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Everything, every day

To-do list anxiety. A lot of professionals deal with it, but for the self-employed, it’s a particular challenge. Between all of the things that need to be done for clients and all of the things that are important to do to promote oneself and all of things to do to keep long-term, unpaid creative projects moving forward, prioritization can be…what’s the word I’m looking for?…a complete %@*^ing nightmare. 323 more words


Fonts and finds

This week I have been immersing myself in graphical data, so whether you want to call them infograms, data visualisations or plain old charts I have been taking a deep dive in and splashing around. 275 more words

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It's all about the dinosaurs...

The next project for Lizards in Leotards concerns dinosaurs, although these will be dinosaurs with a difference!  You will have to watch this space to find out more but above is one of the very early sketches of one of our dinos. 207 more words

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Another Monday

Well, I was surprised and disappointed that my son chose not to join us yesterday. I’m struggling to just accept it because I know what a good heart he has and can’t understand why he would not want to give the gift of himself to his nephew. 486 more words


Don't even try and rush me, Wednesday (A freelancer's nail painting guilt)

Painting my nails on a Wednesday afternoon always feels a little scandalous. Never mind that the last 48 hours were an intense marathon of working from waking up through Daily Show time. 329 more words


The Joys of Housing Benefit

Like many single parents I receive help with my rent, but unlike many people my level of housing benefit fluctuates because I am self-employed.

Some weeks I earn nothing and other weeks I earn a reasonable amount (well enough to live on). 561 more words



Another morning of resistance. Not to the writing itself, but to the time constraints. I enjoy the time spent in here with my coffee, soft music playing in the background, while I catch up with new blog posts and keep an eye on the falling snow, but as soon as I check the time to keep myself on track, thoughts of the work day intrude and I’m suddenly out of the writing zone and into the stressful world of a Tuesday filled with commitments.