Many artists enter competitions with the hopes of having their work win one of the prestigious prizes. The acknowledgment alone is enough to make you feel validated in your work especially if it’s a competition you need to be juried into. But what happens when your work doesn’t win a prize or worse doesn’t get … Continue reading Dealing With Art Competition Rejection
Every January, we take stock of our successes and failures and promise ourselves that this year will be different. This is the year we will do that thing we’ve been talking about doing for forever or finally losing that 10 pounds. For some, just saying it is enough and they spring into action and make … Continue reading It’s Never too Late to Set Goals
You would be hard-pressed to walk down the street in the last decade, and not see the steady incline of people starring at their phones as if there was literally nothing else around them that was more interesting. We are often experiencing life through our phone screens instead of with our own eyes. Instead of … Continue reading Instagram is Not Validating You As An Artist
Hello Everyone and Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a chance to rest over the holidays. I for one got my real first vacation in almost a year and it was glorious! Taking time to rest and recharge is critical for everyone, not just small business owners who still have full-time jobs! This past … Continue reading 2020 is in Focus
Being creative is not a linear journey. There will be times when you will be on top of your game and bursting with ideas and times when you wonder if this "art thing" is even really for you. Artists at any stage in their skill level or career have moments where they want to just … Continue reading Never Give Up
In the 2008 movie Yes Man, Jim Carrey portrays a man unhappy with the recent events in his life so he challenges himself to just start saying ‘YES’ to every opportunity that presents itself to him. Of course, hilarity ensues, as we would expect from the famous comedic actor, but there’s a lesson that can … Continue reading The Power of YES!