Category Archives: Business Design

One Little Word 2015 and a goodbye

Happy New Year beautifuls.  My One Little Word for 2015 is SIMPLIFY.  And part of that is clearing the clutter.  I started this in December.  Some girls are doing a ‘get rid of 10 things a day for 100 days’ … Continue reading

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I don’t want to be pretty anymore…

Sometimes you actually hear the light bulb go off over your head.  Sometimes it’s a gentle glow that slowly gets brighter (like the damn energy saving light globe in my bathroom that takes 10 minutes to warm up enough to … Continue reading

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I’m stripping out, but not stripping off… because no-one needs to see that

I’m stripping out, but not stripping off (because no-one needs to see that).  Errr, what?? On the house side, I’ve caught up on the housework that annoys the crap out of me every time I walk past it but never … Continue reading

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What happens after you do a workshop

I’ve been a very busy bunny – doing 3 workshops in just 6 weeks! First there was Donna Downey with a journal class. Then Chrissy Foreman Cranitch helping me paint big on canvas. And the delicious experience of a big … Continue reading

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The business secrets I learned from Donna Downey

Oh my gosh, she’s using my paintbrush. It made the room fall silent, before a little giggle went around the room.  One of the students in Donna Downey’s class was very excited Donna was using her paint brush to do … Continue reading

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What does business coaching have to do with a light sabre?

My gorgeous – online – half way round the world – friend, Erin from Remade By Hand and I are on the same page.  We’re at the same point in our websites and starting our businesses.  She’s a great person … Continue reading

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Are you a handmade community bouncer? Or are you just letting anyone in?

One of the guys at That Day Job mentioned he wanted to buy a painting to fill up a blank wall at his house. Now before I go any further – please know I think this guy is pretty cool.  … Continue reading

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I’m not like everyone else – do I still get to play?

You’ve read them.  I’ve read them.  We’ve all read them.  Those stories of being business-y or arty since they were 5 years old.  Of having everything just fall into place by serendipity. But what if that’s not my story? What … Continue reading

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Why Easter is a great time of year for your business – hint, it’s not about the chocolate

Easter is about different things for different people. Religion.  Chocolate.  Bunnies.  Chocolate Bunnies. Mmmmm, chocolate bunnies….. Er, where was I? For me, Easter is about renewal.  Starting over.  And I like to take this time of year to re-assess.  What … Continue reading

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The uninvited test

I faced a test this week.  Not a maths test – thank goodness for small mercies.  Not a personality test – that could reveal things none of us need to know.  Not a driving test – hooking it around my … Continue reading

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