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art and design, creativity, design, education, family, inspiration, kids, multitasking, parenting, schedule, small business, spontaneity, working from home

The Silver Lining in the Snow

I apologize for the snow days. Yes, it was in fact my fault, and I won’t do it again. About two weeks ago, I strutted online and proudly announced that I was back on track and ready to get into my work routine again, thus tempting those pesky gods of fate to dump large amounts …

Preschool Genius;
2013, art and design, education, family, montessori, multitasking, parenting, small business, work ethic, working from home

Preschool Genius

“Children are human beings to whom respect is due, superior to us by reason of their innocence and of the greater possibilities of their future.” – Maria Montessori Over the past few weeks I have been running summer camps for 1st and 2nd graders; I love working with these children, and they constantly surprise and …

art and design, crafter, creativity, design, fairs and markets, motivation, multitasking, small business, textile design, Uncategorized, working from home

Being hugged back by your town

So I managed to get through two fairs in a row, Mclean Day, and ViVa Vienna! (yes it is meant to be written that way). To summarize briefly, Mclean day was cold, soggy, and just okay as far as experiences go, and ViVa Vienna was……….AWESOME! I love having a booth at ViVa Vienna. I live …

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

My New Workmate

You might have noticed that I have not been blogging much lately, (I’m not sure whom I’m referring to when I write ‘you’ – in all probability, my regular followers have dropped like flies by now!). Anyway, my circumstances have changed a bit recently. I now have an almost-three-year old sharing my workspace with me all …

The School Bus or the Monkey?;
art and design, book art, crafter, creativity, design, education, motivation, multitasking, operate by interruption, parenting, planning, small business, textile design, Uncategorized, work ethic, working from home

The School Bus or the Monkey?

My son left for preschool this morning clutching two model school buses and a stuffed monkey. We asked him to leave two toys behind and choose just one to take with him in the car, but he would not do this, because he loves them all equally. Never mind the fact that he could not …

2013, art and design, crafter, creativity, design, education, family, inspiration, kids, motivation, small business, working from home

Summer Camp Love Story

I’m going to run a summer camp this year. Scratch that, I’m going to run TWO summer camps this year. The responses to this statement have ranged from the anxious “won’t that be a bit messy?’ to the slightly surreal “do you have enough tents?” to the cryptic “what about bears?” First of all, to all …

Following Up On Promises To Myself;
2013, art and design, crafter, creativity, design, illustration and books, inspiration, lists, planning, resolutions, schedule, small business, spontaneity, textile design, work ethic, working from home

Following Up On Promises To Myself

News flash!!! I finally sent my manuscript off to a publisher!! I like to think of my manuscript as a precious Faberge egg. I have been sitting on the egg  for a while now, too terrified to send it off, editing and re-editing it, looking at it lovingly, and making up all sorts of reasons …

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, …