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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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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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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How can small projects lead you to big ideas

No one likes creative blocks. Who even knew creative block was a thing, I really only knew ‘writer’s block’. But a tip for ya is to keep working even though you’re burnt out from working. Yes, working on smaller projects is one of the best ways for to build skill and experience. Smaller projects are […]

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Single motherhood in style

Some claim, they’ve met seen Jesus. So have I, Thrift Jesus —  at least, that’s what she goes by. Thrift, for short, is a stylist. A mother. A woman that does it all. Thrift’s story took me by surprise when I sat down with her. Someone so young had the world against her, but she’s […]

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One of the hardest parts of art: staying in practice

How many artists out there struggle with continuing with art as their path? How many artists do continue with art everyday? If you didn’t know this already, I chose to work a 9-5 art job while still doing my own personal side art gigs. You’re probably saying, “this whole time she could’ve been some more […]

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