STAYING MOTIVATED DURING THE PANDEMIC

Motivation is Key

Before I could begin to think about inspiration during this pandemic, I had to find a way to get motivated. Motivated by Necessity In late December 2019, I arrived home from my last ship appearance, after three weeks in ship quarantine. It would be months before my unusually long recovery time was suspected to be […]

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BEFORE, DURING & AFTER…LESSONS FROM THE PANDEMIC

Q Studio in NC

“Before the Pandemic.” Words I never really thought would be commonplace. Now we clearly have a “before,” “during” and “after.” But key to everything is what we do with what we’ve learned. Before…Life in the Fast Lane My “before” was busy, active, intense, creative and sometimes frantic. What strikes me most, looking at my “pre-pandemic” […]

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PEACE IN THE PANDEMIC

Morning in the Valley

The last five years have been a whirlwind. Building my business aboard luxury cruise ships while continuing to design and manage my studio. From countless trips to the Mediterranean and then to Asia, South America, the Amazon, Australia, New Zealand, Greece, the Azores and more…it was as exhilarating as it was exhausting. And yet, I […]

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DECLUTTERING ON MY MIND

Gemstones

A clean sunny workspace, or a hodgepodge of sticky notes and coffee mugs? Or a combination of the two? I’ll never tell, but decluttering is not only a physical action, but a mental one as well. When I am in design mode, the clutter can break out into my designs or shut me down completely. […]

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