Wow, seems like ages since we last visited. In today’s “instant everything” world, it has been ages. While it was summer, it was a busy one for us. The movement we’re building is an iterative and evolutionary process – we’re learning every single day how best to share the message.

Xpelli, as you’ll remember, started with a single drawing and a belief that everyone should pursue his or her dream. Since our launch just a few months ago, we’ve learned so much about what you like (and don’t like!) and have been shaping the business literally on a daily basis.

We’ve learned that our slogan “Dream. Believe. Do.” really resonates with our fans. So, we’re doing a number of things around this message. One is that we’ll be leading discussions about “Dream. Believe. Do.” – there’s a lot for us to share with one another about pursuing one’s dreams and, together, we can encourage one another to go for it. Another is increasing this mantra’s presence across our product line. Regardless of whether your passion is mountain biking, painting or playing the Sousaphone, this slogan works and will accompany our Pellis in our drawings.

Creating, redesigning, moving forwardWe’ve also learned that a more colorful palette would be welcomed. We started with black and white art – they got us launched quickly and we could test the water to see how well Xpelli appealed to folks. We’ve taken the feedback to heart and have been reworking our designs to warm them up through color. You can see the beginnings of what we’ve been up to here and there are more designs and ideas coming every week. 

Finally, it’s time to buy more pencils as we’ve been drawing a host of new Pellis. We have dozens of new designs that will expand the reach of our message to even more instruments, hobbies, sports, passions and – wait for these – even professions. Remember, if you submit an idea for a Pelli that we haven’t come up with and if we create one, we’ll send you a free t-shirt to thank you.

We have a dream to help nudge you toward your dream. We truly appreciate your interest, support, encouragement and business. Please keep those cards and letters coming – we want Xpelli to be relevant for you.

 

Dream. Believe. Do.

Judit and Dennis

P.S. We also have our very occasional newsletter the Pelligraph with more stories and ideas for you. Sound interesting? You can sign up here.

We all believe in magic.

That moment when things happen, well, "magically" and surprise us. A chance encounter that turns into a long-term relationship. A random conversation that leads to a new job. A wrong turn down a street that becomes a life-changing experience. A brain fart that becomes something cool...

There’s magic in our lives and we, to a certain extent, control how it effects us. By dreaming of what's possible, of what we envision for our lives, we set energy in motion to help make this dream possible. By believing in ourselves and believing in possibilities through good times and bad, we further summon the forces of nature to help us realize our dream. And by doing what we believe in, by taking steps and making decisions that lead toward our dream, we harness the magic in the air to bring it all together. And before our very eyes, the magic happens and our dream becomes reality.

Some of this may sound simplistic and silly; it is a simple concept that requires a lot of faith and perseverance but it's not silly. It happens to each of us all the time, even for every day situations. We just need to remain open to the possibilities and seize the day when those opportunities present themselves to us. Carpe diem!

Please share a magical experience you've had with us here!