I have some news that I am so thrilled to share with you. It's been a long time coming and I have enjoyed the past 3 (3?!?!) years with you, but it's time for the next chapter. OVER+PRINT is now becoming ARRA.
Why the change?
When I first started OVER+PRINT, I intended to be focused on creating only fine art prints. My background is in printmaking and I really missed all the time I spent in the studio. I thought it would be a great way to dive back into that printmaking passion by creating this new creative outlet. 'Overprint' is a common term in the printmaking field and it felt like a perfect fit for what I wanted to do. But as I was planning all of my hand printed textiles and art prints, I also started experimenting with creating my own candles. I really wanted some natural and complex scents in my studio but wasn't happy with what I was finding elsewhere.
I never really had an interest in making candles until then, but for some reason, I decided to try it. And I loved it. Right around this time, I found out I was pregnant and candlemaking suddenly turned into a really relaxing activity for me. Eight months later, I found out I had cancer (I'll save that story for another day), and then it turned into some sort of therapy and escape from everything that was happening to me.
Over the past few years, I have learned and experimented and loved every minute of it. I never expected or planned it, but now I am so inspired and intrigued to learn everything I can about fragrance. Enter ARRA.
ARRA is meant to be an extension of your own aura. Everything you have experienced in your life so far, everything you are feeling today, all affect your aura. When I was going through chemo treatment it was always so calming and grounding for me to come home and burn a candle that I loved. It reinvigorated me and was therapeutic to find comfort in a simple scent.
So, I am so happy to introduce you to ARRA. Your favorite fragrances are still here and there's lots more to come. I hope you love the new, cleaner aesthetic and bold, unique scents that can more seamlessly blend into your everyday lifestyle.
What happens next?
ARRA will still feature your favorite all natural candles and everyday sprays, and we'll be creating natural roll-on perfumes and soulful signature fragrances that work with your own unique aura to create incredibly unique scent scenarios that enhance your everyday.
Life is a wild journey. Fragrance has helped heal me and make me who I am today. I hope it can do the same for you.
Cheers to you and your own unique journey. Cheers to finding your own way to grow and explore. Cheers to everything that makes you unique and cheers to your beautiful aura.
**A huge thank you goes out to Meanz Chan for all the beautiful photography she provided for the rebrand. It was a joy working with her**