Bronte's Blog

Running an Indie Biz During a Pandemic

Running an Indie Biz During a Pandemic

As Lockdown seems to be coming to an end, I figured now would be a good time to reflect on how the past few months have been as an Indie Biz owner. I'm not classed as vulnerable, and I don't know of anyone who has caught the virus, so I've definitely come out of this a lot better than some. However, now that it's been a few months since I last did any freelance work, things are starting to get difficult. Let's start from the beginning! I was so excited when the Lockdown first started as it meant that I...

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How I make my stickers

Behind The Scenes

How I make my stickers

Recently I got a Cricut machine. I've never had a sticker cutting machine before and I was super excited to get one for the ease and convenience of having something do my cutting for me (also using scissors is painful for me and it would be nice to do a full batch of stickers without that problem!)  I chose to get the Cricut Explore Air 2 due to some good reviews I'd seen online. I've had about a month to play around with it and I love it! I wasn't too sure about it at first - it took a while to figure...

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How I Use My Desk Planners

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How I Use My Desk Planners

  Hey everyone!  Hope you're all coping well in these crazy times. This week, I decided I would write about my new sloth Desk Planner range, and how I use each planner on a day to day basis.   Weekly Planner:   At the start of the week I fill out the A4 Weekly Planner first. I use it to plan out the things that need to be done and try spread them out so I have enough time to do each task every day. It's also helpful for writing down things that have a specific time or date to...

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NHS Rainbow Charity Pack

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NHS Rainbow Charity Pack

  Happy Monday! The world is going through a challenging time recently, and one challenge in particular is the NHS Covid crisis. The NHS is underfunded and overwhelmed. After years of government cuts, outside funding has unfortunately become crucial. After seeing inspiring crowdfunding campaigns such as the likes of Captain Tom Moore's 100th Birthday NHS Walk, I decided to use my skills and platform as an illustrator and indie biz owner, and join the contributions to the NHS. I designed this NHS Rainbow Pack so you can decorate your walls, windows and favourite t-shirt with cheerful and positive art whilst supporting the...

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My Values as an Indie Biz Owner

Behind The Scenes

My Values as an Indie Biz Owner

Lately, I’ve been thinking about the reasons why I’m adamant on making this business a success - why I even set it up in the first place. It’s not until this week that I’ve fully realised why.My business started simply as a creative outlet for me to give my illustrations meaning. When I printed my designs onto cards, they were transformed from illustrations of random objects and animals, to inside jokes and sentimental references between friends.My business has since evolved to allow people to express themselves through illustration and celebrate who they are. I’ve created a full range of fun...

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