Can’t We Just All Just Be Professional?!

Artists are stereotypically free spirits.  And free-spiritedness is in total opposition with professionalism.  Free spirits have their own clocks, their own special way of doing things, their own distinct appearance.  Free spirits are what drives the beauty of the creative arena. But too much of a good thing is unbalanced.  I love art as a […]

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Positively Deal With Failure

Blood, sweat, tears.  Creative careers are the most difficult in the world.  As artists, we put all of ourselves into our work. We’re constantly thinking about work, we’re putting in overtime, we’re mulling over the details, we’re reworking compositions.   We build from scratch, we inspire, we make something out of nothing, we make ugly […]

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Deal with criticism like a boss

Ever had someone tell you that they didn’t like you or what you do and felt great afterward?  No? Me neither. I’m a serial over-thinker, so I look at criticism from every angle and from every angle in alternate universes and often lose sight of what was even being talked about in the first place. […]

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Writing is hard, but not impossible

From many observations in the past and present, I have noticed that there can sometimes be a stigma attached to creative work. Whether it be art, graphic design, fashion or creative writing, a lot of people tend to have the assumption that it is easy being someone who creates something for a living, or intends […]

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Is there hope for the introverted artist?

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I’ve always been an artist, but it was only within the last few years that I began sharing my artwork publicly.  I like to spend my days in the garden, taking hikes, enjoying a cup of coffee, and painting. I find socializing, especially with new people, exhausting.  Creating is incredibly personal for me; a lot […]

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Tips and tricks for smashing your writing goals

Something that is very common for writers is to set goals for their WIP (work in progress). At the beginning of the year, I wrote three goals in my planner, one of which was to finish the first draft of my book. While this was a good goal to set, I realized soon after that […]

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