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7 reasons to buy gifts for yourself (it’s totally normal!)

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7 reasons to buy gifts for yourself (it’s totally normal!)

I’ve noticed there’s a certain stigma about buying things for yourself, especially the ones on the pricy side. I’ve embarked on a journey to find out why it is this way. It is deeper than we think. Here are 7 reasons to get that pretty thing you want so much or take some time to pamper yourself: Treating yourself is not selfish. Do you believe doing things for you is egoistic? First of all, why is selfish always seen as negative? In the 21st century the word has so many nuances to it. What about self-sufficient? Confident? With healthy boundaries?...

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Every artist needs a blog...

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Every artist needs a blog...

... that's what they say. Allow me to introduce myself, I'm Darya Karenski - the artist and designer behind Pattern Talent. First of all, the bold brand name was coined by my husband with the motto "Go big or go home" when I was graduating from college in Textile Design and knew I wanted a brand focused on creating repeating patterns for home decor, stationery, apparel - you name it. (I wanted it all and am still a bit guilty of that. I enjoy the very process of putting illustrations in repeat - pardon the lingo, it means creating designs that repeat on fabric, wallpaper...

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