Tug-of-war: Corporate versus art lifestyle

As you know, The Creative Folks (TCF) is dedicated to Atlanta and looking at all it does to inspire us. We met up with Yang Cuevo from Chicago over her amazing paper arts, especially her Georgia piece. Cuevo lived in the Philippines for most of her life and moved to Chicago with her husband, who […]

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Student by day, writer by night

With a lot of creative professions, you’ll find that people tend to have a day job that could be completely unrelated to their true passion, and they create on the side. This is completely normal and common. Everyone has to start somewhere and the only way you’ll even get started is if you work on […]

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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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How I knew I was supposed to be a writer

I was a small kid when I began writing. It was one of my favourite things to do inside and outside of the classroom, and ever since then, I’ve had a fascination for story writing and telling. Throughout school, story writing became less common in the classroom, but that didn’t mean I was going to […]

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Want to run a lot businesses? Here’s some tips

Some of the biggest influences of my life live in the world of YouTube. I’ve heard how some Youtubers, who I’ve been following for 5+ years, gain the financial success they have now. Some suggested having more than one line of income. Even though making money is always #goals, we shouldn’t go into any business […]

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