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Storyteller

an artist's life fairytale magical realism short fiction short story storyteller

Storyteller

An embroidery artist remembers her love of prose and publishes a short story.

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Going Off

an artist's life small business owner

Going Off

Building a cohesive, identifiable, viable brand. It's all good, right? The sheep say no.

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The 80% Rule

80% Rule an artist's life behind the scenes

The 80% Rule

There's something about this piece I don't like. It makes me squirm a little every time I see it. I've been tempted to toss it altogether, to start over, or maybe, even, to not try this design again. When I began this project, I had an idea in my head of how it would turn out, and that idea was perfect. The end product is not. Several years ago, one of my favorite artist friends shared a video with me called "The Secret to my Productivity." (insert nauseous emoticon here) It's a terrible title and if I hadn't trusted my...

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A Steep Climb

an artist's life behind the scenes small business owner

A Steep Climb

I started my embroidery business last year sort of willy nilly, just to see how things might go. I embroidered, I experimented with mediums and techniques, and I pushed my weird little fledgelings out into the world without editing a single photo or giving a single thought to marketing. Most found new homes and I gained some new skills and a few fans. I dared to think this little art venture of mine might just be viable.

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