People Want to Support You

Have you ever thought about just how supported you are? Let’s take a moment to inhale, exhale, and consider this in full color: Have you thought about every single human who has ever complimented you, appreciated you, admired you from afar? Have you thought about how many people have ever “liked” your facebook status, prayed … Continue reading People Want to Support You

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Your Art Is Not Meant For Everybody

Your art is not meant for everybody. Some people just aren't going to like it. And the sooner you can accept this + embody this + embrace this, the sooner you can move past the clawing fear of being criticized. Let people have their own opinions and preferences. It's not worth an ounce of your … Continue reading Your Art Is Not Meant For Everybody

Back to Our Roots

“Painting is easy when you don’t know how, but very difficult when you do.” ~ Edgar Degas   My very first blog post was the best one I have ever written. I posted it six years ago, and with every year that passes I cherish that piece even more. Sometimes around 3 PM at my day … Continue reading Back to Our Roots

Shedding Our Cocoons

"And then I said to the world: You will see me. You will hear me. I am not afraid. -- The day I left my damn cocoon so I could fly.” -- Cleo Wade   The weeks immediately before and after New Year’s Eve are my favorite time of the year. I love knowing that people all over the world … Continue reading Shedding Our Cocoons

Start Before You Know Your Target Market

“Stay afraid, but do it anyway. What’s important is the action. You don’t have to wait to be confident. Just do it and eventually the confidence will follow.” – Carrie Fisher   I have always resisted the idea of “finding your niche.” Let’s say you’re feeling called to create stuff. A blog. A book. A … Continue reading Start Before You Know Your Target Market