Posts in Studio
The Language of Material

Throughout the month of June things have progressed very slowly in my studio. Most of the month I have placed my energy and focus on gathering my supplies into boxes so I can continue my creative journey in a new city. The time I’ve spent processing through each material, supply, and pigment has gathered an array of thoughts on my slow studio practice .

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Slow Studio Conversations - 002

You know when you meet someone and they just have this light to them? This is how I felt when I met the women I chose to have my second slow studio conversation with. She was pure and full of endless knowledge. We clicked and immediately decided we needed to extend our conversation over a long coffee.

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Slow Studio Conversations - 001

My first conversation was shared with someone who has quickly become a really great friend of mine. At the beginning of the year, I slowly began to let people into my studio practice by sharing my process on Instagram live. It is a very raw and a very vulnerable step for me. One day out of the blue, this amazing soul reached out, sharing her thoughts and joy in seeing the process. Once the live was over, she quickly messaged me and our conversation flourished from there.

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Growing Your Creative Muscle

Creativity is a muscle - figuratively and literally. It figuratively needs exercise, discipline, and habit to grow and become stronger. It literally flexes through your body as it moves throughout your work. When this creative muscle memory grows, you open up to your work effortlessly, leaving room for light and inspiration.

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How to Successfully Create a Studio Ritual and Follow It

Stepping into your studio should wake something inside of you. You should feel energized, motivated, inspired, curious, joyful, and peaceful. You should effortlessly move throughout your creative practice without question or hesitation. Working in this manner is the definition of creating a studio — habitual — ritual and when this happens these emotions come in abundance.

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3 Reasons Your Goals Will Fail (and how to realign)

Do you remember a few months ago when you gained clarity and felt real excitement for what was ahead for you? Do you still feel that same excitement? Are you still actively working towards your goals? There are many reasons why goals fail, but there are so many more ways to get ahead and keep your mindset focussed and clear.

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Rekindle Your Friendship With Creativity

Do you every create and get completely immersed the process? I’m referencing those moments that you realize you are completely in tune with yourself as the outside world becomes quiet. I refer to these as my slow studio moments and I believe that you can cultivate a practice where these moments are in abundance.

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A Skill Every Creative Should Have

I recently read something in a book that stuck with me…

“— to keep your hand in your craft, to stay close to it.”

Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear, Elizabeth Gilbert.

This resonated with me. I knew exactly why I started the 100 day project, but this summed it up in a perfect sentence.

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4 Things You Didn't Know About Writing Goals

Writing goals as a creative feels a little different. Not only do you have to think about your business, studio practice, and creativity, but you also have to think about yourself. How do you want to grow personally? How is your creativity going to impact that? For me, sitting down to consider each factor of my life is important as I gain clarity and write my goals. Over the years, I’ve found 4 things I didn’t know about writing goals, which has changed my goal writing process. I packed it all together in a 10 page workbook that I’m sharing with you for free (below!).

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The Means to Finding Your Creative Style

In a world full of creative individuals and influence pouring in from everywhere we turn, finding your creative style can present a challenge and a whole lot of questioning. It’s difficult to see your own creative style, but so easy to see others. Creative style isn’t stagnant either. It’s always growing, changing, and taking on new forms.

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Managing Emails Effectively

When it comes to email organization the tasks feel overwhelming. With a couple tips, tricks, and tools, you can manage your email effectively. Below are a few of my favorite ways to keep my inbox maintained.

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5 Impactful Tools to Stay Motivated Creatively

Creativity comes in ebbs and flows. But how do you keep it around? How do you endlessly create without fear — fear of running our of ideas, fear of judgement, fear of expectations? Through my practice I have worked to build my toolbox of ideas that help me not only find motivation creatively, but keep it on a day-to-day basis.

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How to Keep a Clear Mind When You Want to Quit

This time of the year can hit our minds hard. We look at the calendar and feel shocked it’s already March. We might be working hard, checking off our to do lists, and tackling our goals, or we might be wondering where has the time gone and struggling to understand what we even accomplished this quarter. Stress, anxiety, and negativity creep in. No matter where you fall with your accomplishments, you might feel ready to throw in the towel. So how do you keep a clear mind when you want to quit?

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Dealing with Overwhelm in Your Career

Dealing with overwhelm is no joke. The feeling of overwhelm takes over our mental and physical states leaving us feeling anxious, stressed, or nervous. Whether you are dealing with the stress of business or the day-to-day stress of your day job, there are several ways to help you re-center yourself and maintain focus. 

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Why Your Monday Routine is Failing

As you begin a new year, it’s important to reflect on what worked last year and what did not. But, in the midst of your busy schedule, it’s easy to forget what your are working towards, the habits you are trying to establish, or to even practice self care. Many of us strive for productivity. We want to get more done in a day so we can have more time to practice the activities we love. Planning for a productive week starts with a healthy Monday routine.

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