Why UGLY sketches MATTER

  Last week I was given the awesome opportunity to return to my alma mater Mass College of Art & Design to observe the sophomore illustration students’ semester work and provide valuable feedback. The students are not present at these reviews. They lay...

Challenge yourself.

Don’t be put off by trying something new just because it’s challenging. Nothing worthwhile is ever easy. (Stone-cold FACT.) So… just jump in. (Sometimes, acting before thinking is the SMART thing to do.) Find a GOOD e-course that resonates with you....

Dress To Express

My first exhibition was at the Americasmart Licensing and Design show. It was January 2011. There was a huge snowstorm. It affected both Boston and Atlanta. Just about every flight in to Atlanta was either delayed or rescheduled. I personally lost over a...

I don’t work in collections.

Ok. What I am about to tell you is going to blow the roof off. You may think “Who the heck does SHE THINK SHE IS?” You may click off this post. You may tell me to get outta town. But, I have to risk all of this in the name of telling you my...

How quotes became so important to me

In 2013, I had to take some time off from everything to have surgery for pretty severe Endometriosis. I was hard-core on the hamster wheel of art licensing at the time. So of course, my first thought about this surgery was that was it was TOTALLY messing up my...

Choose your mentors wisely: 7 take-action tips

At some point in your creative career—often when you start getting serious— you may be on the lookout for a one-on-one coach or consultant to help light the path ahead of you. Being at this point is both exhilarating AND fraught with uncertainty. See,...

Don’t let your sparkle be dulled

This blog post is late. I was supposed to have it up yesterday. Blog post every Monday, right? So, what happened? I’ll spill. Not the whole can of beans… but I’ll take the lid off. I’m in the middle of… A Situation. At times, it has...

Sleep with your ideas

Are you like me? On creative overdrive right before bed? The ideas flow out of my mind like water from a faucet that won’t turn off. And, in those moments, it feels like EVERY idea is GOLD. Of course, that’s not the reality. But, I’m not one to throw...