I'm a bird artist, children's book illustrator, and your creative business guide.
I spent years just making art and practicing hope marketing.
That is, just quietly putting my art on my website or on social media and hoping that something good would happen.
I was just waiting on my ‘big break’ and it never really happened….
I could create my own big breaks.
I didn’t have to sit around waiting on someone else to give me permission or open a door.
Gotten real cozy with the business side of things
Given myself plenty of space to explore my creativity
Become more confident in my art skills
I've grown a solid six-figure illustration business around a balance of complementary income sources that fit my personality and art style.
I focused on making art that fit the vision and then I got serious about getting confident in business too. That meant learning about marketing, figuring out Instagram and Pinterest and how to run ads, understanding goals and habits and mindset, getting better at business finances, and trying out new income sources too.
It also meant giving myself space to explore my art, to be messy and imperfect, and to stop judging myself for not knowing all the answers right away.
That’s what I’ve made for you. A space to explore your art freely and to build your business confidently.
Stepping up as an art boss lady,
I’ve been working fulltime as an artist for 15 years and in that time, I’ve done it all: children’s books, art licensing, personal commissions, self-publishing, selling art prints, dabbling in print-on-demand, teaching courses, coaching, creating digital products, and probably a few things I’m forgetting!
I spent years making mistakes and stubbornly figuring everything out on my own, but you don’t have to do that! I developed all the courses and resources here to help you find confidence in your art making and direction in your creative business.
Free Mini Course!
Need some help finding your art style?
This quick (and free) mini course delivers exercises and ideas to help you uncover (or evolve) your art style.