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 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.
So if you’re intrigued to learn more, let’s start… Continue reading