Bailey Spasovski is her name and witty sayings are her game (and obviously, not ours). Bailey is the wonderfully clever lady boss behind Cheek & Pen Paper Co based out of sunny Sarasota, Florida. Since 2015 Cheek & Pen has been carrying greeting cards that contain “everything you wish you could say without adding ‘JK’” as per their website… and this description could not be more accurate. Spasovski meshes her incredible watercolor artistry with some of the funniest card text you won’t find in your corner drugstore. Market Mafia may or may not have collectively purchased the whole lot of her snarky, beautiful card assortment; we are totally smitten.
Bailey came across her knack organically by being a lifelong doodler and lover of swear words. Watching her process of creation in her Instagram videos is one of our favorite pastimes; check it out if you haven’t done so yet, she’s a great follow. In addition to the brand’s infamous cards, Cheek & Pen also sells limited watercolor prints, notecards, stamps, wine labels and quirky confetti packets.
Routinely vending at home-based Rosemary District Indie Market, Bailey loves the “sense of community, excitement and feeling” that goes along with market days. As her business has grown she’s been able to connect with locals at these events that she wouldn’t normally interact with. In addition to being a maker, Spasovski happily plays momma to one tiny human, four furry Siberian huskies and wife to an easy-going guy. We hope they share the same brilliant sense of humor, or we imagine card exchanges on holidays get pretty awkward.
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