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5 Tips on how to organize an at-home studio

Many artists start out small. They don't have a glorious art studio or fancy art supplies. Generally artists start out with primary colors and painting in their bedrooms.
Now, you're just starting out and you wish you had a huge art studio with large windows, high ceilings, concrete floors and a few bare, brick walls. But you don't have it yet, instead you must tough it out in a cramped bedroom, alongside your bed, desk (which also doubles as a vanity).
It's frustrating I know. I've had to deal with not having enough space for my art supplies pretty much since forever. Constantly reorganizing all my furniture trying to find the best layout for everything to be of easy access to me, while not looking disorganized or messy.
If you're having trouble setting up your bedroom/art studio, here are a few tips that might help you.
Place all art supplies close together
The problem generally is that the supplies are strewn all over the place. Have one place for all your su…
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How to be more productive

As an artist, I love my job and my projects. I easily become very consumed in my work. We as artists are very whimsical creatures. Driven by passion and excitement, some consider us fickle and irresponsible, and sadly sometimes they're right.
As a child I always had a difficult time remembering and completing tasks. One day I decided that there must be a better, more efficient way for me to function. It took me some time to find the best way for me, but at last I did.
So what has helped me to become more responsible you ask?
1.) Realizing that I needed to better in that area. If you believe that you are doing just fine, you feel no need to change. It may be very difficult for you to admit to yourself that you have a flaw. Personally I have always strived to please everyone and be the best possible version of myself, but when someone pointed out a fault in me I would mope for days and I would feel terrible about myself because I wasn't "perfect". But instead of feelin…

1 or 2 hobbies?

As a creative, we always have ideas running around in our head. But sadly, these ideas can be wide ranging, from art to writing to scrap-booking to computer programming to blogging, to traveling to gardening to baking to cooking to globe trekking.
Though we may not like to admit it, there's only so much we can do. And only so much we can master.
Many have the mentality that we should only have 1 hobby, stick to it, and becomes masters of such hobby. While I do see the validity of that argument, as a creative I must disagree. Why?
Because as a creative, my mind becomes easily bored with repetitive tasks. In my opinion there is a need for multiple hobbies.
Even though I love my hobby (art) I can become quite bored with it after a few projects. When that happens I hit a slump and I do not know what to create or where to find inspiration. This is where it comes in handy to have more than just 1 hobby. Why?
Because you get your mind off your last project. You find inspiration once more, mot…

How to get your name out there as an Artist

Becoming an artist can be a daunting challenge. Most fear ending up like Van Gogh, who only sold one painting in his entire life. But in this modern era, there are so many ways to be discovered as an artist. Instagram Instagram is one of my most favorite platforms to display my art because of how easy it is to use. Most of you already have an IG account, so why not add a few paintings or pieces of art to it? Hint: Make sure to have an open account, that way people can view your art without having to request to follow you. Facebook Honestly, I still haven't gotten the hang of this one, but what I like about it is that you can link Instgram to it, so whatever you post on IG shows up on Facebook! Easy peasy! Business cards Another great way to get your name out there is to purchase business cards. Add your name, phone number, website and Email if you'd like! Pass them out to your friends or leave them at a local library or restaurant (Obviously with permission of the managers) Word of m…

An introduction: The life of an Aspiring Artist Pt. 1

Hi, my name is Alexia. I am an aspiring artist. I just graduated high school and people often ask me what my career is going to be. They look at me funny when I tell them I am going to be an artist. And I mean, I get it. I don’t blame them, I too have often had doubts about choosing to go down this path. But you know what. I am going to need to work the rest of my life anyhow… might as well do something I love doing! I know it won’t be easy. But I prefer becoming an artist, doing something I truly love for the rest of my life and have a small income than waste my life at a horrible 9 – 5 desk job. But, that’s just how I feel about it anyhow. I know some people who love desk jobs, but I am not that kind of person. I need to be excited with the work at hand, I need to have the ability to do something different everyday, or else I will get extremely bored! I do know however that I will need a job so I can pay all my bills on time, and the cash to buy my art supplies with. But I’ll have my a…