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Why I Made A Blue Mandala

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Mandala
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The blue mandala. I have no other name for it. Maybe “The Fish?” It reminds me of a fish actually. But again, this is what creativity is all about. It’s a simple drawing. A bunch of lines.

A creative thought.

But why did I draw this particular blue mandala?  Continue reading Why I Made A Blue Mandala

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Why Twitter Is Still Relevant For Visual Artists

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We all know Twitter is one of the largest and most well-known social media platforms. According to Statista.com, Twitter had 317 million monthly active users in 2016.  As a microblogging platform, there is power in a simple tweet. Everyone from the average person to politicians to athletes takes advantage of that power for better or worse.

But is Twitter still relevant for visual artistsContinue reading Why Twitter Is Still Relevant For Visual Artists

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How To Improve Your Blogging Using These 2 Tools

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How often do you struggle with your blogging?  I bet you just said every time you write a post. What about your writing in general? Writing, like any craft, takes time. It takes effort. Writing takes practice.

For visual creatives writing is probably one of the scariest parts of promoting work and building their creative business.

Writing, however, is one of the most important business skills. If you are an effective writer, you communicate well. Your ideas are clear and concise. Your writing leads to profit.

Writing for your blog is no different. Your blog is your business or at least a key component of your business. Your success depends on your writing. Yet you continue to struggle.

In this post, I’m going to tell you about two tools you can use right now to improve your blog writing and business writing.

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How To Keep A Positive Attitude At Work

Positive Attitude

 

Let’s face it, work sucks. For those of us who punch a clock each day, work can feel like a scene from Office Space.

If you have a career or day job that you truly enjoy, then kudos. For the rest of you, staying positive on a day-to-day basis is challenging, stressful, and exhausting. There’s simply not enough coffee in the break room to get you through.

The good news is it doesn’t have to be that way. I’m going to give you three simple ways to motivate yourself to stay positive and productive on a daily basis. Don’t let yourself feel like Peter Gibbons and that pesky memo.

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How To Succeed As A Creative Entrepreneur

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Entrepreneur
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The one barrier to your success is you. That little voice in your head that says no to your success. We all experience it. We all are susceptible to our own self-doubt. Stop and think how many times you held yourself back. Imagine what could have been? In the age of the entrepreneur, don’t be your own worst enemy.

By nature, most of us blame other people and events for our lack of success. Blaming others and things for something we didn’t do really doesn’t make sense. Yet we continue to limit our own possibilities.

The time is now, to end this vicious cycle.  Continue reading How To Succeed As A Creative Entrepreneur