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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Simple tips to produce your best writing

A problem I have is that I can sometimes find it difficult to concentrate. It happens when I do coursework and it happens even more when I write. I struggle to get into the “zone” and therefore, I don’t always produce my best work. However, over time I’ve discovered some tips that help me write. […]

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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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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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Is this the best business idea?

Kristen Phelps is the owner of Fishy Face Creations, a cute online boutique business dedicated to making crafts for girls and boys which is perfect for any little one’s birthday. In fact, that’s how Phelps’ business started! Phelps was on a Etsy venture, in attempt to find the perfect headband for her daughter’s birthday. Day […]

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Using positivity to combat the fear of failure

It’s so common, yet so taboo. The fear of failure in business is such an overwhelming feeling that not only takes over your emotions but your mental too. When The Creative Folks was on verge of launching, everyday we thought about how this blog will fail or won’t work out, this brand won’t be able […]

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