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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 …

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 …

wellness, work ethic

Forced Breaks – When Fate Takes You In Hand

I haven’t blogged much over the past few weeks because, well, the ongoing construction of my studio has turned me into a nomad of sorts and slowed me down. I have been feeling pretty discombobulated and odd (well odder than usual). It’s been weird. I love working. I like to be left in solitude to …

wellness, work ethic

Take A Break Already!

I am so done with this year… …but not in an angry or frustrated way. It has been a good year for me, professionally, and a very productive craft show season. However, right now my mind is turning into jelly – it desperately needs a winter break. After a couple of months of working weekends …

gratitude, wellness

Reflecting on Good Things

Well, well, well… here we are in the run up to Thanksgiving already. Is it just me, or has 2018 sprinted by in a particularly speedy manner? It feels like it was just yesterday when I was still absentmindedly writing 2017 on all my checks. Or maybe it was yesterday? I’m a lost cause when …

art, wellness

Fall Sketchbook Review

I didn’t manage to fit in my regular writing session last night because there were a thousand niggly little things that needed to be done. Forms to be signed for field trips, long ignored emails waiting to be answered, appointments that desperately needed to be made before one of us turns blind/loses all our teeth/gets …

craft shows, wellness

Autumn Work/Life Update

It is dark outside, and wet, and I’m sitting in a waiting room trying very hard not to fall asleep. It is not yet that time of year when all the festive excitement and glitter kicks in, but the days are definitely shorter and on cloudy days all I really seem to want to do …

art and design, wellness

Work Hard, Take a Break, Smile

Those of us charged with setting our own schedules every day are particularly prone to being workaholics (I’m looking at you, most small business owners). Not having a boss, or colleagues to answer to can go one of two ways. Either you fall apart, or you become very, very organized. I’ve become something of an …

productivity, wellness

Ten Natural Mood Enhancers For My Rubbish Week.

This post was supposed to be an upbeat one about happiness, but I have not been at my happiest this week. It has been a frustrating and pretty crappy week, but hey, silver linings, it’s almost over. ┬áNobody is happy all the time, even though Facebook would like you to think so. It’s normal to …

BUSINESS SKILLS, productivity, wellness

Take A Break Wonder Woman! (identifying your work patterns)

I think have mentioned this before: part of working for myself means that I often alternate between periods of hyperactive, super-smug productivity, and what I like to call ‘Buffering Time’. You know that experience when you are fully immersed in a movie on Netflix, and all of a sudden it stops, and you have to …

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