THE GOLDEN RULE

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Love this moody painting. Available @goldenrulecollective 22 x 28. Oil “Alaska”. Another fav.


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Are you tired of these yet? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯


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This photo to me is “May 19”. May 19th was a Saturday. I was at @goldenrulecollective on a solo date spontaneously getting “pasta” embroidered on a jacket because I am nothing if not someone who lives on the edge!!!! It was also the first day in 8 months that I paused to myself and noticed that I was not only happy, but I was...okay; I wasn’t currently anxious about *SOME*THING. That “feeling”? “Happy AND not anxious”? (I was happy AND anxious for the months prior - they can exist at the same time!) I hadn’t felt it in almost a year, and it was like, UH, VERY EXTREMELY NICE. And obviously, that feeling didn’t last (because it shouldn’t?) and I still get anxious sometimes, but the “happy and okay” feeling? I’ve felt it since. Decently consistently. Which is pretty cool. What’s even cooler is that it’s giving me the motivation and the confidence to start and keep going with some personal creative projects, the first of which is a collab with @ereyayouknowme, made possible by @kyleeandchristiancreative, and was forcibly initiated by @noraborealis. It drops Wednesday. 💣✨#copinglessons


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rain, rain go away! ⛈️


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“I want to make beautiful things, even if nobody cares.” - Saul Bass

These words have been echoing through me since the weekend. We had odd crowds with loud opinions and suggestions. One person mused whether we should change our name as she had always thought Golden Rule was a tutoring business. Another person suggested he might turn our little shop into the Excelsior version of his famous Wayzata eatery. A plethora of tiny barbed comments peppered the days of holiday traffic.

Golden Rule is so completely and seamlessly my insides turned out that it’s nearly impossible not to take these flippant slights personally. I have had to take time to realign myself and remember why I do this and who I do it for. Very grateful for those in this community who understand, appreciate, and contribute to the effort. ❤️ Image: @tiffanykokal


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I mentioned this in my stories, but haven't yet here on my feed... thank you all so much for being a part of my community! My account reached 10k a couple weeks ago and that was such an exciting milestone to reach! Thanks for making that possible! Every thousand followers or so, I like to introduce myself so everyone knows the gal behind this account, so here we go!⠀
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My name is Lauren Ibach (that's pronounced eye-bock) and I am a hand lettering and modern calligraphy artist located just outside the lovely city of Minneapolis, MN. I went to college at a small contemporary music school in St. Paul that no longer exists. I began pursuing a career as a singer/songwriter and worship leader post-college and the struggle was real! Hand lettering was a hobby I picked up during that time (nearly three years ago) because it was a way for me to escape the stresses of being a struggling musician.⠀
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I would post my creations to Instagram and started getting a lot of requests for custom pieces and I realized I might actually have a shot at making some money if I opened an online shop. So, in October 2016, I opened my Etsy shop! It was slow and at times painful. My desire to do lettering as my job was growing much faster than my shop, but just before the release of my first book, "Romans: A Hand Lettered Devotional," I could see that was all about to change. So, I quit my day job as a church worship leader in October 2017 to become a full-time lettering artist and it was one of the best decisions I ever made. I'm so thankful I get to do what I'm passionate about.⠀
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Random Facts:⠀
- I'm married to my best friend, Luke. (You'll hear me talk about him a fair amount!)⠀
- I hang out at @smithedenprairie practically every day. I can't get enough of the people, the coffee, and the cinnamon buns! (Locals, come say hi!)⠀
- I'm an introvert and highly sensitive⠀
- I love to knit, draw, read, and go on walks in my spare time⠀
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Anyway, that's a bit about me! I'd love to hear from you and what we might have in common! I love building relationships with the lovely people in my community!⠀
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📷 @_abbyjeanphotography


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Here📍I’m really lucky to work at a place that feels like a home base, surrounded by women who are centering and grounding


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This colorful abstract painting sold the other day at @goldenrulecollective , see more available from the collection! Swipe left 😊 or shop in person and see the gallery wall in all its splendor - @ateliercollection has lots of beauties here too!! #collection #art #artist #artislife #artcollector #goldenrulecollective #life #style #weekend #sisters #goldengirls #friends #fun #artwork #original #shopping #women #communityovercompetition 💛💛💛💛💛


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Stay gold! Rep your state and match your gold decor with this Timber Green and Gold foil MN Alphabet print. Click on print to order.
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#repyourstate #mnmade #madehere #mn #minnesota #stateart #gold #goldfoil #interiordesign #homedecor #roominspiration #graphicdesign #typography #alphabet


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Optimism for a brand new week. 🤞
Image: @tiffanykokal
#staytrue #thingswillworkout


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Oils are so rich and blend so effortlessly, they can create such depth and emotion. This is not my typical color palette, but I’m thrilled with the results! #sold @goldenrulecollective


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A pretty wall featuring my happy feet always wearing @veja sneaks


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Treated myself @goldenrulecollective 💜


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Stop into @goldenrulecollective today and tomorrow for beautiful jewelry, lovely art, and plenty of champagne✨ Flyer by yours truly🖤 @anna.lisabeth @wynnecatherine @takaradesign @good_friends_collective


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Setting up for our Trunk Show tomorrow @goldenrulecollective 350 Water St Excelsior, MN featuring @takaradesign #goodfriendscollective #excelsiormn #funtimes


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Slightly obsessed with this framing of the believe women//women believe print. Just slightly


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We’re keeping the party going with a trunk show this weekend! We’ll be hosting @takaradesign upstairs @wrkshpmn and we’ll have sips and bites. It will be one long extended hangout with some of your favorites holding court. @wynnecatherine and @anna.lisabeth will be in attendance and who knows who else you might bump into. Come say hi, try on beautiful jewelry, let us pour you a drink, and maybe we’ll let you commandeer the playlist.
Pretty little @goldenrulecollective shop illo by golden girl @bartz_rachel ✨


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I had the pleasure of watching three of my golden girls transform the space yesterday for a styled shoot to launch an exciting project for @jbeddor and I cannot choose a favorite image so you’ll be seeing more. ❤️
Project, art, model: @jbeddor
Styling, concept, photos: @monfriese
Second shooter (this image): @anna.lisabeth
Space: @wrkshpmn above @goldenrulecollective


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Yesterday, I had the honor of being a pretend second-shooter with some of my fav ladies, and it was just the best thing. Keep your eyes on my pal Josie. She’s gonna do something big (as an artist, human, and French model, apparently).


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Now that I’m on the other/up side of a long and [emotionally, mentally, spiritually, and physically] taxing winter, I can say with 100% confidence that the above statement is true. Just hold tight and breathe, friends.


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So very pleased that this mama + a bunch of others will soon be available at @goldenrulecollective in Excelsior! Give her shop a visit and support a local woman-owned small business why don’t ya? My work will be in very good company there, so big thanks to the @goldenrulecollective for this opportunity!


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Join @good_friends_collective and @takaradesign this Friday and Saturday July 6th and 7th @goldenrulecollective #itsgonnabefun #excelsiormn


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