Tune Out Unsupportive Voices and Focus on Your Goals

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All right, this week we’re going to focus on a darker side of the artist lifestyle: you have to learn how to tune out unsupportive voices if you want to succeed. Doubt can trickle in from any angle, whether it’s from a co-worker, teacher, or a chatty cashier at the grocery store. Storytime: back when I was in 5th grade, […]

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Find Creative Inspiration in Out-of-the-Box Places

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If you’re an artist, chances are there are times when you feel too burned out to create new things, or you feel bored by your own ideas. Trust me, I’ve been there! Thankfully, the spark always returns one way or another. As a gesture of solidarity for anyone else who struggles to find creative inspiration from time to time, I’ve […]

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Do Yourself a Favor! Take This Self-Care Challenge

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Why is self-care important? This past April was one crazy month. There were birthdays. There were two weekend trips. There was a craft show combined with a drop-off for my May art show at Go Java. There was a massive effort on my part to get this blog up and running. I took ZERO time for self-care, and I’m feeling […]

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A Simple System for Effective Time Management

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I’ll be the first to admit that I have assigned myself a lot of jobs. In any given week, I am balancing:      Being a stay-at-home mom      Creating art      Learning the ins and outs of the small business world      Reading and voting on submissions for The Masters Review      Keeping the house from being featured on an episode of Hoarders      Being a […]

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Cozy Minimalism and Mental Health

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Cluttered House, Cluttered Mind I don’t know about you, but I have a love/hate relationship with New Year’s resolutions. The “whole new YOU” mentality has never appealed to me. I am me; I don’t really see that changing just because it’s January. Last year I didn’t make any sort of resolutions, and I frankly felt annoyed by the world’s expectation […]

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