Daydreaming and Creative Problem Solving

daydreaming and creative problem solving

My business tip for you is one word. Daydream. Make some space in your life for sitting and staring into space. Let your mind wander a bit during these last weeks of August. These moments are important periods of incubation, where our minds process unresolved dilemmas without interference from our more judgmental selves. There have […]

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{Thoughts on Shops} Kanelstrand Photography – surreal photographic prints from Scandinavia!

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For this week’s Thoughts on Shops we take a look at the gorgeous and totally stunning surreal fine art photography shop of Norwegian photographer Sonya Kanelstrand. Sonya says, “in a fast-paced world, where little attention is paid to the favorable effect that art has over people’s imagination I am offering a piece of inspiration to […]

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{Thought on Shops} A Peek at What Our Team Members are Doing Sooo Well and Some Tips, too

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I had to move this month’s Thoughts on Shops to fall because the featured shop closed for the summer – I hope she is sitting on a  beach somewhere right now, drinking margaritas and howling at the moon. (the thought of this makes me totally jealous although I do howl at the moon once in […]

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{Thoughts on Shops} Takes on the Amazing Shop of Aloha Aina – Soul Role!

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Soul Role is the incredible handmade, organic and eco-friendly apparel shop of Nancy Campbell of Hawaii (formerly of New Jersey- which gives me some hope that I might get out of Jersey one day, too). Nancy’s goal is that customers connect with her deep aloha aina (love and respect of the land) in her products – […]

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{Thoughts on Shops} – Fianaturals – African Eco Friendly Jewelry With Natural Beads

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This month we take a peek at the amazing Fianaturals. Fianaturals is the gorgeous African eco-friendly jewelry shop of the amazing Fia of Brooklyn. Fia is a mum, jewelry designer, painter, teacher & organic gardener. She makes beautiful, natural jewelry from sources around the world! Fia’s banner is perfect! It evokes the exotic continent of Africa […]

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{Thoughts on Shops} A Little Rewrite for Writesy – novelist, poet and student of the world

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This month’s Thoughts on Shops takes a look at the amazing little corner of Etsy that writer and maker Jenn Flynn-Shon of Phoenix, Arizona calls Writesy. Jenn writes blogs, articles, zines, novels and prose and is finishing up her first full-length fiction book to be released this spring. YAY for Jenn! Writesy’s banner totally works! […]

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{Thoughts on Shops} Tinkan Designs – unique, recycled ring pull jewelry and more!

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Tinkan Designs is the amazing upcycled shop of metalworker, blacksmith and artist Annabel from the UK.  Annabel is a self-taught jewelry maker and general maker of ‘things’! She has used a variety of recycled materials over the years, mainly because she hates waste (a true eco-etsy girl) and she finds it hard to throw anything away if it still has some life in […]

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{Thoughts on Shops} Magpie Tree – the ultimate jewelry and accessory upcycler!

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Magpie Tree is the wonderful shop of Indianapolis artist and repurposer of all things repurposable Nichole Hall-Permell. Nikki is drawn to the beauty of the old and its potential to be created into something new (we love that!).   Her banner is adorable (and I read something new is in the works). Naming her shop after one […]

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{Thoughts on Shops} – Juani1 – Crocheting Plastic Bags & More

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Juani1 is the wonderful plastic bag recycling shop of Juanita Rivas-Raymer of Los Angeles. Juanita is not only an artist- she also teaches prenatal and Hatha yoga and is a Birth Doula. Her amazing  La Bolsa Chica includes some adorable crocheted fish and an octopus (recycled from plastic bags!), crocheted plastic shopping bags (recycled from plastic bags!) and some […]

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