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Leap of Faith & Life Changes

Leap of Faith & Life Changes

At the ripe old age of 44 (I'm 45 in July) I have had many drastic life changes both positive and negative however I truly believe that ultimately the universe provides.  Change, while it can be scary, I have learnt is exhilarating and often provides more opportunities than you initally think.   My partner, Matt, and I have always lived in Sydney and as avid travellers we have always wanted to experience living somewhere else.  As we are over 30 we unfortunately cannot get a working visa for the UK and other countries offering the 12months working visa to young people,...

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Tee pre sales

Tee pre sales

Why pre-sales you may ask, why not have tees in stock and ready to send?   While I would love to do this I am a very, very small business and I just can't afford to buy all the tees in all the colours and all the sizes!  If I was to have designs in stock then I would only be able to offer one, maybe two colour options and take a punt on sizing preferences.  As a consumer I would prefer to have more choice so I decided to offer all the available colour options that suit the design rather than...

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Creative Flow

Creative Flow

Flow — the mental state of being completely present and fully immersed in a task, is a strong contributor to creativity. When in flow, the creator and the universe become one, outside distractions recede from consciousness and one's mind is fully open and attuned to the act of creating. When I started my business I was just starting to feel myself again after major depression and creating really helped me a lot,  not having had a creative outlet for many years.   I have also enjoyed the wonderful people I have met, worked with and created meaningful friendships with, that was definitely an unexpected upside from...

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Photography - KISS

Photography - KISS

Since starting my business I have had to learn a lot!  I thought learning how to make the jewellery and figure out social media was the hardest thing but oh no, what do you know it is the product photographs!  Don't get me wrong it has taken me a long time to get my images consistently without faults for my jewellery but I could at least see my error rate lessening and lessening, not with the photography however.  Of course I had to choose glass which is so frustrating to photograph and I thought I had to get zero reflections...

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2017 that's a wrap!

2017 that's a wrap!

I am as excited about 2018 as Buddy the Elf!!!!   

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