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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...

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...

How To Prepare Yourself For Taking On New Design Clients

Taking on new clients can be a dream for fresh freelancers... or a dreaded endeavour for the inexperienced. You don't know your worth, your clients' expectations or even what your edge on the competition is. It's very easy to undervalue yourself when you're first starting out! But what if you knew what to ask these higher-paying clients? Would you still be intimidated by taking on higher-paying...

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...
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The Best Way To Spend Your Time As A Creative Business Owner

Before I started this project, I really had no clue what I did in a day. If there’s no pictures, it didn’t happen as far as my memory is concerned But when I recently had to write a piece on my experiences as a creative business owner and freelancer, I had to figure out what I actually did before I could start writing. During this project I also came across a big problem... It’s difficult...

How You’re Using Your Day-Planner Wrong: Get Better At Working From Home (Part 2)

Do you struggle with time management? If you often find yourself scrambling to get out the door in the morning, arriving late for almost everything, missing meals, forgetting important dates; you most likely are bad at time management. Being bad at managing our time can not only hurt our productivity, but also our relationships and quality of life— it can even lead to us disappointing the...

Why Artists Need To Be Tracking Their Time To Work More Effectively

Read how to Make More Time For What You Love Most by reading TheArtistJounral.ca and sharing this on Pinterest! What does an Artist actually do? You might think that being an artist means sleeping in every day, sketching strangers in Starbucks while sipping over-priced lattes, leisuring around local galleries, and shopping in boutique art-supply stores. You would be right!  There’s a lot...

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...