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Painting

Christmas! Ornaments! Ribbons!

This is a little different subject for me, but it shows two themes I’ve spiraled around and visited many times and in different ways: circles and ribbons.

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Creative Business

How are Sheep and Free Cell Phones Alike?

photo credit: Brainedge We’ve all seen these offers: Free Cell phone! Free Credit Report! Low Monthly Payments! They’re so friendly, like the fluffy sheep at the petting zoo (maybe a little smelly but in that good, earthy kind of way). Their happy bleats are enticing: Only $10 a month to join the Business Hotline Reporting […]

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Creative Business

Customer Service: Penny Wise or Pound Foolish?

photo credit: Michael Scheltgen True Story – Jacaranda Designs This is the first of a periodic series of the business experiences of real people. Today, we’ll hear from Jane of Jacaranda Designs on Etsy. Jane sells one of a kind vintage inspired beaded and metal jewelry with a sharp eye on customer service.

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Creative Business

Free for All: The Customer Love Challenge

photo credit: geishaboy500 Well, that sounds a little pervy doesn’t it? It’s really not; let me explain. LaVonne Ellis, who is The Complete Flake (no really, she calls herself that), took a leap in November of last year and hosted the very first ever customer love challenge in which participants were challenged to lavish time […]

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Drawing Painting

Splashy Modified Contour Drawings

My friend, a lovely neighbor and ikebana artist, was lamenting her drawing skills so I was all “Do the exercises in “Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain”* and then realized I haven’t done it myself in a long time. Since I’ve been feeling an urge to do something more free form and direct […]