3 Ways Art Kept Me Sane During College

Most of our college careers are all about planning and structure. There’s a lot of putting yourself and your pleasures to the side in order to focus on what’s important. As if getting up in the morning shamefully early to work on papers, arranging meetings, communicating with professors, picking up side jobs, applying for internships, […]

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Carpe Inspiratio: Get Inspired

Take a look around and grab inspiration everywhere we turn. If we’re willing to observe, our muse can come from even the most unlikely of places. I think influences can sometimes even be unconscious, so sometimes it might be difficult to lay a finger on just what gets us motivated to create. Here are some […]

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Stop questioning your work!

If you’re an artist of any kind, questioning yourself is a part of the daily grind. Does that look like a blog? Is that sentence convoluted? Will others understand it? Is that word… a word? Will I ever be as good? Of course, any kind of evaluation of your work will be a good thing, […]

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So you want to do an art show?

The birds are atwitter, the air is hot, and everything’s green, so you know we’re knee deep in art walk season. Killer displays, marketing materials, foot traffic, vendor fees, tax forms… getting ready for your first or hundredth art show can be stressful, so here are some tips and tricks to help you get ready […]

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Treat Yo’ Self: An Artist’s Guide to Self-Care

We’re living in the era of self-care. Some might call it selfish, but taking time for yourself is more important than most people realize. I think of self-care in video game terms. If my character is close to death, I make it a priority to replenish health before continuing a quest. While it’s possible to […]

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Convincing my parents that I could be successful my way

This might be some type of culture shock, but, hey, you’re here to learn! I’m a Vietnamese-American creative opportunist. I say this because, look, my parents are not big fans of entrepreneurship. Just a disclaimer, my dad passed away October 2016, but, to this day, I still refer to his presence as if he’s still […]

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