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Effective Tips On Studying For People Who Hate Studying

It’s a time unlike anything we’ve ever experienced before. There’s a thick layer of additional anxiety plaguing the world and it will take years to peel it away. On top of everything, we’re all still mostly stuck online. There’s no socializing with your classmates or chatting by the water fountain at work. You’re losing the small moments of joy that used to get you through the...

Read The 5 Secrets I Can Share From My First Year Of Blogging To Improve The Way You Approach Obstacles

We’ve turned 1! Another year older, another year wiser... I wanted to celebrate with you by sharing the 5 most important lessons I've learned from my first year of blogging. It’s hard to believe The Artist Journal is already a full year old. I’m so proud of the milestones met through the blog this past year—both personally and professionally. I’m taken aback by the mentors I’ve had...

My Monthly Work Playlist For July

Bumpin’ Summer Bops: July 2020 This summer wasn’t quite like any other. Keep cool while in quarantine and get your buns out of bed—shake it to these tunes that will have you feelin’ yourself again in no time! Photo by Adrian Korte on Unsplash July 2020: Bumpin’ Summer Bops Here is my office playlist for July 2020. Work along with me to the same tunes I do every month...

Slow Growth: Starting Your Craft Business With What You Already Have

Start your shop off right by offering something people actually want to pay for! Read about the best ways to spend your time as a new business owner! If there’s one thing I’ve learned after 4 years on Etsy, it’s that medium matters. I’ve seen so many new online shop owners overlook this first and most important factor. They’re only interested in filling their shop with the art they...

My Monthly Work Music Playlist For June

June 2020: Shuffle That Shit—PRIDE 🏳️‍🌈 Edition! Bump it this summer—just hit shuffle for a month of these sexy tunes about self-love and compassion! Save this playlist by pinning it to your favourite board on Pinterest! June 2020: Shuffle That Shit—PRIDE 🏳️‍🌈 Edition Here is my office playlist for June 2020. Work along with me to the same tunes I do every month with...

My Monthly Work Music Playlist For May

It's a month of addressing adversity and working towards change. Shuffle this playlist while you brood inside all month signing petitions and supporting b/Black folks! Save this playlist by pinning it to your favourite Pinterest board! May 2020: Mash-up Your Workday Here is my office playlist for May 2020. Work along with me to the same tunes I do every month with new work playlists! 32 songs, 1...

How Artists Can Use Their Art To Improve Their Self-Care Routine

I have trouble making time for my art these days — I bet you can relate.  Something about having to find the right lighting and drag out all my supplies has me constantly putting off my painting. The thought of sitting down for 3 hours to illustrate sometimes has me hiding my pens away. We make excuses, sometimes without noticing they’re excuses at all. An uninspired mind creates a lack...

How To Keep Working On Your Art When You’re Burnt-Out

Let’s face it — we all get burnt out. It can look like working over-time and living off take-out for a week, or for me it looks more like eating pizza in bed with my cats and not contacting another soul for days. Winter is known to worsen our mental health (or “steal your spoons”, as I like to say) — between the pressure of holidays and the physical stress of the cold, it's easy to...