Oh Hey, Welcome!

Meet JessHi, hello! Welcome to tracing paper! I’m Jess, and I’m so happy you stopped by to check out my new blog. There’s not much here yet, but I’ll be producing content soon.

tracing paper is a project that I conceptualized many years ago, but only this year had the courage to create. It began with the notion that in today’s world, no idea is ever truly original. This isn’t meant to be negative. Instead, it means we’re paying attention.

Everything we do and everything we make is an impression of something else—something we’ve seen, something we’ve heard, how we were brought up, a conversation with someone, or whatever else inspires us. An idea is just like using tracing paper; it may not be an exact replica, but rather, an interpretation.

tracing paper is:

  • A place to discuss living life to the fullest, but also to talk about mistakes that are made along the way.
  • A place to showcase inspiring people, ideas, objects, and spaces.
  • A place to explore and learn.
  • A place to collaborate.
  • A place to laugh, and a place to grow.

I want to kick off tracing paper by overtly stating that I am not, and will never claim to be, an expert. I’m just trying to figure it all out like everybody else! I love to learn and hope to discover all kinds of new things through this blog. I started tracing paper for many reasons, but mostly to create a space to express myself creatively, explore, and start conversations. I hope you will join me!

Thanks so much for reading! I’d love to hear what you have to say too, so please don’t hesitate to comment on my posts or get in touch!

{Photo by Laura Metzler}