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Creative, Life

How to not be Discouraged by Other’s Success

Logging on social media has been incredibly annoying for me for at a year now. I scroll through my feeds and see people getting their dream jobs, reaching their goals and having to make new vision boards because they’ve surpassed their magazine cut-outs. …And sometimes i get really discouraged by their success. Yeah, yeah, I can hear you  ...

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Creative, Life

How to Ease the Pain of Scrapping Ideas

I’m finally scrapping ideas I’ve been desperately holding on to for way too long. It’s severely painful. Sometimes a project takes a few minutes to an hour. Other times, weeks, months, or years. At the end of it though, a project is still a project and you want to be proud of it no matter how long it took. But sometimes the  ...

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Tale of Two Creatives part 2

Kathleen and I had more to discuss regarding our daily creative challenges. Once again you can read all about it in Kathleen’s studio notes blog! Here’s a quick slice so you can get a feel of what it’s all about: What benefits have you seen from doing this long-term challenge? Serena: Now I work a little faster (and harder!)  ...

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Creative, Life

The (my) Fear of Creating

I love working on projects. I rarely have less than 5 tabs open on my browser, 2 side projects, and 3 things in the works. It’s not the best way to do things, I know, but it usually works out. The problem is as soon as someone comments on or asks about what I’m doing, I freeze. I revert to the mumbly middle school girl who picked  ...

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Creative, Life

How to Handle a Rut Without Ever Really Trying

Being in a rut can be difficult to navigate. Sometimes the brain doesn’t do what it needs to do.  Everything you try might fail, your clients just aren’t as impressed as they used to be, or ideas may not come at all.  Here are some suggestions of things to do to get you out of that rut.  Keep creating First off, don’t give up quite yet. Take a  ...

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