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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Does an artist need to go to art school?

The answer is simply: No. I was a graphic designer who didn’t attend any art classes and look at where I am now. As an artist though, to say I know everything, is a lie. But, the same concept also applies to other artists, whether or not you attend art school. Just because you attended […]

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The 9-5 versus Freelancing: Cons of Freelancing

Last post, I talked about the PROS of freelancing. If you haven’t read it — check it out here ! This time I want to discuss the cons, the bad, the sad side to freelancing, because as mentioned, I’ve done both the 9-5 and freelancing, currently doing both at the same time! I would hope […]

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