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The Life Changing Magic of Unexpected Detours

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The Life Changing Magic of Unexpected Detours

Last month my husband and I spent 10 days in Florida. It was our first big vacation in about two years, and it was greatly needed. It had a rocky start & end (airline travel is THE WORST) but overall was an amazing experience.Visiting the Florida Keys has been on my wish list for a while. And while on our final drive back towards Miami, my husband humored my impromptu and last minute requests to stop in a couple local art galleries. When we travel we make a point to focus on local--local bars, restaurants, and souvenirs--so local art galleries...

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So This is Watercolor!

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So This is Watercolor!

Last month I did a Facebook live event with local curator & businesswoman Jan Jensen, discussing my watercolor process and background. Here's the replay if you missed us live.

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Paying Yourself First

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Paying Yourself First

The stereotype of “starving artist” exists for a reason, but I just came across a talk by a local KC artist and gallery owner that wants to challenge that concept. Vanessa Lacy presented the concept of “Profit First” for artists via a free Facebook Live.  I started watching the video and I’m only halfway through, but I can already tell it’s changed the way I’m thinking about money in my art biz. I’m definitely guilty of not paying myself at all from my art sales. Part of this is because I have a full time job with a good income,...

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Buy me a coffee on Ko-Fi

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Buy me a coffee on Ko-Fi

Ko-Fi is a site that allows artists and creators to collect donations from fans. If you don't have space in your house or budget for a piece of artwork, you can still support my art with a $3 donation on Ko-Fi. Of course, every newsletter sign up, blog comment, post like, and social media follow cost you even less at $0 but mean the world to me!

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B-School: One Size Fits Nobody

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B-School: One Size Fits Nobody

Marie Forleo's B-School is an intensive, expensive program promising to walk you through how to get your online business started or existing business growing. It's focused on creating your business's value-aligned marketing through 6 weekly modules. In February 2020 I signed up for B-School. A different online entrepreneur that I like quite a lot and have been following for years was swearing by it, and offered (what I thought at the time) was a very nice bonus incentive for signing up through her. I knew it was an affiliate program and she would get paid for my purchase, but that is...

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