News! The Tough Luck Studio & General Store will be closing Sunday September 17th. The Tough Luck online store will remain open until the end of the year (though I won't be making any new Tough Luck products or re-printing anything). Moving forward I will be focusing on my illustration and design work (anything I do under my own name) and taking a new direction with my product making (likely a smaller selection of art prints). After 10 years of screen printing, the construction and sale of thousands of handprinted bags/cards/etc, I am hanging up the squeegee!
I'm excited to spend less time thinking about production/merch/supplies/endless promotion/sale culture/etc, and spending WAY more time doing illustration. My illustration style has gone through some notable changes recently, and I'm excited to explore those further. I will continue to marvel at the work of other screen printers because printing will always be a part of me, but this change feels good and necessary. Tough Luck might be ending, but Sandi Falconer continues.
Thank you so much to everyone that came through my doors here is Gravenhurst! Thanks to all my local buds that were super supportive & bought into what I was selling. Thanks to all the area visitors that came through my doors and had nice things to say. Thanks to my buds down south who stopped in. Thank you to all my online shoppers, social media pals, and amazing wholesalers! The stationery and apparel game has been an interesting ride, and I never could have done it without your support.
Moving to the country is a really great way to check yourself. 2017 has been a huge year of shifting priorities and looking at things under the microscope.
I want to continue drawing things for people. I want to work on more personal projects. I want to improve the complexity of my pattern work. I would love to spend much less time online and take better care of myself (I really look forward to maintaining one instagram account instead of two because content creation is a GRIND). There is certainly no shortage of things I want to do so... onwards to a new phase!