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This Is Why You Are Important To The World

Have you ever heard the phrase “Don’t blink or time will pass you by”? Or something along those lines?

I hear that saying in movies and it reminds everyone to embrace what they have in the moment; to live in the now which in some Continue reading “This Is Why You Are Important To The World”

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!”

landscape photography in New York

Why Shooting In The Sun Is A Very Bad Idea!

Taking photographs outside is something that we do the first time we buy a camera. We take it everywhere and want to explore all different locations which is the best thing to do! But let’s say that you finally get hired to shoot a portrait in the park on a sunny afternoon. Awesome idea right? Continue reading “Why Shooting In The Sun Is A Very Bad Idea!”

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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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!”

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!”

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!”

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Top 3 Exercises On How To Make Your Art Stand Out!

One of the things that people look for in an artist is their sense of style!

I know this may seem like a no-brainer but for creatives who are just starting out, this is one of the toughest things to master. Sometimes it even takes well-known artists YEARS before they can finally settle down with a style that defines Continue reading “Top 3 Exercises On How To Make Your Art Stand Out!”

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This Is Why Your Work Isn’t In Galleries (& How To Change That!)

Do you ever question whether your work is great because a gallery says NO to you?

Why wouldn’t you! One of the things that gets artists discouraged is when they submit their final piece to a gallery and receive a rejection letter. Sometimes other galleries don’t even bother Continue reading “This Is Why Your Work Isn’t In Galleries (& How To Change That!)”

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!”