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5 reasons why makers need to do weekly art classes

5 Reasons Why Makers Need to Go to Weekly Art Classes

It’s been a year since I started going to weekly art classes and the biggest surprise from it all has been how much learning how to paint has informed all my other creative outlets. As a ceramist making her full time living from what I craft I thought I was living quite a creative life […]

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Time to grow your creative business be bold for change by Belinda Stinson of Creatively Belle Celebrating International Women's Day

8 Behind the Scene Realities for Handmade Business Owners

So you’d love to have your own handmade business but don’t really know what’s actually involved or where to start. Well to help you get a better understanding I’m going to share eight bits of behind the scenes reality with you that I’ve leaned first hand. 8 Behind the Scenes Truths About Your Own Creative Business Here are […]

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The Japanese Festival of Broken Needles Belinda Stinson of Creatively Belle

Celebrating The Festival of the Broken Needle

Like most makers my creative muse calls to be expressed in many ways and sewing, quilting and needlework are some of my favourite outlets. So when I read my Opendrawer email about celebrating Hari-Kuyo, the 400 year old Japanese Festival of Broken Needles my heart took a little leap of delight. It is a festival to […]

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How Women Are Making Creative Lives with Blogs

I’m finding it fascinating how liberating blogging can be for women in all manner of ways, financially, creatively, emotionally and socially. While I left my corporate IT job at the turn of the century and started my creative business, I took the approach of making my living from what I created. Blogging was around but […]

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How A Craft Fair Creates Families and Supports a Community

It’s no secret that I love going to Tasmania every year to attend the Tasmanian Craft Fair and to have a holiday. I find catching up with my family of friends there deeply enriching and heart warming. We greet each other with hugs and laughter, telling tales from the year that’s been, showing new designs […]

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Amethyst watercolour paint by Daniel Smith

Soaking Up Creative Inspiration

I’m often asked by customers where do I find my inspiration for my work and I always struggle with giving a simple answer because the truth is it is complex in it’s simplicity. Find Inspiration in the Simple Things You Love For me, it is all about the being and exploring. Like going exploring in […]

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