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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Product Review: The Freelance Kit

Woooo! Although, this isn’t a sponsored post (but feel free to reach out if you want to sponsor us), we thought this was a product that you, our audience, needed to get your hands on! The Freelance Kit (TFK) is not only a uniquely designed kit, but it’s jammed pack with resources for freelancers like […]

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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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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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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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