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Etsy Design Award Finalist

Etsy Design Award Finalist

Two weeks ago I got an email letting me know that my product submission for the Etsy Design Awards had made it to the finals of the competition.  At first I was skeptical, and thought the email was a phishing scam, but when I re-read it I realized it was real! I could not believe it! I had honestly forgotten about my submission, and I couldn't even recall the category I had submitted for.   I was just reminded last night that it was the Kids category that I submitted for and am a finalist for. I am beyond excited, but...

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Podcast Interview

Podcast Interview

So excited and nervous to announce that Danielle’s podcast interview with me is now live! You can find it on your favorite podcast player or here through The Merriweather Council Website.  If you’ve ever wondered what I really went to school for, this is your chance to learn the truth! I’ll give you a hint - it wasn’t to study origami! I’ve experienced first hand the twists and turns that life can take, and the joy you have and challenges you face when you choose to do something that you love.Be sure to check out this episode of The Merriweather Council Podcast! The episode...

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New Normal

New Normal

Well, we are officially practicing "social distancing" now. For us that means the kids are home with me all day and I'm essentially homeschooling them - we started "social distancing" on March 13th.  Business had slowed down significantly at first, then exploded for two months, and now it's back to normal. The slow down helped give me time to get into the groove of homeschooling (definitely not a strength of mine!).I was concerned about the safety and health of my customers as well as myself when receiving packages in the mail because of this virus. The cases of Coronavirus or COVID-19 were increasing daily, and this...

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Copyright Issues

Copyright Issues

If You Copy You Will Never Excel Have you ever had someone copy your work and try to pass it off as their own idea and creation? If so, I'm sorry, and if not, then I hope it never happens to you. Having your work copied leaves you feeling violated and angry. Something that may take years to create and grow can be stolen and sold as someone else's creation overnight.  People who copy other people's work will never be truly successful in what they are trying to sell. Art has to come from you, it must reflect who you are as an...

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