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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 …

design, kids fashion, screen printing, Uncategorized

Spring 2020 – A Peek Into My Studio

All through January and February I battled the frigid temperature in my studio and printed up a storm of onesies for the upcoming Spring shows. Every morning I would dress in the chunkiest sweater I owned, plus knitted hat and slippers that made me look like a suburban Bigfoot. I would linger at the door …

Travel, traveling with kids

London Love Story

I do hope that you had a lovely Valentines weekend, whether you chose to celebrate the day or ignore it. We don’t tend to make a huge deal of the event in our household, although it’s against our very natures to ever turn down an opportunity to eat chocolate and snuggle up to watch a …

small business, Years review

The 2019 List – Finally

Yes, yes I know. This is ever so slightly late in the scheme of things, but here we go. Here is a list of the biggest and best things that happened to Noctiluna in 2019. Biggest gift Are you kidding? It is obvious what this one is. After years of dreaming, salivating over Pinterest pins …

happy new year, wellness

New Year Do-Over – What To Do When Things Go Wrong.

New Year, normally: I have always treated the beginning of a new year with reverence. Well not always. In my twenties, I hated New Years Eve. I hated waking up feeling tired and depleted on the first of January after an evening of pretending to have fun at some lame New Years bash. So starting …

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