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education, summer camp

2021 Summer Camp: Week 1

When I first started running summer camps in 2012, I would run them from my home. The camps were small, and all the kids (including my own) were tiny. They were wonderful, high octane fun, but my house got a bit of a battering. I still have the paint marks on my furniture! As time …

BUSINESS SKILLS, motivation, small business

What Goes Into A Small, Creative Business?

Here are some things I know about small, creative businesses. These businesses are often very, very small. We are talking one or two humans with a big passion and dreams, working from their homes during every free moment they have to produce something unique. Not all small businesses are created equal. We all start with …

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 …

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