I’m going to be completely honest with you. I usually cringe when I read about people who have made six figures in their creative businesses. Not because I don’t think it’s impossible, but because it leaves so much unsaid. The dream that person had. The years of trial and error. The invisible, hard work that makes an amateur into a professional. We see someone blast onto the scene and think, “Wow, she’s an overnight success!” And yet, I’m not sure there is such a thing. I’ve yet to meet a newborn who could play the piano with any sort of . . . Read More
Join me for 2030make live on the Little Girl Designs Facebook page during the month of October. It’s going to be FUN!
When I met 1:1 with a mentor during a conference recently, one of my chief questions was how to be authentic and build community in a social media driven blog world. For those of you who don’t own blog businesses, this might seem like a strange question to ask, but for me it is a real problem.
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Wouldn’t it be amazing to be mentored by your hero? It might not be as difficult as you think. Here’s how to be mentored from the best in your industry.
Years ago, I began noticing how leaders across niches and work spaces were talking more and more about mentoring. I wanted to be mentored too, but when I looked around, I wasn’t sure who to ask. Or what a mentoring relationship would look like.
I imagined sitting in a cafe with a seasoned writer, talking about our creative careers, and hashing out what was holding me back. I imagined homework, because my personality type loves homework.
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Get inspired by 13 bullet journal layouts for students! LOVE these ideas!
How I wish the idea of a bullet journal had popped into my head when I was in school. I used and decorated the standbys that everyone bought at the store. Kind of boring. Knowing my lifelong adoration for stationery supplies, I can imagine I would have spent quality time writing out my notes and schedule in a blank book.
I love how creative these students are . . . Hope they inspire you!
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Are you a planner girl? A list writer? A journalista? I am all the above but when I saw the dot journal movement start up a couple of years ago, I kind of, um, rolled my eyes. I LOVE to create and make things so you would think that creating layouts for my planner would be super fun.
But when I scrolled through the bullet journaling (also called dot journaling) images on Instagram and Pinterest, all I could conjur up was feelings of overwhelm. I have to use a ruler? These pages are PERFECT and GORGEOUS and wow, I don’t have time for that.
So I put it off.
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Oh my goodness. Where do I even start? These online art classes are so much fun, you’ll find yourself taking one and then another, and then treating yourself to just one more . . . Seriously, they’re addictive. CreativeBug started a series last year of Daily Drawing Challenges where different artists shared their techniques in a class form for 30 days. Images began cropping up all over Instagram from beginner to advanced artists, and my interest was piqued. I’ve taken CreativeBug classes before (like this class by Lisa Congdon), and the quality is excellent. You feel like you’re right there . . . Read More
Need some gratitude journal ideas? Look no further! Here are three fun ideas to try . . . Keeping a gratitude journal is a great way to become more aware of the goodness in your life, which in turn increases your happiness. Simply writing three specific things a day that you’re grateful for can literally change your life. (And the lives of those around you!) I thought it’d be fun to share three different ways you can start a gratitude journal in your bullet journal, art journal, or regular journal. Use these prompts as a springboard for your own ideas! . . . Read More
Join us as we explore the varied and fun world of journaling in the free Journalista Challenge! Have you ever wanted to start journaling? Maybe someone gave you a beautiful journal as a gift years ago, and it’s still languishing empty on a bookshelf. You like the idea of journaling, but sitting down to write out everything you did each day sounds . . . boring. Or maybe you used to journal but for whatever reason, life got in the way and you stopped your practice. You remember how much it helped you process your life and how it was . . . Read More
Learn how to make an art journal cover with this sponsored post by DaySpring; the tutorial and opinions are my own. To learn more about DaySpring’s Illustrated Faith line, please click here. Usually when we think about art journaling, we picture the insides of the journal—pages filled to the brim with paint, color, and words. But don’t discount the outside covers of your art journal. The front and back covers are blank canvases in their own right. Since they’re made of thicker paper—usually cardboard—you can add paint and layers without worrying about warping the pages. DaySpring (the company that sent . . . Read More