fashion, small business, Uncategorized

Shy? Moi? The Noctiluna Photoshoot 2021

Until recently, I have never been a fan of having my photo taken. Part of it is vanity. For some reason, the image in my head of how I should look never matches with how I actually look. In old family photos, I’m always pulling some sort of goofy face, sticking my tummy out, or …

collaboration, fashion

CHEmlab – A Story of Collaboration And Friendship Through Tough Times

Being an artist or maker, and owning your own small business can be incredibly exhilarating, but the flipside is, it can also be incredibly lonely. I have always yearned to collaborate with another maker, but finding the right partner is not as easy as it seems. Turns out, finding a good match for collaboration is …

wellness

7 Very Specific Things I Am Looking Forward To In Safer Times

Admit it, we have all been making these lists in our heads for a while. It helps pass the time while moving from your kitchen to your living room again and again, in an unending search for snack foods and novelty. Although I believe very much in living in the present and not ruminating too …

screen printing, Slow fashion

Slow Fashion: Mend More, Waste Less, Eat The Cake

As always I’m late to the party but Happy New Year, all! Big inky thoughts of happiness to all of you, from me. After the nightmare that was 2020, it would not be too extreme to say that this particular crossover to a new twelve months is loaded with an unfair degree of hope and …

crafter, small business

Five Easy Ways to Help Friends Who Own Small Businesses

The Holiday season is here, and I have been feeling really low. Usually around this time of year, I am rushed off my feet with work. All those Holiday shows and markets are hard work, but I tend to sell really well in person. When I sell well at a market, or someone compliments my …

design, small business

Meet CHEMlab – Creative Chemistry during Covid

I have been searching for a creative soulmate for a VERY long time. Back in the 90’s, while at art school, I would read articles in Vogue about design duos who met at college and continued to work together after graduation. Yes please! Where was my kindred designer? We could be the next Clements Ribeiro …

printmaking, small business

Glass Half Full – Recognizing Opportunities during Tough Times

My oh my, it has been a long time since we (or I) last talked, hasn’t it? I cannot lie. I have been using social distancing as an excuse to hide out a little. This year has been rough and, natural introvert that I am, I have been finding my own company very soothing. I …

design, wellness, work ethic

A New Start

Hello there. It has been a while, but I am finally back into a predictable work routine (albeit a fractured one with more mindless snacking involved). I spend the day moving back and forth between helping my kids with school, FaceTiming with my mum, and doing Noctiluna work. What work? Good question, since I pretty …

Uncategorized

Ways To Deal With Solitary Isolation

Hello there. How are you all holding up? So sorry about the long silence. I was overseas dealing with a family matter when the pandemic started to blow up. I flew home early in a panic, dealt with pure unadulterated chaos at the airports, and have been in a tough situation for a few weeks. …

creativity, motivation

Beating Off The Doldrums – Mood Boosters for Self Employed Makers and Creatives

I enjoy running my own business because I work well alone. I am a pretty self motivated human and very understanding boss! You will more often than not, find me in a satisfying flow state drawing up new ideas for my business and happily working away in my studio. However this cannot always be the …

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