"Scarcity makes us act out of fear; abundance makes us act out of love" — Lauren Hom
We couldn't agree more. This is what it's all about Tiders! We hope you had an amazing start to the week! We also hope you're looking forward to #TuesdaysTogether tomorrow! #communityovercompetition | Photo + lettering by: @homsweethom
Now I’ve got a handle on all my orders I’ve moved on to family 😊 Today I was making deep plates with quite a high rim for ‘saucy dishes’ (that is dishes which have a sauce and are not in the slightest bit kinky😉) for my cousin. I think my ancient wheel is in need of a little TLC after the Christmas rush- it’s staring to sound a bit like a Diesel train 😣
So... this is the time of the year when we do our #bestnine2017 - I love it because it’s a super fast look of the year, and I can see that during 2017 I was more on the Earth than in the sky. I painted flowers, leaves, forests and the ocean, it was also a year of big moons and deep experimentation.
A huge thank you to everyone, I can only do what I do because of your support. Living a life as an artist is hard work, but a happy and fun life. This year was incredible creative and full of new projects, but very challenging for my body. Being an artist and working for myself has allowed me to do things in my own time and give myself the space to rest and heal when I need it. At the end of the day, the best medicine is creativity, that can only come from that energy that we call Love ☺️❤️
Knit knit knit and drinking warm coffees and teas: these are my tasks this week. Plus it's very grey and dark, so I can't take new pictures or maybe I can use all the fairy lights :) Have a nice Tuesday!
Knit knit knit e bere quante più tazze possibili di caffè e tè caldi. Questi sono i miei piani per questa settimana. In piú è ancora grigio e scuro e non riesco a fate foto nuove, forse potrei usare tutte le lucine che possiedo :) Buon martedì!
Our lovely makeup artist @ali.make.up has come back for her birthday!
It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. -Confucius
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This year, my new plushie, the sloth is starting to rival the corgi for the popularity vote! It will be a close race to see which one is shipped out the most this year!🎁🎄
My favorite part of this party #handsdown was the gorgeous balloon garland we used as the centerpiece for the table 💜🦔 I’m spending the week trying to catch up on party planning for my little guy (is he still little even if he’s 8?!) and I literally just finished designing his party package today 😬 lol. I’m going to try to share some of the process in our stories today!
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Looks like it’s going to be a white Christmas! When we started to take this shot we tried doing it from inside looking out the window and the snowflakes were seriously larger than the ones on the card. By the time we got our boots and coats and moved our butts outside it wasn’t quite the same, but still pretty!
😄Just when I was starting to think Canada ran out of snow... Haha stay warm guys. 🎄🇨🇦🎅
Put a bow on it, it’s last call for art before the holidays! If you wanted to gift someone anything from my shop, prints, originals, calendars, minis, ANYTHING, tomorrow is your last day to do it. Click the link in my profile and thank you for shopping small, shopping handmade and shopping creative this year! 🎁🎄
There's still time! US shoppers, there is only a couple days left to get those Christmas orders in. If you're in need of last minute gifts, wrapping supplies, or stocking stuffers, NOW is the time!
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Hold me closer, tiny dancer!! ❤️📷: @just2moreyears
It’s still hat weather! (Although, less snow down here in London... but I’m still listing after the crisp wintry photos you are all posting!) So while it’s still chilly out, more patterns will launch this weekend, including this cute little pixelated ombré beanie 👍🏻❄️😍
👫We live in a world with over 7billion people, there’s more than enough room for you and your start-up to grow. Even if your best-friend has the same idea as you, your focus is making YOUR idea work regardless of who and where you competition is. 🤑
Last week I was doing an amazing job of balancing all the plates and juggling all the balls and although it wasn't easy I had managed to get it all spinning just right...then a toddler hurtled at me with a sickness bug and I dropped a few of the balls, before I knew it the nativity plays and Christmas parties meant the plates came crashing down too, then a snow day fell on top of the lot causing complete mayhem.
It took me while to work how to even begin picking up the pieces but I finally feel like it's all coming back together again.
Every December seems to sneak up and surprise me this way...I'm sure one year I'll learn 🙈
How are you guys managing through the December chaos?!
This yarn is LITTLE MATCH GIRL and is destined to be a hat for one of the girls who looks after Effie at nursery. The amazing candy cane hook is from @make.e 🎄❤️
a little sparkle for the holiday season // up on NASHchic.com
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Picking a winner tonight!!
JUST THE TIP TUESDAY 🍆
Cut the “crap sandwich” in emails. You know the ones. The passive aggressive nice compliment as the top bun, the real meat where the problem arises in the middle, and then the sweet comment at the bottom to make you feel good about it. STOP writing these. Just as you read between the lines, so will the person receiving the email. It may feel like you’re lightening the blow, but you’re not. You’re sending that email for a reason, so do not sugar coat it with fluff and bullshit. Have something that you want to say? State the facts first and foremost. You don’t have to be mean, just state what you’re emailing about. Then at the bottom, end with a nice comment and a SOLUTION.
Crap sandwiches sound nice, but they’re just that - nice packaging with shit in the middle. Get the shit out of the way and solve it 👌🏼
The snow. The sled. The people 😍 I love everything about how @tworeddogsphotography styled this beautiful, holiday shot! ❄️ #fancyflamingodesigns
Really, I am! Working hard and staying focused. *Ahem* I am! 😇
Staying focused isn't always the easiest of things to do, ammiright?
Here are three tips that I use when tempted with distraction.
1. Take a short/brisk walk. Sometimes you just need to get the blood pumpin' and take a minute to breathe and find your focus. When you return you'll find yourself more energized and ready to get to it. .
2. Set a timer. I love to use tomato timer, a free chrome extension, because I can work in sprints and I know exactly how long thing take me to complete. I'm competitive and so any way that I can add a challenge for myself, #gameon .
3. Change your location. Sometimes mixing it up - even if it's to a new chair can make all the difference in the world when it comes to creativity and productivity. .
Tell me, which of these three are your favorites to #stayfocused ? 1, 2, or 3? .
I’ve got a dreidel coloring page over on the website that you can download for free now. Happy Hanukkah!