3 Big Lessons from 3 Years in Biz

3 Big Lessons from 3 Years in Biz
Last week marked exactly three full years in business, which prompted a full-scale reflection (aka, I scrolled all the way back on my Instagram and had a good, nostalgic cry). What worked? Where did I slip up a little and learn a lot? What advice would I give to someone just starting a creative biz?

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Let's Talk About Money

Let's Talk About Money
A "living on crumbs" mentality is easy to adopt as a self-employed artist. Essentially being entrepreneurs, we can have the 'grind' ingrained in us so much that we start to think it should always be a challenge. And who knows, maybe a part of us even enjoys the excitement of it. But there comes a point where we must shift our mindset fromsettling for just getting by to stepping into what we deserve.

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Before & After: Home Studio Renovation!

Before & After: Home Studio Renovation!

I've written in the past about how a formal studio practice didn't work for me but I've always loved having a dedicated space for creative work, so I decided to give a home studio a try. Why: less financial commitment; easier access; and more privacy. (I sing when I paint. Loudly.)

When I discovered this dingy dark concrete room in the basement, I immediately saw it... a studio!

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Question: Should I Go to Art School or Self-Learn?

Question: Should I Go to Art School or Self-Learn?

A curious soul recently asked: What is your biggest piece of advice for someone torn between getting a degree or teaching themselves art?

What a big, beautiful question -- one I've been asking since the beginning, as well. Although I certainly have an opinion, I turned to a group of AMAZING artists, some self-taught, some traditionally educated, some both, for advice.

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