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Always be a Pineapple

Stand Tall, Wear a Crown and Be Sweet on The Inside.

Pineapples have been trending for some time now, possibly on the way to being surpassed by the cactus as the No.1 groovy motif, but for me, they’ll always be number one. I’ve been a pineapple devotee for years, well ahead of the mainstream surge of popularity with a scrap book of pineapple things way before they even became a thing.

Mosaic, stencils, sequinned T-shirt, upside-down pineapple cake, vintage bowl, fabric, drinking pineapple cocktails from a hollowed-out pineapple, T-towels, eating pineapple at the Big Pineapple and I have even accidentally looked like a pineapple. Sporting a new orange jumper that fell about my torso in a roundish fashion, I glimpsed my reflection. My blonde hair fluffed out atop my head. Yup. Pineapple walking. Continue reading Always be a Pineapple

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The Art of Name

Haven’t we all day dreamed of what we would name our children (eek, what if it’s twins?), our villa in Corfu, our racehorse, pet schnoodle, or our yacht. And don’t we all love those little games where we choose our death metal rock band, or porn star name?  I’ve done all that and more. I have a whole compendium of business names at the ready when the need arises.

I even had one ready for Print Darling (which was of course, Print Darling). It was a ‘working name’ at first, just to make sure it was going to stick. It did, but I went around the block a few times road testing alternatives. How did I decide to call Print Darling, Print Darling?

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