Christmas Markets

It’s been a few years since¬† have participated in Christmas markets, but as you have read here, this is the year I am getting active again. I have many creative projects that hopefully will amount to a successful business in the near future. At the moment I am following the advanced level of Dreamweaver Webdesign, the exam project is for December. As I couldn’t find a course in WordPress, I’m selfstudying. My latest project is the blog for the Christmas Market by the Japanese & international community in Brussels. Word does get around that I have the most amazing salad set designs (thank you Angie!), so I was asked to participate in this new Christmas market. Past experiences have taught me that not all nationalities are crazy about my designs (yes, the Belgians are on this list). But the Americans and English love it! A quick visit at a Japanese ladies luncheon comforted me: they loved it! So I took upon me the task to write the blog: , in English, French and Dutch. You can check the Japanese version here:¬†

So this is where I have been busy blogging lately… Since 8 November I have published 14 posts. I have also set up a blog for a friend who is a make-up artist, but also likes redecorating furniture. A link will follow soon. She is still trying to figure out how to post. I guide her by email, or just log in and do some changes for her.

Hereunder is the poster for the Christmas Market. If you have friends in or around Brussels, do tell them about it. And I will take the opportunity to advertise my webdesign and blogging skills. In Belgium we have a wonderful set-up through to bill clients as if you are an employee (it’s like a temp agency, only you find the clients yourself). Because starting a small business in Belgium can be suicidal… (which I am not, I love life!!!)

Check out the blog Noel2011 to see what will be for sale. And hope to see you there!


About Claire

As an eternal traveler and restless soul, I am always searching for ways to design my life. I have lived and worked in 7 different countries, and traveled to many more. Discovering new places, new people is what I love. My favourite thing is checking out local supermarkets for food products, have a taste of the local cuisine, and look at the arts & crafts shops. Of course a bit of sightseeing (historical, cultural, pure design, artistic,...) is a must too. Inspired to work with semi-precious metals, wood and other recycled materials, I have turned my creative energies towards craft based design, setting up a home and workshop in the countryside. Appropriately, My name means Hope. "Hope is the dream of a soul awake" is the personal statement. With Eternal Traveler - Design your life! I aspire to create a creative environment for functional art and life design. And with this reach out to like minded people.
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2 Responses to Christmas Markets

  1. Susievintage says:

    Oh Claire, I wish I could go to that wonderful market! I wish you every success – it sounds such a joyful project. And I am impressed to see that you speak Japanese….!

  2. Claire Claire says:

    Thanks Susie! Hehe, the Japanese blog is done by a Japanese ladies. I can add Spanish and German to my language skills. But that’s it for now.

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