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Hello creative soul!!
Welcome to my new weekly newsletter. 

I hope you are having an amazing creative week!

My goal with this newsletter is to share some highlights of my week, any finds I’ve discovered, and random thoughts about business and life. 

1. Just in case you missed it, here was our blog post on Wednesday. I focused on why you should be blogging and 7 tips to start and grow your blog

2. The scourge that is sugar!

Sugar is really sneaky and it’s addictive. It hides in foods, and unless you are good at label reading, you don’t realize how much you actually get. In all its processed forms, sugar has been shown to increase your risk of cancer, heart disease, diabetes, obesity, hormone imbalance, and gut disorders. And that can reduce your life expectancy as a result.

Many of you know that I’m a FASTer Way to Fat Loss certified coach. In our VIP program, we are the midst of a 21-day Sugar Elimination Challenge. And, it’s not easy! 

Are you interested in the not-so-sweet truth about sugar? And, how to reverse the damage sugar has done in your body.

Join me for a FREE five-day detox from sugar. You’ll get a guide with daily action steps and daily fat-burning, sugar-free recipes to try all week. We start Monday.

3. Caring for fabric.

Most of you are probably knowledgeable about how to care for cottons. But how do you care for modal or ramie?

I recently ran across an informative graphic all about fabric care. Perfect to print and leave where you do the laundry.

4. Studio Peek

I love to see where artists work. How they set up their studios. What tips they have for organization.

That interest (or perhaps it’s voyeurism!) led to a lecture I’ve done at quilt shows and guilds called Open Studio Tour.

I’m always on the lookout for more studios to add to my lecture. Here’s a recent remodel from one of my creative clients. I know you’ll enjoy and get a few ideas from Tina Dillard’s studio.

5. What’s on my nightstand?

Since I recently finished two books I mentioned last week, I’ve started two more. One non-fiction. One fiction. I don’t expect to finish them this week.

In preparation for 2021 planning, I’m reading The 1-Page Marketing Plan: Get New Customers, Make More Money, And Stand Out From The Crowd by Allan Dib. So far, I like the simple, basic approach to the book. The author uses a printable page with nine blocks for you to fill in that create your plan. If you’ve worked with me or been to the Creative Arts Business Summit, you’ll recognize some of this as how you work to take your prospects to become raving fans. I think this will help me focus for the next year. I just looked and saw the book was available on Kindle for $2.99. 

On the fiction side, I just started listening to American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins. I am about five chapters into the book and am drawn into the story about the plight of an immigrant Mexican woman and her son. The book is certainly controversial since the author is not Mexican and didn’t live that experience. In fact, she went to high school near my home. I’ll have to hold judgment until I finish it. 

Happy Creative Saturday to you!

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