This weekend we are celebrating one year of happily ever after. This past year has flown by so fast, and we have made lots of great memories together and with you!
So let's just jump right into it - Just two weeks before our wedding day, Dylan's full time job let him go. It was a really hard and emotional time for us both. We didn't know what we were going to do, we didn't have any answers, and we were so wrapped up in our wedding day, that we had no time to even think in a straight line. But we kept our cool, because we knew no matter what life threw up all over us we would be okay because we had each other. We didn't know it then, but this was kinda that old kick in the soft spot we needed to really lock in our dreams and make them happen.
After the wedding, on a quiet beach in Mexico, we spent our honeymoon with a couple sketchbooks and a few fruity drinks. As the waves danced in our foggy heads cleared and what we realized is that it was now or never to embark on a new chapter in our lives.
This was a chapter where we focus all our energy and free time on Dowdy Studio, and really worked our asses off in our studio making cool stuff and delivering it to the world. Dylan finally had the time to throw 100% of himself into Dowdy Studio and Pamela, who still works full time as an illustrator and designer, devotes 100% of her free time to Dowdy Studio. Together we make the best out of what we have and always have a good time doing it. We may not be rich, but we are happy.
The Dowdy Studio Wagon had always been a dream we both had. It was something we talked endlessly about when we started dating in late 2007. At that time we didn't know what the Wagon would be exactly, a double decker bus, an airstream trailer, a cardboard box, but we knew we wanted a mobile handmade art shop that we could travel around Dallas and nearby areas in and meet lots of really cool people and share our handmade goods and art with them.
We are happy to say that we have had such a fun time with the Wagon and love everyone we have had the pleasure of meeting, and hope we can continue to keep on wheeling around town with you!
So moral of the story - When life's a bitch, just dance...or do whatever the hell makes you happy. You'll thank yourself later.
-Pamela + Dylan