Showing up to make art is one of the hardest things to do, even when you really do feel like making art. There are so many sneaky ways we try to self-sabotage, even when we know that making art is going to be fun! One of the ways we self-sabotage our happiest drawing selves is […]


Tell me if this feels familiar to you. Over a decade ago, when I started my art business, I refused to ask for help. It felt like to be successful, I had to figure everything out on my own and that if I asked for help in anyway, it would tarnish my success. Like, this […]


There’s this thing with social media where you discover an artist, an artist with many followers who appears to be truly successful, and whether you intend it or not, it feels like that artist sprang into being right at that moment. You forget that the success you’re seeing was likely preceded by years of hustle […]


If you’re an illustrator putting work out into the world, chances are you’ll be contacted by an author looking for an illustrator for a book they will be self-publishing. Illustrating a book sounds exciting, but what now? Some folks will say NEVER work with on a self-published project while others will encourage it. Guess what? […]


Maybe because in our minds we’re creatives first and freelancers second, many of us don’t start out treating our illustration careers like a business.  We don’t have a plan—other than being happy that anyone wants to hire us for anything—and we certainly don’t have financial goals—other than being thrilled to pay our mortgage and have […]


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What began with a few cute bird drawings blossomed into a thriving illustration business working on children's books, greeting cards, puzzles, and other products. 

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