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art and design, British Indian, crafter, creativity, fairs and markets, kids, motivation, multitasking, parenting, small business, work ethic, working from home

Form-filler’s Lament

I am many things: Art-maker, Story-teller, Cart-pusher, Butt-wiper, Pen-stealer, Tea-lover, Tantrum-soother, List-writer, Number-cruncher, Library-loiterer, Pot-scrubber, Cookie-monster, Lesson-planner, and Head-honcho, to name just a few. If it is labels you are after, then I could go on and on. Some labels are more desirable than others; Story-telling and Library-loitering are two of my happiest activities. However, over …

art and design, creativity, education, family, inspiration, kids, learning, parenting, small business, spontaneity

Elementary, my dear…

Unfortunately, today’s blog will not be about my favorite TV series, Sherlock, or the splendid Mr Cumberbatch, I just like a good play on words. I have mentioned before that I am a trained middle and high school teacher. Teaching middle and high school Art is something I adore doing. I especially revel in the …

art and design, creativity, design, education, family, inspiration, kids, multitasking, parenting, schedule, small business, spontaneity, working from home

The Silver Lining in the Snow

I apologize for the snow days. Yes, it was in fact my fault, and I won’t do it again. About two weeks ago, I strutted online and proudly announced that I was back on track and ready to get into my work routine again, thus tempting those pesky gods of fate to dump large amounts …

2013, balance, crafter, creativity, design, fairs and markets, holiday fairs, inspiration, multitasking, parenting, small business, textile design, Uncategorized, work ethic, working from home

Sewing Machines, Sparkly Bibs, and a New Fair

Oh dear, my blog has fallen onto hard times. Sorry for the long silence…again. I have been quietly industrious for the past few months. Most of it has been child related; some, I’m happy to note, Noctiluna related. I’m slowly starting to carve a routine of sorts out of  the buttery chaos that is my …

Preschool Genius;
2013, art and design, education, family, montessori, multitasking, parenting, small business, work ethic, working from home

Preschool Genius

“Children are human beings to whom respect is due, superior to us by reason of their innocence and of the greater possibilities of their future.” – Maria Montessori Over the past few weeks I have been running summer camps for 1st and 2nd graders; I love working with these children, and they constantly surprise and …

2013, art and design, crafter, creativity, design, education, fairs and markets, family, inspiration, motivation, multitasking, parenting, planning, schedule, small business, spontaneity, Travel, work ethic, working from home

… and the moral is…..breathe.

Boy has it been a busy few months. I have a persistent daydream that consists of me lying on a sofa watching the Godfather trilogy with a block of chocolate next to me. Maybe one day… Last month I bit off more than I could chew, and it is only now that I am beginning …

2013, art and design, book art, coloring books, crafter, creativity, design, education, family, illustration and books, inspiration, kids, multitasking, operate by interruption, parenting, planning, small business, spontaneity, Uncategorized, work ethic, working from home

Never Run in Flip Flops

This is a blog post that I wrote last week, and never got to send off, but it seemed a shame to leave it sitting in a folder – so here you are… “Never run in flip flops!” I have been known to say to my kids. It is common parenting wisdom that running in …

art and design, crafter, creativity, design, family, inspiration, kids, motivation, multitasking, obstacles, operate by interruption, parenting, planning, schedule, small business, Uncategorized, work ethic, working from home

A Big Cheer for Small Businesses

This post is dedicated to all you individuals slavishly hand writing prices on stickers, and loading cars with grid walls and EZ Up tents, or whatever it is you do to keep the dream alive. I’m here for you.   The great rush is on to get things ready for the Spring fairs, and things …

2013, art and design, crafter, creativity, design, education, family, inspiration, kids, letting go, motivation, multitasking, obstacles, operate by interruption, parenting, planning, schedule, small business, spontaneity, textile design, Uncategorized, work ethic, working from home

My New Workmate

You might have noticed that I have not been blogging much lately, (I’m not sure whom I’m referring to when I write ‘you’ – in all probability, my regular followers have dropped like flies by now!). Anyway, my circumstances have changed a bit recently. I now have an almost-three-year old sharing my workspace with me all …

2013, art and design, British Indian, crafter, creativity, design, family, inspiration, kids, lists, motivation, multitasking, obstacles, operate by interruption, parenting, planning, schedule, small business, textile design, Uncategorized, work ethic, working from home

Toast, Monkeys and Neon Shirts

It has been a week for toasting monkeys (see the definition for ‘monkey-toasting’ here). In between all the chores, administrative work, and carting kids around to various appointments, I did actually manage to get a large chunk of printing done (giving myself a virtual pat on the back as I type this). I have started …