art and design, education, summer camp

Summer Camp Week 1 – The Inside Scoop

And so, week one of this year’s summer camp is over. My best intentions of writing this post over the weekend were thwarted when a previously canceled show was rescheduled for Saturday. Sunday was mostly spent being exhausted and silent. Still, better late than never! Here’s the scoop from last week – The theme was …

education, productivity

How the Rain Motivated Me To Start Writing Curriculum

I have been holed up in my local library writing curriculum all week. It is perfect weather for this: the rain has been unrelenting for days, and there is hardly any sunlight filtering through the windows, and I have turned into a solid, unmoving rock. A childhood spent in England has definitely not made me …

BUSINESS SKILLS, productivity

Slow and Steady: How to Inch Your Way Closer to Goals.

“Everyday do something that will inch you closer to a better tomorrow.” – Doug Firebaugh I love the use of the word inch in that quote. That’s what I have been doing dutifully ever since I started this business. Inching. Like a tortoise, or a slowly seeping ink spill trying to get to the edge …

BUSINESS SKILLS, kids fashion, screen printing

Design Dilemma: Curating Your Collection

When it comes to printing shirts, I’m like a kid in a candy store. Each season I get really excited about thinking up new designs: penguins, pandas and squirrels in the winter; ice creams, mermaids and cacti in the summer. A flurry of new ideas overtake me whenever the weather changes, and often I’m just …

BUSINESS SKILLS, design

Rising from the Ashes – Turning Failure into Opportunity

Hello there. I’ve done some yoga, had a cup of tea, and I’m feeling calm right now. I’m finally ready to talk about the trauma of last week. Last week… …I finally gave up on my Etsy shop, which I never paid much attention to anyway, and decided to set up a shop on my …

BUSINESS SKILLS, design

If You Build It, They Will Come – The Small Business Owner’s Motto

All business is about taking risks. Every time I place an order for shirts, my mouth goes dry and I wonder if I should have ordered less. Every time I finish printing shirts, I second guess myself and wonder if anyone will buy them. No matter how many times I do this, I’m always pleasantly …