new beginnings

Posted on Nov 3, 2014 in news, products | 2 Comments
new beginnings

I’ve been away from the blog and the website, in fact most things ‘creative’ due to a manic period of mayhem at home and work. I’ve been working extra at my day job prior to finishing, and I’ve also been away for a few days and have been celebrating with my lovely ex-colleagues at my […]

vote for your favourite design

Posted on Oct 12, 2014 in products | 5 Comments
vote for your favourite design

I’m doing a little bit of market research and I really need your help. Please can you tell me which of my new Christmas card designs is your favourite and least favourite — please leave your comments below. Everyone who leaves a comment will be entered into a draw to win a pack of Christmas cards. •pressies […]

autumn is here

Posted on Oct 6, 2014 in thoughts and ponderings | No Comments
autumn is here

or so it seems. The warmth of the sun last week seems to have cooled off somewhat and we have had a truly traditional autumnal day today with wind, rain, falling leaves and temperatures to match. Talking of falling, I’ve fallen off the blogging wagon too, due to the excitement of a birthday-wedding-anniversary-family-get-together weekend. With […]

I carry your heart

Posted on Oct 2, 2014 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Today is National Poetry Day – it’s also my birthday and my wedding anniversary, so to celebrate I’m going to share with you the inspiration behind two of my limited edition prints – I carry your heart – I did two because I love this poem so much. It’s by E E Cummings I carry your […]

be more productive part 2

Posted on Oct 1, 2014 in business tips, thoughts and ponderings | 2 Comments
be more productive part 2

Soooo, this is the 2nd of my posts about how to be more productive. This time I’m going to talk about reducing distractions and it sounds very easy to do, but it does take a bit of self-discipline! The beginning of the day for me goes a bit like this… I get up, eat breakfast, walk the dog or […]

what’s the plan?

what’s the plan?

It’s always good to have a plan. People who know me well will know that I like to have plan, I like to know what I’m doing and how I’m going to do it, and I think it just makes me feel a little but more in control of things when I have a plan. […]

be more productive

Posted on Sep 29, 2014 in Artistic practises, business tips | 2 Comments
be more productive

I’m like a human sponge at the moment… I’ve been listening to lots of inspiring business podcasts recently in my spare time. Well I say spare time, I should rephrase that as ‘time when I can’t really do anything else’ (like whilst driving to work on a morning). I’ve been really inspired and I’ve picked […]

maintaining the right mindset…

maintaining the right mindset…

I’ve just read a blog post by Jo Gifford, Dexterous Diva, about the challenges of maintaining the mindset a successful entrepreneur or creative business owner and this really made me think about my own journey over the past three years and how I’ve struggled at times with my mindset. Some of Jo’ top tips and […]

the power of social media

Posted on Sep 27, 2014 in blogging, thoughts and ponderings | No Comments
the power of social media

There have been a few times recently when I have been astounded at the sheer power of social media and how integral and useful it now is in our lives. As well as being great for creative businesses from a marketing point of view I have also found it really useful whenever I’ve needed help […]

Thinking of Christmas….

Posted on Sep 26, 2014 in products | 3 Comments
Thinking of Christmas….

Can you believe I’m even mentioning the ‘C’ word? I know it doesn’t seem right but I’m thinking ahead and sorting out my new range of Christmas Cards which people have already been asking me about. With that in mind I decided that I had better get my skates on and get them sorted out. […]