Are you a SMART artist or a FAKE artist?

The path of an artist has developed a stereotype for years that the working artist is a “starving artist”.

But what defines a starving artist?

A starving artist is someone who gives up the daily 9 to 5 grind and commits solely to their art. It’s an artist who goes on a whim to Continue reading “Are you a SMART artist or a FAKE artist?”

How To Not Face Your Fear, But Follow It!

So last weekend I actually did something that scared the crap out of me…

One of my awesome roller derby friends saw me taking photos of a game. She was getting married and asked me if I could help with the wedding. Naturally I assumed that I would be photographing Continue reading “How To Not Face Your Fear, But Follow It!”

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Preparing For The New Year? Start Planning Like This

It’s December! Can you believe this? Only few weeks until the new year!

And of course this is the time of year where everyone reflects on what has happened in 2015. Since I have been MIA for the last couple of months I will try and fill you in on what I have been brewing up for 2016:

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How To Turn Your Hobby Into Career

Has anyone ever told you that being an artist or a photographer is nothing but a hobby…not a career?

This has always been a struggle for my when I was growing up. My father would call my love for art and photography a “hobbie” and that it’ll pass – how I needed to focus on something more stable like a desk job. And for a while I did sit behind a desk and

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3 Quick Tips On How To Be A Badass Leader!

Has anyone every told you that you are just too weird…and it made you feel bad about yourself?

I’ve been having people tell me that I am weird, crazy, “special”, different…the lists goes on and on. I’ve even had family members come up to me and tell me that they are/were “worried about me” because of how different I am. As an artist, we are considered to be somewhat of a

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What A Female Artist Goes Through (& What Male Artists Don’t!)

Has anyone ever told you that you are “suppose” to be at a certain point in your life?

Here is an example: When you’re dating someone for a long period of time, the questions that’s asked is “When are you getting married?”. When you graduate college: “When are you getting a job?”. When you get your first drivers license: “When are you getting a car?” Continue reading “What A Female Artist Goes Through (& What Male Artists Don’t!)”

Here’s Why You CANNOT Give Up!

For the past couple of months I fell off the face of the earth…

I know this may be something that cannot and should not be said by a working photographer but I’m pulling the “human” card. Lately I’ve been in a world of funk about who I am, what I should be doing and what is my purpose in life. I know Continue reading “Here’s Why You CANNOT Give Up!”

How To Be Selfish Without Being Sleazy!

One of the traits/faults that I personally struggle with on a day to day basis is Giving.

How can giving be a fault?

When I was a kid, I became an automatic giver. It made me feel good knowing that I made someones day brighter in a world full of stress and despair. So I like to make sure that my loved ones are always happy and I give up my time and Continue reading “How To Be Selfish Without Being Sleazy!”

Why Spring Cleaning Isn’t For Me

This is the time of year of throwing away things!

Spring cleaning to a lot of people is a cleanse-filled time. It’s when you just throw away things that you don’t want anymore and leave space for something new and better.

When I was younger I use to hate spring cleaning (I mean what kid ever liked cleaning anyway haha!). But as the years flew by I realized…….I still hate it haha! Continue reading “Why Spring Cleaning Isn’t For Me”

Are You Comfortable? Here’s Why That’s A Bad Thing!

Have you ever been so comfortable in your current state that when something unexpected gets in the way, you freak out?

Lately I’ve realized that I haven’t been making as much artwork as I normally do and I had to sit down and figure out what’s going on. Why haven’t I been making my pieces? Continue reading “Are You Comfortable? Here’s Why That’s A Bad Thing!”

Why Selling Your Work Isn’t Selling Out!

Have you ever called someone you admired a sell-out? Or have people look at you and call YOU a sell-out?

This is one of the most debatable topics when it comes to art.

Have you ever heard of the artist named Swoon? She is a graffiti artist who creates stencils of portraits and was able to turn her street art into fine art. Continue reading “Why Selling Your Work Isn’t Selling Out!”