Cities you love...

Cities you love...

I was more than happy to create this Waco city map for Vanessa at @the.urban.farmgirl and I love how she added it to her gallery wall 🖼 Fun fact: she lives in Lee’s Summit near many of my sweet friends and my assistant, Jackie! I got to see her house last week and it is swoon-worthy! 😍 And her dog is adorable 🐾

The Waco map is now available online - or you can request any city or quote for your own special custom!

Order online
https://galenation.com/collections/city-prints

Have you joined the gang yet?

Have you joined the gang yet?

Actual (staged 😂) photo of us fulfilling orders, answering messages and planning fun stuff for the Gale Gang private Facebook group.

Trust me, the real version of this is a lot less glamorous! But in my new private group you’ll be getting to see into the wild wonderful world of Gale Nation. It’s a crazy train most days but we have a lot of fun!

There will be plenty of lettering, crafting and fun things, but also just some real honest community. I’m excited to create a space on social media where people can be free to be themselves without judgement or bullying. Our gang is all about kindness! 💗

Everyone in the group will get exclusive products, first access to classes and new items, plus I’ll be giving away some of my favorite things along the way 🎉

I hope you’ll consider signing up and joining me for two free weeks of access starting October 15th. After that, it’s just $15 a month.
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Sign up now here:
https://www.galenation.com/…/gale-gang-one-month-introducti…

Come Create with us...

Come Create with us...

Happy Dance! 💃🏻 I'm so excited to FINALLY be able to tell you about the upcoming retreat at my home studio with my friends, Jennifer Allred (@stitchalongwithjen) and Amy (stitchalongwithcoko)! 👏👏. The Holiday Letter & Stitch Retreat in my home studio space in Shawnee, KS October 25th-27th!! 🎄 🧵 🖊

Our schedules have aligned and even though I know it's short notice, I hope you'll join us! I picked up a needle and thread for the first time in years back in March at the retreat I attended in Albuquerque - and then again in Nebraska when I taught at Handmade U. It was so much fun I haven't been able to stop and I'd love to have you join the three of us!

If you've ever wanted to hang out with my friends and I for a weekend of lettering, stitching, eating, laughing, crafting, shopping and donuts - this is your chance! ✂️🍩🖊🧵🛍🍁 You don’t have yo be an expert stitcher or letterer - we’ll show you all you need to know!

The retreat begins Friday, October 25th at 5pm and continues through Sunday, October 27th at noon. All meals are included - dinner on Friday, all three meals on Saturday and brunch on Sunday. All the supplies you'll need for every project are also included. Cost for the weekend is $380.00.

All the fun will be at my house - stitching, lettering, some other fun crafting, and we'll be wearing comfy clothes - no need to dress up! 🙌

Please don't feel you can't come by yourself - we're a gang of nice girls and you'll be welcomed with open arms! 💗 You won't be a stranger for long and I look forward to meeting all of you!

Get more details on all the projects we will be doing, more info on Jen & Amy, and sign up here https://galenation.com/…/holiday-letter-and-stitch-retreat-…

I hope you'll join us - if you have ANY questions, please email me at galenation@galenation.com and I'll answer as quickly as possible! Hope to see you there! 💗

New Fall Mugs

New Fall Mugs

It isn’t fall without the debut of my fall mug! 🍁 At least not for me! 😂 I went rogue and ignored #nationalblackdogday and found out about #nationalhandmadecookieday way too late so this is what I’ve got! 🎃.
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Cooler weather is finally approaching (she said optimistically) and these cups are perfect for morning coffee on the porch. I did a limited run this year and when they’re gone, they’re gone.. ☕️🍁


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Everyone in my Gale Gang private Facebook group got early access yesterday so they could have first dibs. And if you ordered a fall box, you got one early, too! 🎃 Because what good is a gang without perks? 🤷🏻‍♀️ Get early access to products and classes, as well as a fun virtual space to hang out and see lots of behind the scenes lettering action? We kickoff October 15th

Order here and let’s have coffee together:

https://galenation.com/…/drinkw…/products/brand-new-fall-mug

August 25 - Hand Lettering Class

August 25 - Hand Lettering Class

Look at this sweet class from this afternoon! 💗 Every time I teach, I meet new friends and today was no exception 😊 This was a fun group who made some beautiful signs - look at all the awesome quotes they chose 🖊.


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Our sweet treat was Gran’s Strawberry Cake from the @eunamaes cookbook 🍓 Amy Hannon, you never disappoint 🙌 (guess what I had for dinner?!) 
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Thank you to each of you who came - I hope to see you again soon. I enjoyed meeting all of you! 💛🍁 New fall and winter classes are headed to my website later this week - and Fall and Christmas Surprise Boxes will be back 📦 🙌 Are you signed up for my emails? Go to my website and sign up!

Your story matters...

Your story matters...

If I’m not careful, I can get overwhelmed and tired and start to feel like all of my efforts don’t matter. Life is hard sometimes. Bad things happen to good people.

We have to remember to lift our heads. We have to look around and see who’s beside us. We have to lift each other up. Stand in the gap for each other. 💗 I matter. You matter. Our stories matter. And the world needs to know that 🙌. 
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This 4x6 print along with 5 others comes with this hinged brass frame so you can keep the message in front of you. And the world 🌎✌️#yourstorymatters

Creating together builds bonds

Creating together builds bonds

Taking time to make connections with lifelong friends matters. Laughing is good medicine. Empowered women empower other women. Creating together builds bonds.

And inviting y’all into my home makes my heart happy. It’s where I’m truly at home 💗

Words matter, these are tugging at me lately

Words matter, these are tugging at me lately

These words just resonate with people.

This has been tugging at my heart lately.
I’m listening. 

The most powerful things we can be led to do are always in the most difficult spaces to step into.
Practice Makes Perfect

Practice Makes Perfect

Just imagine all of the pages I’ve doodled on and journals I’ve scribbled through (now I like to try ideas on my iPad so I can easily adjust it without wasting paper or pens!) I still love the feel of a beautiful pen...
June 29, 2019 by Gale Nation
The Busy Season

The Busy Season

We’ve been on overdrive over here filling orders, stocking retailers, and preparing for classes. Wow. How is it May?!.
May 01, 2019 by Gale Nation