The Business Chat – Custom Work how to’s

Today I had not one but two separate Kleenex conversations with fellow designers. Both were in tears due to nasty falling outs and disputes with customers over the same problems – custom projects that had gone wrong. In both cases all the nastiness could have been avoided, that was the part that had me wringing my hands.Custom work can be an easy and lucrative source of income for any maker. It’s especially nice because unlike making work for shows it doesn’t require any outlay of money on your part up front. You have a guaranteed sale. Where it can go …

Inspiration Friday

Happy Friday everyone! I’ve had a weirdly busy week, and nowhere near enough time in the studio. I am inspired to start creating again – and I think this will help me out. I just created a spring inspired treasury over on etsy. Hope this get the creative juices flowing for you. Secret Garden on etsy We would love to have you show off your stuff! We’re you inspired this past week by anything? Send us pics of your creation to with the subject line “Inspiration Friday”