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Three Words of Freedom

Three Words of Freedom

Back in February, I turned 40. There’s something about milestone birthdays that make us reflective, right? The big 4-0 hit me harder than expected. I had all these feelings I was struggling to put into words.  As I engaged in some serious navel-gazing – and...

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I Launched My Second Children’s Picture Book

I Launched My Second Children’s Picture Book

I made a book! And here’s the cool thing: it’s my second one.  Many of my readers probably know that my side hustle is writing and illustrating children's books. I won’t lie, it's a lot of work … and fun … and work. I released my first book, “Heyward the Horse...

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Why Bother Blogging?

Why Bother Blogging?

The benefits of consistent blogging are not always obvious It’s no secret blogging is good for your business. It boosts your organic reach on the search engines and drives traffic to your website. But after years and years of blogging, I’ve discovered that’s not the...

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Remember My Best Year Ever? I’m Still Having It!

Remember My Best Year Ever? I’m Still Having It!

This time last year I wrote about how I shifted my goal-setting technique from putting a sticky note on the wall and hoping my goal materialized to something slightly more effective.  You can read that previous blog post here, but to recap, I transformed how I...

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The Best Choices for Online Printers

The Best Choices for Online Printers

I love working on the computer to create amazing designs. But I especially love holding a design in my hands. It’s incredibly fulfilling to send a digital file off to a printer and receive back a tangible item that can go out into the world and promote a business,...

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5 Tech Tools to Boost Your Productivity

5 Tech Tools to Boost Your Productivity

Anyone need a few extra hours in your day? Me too. We could all use more time for work or personal projects. Sometimes we blame technology for sucking up too much of our day, but with the right tech tools, we actually become more efficient and productive.  I’ve...

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5 Tools to Grabbing Inspiration When It Strikes

5 Tools to Grabbing Inspiration When It Strikes

As an artist, I see ideas everywhere. I’m constantly getting inspiration and motivation from the world around me. Anything from a cloud to a food label to a YouTube ad can be the source for a project I might want to bring into fruition. Because the muse is...

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Creativity Under Pressure

Creativity Under Pressure

Whether it’s a logo for a client, website copy, or an advertising campaign, those of us who work in creative pursuits are constantly looking for ways to harken our muse. Last month, I participated (for the third time) in Inktober, one of my favorite ways to challenge...

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In the COVID Era, Animation is the Future

In the COVID Era, Animation is the Future

I predict that in the next 12 - 18 months animation will be EVERYWHERE! It’s already happening. I was watching old episodes of “Survivor” the other day and noticed two distinct types of commercials. There were the ones obviously filmed before Coronavirus (people in...

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