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The Genesis of All Creativity

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Everything starts with a blank page. Every world changing idea, every book, every poem, every new piece of artwork…it all starts at the same place. It starts at the intersection of apathy and emptiness and lies beyond that place where “the way things are” suddenly becomes “the way things were”. It starts when you decide to ignore the way things have been done before and forge a new path beyond the well-worn trails. It all starts with a decision to put your pen to the blank page, your brush to the canvas, or when...

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Be You. Unapologetically You.

Posted by on 5:32 pm in Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Merch | 0 comments

Get this design on prints & stuff! When you set out to do anything on your own, there are an infinite number of questions, doubts, fears, and other obnoxious things that will harass you. They’ll come in the form of other people who have given up on their dreams and hopes. They’ll come in the form of family who doesn’t understand why you’d like to do something different than everyone else. They will come in the form of friends who would rather get in line and hate their lives and their jobs than do the hard work of...

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The Worst Kind of Addiction

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Get this design on prints & merch! I have what some people would call an “addictive personality”. There have been times that I have struggled with a number of different addictions, but if I had to boil it all down to what the worst of all of them it would be one thing. The addiction to other people’s approval. I believe that addiction can spiral into so many other types – alcoholism, drug use, pornography, constantly checking social media and e-mail, a string of seemingly constant bad relationship decisions…...

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If You Want to Understand Success, Start Gardening

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One of my favorite quotes of all time is from Ralph Waldo Emerson: “The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.” Have you ever just held an acorn in your hand and thought to yourself, “I’m holding a potential forest right here”? It’s a powerful thing to realize that everything you do can be likened to a seed. When I started gardening a few years ago, I had no idea how much I would learn about the way the world works, how to see dreams of mine fulfilled, and the power of patience in doing so. When...

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Your Voice is Important

Posted by on 5:58 pm in Entrepreneurship, Graphic Design, Inspiration | 0 comments

One of the hardest things to believe in a day and age when we are bombarded with information is that what we have to say is actually relevant and important. We’ve all been programmed what to say, how to say it, and when to say it – but if you are reading this, I cannot encourage you enough to speak what is in your heart and share what is on your mind with the world around you. You’ve got to understand that inevitably there will be people who will not like what you have to say. They may slander you, they may talk behind your...

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How to Remove the WordPress Gallery Image Border

Posted by on 11:54 pm in Blogging | 0 comments

I searched for this for a long time before finally coming across this simple, but wonderful line of code. If you’re hosting your own WordPress site and can’t stand those grey borders around images in the WordPress Gallery, just insert this simple code in your custom CSS panel. Shoutout to Derry Birkett for helping me find this! .gallery a img { border: 0 !important;...

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Create Something to Benefit Everyone

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The way I see it, there are two types of people in the world. Those who endlessly produce new things and those who endlessly consume new things. As an artist and a writer, I do my best to stick to constantly creating new things that will benefit those who see what I have made. I don’t pay much attention to the news or popular media because, quite honestly, I feel like it dumbs me down.  With so much fear-mongering in the popular media, I choose to keep my head clear of that garbage by putting my focus on creating new things that I...

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Your Perception Will Define Your Reality

Posted by on 5:55 pm in Blogging, Entrepreneurship | 0 comments

One of the most frustrating things that you will encounter as an entrepreneur or as someone who is working towards the realization of your dreams is the inevitable failures that you’ll run into along the way. However, the way you perceive your problems will determine how you tackle them and ultimately overcome them. I’m the first to admit that I like things done quickly. I envision changes in culture, businesses, and life in general quite easily and it can be easy for me to get caught up in the frustration of how long it can...

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How to Be Creative When You Think You Aren’t

Posted by on 10:22 am in Graphic Design, Inspiration | 3 comments

One of the most common things that I hear when I network with people outside my particular industry is that they “simply aren’t creative”. There are few things that make me cringe as much as that statement…for two reasons. First of all, any artist who has pursued their passion of creativity as a career will tell you that it is more work than most people can possibly imagine. It takes practice. Lots, and lots, and lots of practice. And secondly, because the more that people tell themselves and others that they are...

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How to Stop Getting Ripped off by Your Clients

Posted by on 4:04 pm in Entrepreneurship, Finances, Videos | 0 comments

If you’ve been doing creative work to make a living for any length of time, you’ve inevitably run into some unfortunate and often very frustrating circumstances surrounding you getting paid what your time and skills should earn you. This three-minute video that was inspired by the art business consultant Maria Brophy will save you from countless future headaches and upsetting relationships with your clients…and it will help you realize how easy it is to STOP getting ripped off! It’s really quite simple – so check...

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