuff into some shops in these areas so I can still get my work into your hands!

If you’re an online or brick and mortar store in the UK, Australia or Europe and want to carry my work then just email me! kodiakmilly [at] gmail [dot] com



Black Cat Patch on Etsy

Calling all cat lovers! I don’t think I posted about this one earlier, but I’ve got a new black velvet iron-on patch for all you crazy cat people. I would sincerely recommend adding one of these to every one of your clothing pockets, so that you can easily be identified as a cat-person.

The black cat patch features an iron-on backing, soft black velvet texture, and classic mischievous cat expression. You can buy the patch for a meagre $11 CAD + shipping, which in American money is like 10 cents (I kid, I kid).

Buy it now here!

Two New Patches to Keep You Cool This Summer

Not literally cool. But if you want to be like, hip, you know.

I’ve launched two new patches, which are fun and funny and will melt onto your jacket with their awesome iron-on abilities to my etsy shop.

Both are rooted in my deep love of British things. The It Ain’t Easy Bein’ Queen patch is in honour of Queen Elizabeth, who, obviously, I’m a big fan of. I think I’ve mentioned it in a previous post, but I think she’s super cool and a hard ass and doesn’t take no shit from anybody. My #lifegoals are to be more like her, she doesn’t care if you think she has too many corgis, Philip! If you don’t like her, or the royal family, or the whole thing then fine, go away.

The second is based on the Monty Python sketch Hells Grannies, watch below:


Which was one of the original Girl Gangs, IMO.

Both are available now! Check them out here.