The Creative Life of Karen Spencer – Scoobs ‘n’ Lishy

Welcome to the latest instalment of The Creative Life interview series!
The aim of this series is to shine a spotlight on how business owners incorporate their creativity across all aspects of their life, and gives some ‘behind the scenes’ insight into how they started and plan for their business.

Today I’d like to introduce you to Karen Spencer of Scoobs ‘n’ Lishy.

Karen is a mum of three and the creative force behind Scoobs ‘n’ Lishy, where she specialises in making bright and practical essentials for babies and beyond.

Karen Spencer featured in Inner Creative blog The Creative Life of Karen Spencer. innercreative.com.au. Image: Karen Spencer

Karen spencer with her scoobs’n’lishy bibs. Image: Karen spencer

There is more than meets the eye with Karen. Her business of bright baby and children’s goods is just the tip of her creativity outlets and talents. It was so exciting to discover some other hidden gems (but I don’t want to give anything away so you’ll have to read on :-)).

Karen is a true embodiment of her brand – practicality, brightness and happiness. I really appreciated Karen’s pragmatic approach to her creativity and business, especially how she fits it in around raising her family. I loved her ‘roll up your sleeves’ attitude of getting out there and doing something, without making it seem like hard work. If anything gets boring, Karen sees how she can add a sense of fun and enjoyment to whatever she does. So not surprisingly, Karen’s looking forward to launching a new range of colourful hair accessories that will celebrate diverse interests by including things like dinosaurs and trucks, because not all girls like pink sparkly unicorns (although some do, and that’s ok too!).

In this interview you’ll also find out how Karen:

  • avoids making work feel too much like ‘work’, and how being ‘selfish’ helps her break up monotony
  • balances efficiency with being spontaneous and following her interests
  • manages her expectations and gets into the flow
  • deals with risk and has the courage to leap and do what she wants to do.

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Mandala Inspiration – ‘Extend’ for the Heart Chakra

Welcome to this week’s Mandala Inspiration called “Extend”.

This mandala is another inspired by the chakra energy series – the Heart Chakra. This chakra is located in the centre of the chest near the heart. This chakra is associated with love, compassion, joy, and happiness.

Inner Creative - Mandala Inspiration called "Extend". Click to see its supporting message.

The Heart Chakra Mandala’s message of inspiration:

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Mandala Inspiration – Pure Consciousness

Welcome to this week’s Mandala Inspiration called “Pure Consciousness”.

This mandala was one of my early mandala creations. I love it’s simplicity, colourfulness and brightness. It’s also featured as the month January in my new Inner Creative 2017 Mandala Inspiration Calendar (check in out in the shop). What a lovely start to the new year?

Inner Creative - Mandala Inspiration called "Pure Consciousness". Click to see its supporting message.

Read on to discover this mandala’s message.

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What are you going to do from now on? On making a plan…

Given the recent global events you might be wondering ‘What now?’
Yes, times are uncertain. We can never fully guarantee nor predict an outcome – no matter how certain.
But I love this quote that I found by Maria Robinson.
Maria Robinson quote featured in Inner Creative blog 'What are you going to do from now on?"
Sometimes we’re not happy with where we find ourselves in our life or business.

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Mandala Inspiration – Transformation

Welcome to this week’s Mandala Inspiration called “Transformation”.

This mandala was specially created for the upcoming Inner Creative 2017 Mandala Inspiration Calendar. The theme of transformation emerged as I drew it.

Inner Creative - Mandala Inspiration called "Transformation". Click to see its supporting message.

Transformation and change is an everyday occurrence in our lives. Although we’re not always good at accepting this. Read on to uncover more of this mandala’s message.

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