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productivity, small business

Putting Your Business’ Best Face On

Don’t Instagram, Facebook, and the rest, do a great job of making our lives and jobs seem a heck of a lot more interesting than they actually are? Instagram is my favorite, it puts sparkles on everything, even my messy, outdated kitchen with scratched up cabinets. It’s the photo equivalent of bright red lipstick, or rainbow sprinkles on …

art and design, balance, BLOGGING, crafter, creativity, design, education, fairs and markets, inspiration, motivation, multitasking, planning, schedule, small business, Uncategorized, work ethic, working from home

A Blog About Not Blogging

It has been a looooooong time since I last blogged. Blogging is like exercising, once you get out of a pattern it is really difficult to get back into it. Somehow, something always comes up that needs to get done first. Laundry, errands, phone calls, the third season of Lillehammer on Netflix…hmm. I read somewhere that, …

art and design, small business, Uncategorized

Viva Vendors!

And now for some more fascinating things that I noticed, while working as a vendor at an outdoor market… Booth blindness This is a serious condition that affects many people at fairs and festivals Booth blindness is when a person does not even realize that your booth exists, because they are busy looking at/thinking about …

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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Strike a pose kids!

The T-shirts are coming along nicely. It has been a steep learning curve, but the nice thing about screen printing is that you get pretty fast results. I have been taking an ‘intuitive’ approach to my printing: just going with the flow, printing a bit, standing back to look at the results, then adding something else. …

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