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What to do when jealousy and comparison get you down

What to do when jealousy and comparison get you down

Jealous much?

We all suffer from this, whether you are a seasoned artist or beginner, we all have moments of doubt, and with today's Social Media it's even harder because we are surrounded by everyone else doing the same thing we are doing and we just can't get away from our phones. It's an addiction really.

I've been there, deep in the sinkhole of envy, and let me tell you, it took a long time and a good slap in the face to climb out of there.  Let me tell you how I did it.

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.

3 Lettering books I love

3 Lettering books I love

I am a big book fan, I have about 1,000 books in my living/library room and yes most of them are fiction, but there are also some awesome art books on those shelves. Most of them about design and lettering.

I want to share with you my favorite lettering books with you. These help me when I'm low on ideas, inspiration and drive to do any lettering. 

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.

You are not WORSE, you are DIFFERENT

You are not WORSE, you are DIFFERENT

At some point or another (or all the time), we all compare ourselves to others. We always find that one person that is better than us at something and we either become obsessed with them, copy them or hate them. Or worse yet, hate ourselves. I have some tips for you to overcome this green-eyed monster and focus on your unique talents rather than comparing them to others.