Going from a Working Mom to a Stay at Home Mom

For the first two years of my son life I was a working mom out of the house.  I went back to work when my son was 8 weeks old.  I will admit I was ready to go back to work, to be my own person, to get dressed up and look professional.  I worked from 6am-2:30 Monday through Friday.  I was blessed with an … Continue reading Going from a Working Mom to a Stay at Home Mom

Checking in with our New Year Resolutions

Most of us, with the best intentions, create New Year’s Resolutions.  In the New Age philosophy, you carry the wave of the freshness of the New Year through the first week or so. I find that goal setting makes me nervous.  Sets me up for failure.  Oh, I know I have to have some daily goals and lifetime goals to reach for.  But in between … Continue reading Checking in with our New Year Resolutions

A new technique for exploring art. Try it….

If you’re like me, everything you see is a potential craft or art project!  Every scrap of fabric, each piece of yarn – what could I do with that?  What would I do with that?  We save textured paper, tissue paper, buttons, felt – you name it, we’ve got it just waiting for a project!  I find myself scanning through magazines and books and thinking, “Wow!  … Continue reading A new technique for exploring art. Try it….

My secret: The MOST important thing to do today!

Quick!  What’s the one thing today you want to get done for your business? Having a home-based business can be overwhelming.  We are everything – artist, admin, marketing.  And who hasn’t had the experience of frittering away time on the computer?  Here’s my #1 solution – the best idea, the most useful tip, the one that works each day: I ask myself, every morning, “What do … Continue reading My secret: The MOST important thing to do today!

10 Time Management tips for Home Based Businesses

Mary Kay used to say, “The curtains may need to be washed, but not today!”  I regularly remember that as I look around my house during the day and see dishes, laundry, sweeping that needs to be done. What REALLY needs to be done?  My business.  That’s my focus if I am to build a successful home-based business.  I love the Wikipedia definition of time … Continue reading 10 Time Management tips for Home Based Businesses

Art Brain. Math Brain. Can’t I have both?

I am an artist.  I dance, I sing.  I create.  My brain easily goes to this functions.  I look at the world through  artist’s eyes.  How is that made?  Can I recreate it?  What can I make with these colors, this fabric, this theme?  How can I decorate this room?   Doesn’t this fabric drape nicely over this window?  Look at the petals on this flower, … Continue reading Art Brain. Math Brain. Can’t I have both?