You ready to do a little time travel with me? HA! I wish. I'm six years into my business and while I've had some major wins over the years, there are 3 things that come to mind that I wish I would've done sooner. Now, had I known what I was doing, mayyyybe things would've turned out differently. … [Read more...] about 3 Things I Wish I’d Done Sooner In My Stationery Business
As we head into the new year, goals and to-do lists getting worn in, there's one BIG thing I want to chat about before 2019 unravels too much. Mistakes. I've made tons of them. I'm not talking about that guy I dated in college or the lie I told in elementary school, I'm talking about pitfalls and … [Read more...] about The Biggest Mistake Every New Creative Entrepreneur Makes
When I started, I was just doodling with a calligraphy pen and some old, crappy paintbrushes from my kitchen table. Eventually, I worked up the courage to post my work on social media, started using hashtags more and lo and behold, people started hiring me for their custom wedding stationery! … [Read more...] about How I Grew My Stationery Business While Working LESS
"If you could go back in time and give your younger-self advice in the world of business, what would you say? What advice would you give to young women today, especially those in a business owner role?" This question popped up in my Instagram messages recently, and I thought sharing my thoughts … [Read more...] about Ditch the Gender
Are you constantly feeling like you're behind? Maybe you wake up without an alarm clock because your inner stress gauge is on the verge of exploding, waking you up already overwhelmed, scrambling for what needs to get done. I've been there! Being an entrepreneur, or even someone just managing a … [Read more...] about My #1 Hack to Tackling the To-Do List
Let's be honest, Instagram is a completely different place than it was six years ago when I started posting my artwork on the platform. First of all, there were fewer users, but there was also way fewer people using the app for business and posting their creative work. It may be hard to remember, … [Read more...] about My Secrets to Help You Crack the Instagram Code
OMG! YIPPEE!! The Get Bossy Shop is here! And it's sooo pretty and good. No joke you guys, I've been dyyying to get these products to you. There's so many of you looking to learn how to scan and digitize watercolor, how to prep files for print, how to put together a stationery design proof, etc. … [Read more...] about The Get Bossy Shop Is LIVE!!
Mental illness has become a buzzword lately. It seems like there's some sort of badge of honor you receive when you talk about your anxiety, your depression... you name it on social media, and I don't mean this in a negative way at all. I think this movement or whatever you want to call it of being … [Read more...] about 3 Truths About Mental Illness and Being an Entrepreneur
In all my workshops I provide professional level, high-quality brushes, paints, etc., even to my beginner students because, the truth is, you really cannot get the same results by cutting costs. Because of this, on social media, at my classes, etc. I get a lot of questions about the materials I use … [Read more...] about Why Is It SO Expensive?!
We are all inspired and we are all thieves. If you're reading this and you're an artist, designer or in some form of a creative field, you have copied another. Every one of us has. Just accept that, let your brain digest it... ok! Now it's time to move on. As an artist you are only a link in a … [Read more...] about The Truth Behind Copying