creativity

Getting that blank stare when you tell people what you do?

Getting that blank stare when you tell people what you do?

This started as a Newsletter, but I decided that all creatives out there need access to some encouragement. Ever feel like you have to explain to people what you do, and they look at you like you're crazy? I do, so read on and find out how to get better at telling people what you do.

8 Tricks to get you practicing your lettering every day

8 Tricks to get you practicing your lettering every day

So you want to be the best lettering artist in the world, but you have a little problem. You don't take the time to get better. Understanding the problem is the first step to fixing it. Pay attention to your daily routine, and what causes you to do other things instead of practicing your art. I've got 8 tricks for you that will get you practicing every day.

Finding Creative Inspiration During Your Busiest Times

Finding Creative Inspiration During Your Busiest Times

Have you ever had anyone tell you, “Be creative, now!!”  I have.  Maybe not in so many words, but the intent is definitely still there.  You see, I’m a graphic and web designer, as well as a small business owner.  My days are incredibly busy, and I have deadlines to meet every single day.  But it can be difficult to be creative on someone else’s schedule!  Sometimes, the “creative juices” just aren’t flowing.

Today, I’m going to share with you some of my favorite ways to gain inspiration when you need to be creative, fast.

6 Ways to motivate your creativity when working from home

6 Ways to motivate your creativity when working from home

Working from home is fun, you get to choose your hours, your clients and you can work in your pj's all day, but sometimes you find yourself unmotivated, bored or just plain lazy.

Here are some things I found helpful to spice up my workspace and give it life. Because when my workspace is full of life and fun energy, it gives me energy and I actually want to be there.

The art of a challenge

The art of a challenge

If you are trying to get better at something, the best way to do it is to practice. Duh. But most of the time life gets in the way, we get busy with other things, we lose motivation and we either forget about it or just give up altogether. 

The solution? Find out how I stay motivated and challenged.

Raising little creatives

Raising little creatives

Exposing your child to art will teach them life lessons as well as keep them busy, but most of all it teaches them creativity. It teaches them to create something out of nothing. Something they can be proud of. So give you kid a paintbrush and paper and let them create something beautiful that they can be proud of. Because all toddlers love to say "I did it myself".

Need help finding creative focus?

Need help finding creative focus?

So you took an art class, or two, or even more, maybe you haven't taken any lessons at all because you are just naturally talented and creative. But what do you do when you just can't choose one area to focus on? There are a few approaches to this dilemma, you either fall in love with something from the start and that's all you want to do for the rest of your life, AKA a niche.

Some other options for the dabblers...