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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 …

art and design, crafter, illustration and books, inspiration, small business, textile design, working from home

The doodles

So I continued my drawing experiments throughout the tail end of last week. I squeezed them into my day between school drop offs, soccer practices, doctor appointments, Halloween parades, and of course, the power cut bought on by ‘Superstorm’ Sandy. Note to self: drawing by candle light sounds lovely and romantic, but is actually rather …

art and design, crafter, small business, Uncategorized

Broken Glass, Unbroken Spirit

So here is a little story about my experience at the Ballston market, and what a tale it is too, full of pathos and tragedy, with a dollop of humor added in and, of course, a happy ending of sorts. It was a lovely sunny day. No rain, I am happy to report. My booth …

art and design, small business

The Aftermath

Well my first proper experience as a vendor at a fair is over, and I thought I’d share the rich and pungent experience with you. Why pungent? You ask. Well it was hot, blindingly hot and sticky, and with stickiness comes pungency. Even though I kept slathering myself with sunscreen, I’m now a few shades …

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A story about confidence or ‘The Ambassador of Artistan’

This morning, after dropping my son off at day care, I decided to pick up my groceries before getting to work. There is an old man at the grocery store, who is particularly fond of my kids and always stops to say hello to me. “Hello” said the man looking at me in a concerned …

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