Sponsor Spotlight: An e-Course Extravaganza

It’s nearly back-to-school time, so why not take this opportunity to learn a new skill, start your own business or transform your art…and your life. Our sponsors this month are offering all that — and more! So take a moment to check out these three amazing e-Courses. Also, if you’d like to see your e-Course, Etsy shop or blog on the sidebar or in an upcoming Sponsor Spotlight, we’d love to have you. Just send a quick email to Amber at: [email protected] to get all the details.


The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design

The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design is the definitive guide to becoming a surface pattern design professional. If you have ever dreamt of seeing your designs on stationery, homewares, fabric or other products, this course is for you! Thriving surface pattern designer Rachael Taylor will guide you along this exciting path from developing your signature style to putting a collection together, and from protecting your work to monetising your designs. With a rich combination of design inspiration, practical advice, demonstrations, creative exercises, resources and interviews with leading industry practitioners, this is the go-to guide for anyone wanting to develop their design skills and break into the industry.

Join us! Find out more and register now!


Bloom True eCourse Featuring Flora Bowley

‘Bloom true: the e-course’ presents a groundbreaking and transformational approach to painting (and living) that celebrates intuition, connects body, mind and spirit and allows unique and expressive paintings to emerge naturally and authentically.

Brimming with high definition video demonstrations, unique lessons, inspiring prompts, and new techniques, this course will empower even first time painters to unlock their creative flow while gleaning life transforming lessons along the way. This will be unlike any other online painting e-course out there, and it may just change the way you paint… forever.

This is a wildly popular course so be sure to register early to avoid disappointment!


Chris Guillebeau – The $100 Startup

The $100 StartupImagine a life where all your time is spent on things you want to do.

 Imagine handing a letter to your boss that says: “Dear Boss, I’m writing to let you know that your services are no longer required. Thanks for everything, but I’ll be doing things my own way now.”

In The $100 Startup, Chris Guillebeau shows you how to lead a life of adventure, meaning and purpose – and earn a good living too. Here, finally distilled into one easy-to-use guide, are the most valuable lessons from those who’ve learned how to turn what they do into a gateway to self-fulfillment.

You don’t need an MBA, a business plan or even employees! It’s all about finding the intersection between what you love to do and what other people will pay for.

The $100 Startup is packed with 300 pages of action to get you on your way. Or come meet Chris and a fun group of independent-minded people in a city near you on The $100 Startup Tour. There may even be cupcakes…


  1. Posted August 13, 2012 at 11:20 am | Permalink

    Oh, I needed to hear this today. I love the honesty with which you share on your blog – telling us about the vulnerability of not being that completely calm, collected, organized (unrealistic) blog mom. And I do hope we don’t always go through the world unseen – maybe the first step is to stop hiding our truths.

  2. Posted August 13, 2012 at 11:21 am | Permalink

    oh grrr. It seems I commented on the wrong post. My comment is meant in relation to the previous post.

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