There Is A River of Creativity Inside You

There Is A River of Creativity Inside You
In its natural state, a river can run wild — rapids and undercurrents and white water abound. When you are a child, it flows especially free. You build towering cities from tiny legos and paint purple monsters with 59 eyeballs and draw superheros on sidewalks.

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This Is Not Our Job

This Is Not Our Job
Be you. Quirks, curiosities, outlandish ideas, crazy hair, paint under your fingernails 'n' all. And when someone butts their head against your dreams, just remind yourself: Not my job.

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Mindful Updates to Turn a Van into a Home

Mindful Updates to Turn a Van into a Home
A physical home, no matter how small, is where you’re meant to feel at ease in a little nook of the earth you call “mine”. To me, home is sacred — somewhere I want to enrich with positivity and fresh air and only physical items I enjoy using and being around.

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Why I Just Stopped Myself from Applying for a Job

Why I Just Stopped Myself from Applying for a Job
Last night I sat in bed with with my laptop and a glass of wine and browsed career openings at a big media company. I'm not quite sure why — I guess just general curiosity. That's when I stumbled upon a Junior Art Director position in Chattanooga that piqued my interest. And I thought...

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How to #repost with Respect

How to #repost with Respect
I didn't write this post because I feel holier than thou (I'm sure I've inaccurately credited artists before), but as a reminder to myself and everyone reading that it's up to us. We have to go the extra mile to make sure that the work we are re-sharing is accurate and fair.

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Discovering My Sacred Art Form

Discovering My Sacred Art Form

As a creative entrepreneur, I am constantly thinking about how to position myself and my work, and how to make money from what I create.

Because of this, I think it's so important to have at least ONE art form deemed as 'sacred'.

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Slow. Steady. Solid.

Slow. Steady. Solid.

Someone asked me the other day: “How do you stay motivated?”

Answer: I don’t. There are days or weeks that I go without making big moves in my business or art, but when you step back and look at the whole picture, I am still moving forward.

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How I'm Dealing with my First Internet Hater

How I'm Dealing with my First Internet Hater

In 2015 I jumped on the Periscope train and started doing live videos via the app. One day, I had the spontaneous idea to do a video of a painting in progress.

People were popping in and out of the Scope. It was fun! We chatted about art school, what life in New Zealand is like, the kind of paint I was using… all nice things.

Then a man asked: "Are you five years old?"

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