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BUSINESS SKILLS, design

If You Build It, They Will Come – The Small Business Owner’s Motto

All business is about taking risks. Every time I place an order for shirts, my mouth goes dry and I wonder if I should have ordered less. Every time I finish printing shirts, I second guess myself and wonder if anyone will buy them. No matter how many times I do this, I’m always pleasantly …

craft shows, screen printing

The Ups and Downs Of The First Fair of the Season

Last Saturday was Art on the Avenue, my first Autumn fair of the year. I had raced against time to get all my shirts and onesies printed, sewn and packed in time for the big day, fueled by strong tea, adrenaline, and Tiger Balm patches (pulled muscle – thanks for the betrayal, body). The night before …

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 To-do list;
2013, art and design, crafter, creativity, design, family, happy new year, illustration and books, inspiration, lists, planning, resolutions, work ethic, working from home

2013 To-do list

I have a feeling that this post may end up being extreeeemely boring to anyone who isn’t me. But I’m going to write it anyway, as a sort of self help exercise. So there. I have been thinking and thinking about what I want to get accomplished in 2013, and the thoughts are so manifold, …