Hello, and welcome! I’m the designer, lettering artist, and word nerd behind BumbleBess, Elza Kinde. For those of you visiting from #virtuAAL2020, thanks for stopping by.

By way of introduction, here are a few fun facts about me:

  • I love collecting things, especially if I get to wear them. My closet is packed with graphic t-shirts, enamel pins, colorful sunglasses, combat boots, and scarves.
  • I almost exclusively read children’s fiction, which you could argue is because I write children’s fiction. It’s maybe more accurate to say I’m still twelve years old on the inside.
  • Although I love lettering, I still can’t write in cursive very well! Loops are hard, friends. My sister, on the other hand, has lovely cursive handwriting. I’m not sure if I should be proud or envious…
  • Creativity runs in the family. My mother is an author, and my grandma is a watercolor artist. I’m proud to know their influence has helped shape my taste and style, even if it’s not the same genre or medium that they’ve chosen.

Your #virtuAAL2020 Guide

Check out all the designs currently available. Literary allusions, wordplay, and hand lettering always feature strongly.

  • Tote bag mockup featuring the "I Do Believe in Fairies" design.
  • Mug mockup featuring the "I Judge Books by the Cover" hand lettered design.
  • T-shirt mockup features the "Obstinate, Headstrong Girl" design.
  • Mockup of a cloth mask featuring the "Kindred Spirit" design
  • Tote bag mockup featuring the "Chalice with the Palace" design.
  • Mug mockup featuring the "Lorem Ipsum" hand lettered design.

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If you share a penchant for reading, writing, etymology, and puns, check out my personal blog at ElzaKinde.com, or anywhere else for that matter! I love meeting a kindred spirit.

If you’re looking for more ways to support my work, consider donating through Ko-fi! October supporters can download a phone lockscreen and desktop wallpaper this month as a thank you gift. While you’re visiting, be sure to check out my current creative project, #Drinktober2020.

Thanks for visiting!

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