I will never be found without my journal in hand. The pages of my books are filled with stories, news, observations, lists, collages made of both paper and organic items, illustrations, pen and ink, paintings, and mixed media. Throughout it all run my university notes. Here’s ten reasons why all creative people should keep an art journal.
Like other businesses, we often feel troubled that we’re not giving social media enough or our marketing time. And we feel worse when we are bombarded daily with content online telling us social media is the only way to successfully market our businesses.
Running a business can be completely overwhelming. In an attempt to save money, we often try to do everything ourselves. Virtual assistants often have talents that lie in our own areas of weakness. Is it time to hire one?
House paint usually keeps for around four years, but I wouldn’t recommend painting your walls with it if it is older than two. Old paint can bubble easily, and often has a strange grainy texture, especially if it has been in a freezing-cold garage for a few winters in a row. Instead of taking the risk and rolling it onto your walls, here are five fun, alternative ways to put leftover paint to use.
Do you consider yourself to be a free spirit? Are you always coming up with ideas but lack the discipline to execute them well? Or are you more driven and task-oriented? Both creativity and productivity are necessary, especially when you run your own business.
Working from home can be amazing. Unfortunately, building a business can be all-consuming. Here are some things you can do keep balance between your career and your personal time. Choose the ones that most fit your lifestyle and try them out.
Not every journal entry has to be a perfectly aesthetic paragraph on a single page of your book. - Well known art journalist Yvonne Hanson recently returned from a seven week trip to Japan where she journalled daily using art, collections, observations, and diarizing to record her experiences.