The Photo Week: 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 “The Photo Week: Are you a SMART artist or a FAKE artist?”

The Photo Week: How To Make Time For Your Art Like A Pro!

Have you ever said to yourself that there aren’t enough hours in the day to create your work?

Trust me when I say I know what you mean! Sometimes I feel as if I have so many things that need to get done: create new work, contact galleries, meetings with curators, sell prints, ship Continue reading “The Photo Week: How To Make Time For Your Art Like A Pro!”

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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The Simple Trick To Believe In Your Imagination Again!

Do you remember the days when you were a child and how life was so simple?

I like having those conversations with my loved ones because we reminisce on old childhood memories. And after going through some of my own, I realize why people think they their childhood was simple: because we had less responsibility & our minds were filled with imagination! Continue reading “The Simple Trick To Believe In Your Imagination Again!”

Top 3 Tips On Embracing Your Weirdness In The Normal World

If you’ve ever felt like an outsider your entire life – this is for you! 

I was born with the “weird gene”. My mother would say that I am the “weird” one in my family who has outrageous imaginations; that I’m just simply crazy. I have always felt out of place at home and in school so it’s safe to say the social part of my childhood years was lacking big time. Continue reading “Top 3 Tips On Embracing Your Weirdness In The Normal World”

Warning: The Worst Critic You Will Ever Meet!

As an artist, criticism is a part of my everyday life.

Everyone has an opinion of my work and what they think is good and/or bad. For some artists that I personally know, they can take criticism like nothing and it won’t phase them. And for others, it can hit them really hard and crush their self esteem. Continue reading “Warning: The Worst Critic You Will Ever Meet!”

Stuck In The Present? Here’s How You Can Live Your Dream Now!

Have you ever just wanted to have a fresh new start and to begin again as a new you?

I’ve felt that way in my life for years! To just one day pack up my things, leave everything behind and start a fresh life as the person I want to become instead of what others want me to be. Sometimes it is the easiest decision for people to make, and for others it takes courage just to take the first step. Continue reading “Stuck In The Present? Here’s How You Can Live Your Dream Now!”

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!”

The Photo Week: When Passion Becomes Obligation (& How To Stop it!)

Have you ever woke up one morning and just didn’t want to continue working anymore?

For most people this happens at a job that they are not passionate; a job that is only for the bills. But when you feel this way about your passion, the one thing you feel like you are put on this earth for – then there’s a problem. Continue reading “The Photo Week: When Passion Becomes Obligation (& How To Stop it!)”