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Join me on my creative adventure

This last year has been  an exciting year of creating for me. I have finally concluded that I will start posting over at MonicaLeeHenell.com. I am roughly referring to the new posts…

Tria Giovan

I ran across the photography  of Tria Giovan via a magazine spread  featuring her photography showcasing gorgeous interior design. Somehow beyond the styling and interior design, I liked the photography enough to search…

Cookies and Podcasts

From my house to yours! Happy Holidays! I thought I would send out a few podcast links that you might want to make sure you didn’t miss!  I will be re-airing these…

Are we having fun?

Are we having fun?  Oh, I certainly hope so! I am so determined to have my holiday season not be overwhelming this year!  I am trying not to trip over products in…

Intuition

An interesting thing has happened this summer, the conversation in our house is changing. We are goal oriented people over here in our little craftsman style house. Whether it is me with…

From there to here and here to there

My title for this post sounds like a Dr. Seuss title, doesn’t it? If you follow me on a regular basis you might know that I consider all our creative careers  and…

A day in the life of Paris food

As I don my apron for a cooking marathon this holiday, I thought I would take you on a day in the life of Paris food.  This might help you as you stand…

Correction and chocolate ;(

Chocolate has been eaten. Feminine curse words have been used. I love you guys!!  That’s why it pains me to say there was an ‘oops’ within the production of recent planners (a little something, something is missing…

Welcome to the relaunch!

How do you like my new do?! I am  SO excited to release the new (and pretty) Smart Creative Women! Ahhh, I love a good haircut  makeover. One thing I realized is…

On being human

I recently experienced a situation that left me feeling unprepared which then led to me feeling flawed and humbled. The eternal optimist inside me has a “can do” attitude and usually thinks of every…

Room to Grow

Busy, busy last two weeks. In hindsight the fact that I had construction workers here for a solid week and then had to move my stuff,  buy new furniture and have some…

Happy Holidays!

As I take the rest of the week off to spend time to tuck  in with my family, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for watching and supporting…

So Thankful

We are heading off to the gorgeous Mount Washington Inn for the holiday. This was the big treat after I worked through the summer and through our last vacation. Being a small business…

Monday Motivation

I am always torn on whether to take a break for holidays like Veteran’s Day (Happy Veteran’s day, Dad!) and Columbus Day. The boys are all going rock climbing today and I am…

Coming Alive

“Don’t ask what the world needs, ask yourself what makes you come alive and go do that. Because the world needs more people who have come alive.”-Howard Thurman    Sometimes coming alive…

A brief look at what you are offering

  Here is a Spring exercise that you don’t have to put on sneakers to do, hooray! Let’s ask the question: What are you really selling?  I think sometimes people may overlook…

Smart Creative Baby

    I was recently in search of a baby gift for Linda’s new baby boy. Linda Tieu is my talented web developer and she creates such cute art, I knew this…

Daring

  Some things you are going to see soon at Smart Creative Women 1. A facelift. No, not on me…on the site! 2. Easy topic navigation. 3. Interesting contributors. 4. More written…

Being content right where you are

photo: Christopher Baker via Martha Stewart     Happy New Year! I am always bursting with excitement at the start of a New Year. While I don’t make resolutions, I do a fair amount…

Get Your Squeak on!

Today’s Post is by Myleen Obando You’re an artist. Everyone who has seen your work exclaims how talented you are and how much they love it! You have a fabulous website, blog,…

Want to Rock Your Etsy Shop?

 Etsy has become synonymous with overwhelm in some crafter’s minds.  This is for good reason, since there are now over 850,000 sellers from every inch of the planet. How the heck do…

How to find shows that ROCK!

  I asked Jenna Herbut to guest post today. I thought her article was a perfect fit for the call to action that I mentioned in this article when I said Be Your Own…

What have you been putting off?

What have you been putting off? Starting an actual savings account? Paying off bills? UGH?! Monica, why are you bringing up money first thing in the morning? Well, I understand that coming…

Listener Friday: A look at Kate Pitner

Today’s feature is Kate Pitner from Kate Pitner Designs! She creates licensable art that is ready and easy for a manufacturer to work with. These are very nice layouts, don’t you think?  She creates art in every…

Advice to your 25 year old self

I grabbed Oprah’s magazine off the newsstand this month and got caught up in the article where she asked herself and other prominent women what advice they would give to their younger selves. I was particularly struck by…

Listener Friday: April Heather Art

Welcome to Listener Friday! Todays post features Heather from April Heather Art. Heather lives outside of Philadelphia.  You can you can see her art and her journey on her website! Enjoy! If you…

Some fun news at Smart Creative Women

You might notice something a bit different about the website today. I have added a blog! I am just getting the feel for how everything is going at Smart Creative Women. Getting…

IP Attorney talks business and knowing your worth.

This article comes from Kelli Proia, the principal attorney at IP in Focus in Massachusetts, an intellectual property boutique. Kelli helps her clients maximize the return on investment in their most important business assets…

A bit of a shindig!

I have to interrupt videos and show you this really quickly!  I was so excited to receive these on my doorstep last night! Well, these and a whole lot more! Timeless Treasures and Dear…

Working away…

Hi! It’s Monica for Smart Creative Women! I would like to say hello and tell you that I have over 30 guests lined up for interviews! Yikes, can you believe it? The…

Welcome

What’s with all the shoes? Well, I associate cute shoes with women, and since this a women’s website, we may occasionally enjoy a pretty pair of shoes. During the years that I…

Slow Art

Recently I spent some time with two very talented artist and designers. As we talked about business opportunities I noticed a theme was repeating itself, it was something that I had heard…

What are you passionate about?

This was a blog post from my husband Tom Henell as part of the Care feeding of a Dream Series. I thought I would add Yokoo’s video. Clearly she is passionate about the act of working…