Tagged: studio

A year in review: 2016 Highlights

A year in review: 2016 Highlights

Like most business owners, one of my traditions at the end of every year is to evaluate the past 12 months.  I look back on business sales, goals set/met and what I accomplished for...

DIY Planner Perfection

DIY Planner Perfection

We all know I have an obsession with calendars, but for the most part my addiction to planners has been pretty minimal. Mostly because I just gave up on finding what I wanted, and...

Recently at Manic Trout

Recently at Manic Trout

Since I’ve moved the Manic Trout Blog away from this one, I’ve missed sharing the photos here. Many of these are also posted on Facebook or Instagram, but its fun to see my favorites all...

5 things that make me so happy, yet I avoid doing

5 things that make me so happy, yet I avoid doing

I have been thinking today about how there are very few things in life that make me instantly happy, take less that 30 minutes to do and cost nothing (because I always already have...

Deep thoughts had while on allergy medicine

Deep thoughts had while on allergy medicine

1. While looking through old photos of Faye in her early years, I was shocked by how less different she looks now that she’s lost weight. 2. Speaking of weight, I have no joke...

All I want is to be able to catch my breath…

All I want is to be able to catch my breath…

All month I have struggled with if I should blog about the behind the scenes of the last few weeks, if I should write about how overwhelmed I am feeling with work and life...

Material inspiration

Material inspiration

I was staring adoringly into the cup of sharpies on my desk yesterday when I started thinking about how much the materials used to make art inspire so much creativity themselves. I can’t even begin to count...

Dose of Inspiration: Black & White Bubbles

Dose of Inspiration: Black & White Bubbles

I am so happy to not leave the studio at all today. I think over the last week that I have been out running errands, doing shows and driving all over Austin more then...

Organizing the paper trail from an online shop

Organizing the paper trail from an online shop

This is a pretty specific topic, but I am often asked how I keep track of orders from all of the places I sell online, so I figured it was worth a post. Really,...