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art and design, creativity, education, family, inspiration, kids, learning, parenting, small business, spontaneity

Elementary, my dear…

Unfortunately, today’s blog will not be about my favorite TV series, Sherlock, or the splendid Mr Cumberbatch, I just like a good play on words. I have mentioned before that I am a trained middle and high school teacher. Teaching middle and high school Art is something I adore doing. I especially revel in the …

2013, art and design, book art, crafter, creativity, design, education, family, illustration and books, inspiration, kids, multitasking, obstacles, operate by interruption, parenting, planning, schedule, small business, spontaneity, Uncategorized, work ethic, working from home

The End of My Blue-Period

I’m back on the proverbial wagon. “When did you fall off?” I hear you say. “Wow, I didn’t know you had a drink problem.”  I hear you think. No, no, no. I do not have a drink problem (unless it is tea we are talking about here). I mean the productivity wagon. For approximately four, …

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

Coloring in the gaps

Okay, okay, I admit it. I have been coloring in my six year old’s coloring book. I couldn’t help it. The unfilled outlines just looked too inviting. I was clearing them away, and then they started whispering to me “you need a break, why don’t you sit down and fill us in? Use those new …

The Ring;
art and design, crafter, design, illustration and books, inspiration, jewelry, small business, Uncategorized, working from home

The Ring

With the markets out of the way, it is time for me to buckle down and finish all those commissions before the year ends. I don’t know if you have heard, but I do have an Etsy page (that’s the shameless self promotion out of the way!). Recently I got my first (and only) commission …

The doodles;
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 …

Doodle therapy;
art and design, British Indian, crafter, illustration and books, inspiration, small business, Uncategorized, working from home

Doodle therapy

I’m in a sort of in-between phase. It’s a pretty good place to be. I have no markets for a month, and am just about to start making new products for the Holiday season. Today I went shopping for plain shirts to print on, and ordered new business cards. Yesterday, however, I produced a few drawings…..of …