I have been fascinated by time and its stubborn movement forward since I read Ray Bradbury's short story "The Sound of Thunder" in the 7th grade. I've read a lot of science fiction since then, and designed a lot of things, but I keep coming back to calendars and other beautiful means of tracking our most precious commodity in this life: time.
I don't know about you, but time is feeling very precious to me lately. I think it has something to do with the fact that I gave birth to a baby 2012, blinked, and somehow today I find myself living with a full-fledged boy and there is now a second baby in my arms.
I have tried everything, and let me tell you: we cannot stop time, or reverse it, or bottle it up to enjoy it again later. The best we can do is recognize it for the fleeting, transient beast that it is, and promise ourselves that we will do our very best to be present in the current moment. Because that is, of course, all we have.
I create calendars and trackers to help you relish the moment, to countdown to the big ones, and to honor the dates that deserve recognition.
I studied costume and makeup design in college, and it shouldn't surprise you to learn that period pieces are my very favorite pieces of all. I am an English professor by day, and a designer and maker by night. I started designing and selling 1" pinback buttons on Etsy back in 2012 (my shop was called Pins for Paws), and my work has since evolved into what you see today: printables and merch.
Luftmensch Designs has one clear, simple mission: To help you savor the moment, one day at a time.
I'm so glad you're here, and I look forward to helping you make space for what matters.
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