Art studio inspiration

Over the last year I’ve been slooooowly working on putting together my own studio space. I was originally inspired by the crazy talented gouche painter Semiskimmedmin (see below video). Seriously check out her work, she is awesome! I’ve also been inspired by the spaces of Lena Danya and new to me painter Happy D. Artist.

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A change is coming

There are more days where I wake up a little more energized and a little more excited about the possibilities of the day. It’s still hard to get out of bed or work on goals that have nothing to do with my day job, but I can feel a shift happening.  Some mornings I wake…

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A simple trick for adjusting to lifestyle changes

Sticking to small changes Making lasting lifestyle changes can be difficult but there are ways to make the transition easier. My favorite trick is small rewards. These are some of the rewards I use to keep myself motivated. Some of the rewards create good vibes and excitement, while others serve as a “job well done”…

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Storing workout gear

… Wait, where did all my hair ties go?! After working out for some time its only natural you begin to collect clothing, and various gym gear. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve walked into the gym without headphones, or the amount of time I’ve wasted looking for my favorite tank top. Over…

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5 Steps I’m taking to get out of a funk

In a funk, a downswing, a low period I’m in a funk, a low period where everything in life is good but I don’t feel too great. It’s not depression, its more or less lack of interest in things. My sporadic journal entries over the last year and my nonexistent energy lets me know that a…

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Recommitting to working out

Making exercise a part of my daily life I was an outside kid growing up, and continued to be active as a teenager and young adult running on cross country teams, participating in track and field and I even played basketball for a few years. Working out became my happy place and it’s one of…

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6 songs that help me start the day

The Series Sounds of my life, is just that. Songs that have gotten me through different points in my life, or encourage and motivate me in the present. I hope you enjoy. These songs help me get the day started on the right foot. Whether I need a confidence boost, some encouragement, an energy boost…

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What to consider when someone says you’ve changed

You’ve changed Has anyone ever said to you “Hey you know so and so? They’re back in town… They’ve really changed.” Maybe they didn’t say it about a friend, maybe they said it about you and the ways they think you’ve changed. I don’t know about you but my automatic reaction used to be to…

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Sometimes people won’t see who you are

Sometimes people won’t see who you are. Sometimes they’ll forget your’e in the room, or they won’t acknowledge your presence. These people can see and talk to you everyday, and still not SEE you. They’ll call your greatest strengths your weakness or they’ll tell you how your personality is lacking or too much. Other times…

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