Bear in the Stars

Bear in the Stars

I’m currently been spending time learning surface pattern design so that I can add lots of lovely products to the shop. This is a fun little bears and stars pattern I made from a bear doodle. I seem to be drawn to drawing bears lately. Perhaps it’s because...
Nature and The Inspiration Well

Nature and The Inspiration Well

One of the easiest, fastest, ways to fill yourself up with creative inspiration is to spend time outdoors with nature. Because this is such a passion of mine, I went backwards and forwards on whether or not to include a nature/gardening section at Shine Cottage. To...
Shine a Light on Your Money

Shine a Light on Your Money

Today I wanted to share something that I do every day that’s had a big impact on my finances. I log into every one of my accounts and enter the current balances on a wealth spreadsheet. That includes my business account, current account, savings accounts,...
Snow and Happenings

Snow and Happenings

Helloo how has your week gone so far? I can’t believe we’re already over a week into February! We had snow this week. It looked very pretty. Also this week there’s been a few changes at Shine Cottage that I’m really excited about. I...
Unexpected Paintings

Unexpected Paintings

One of my favourite ways to paint is with no idea what’s going to happen. Yesterday I sat down and decided to do a few minutes practicing with my water colours. Well before I knew it a good hour had passed. What started out as red/orange/pinky streaks suddenly...