Author Archives: Leah Noble

“this did not start off fancy” – Growing the Creative Economy

So as I’ve said, NSCC (the school I attend) graciously paid for myself and my fellow Graphic Design students to attend a conference last week. Brilliant move on their part. As it was for anyone who attended the conference, really: … Continue reading

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Happy Easter!

Top: Bulk Barn, Sydney. Then: Wentworth Perk, Sydney. Bottom two: Salvation Army, North Sydney. This time last year myself and Laura Moore of Finders Keepers held a little contest to get people to post pictures of Easter eggs from all … Continue reading

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Conference Day 1

I love when I get to the end of a day that I’ve spent at a conference or something, and I realize, “Whoa! I was too busy today to even read my favourite (three or four) daily blogs!” It’s like … Continue reading

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Q+A: George Smith and Cora-Lee Eisses-Smith

George and Cora-Lee Eisses-Smith are two people that never fail to delight and inspire me. From their literary-themed dinners, which you’ll read about in this Q+A, to George’s art, to random chats with them either at their home in Middle River … Continue reading

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Tell me, tell me: crowdsourcing on creativity

Next week (March 25-27), the Cape Breton Centre of Craft and Design is putting on a rad conference in Sydney. (Click here to read my blog post from last week about why conferences are important to take the time to attend, … Continue reading

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March: Currently

Walking a lot since my car broke down, which is actually a good thing, since I love walking. Hearing the snow melting and the miniature creeks running. Listening to “18 Months” by Calvin Harris on repeat. Apparently my 14-year-old self, who … Continue reading

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Let’s go beyond buzzwords!

Let’s go beyond buzzwords to the real stuff of life. To food, to happiness, to being able to make a freaking honest living here on the island we love. OK, you say, that’s a dream, but how do you get there? … Continue reading

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