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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 …

small business, Years review

Sliding into the Holidays

Much time has passed since my last offering here. I apologise for the long break, but it was time well spent, trust me. As I am writing this just before I leave for the airport to spend the Holidays in England, I need to be quite quick about it – so a list should do …

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 …

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 …

craft shows, small business

Is It The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year?

The holiday season is upon us, and crafters everywhere are investing heavily in multipacks of Hothands, wearing their wooliest hand knitted socks, and braving the extreme cold to bring their beautiful wares to you. This is all for you! But what does this time of year feel like for crafters? Well, I can’t speak for …

design, screen printing, Uncategorized

Autumn/Winter screenprinting sneak peek!

In my last post, I wrote about the benefits of printmaking for all people. Well, as it happens, one of those benefits (being happily engaged in a flow state), has lead to me doing not much else than screen printing for the past week. That’s great news for my business, in terms of being productive, …

productivity, wellness

Climbing Out Of 2017 Malaise

Time for a fresh start So far, 2017 has not shaped up well on a professional level (as well as so many other levels). I have had two months of uncertainties, working on projects that may not ever come to fruition, waiting for people to make decisions that may shape the rest of my year, nay …

Travel, wellness

Recipe For The Past 10 Days

I can’t…….I just can’t…even …write…full sentence today. Flight to England tomorrow, last day of school. Ugggghhhhh. Ingredients 6 school events attended 1 last volunteering stint 1 pair of sandals destroyed at the kindergarten picnic 5 library books returned ON TIME!! 2 summer reading programs joined 2 pediatrician visits 3 dentist visits (one particularly painful!) 1 x-ray …

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