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Reflecting on Markers of Growth a Rapid Recharge

When was the last time you looked through some of your old journals or sketchbooks?  I ask because I have been doing a lot of looking at old sketchbooks recently. One reason is I’ve gotten to teach a class I have never taught before, Conceptual Drawing. I LOVE THIS CLASS!!!! It has given me more …

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Strengthening Your Mindset with Mario Quezada

Last week… was a blur. It was the recharge week. For last week in Love on Creatives/Designers you were supposed to do some self-care. Did you? I did! I got my hair cut!!! WAHOOOOOOOOO!!!!! And it needed it. I hadn’t had it cut in over 2 months. But honestly, I have been struggling. I really …

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Making Messes: A Rapid Recharge

Episode 403. Aired on Wednesday, February 9, 2022. Love on Designers rolls on this week as I talk about making messes. Being willing to step out and get better, but willing to do the growing out in public. IT IS SCARY!! But when I simply show up to try and make, I get frustrated but …

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Ashwin Chacko // Know the Impact You Want to Have

Episode 380 Aired Wednesday, May 12 2021 Do you struggle with staying positive? Do you have people around you that encourage you? How do you measure your impact? This week I want to introduce you to my friend, Ashwin Chacko, an incredible illustrator and prolific author who teaches and motivates creatives by telling positive stories …

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Van Cooley // Are Your Past Stories Holding You Back?

This week is about taking time to recharge yourself. Often I forget to take care of myself. I don’t set clear boundaries and pile too much on my plate. I often say yes, wanting to help and wanting to over deliver but I end up over-promising and missing important things or people. Do you wake …

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D&d Casual Draw Episode 4

Dameon Williams (https://www.instagram.com/dameon_williams/) and I are starting the year off right. We are doing a Sunday livestream (7pm GMT / 2pm ET / 11am PT). Today we did a creativity exercise and focused on creating as many unique ideas in a time period AND then for a few we added that they must be able …

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Rob McClurkan // What’s Stifling Your Creativity

Episode 347 Airs Wednesday, June 3, 2020, at 2:30 pm ET / 11:30 am PT / 7:30pm BST Do you know what you want to create, the type of work you want to focus on? Do you think the niche isn’t big enough and there won’t be enough work? Do you know what it takes …

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Overloading My Plate

Episode 320. Aired Wednesday, November 6, 2019. Do you ever have trouble saying no? Do you often feel overwhelmed with all the work you have to do? Do you have a hard time dealing with some of these stressors? Do you have trouble concentrating and focusing on more than one project at a time? If …

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