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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 …

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 …

art and design, small business, working from home

A Review of My Year So Far

This is a year of firsts. It is my first time as an Artist in Residence at a school. I am building my first studio ever. This is the first season that I am focusing on making products for shops, and my first year of really being at peace with working from home. The Residency …

productivity, Years review

2018 in Review

I have been in that strange in-between fuzzy space where life, work, and play have dissolved into a hot, soupy mess. Those few days between Christmas, and the new year, are always hazy and insubstantial. I feel I should really do some work, but I also feel floppy, disoriented and overly affected by the kids …

design, Travel, wellness

I Can See The Future Finally (Well, Sort Of!)

This time two weeks ago, I was very confused about the direction I was heading in professionally. Or maybe I was confused about the lack of direction? Either way, it was confusing. I was waiting on a response from potential employers after a job interview… and responses from potential venues for my summer camp… and …

design, wellness

On Chocolate Chips, Weekends, and Other Things That Concern Me Greatly

It’s going to take a lot of strength to not eat my way through that packet of chocolate chips on the counter today. Thank Frigg it’s Friday (in case you were wondering, Frigg is an actual Norse goddess – look her up, she’s pretty amazing, you can trace her name back to the Sanskrit feminine …

BUSINESS SKILLS, inspiration, wellness

Staying Motivated After Snowzilla

It is tough staying motivated when you work from home. Often schedules get gooey and the line between work and home life is not really a line, more a series of dashes and smudges. Being productive requires a lot of pep talks in front of the mirror, and a decent amount of self control. Sometimes it’s easy …

design, inspiration, wellness

Counting My Cultural Blessings

As the child of first generation Indian immigrants, who moved to Britain in the sixties, I can tell you that living between two cultures can be complicated at the best of times. But how about living between three cultures? As a British person of Indian origin, who has now settled in America, and is bringing up American kids …

BUSINESS SKILLS, craft shows, productivity

Moving Forward Without Falling Over

The days are getting shorter, and as my mornings darken so do my moods. I’m entering the part of the year where I suddenly wonder what the hell it is I’m doing with my life? I have no time to feel this way at any other point in the year (thank goodness). Enrollment for the summer …

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