Do you judge yourself by your 20 years old self’s standards?By your 14 yo self’s standards?By your 8 yo self’s standards?Did you become the person they wanted you to be?Do you have the job, the home, the life they decided you’ll have?And if not, how do you feel about that? You are not responsible for … Continue reading Blogtober 2nd
Yesterday I made some art for myself. Not to sell it, not on commission, just to make myself happy. I’ve missed the joy of painting just because. Painting is a language, there are things I can express only by creating visual art. Going a long time without doing that is like going a long time … Continue reading Blogtober 1st
First part Here The way I imagine this is: The lift opens into a spacious living room, where the dominant material is wood. The space is rectangular, the lift is on one of the long sides, and the other one just in front is all windows from floor to ceiling. Most of them are actually … Continue reading The floor -7 series – Episode 2
As many small biz owners have noticed by now, most selling platforms protect the buyers but don’t seem to be too bothered about the sellers. If any conflict arises, the platform will side with the buyer, making sure they are refunded, usually without even investigating the situation to determine who’s really at fault. It has … Continue reading On Selling Platforms
A few years ago I went through a really hard time in terms of… well, everything, but what I want to talk to you about is my mental health. Which is pretty much fine now but wasn’t at the time. I suffered from depression (which I overcame) and anxiety (which I still have, but much … Continue reading The floor -7 series – Episode 1
To feel at home you need to know you have a purpose in that particular place.Our purpose always depends on the context on where we are, the people who surround us and the opportunities we find there. Every once in a while – every 4 years or so – I feel like moving.I always thought it was about my … Continue reading Purpose
This is something I post at least once a year, something I started doing in 2015 and will continue doing every year! It’s not always easy, and there are times in our life when we feel like nothing makes us genuinely happy, that we haven’t experienced real happiness in a long time. It can be … Continue reading The Happiness Jar
Watching my toddler walk by, busy with whatever is she’s doing, always moving from one place to the other with a serious sense of purpose. For a moment I thought about following and supervising her playing but then corrected myself: it’s not a game, it’s serious work that she’s doing now. Exploring, learning, understanding the … Continue reading The intensity of her life
The starting point for Kindred Handmade was on this beach in Estepona. Last year when the first lockdown started I was visiting family in Spain and couldn’t leave for 4 months: all flights got grounded, all travel suspended. For 2 months we weren’t able to leave the house if not to buy food or go … Continue reading Where did my business start
It’s really important to me that everything I ship is pretty but also eco. So I use mainly recycled, reclaimed and reused materials, but make sure they’re pretty and that the result looks beautiful. In this pic you can see fabric that was handed on to me on Freegle, leftover ribbons from Christmas presents, and … Continue reading Wrapping and Packaging
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