Children’s art – choosing what to keep

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Does your child produce a mountain of artwork? How much should you keep?  Keeping it all would be overwhelming but how do you decide what stays and what goes?  You can easily feel overwhelmed. However, how lucky you are that your child is communicating and developing through their art. Their artistic endeavours are to be celebrated thus sending a clear message of your pride to your child, boosting their self-esteem. But, what do you do with all the art? Here is a suggestion of a method for sorting that might work for you. Read More

6 reasons why your business should blog

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What does blogging provide to small business?

Your time might be limited, but there are several reasons why putting aside a little makes a lot of sense. Blog software such as WordPress, Typepad and Blogger is easy to use. Blogging is a low-cost method for web presence. For small businesses with small marketing budgets and little or no understanding of how to create a website and coding such as html, blogging is an inexpensive way to maintain an up-to-date presence on the Internet. Read More

Colour me Radiant Orchid

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“Radiant Orchid inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health” Leatrice Eiseman

Pantone selects a colour at the end of every year to reflect what they believe will become a major design trend, across all design platforms, in the coming year. And this year, the honour goes to the colour Radiant Orchid. This shade evokes connotations of royalty, creativity, rebelliousness, femininity, mystery and magic. Read More

Art is an adventure

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“Art is an adventure into an unknown world, which can be explored only by those willing to take risks.” Mark Rothko

An adventure is a journey with creative problem solving and critical thinking. While involved in the production of art, you travel a journey, which may be brief or lengthy. You are exploring and discovering while creating and learning far more than you would is you were merely copying. Art encourages originality and self-expression. It comes from within and the process is to be valued over the finished product. Read More

Spring clean your business

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A New Year gives an opportunity to reflect on lessons learned over the year that has past. I am always excited by the fresh start that comes with returning to work in January. It provides an opportunity to spring clean my ideas, goals and processes. As I paused over the New Year break, I made a note of some resolutions to help stay on track and focus on success in 2014. Read More