Scheduling: How to Fit It All In

Disclaimer: This post is not about stopping and smelling the roses and taking advantage of experiencing the little things out of every day. You should want to take advantage of the little things every day! But, for most people, every day is not about that. It is about productivity, chores, and goals. 

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How to Turn Around a Bad Luck Day

Within half an hour of working, I had thrown 3 separate items across the room by accident, spilled my juice on my pants, and had 2 awkward interactions with people. Talk about a bad start to the day! I don’t know about you, but when I start having a bad day, it’s usually a disaster for the entire rest of the day.

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Alice Springs, Australia: How to Set yourself up for Incredible Memories

Once and a while, a moment comes along when you notice that you are completely present. For most of us, that doesn’t happen very often, since it is so hard to live in the present and not think about tomorrow or your to do list or reminisce about the trip you went on last year. 

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Reorganize to get Reinspired

Spring has sprung! And that means it is time to do some Spring Cleaning!!! Yay!! I bet that is the one thing you look forward to all year round! Well, maybe not, but it can be super beneficial to tidy up, especially in the studio. Y'all know I love to organize, so for me, this is a little easier than it is for others, but I’m going to show you how I get the ball rolling to reorganize my space. The best part is that this can lead to some serious inspiration if you actually take the time to do it. We tend to get bogged down in the same routine with the same things surrounding us, so mixing it up can really get the creative juices flowing...

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Design Mash: City Office

This is probably my favorite room ever! I am so much more productive in a dark space, but I still want to feel like I am in a welcoming place. The dark blue and rich wood tones were the basis of this design, mixing cool and warm, bold colors and textures. I also find myself working on the floor most of the time, so I opted for more floor space and less furniture. The layered vintage rugs and tons of pillows and blankets are a must for always working on the ground! This space is perfect for that busy, focused, creative, big city executive...

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Talking about and Viewing Art: for Dummies

Every time I say I am an artist, people say "that’s cool," but really don’t know what to do with that information. I think there is a common misconception that art/artists are pretentious and that you have to know the secrets of the art world in order to talk about it. That is because art is so subjective. The more confident, louder, and more pretentious people are going to have their voice heard more, and that opinion becomes what the piece is about. Yes, some people can be like that, and I wouldn’t suggest getting a doctorate in art history if you don’t know how to talk about art within the industry’s larger context and history, but in general, art is really all about the feeling. In art school, they do have concrete parameters that they judge art on, because you do need a grade, but you don’t need to know any of this in order to talk about and enjoy art...

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Why I Have Failed a Couple of Times Already

I've wanted to start my art business for years now. I have always been drawn to it. I am also a planner and organizer, which helps a lot with the business side of things. Some days, I actually like organizing my files and preparing shipping boxes more than getting out my brushes and actually creating. I have a comprehensive spreadsheet, a great website, the drive, the time management skills, everything I need to be successful. Or so I thought...

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Documenting Your Work

If you are reading this post, check out my previous post about organizing your work. It is a good place to start before tackling this section, so you have a template that works for you, where you can write down all of the necessary information to keep track of your pieces, and that includes the photographs of them...

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Sydney, Australia: How to Travel to the Other Side of the World in Comfort

Sometimes there are those moments in life that are super unreal. They don’t come along often, but when they do they are amazing. I found myself one night unexpectedly at the top of the Sydney Harbor Bridge, dancing with my sisters and mom, while colorful animations lit up the Opera House and city behind us. I don’t even think I could put that experience into words. I didn’t know the bridge walk was a thing until we got there that morning, and we also didn’t know what Vivid was or that it was happening until the sun started to set that night...

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