small business everyday

Small Business Everyday

Patrons: We are nothing without you.   From the bottom of my heart, I thank you for your business and support over this year and all the years before. You are the driving force behind what I do. Every blog post, every class taught, every colorway carefully developed and carded up… each necklace, plant pod, […]

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innovate not imitate

Be an Innovator

  Innovate, not imitate. That’s the key to success – in business, art, and life. Creativity can be sparked by imitation when one is learning something new, like a technique or how to use a new material. Imitation is a valid part of the learning process. However, creativity is ultimately muted by extended imitation – […]

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Progress Is Not Linear

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  “Progress isn’t guaranteed. It’s not inevitable. It’s something that has to be fought for.” – Barack Obama” Sometimes, to know how far you’ve come, you have to look to the past. The past isn’t someplace I like to spend too much time in, but I definitely like seeing my progress laid out in a […]

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October Is For Preparation

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  October is the time for taking plans into action. Here in Maryland, it doesn’t feel much like Autumn. Last week, Christopher and I went to Dumbarton Oaks Garden in DC and it was 93 degrees, much too warm for me. We walked around, charmed and interested, but SWEATY, so sweaty. I had been hoping […]

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september is for stress, Photo by Camille Orgel on Unsplash

Handling the Stresses of September

Sometimes I think I spend too much time on the stuff that doesn’t pay the bills, but then I know that my spirits would suffer if I gave those up. So the choice then becomes, “What can I do to work smarter, not harder? What can I release or refine to make my life and business better?”  […]

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August: Time To Get On The Good Foot

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It’s August, a time for me to wrap up summer and organize and prep for my favorite time of the year, AUTUMN and all the colors and temps and events I love the most. It’s generally known that summer is my least favorite season, though August is not my least favorite month [that’s July] – […]

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