"How's business?" I ask an artist friend who practically wrote the book on making a boutique business thrive and prosper with the help of the web.
"You can hear crickets chirping," she tells me. "No one's buying a thing."
"Fun is the best taskmaster!"
(Happy Musings is a newspaper feature syndicated by King Features that I create each day to remind us all that “Life is wonderful!” I offer it here to brighten your day. Please share it with your friends.)
Finest Expressions - Designer Gifts & Gift Baskets is a Toronto based company that opened its doors in 2007. Its' a dream that two sisters share to create baby & wedding gifts that are not only useful today but also remembered for
many years to come. Each gift is designed with our full attention and
utmost creativity. We started our company blog so we could share our stories of being mom-entrepreneurs and provide more information on our different product lines. We also do post how to plan fabulous baby showers and throw
unforgettable wedding receptions.
One of the really cool things about my husband's art career is that it gives us the opportunity to support charities and causes we believe in. We like to give back where we can, and my husband's art allows us an outlet for that even when our financial situation may not.
Thursday October 16, 2008Manufacturers have gone back to nature recently, giving us interior design options that range from earth-inspired to environmentally friendly. Many designers are playing up the natural beauty of wood by leaving it rough-hewn and burly. Visit TheHome.com for more information.
Fall can be an incredibly inspired time for artists as the season changes, giving way to shorter days, more reflection and if you're lucky, more time to create. Here's a nice sampling of offerings for fall from artists who are focused on the transformations of nature as well as the heart.
While in London I treated myself to a magnificent show about Hadrian at the outstanding British Museum.
One of the greatest men to ever have lived, it did not disappoint. And
despite the somewhat boring audioguide, I did learn a bit about this
great poet Emperor of ours whose immense burial tomb is now Castel Sant’Angelo.