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Joy and Celebration

Here's a little peek behind the first stole commission I completed. The gold signifies Joy and Celebration, and is used for special days such as Easter Sunday, Christmas Days and the white signifies purity for saints who weren't martyrs. Here's a few steps along the journey... I started out...

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Colour Significance

I was approached a little while ago to do a design commission for my sister, for some stoles for her up and coming ordination to become a minister in the Church of England. Religious vestments come in all sorts of shapes, sizes and colours including position, religion, denomination and so on....

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Be teachable

How much we can save ourselves heartache by learning from other's mistakes! Their lessons will save us time, money and a whole lot more. We can learn so much from those who have trod the roads before us and found out where the pitfalls are, the bumps in the road and the things to avoid. In...

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Are you aware of the Failure and Success Curves?

It's a simple principle. Small decisions every day have a compounded effect over time. We can easily see that at work when we look at the teenager who tries a puff on a cigarette or the person who progresses to the habit of 40 cigarettes a day over many years. Whether we choose to eat the fruit...

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Take the first step, the plan will unfold as you step out

I was doing a business course a while ago and they challenged me to do a Facebook Live for 10 minutes! Ouch! My 1st try at Facebook Live for my biz was an absolute disaster so the only way was up from there…. If you fancy a giggle, you can see the video here :-) Live video is NOT a...

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Course creation?

Teaching courses was NOT in my game plan. Not remotely! I was talking to a Facebook expert about developing my business and she said, “Anna, I think you should look at creating courses alongside what you do with your design.” This was NOT where my head was or where I was intending to go. This...

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Amanya, Amanda eh???

Welcome to my new look Amanya Blog! My name is Anna Brewin and I'm a designer. I originally trained in Textile Design but have been expanding my portfolio into Surface Pattern, Graphics and Corporate Design, and more recently into Course creation. Here is a little snapshot on the brand and what...

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Newsletters and Blogs

I had a chat with a business friend of mine, Owen, who is running a very successful business called Merlin https://www.merlinsoft.co.uk/. We got onto the subject of newsletters, social media and blogs. He was helping me see that my blogs weren't really blogs after all. They were Facebooky not...

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New things are coming!

I wore myself out with the launch and was ready for my break! I took a couple of weeks off and went to see some of my family which was great - and much needed :- I was getting lots of good feedback on the launch and a number of sales which was really encouraging. Angela shared her testimony...

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Phew it's nearly done!

I am nearly done with the launch - LAST DAY TODAY! It's been a HUGE stretch!7 Facebook live interviews and 2 live webinars - I've never done any of that before. Although it's been tiring it's been good! Here's a little snapshot on it... You can check out the course details here: Top 30...

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