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Moving Beyond the Myth of the Starving Artist

Moving Beyond the Myth of the Starving Artist

The idea that people who make art will never make enough money to support themselves is a long-held superstition. The myth of the 'starving artist' is a false perception that has its roots somewhere in the idea that art has no value until the artist is no longer alive...

Why 2021 is a Year to Commit to Your Creative Practice

Why 2021 is a Year to Commit to Your Creative Practice

Creativity is a radical act.  In a world where caring for oneself deeply is the most subversive thing we can do, taking care of the spark of the creative lands somewhere even more necessary, more urgent. For those of us that walk through the world with bright...

Advice for Overcoming Creative Drought

Hello April! Just wanted to put my 2 cents in bout your art. Flawless and very beautiful. It’s been awhile since I lost my ability to allow my creative side show. Seeing your creations gave me a little warmth under my ass. Not a fire but a smile on my face. Curious...

Five Essential Apps for Creative Business

Aside from the few favorites for connecting with your customers - like Instagram and Facebook Pages Manager, there are quite a few options to keep track of your efforts and expand them easily. I find apps useful only when they're for everyday things. I'm not a huge...

Rituals for Creative Clarity

So….rituals, huh?  You might be thinking that this sounds a little intense. Here’s the thing – we all have rituals, whether we call them that or not. They’re powerful tools to reset and reclaim our inner space, and if you’re not sure what yours are, that’s fine....

Electroforming Safety

Electroforming Safety

When I first started electroforming a few years back, my primary concern was safety. My train of thought went something like this: "What the heck is this stuff anyway? Its acid. Acid is dangerous. Add electricity and liquid and acid. Maybe this isn't such a great...

Applying for Your First Handmade Show

Flea. Maker's Market. Vendor Fair. Art Show. They go by many names but the process is the same - finding and choosing the right event, then sorting out the application process for new creative businesses can be a daunting process. For many new makers, there is a ton...