Monday, May 25, 2015

Be Independent Guide: Get Involved

Monday, May 25, 2015

Get Involved

Once you have chosen your craft, decided on a creative mission, and set up shop, all that's left to do is: get involved.

Start networking and reaching out to people; get involved with the creative/designer-maker community. Find creative allies you can rely on. Surround yourself with people who understand, support, encourage, and inspire your creativity. In order to grow creative confidence, we must place ourselves amongst allies who will learn, develop, grow, and create alongside us as well as share personal experiences, provide emotional support, and offer genuine advice.

Avoid people who are negative or dismissive. Ignore anyone who tries to tell you what you are doing is worthless.

If you're wondering how and where you can find like-minded creatives, simply be interested in other people and they will be interested in you. Join or create groups online or in person; network through social media; attend markets and events, participate in projects, and collaborate with others. Join existing creative forums and professional organisations or start a blog to share your experiences. Make friends with the people who inspire and encourage you the most.

Be open and friendly, put yourself out there. Don’t be afraid to reach out to make connections - actively engage with the creative community and you will soon discover your creative allies.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Week Notes #34

Sunday, May 24, 2015

I am super excited to share the first Week Notes vlog with you all. I will be filming Saturday to Friday, uploading every Saturday, and posting the video here to replace the usual Week Notes posts. You can subscribe to my channel to get instant updates or just wait for the vlog to be posted on the blog, whichever you prefer.

My awesome friend - Tom Peel - made the music especially for me, for which I am eternally grateful. You can listen to Tom Peel's lovely music on Spotify; one of my favourite songs is When I Die and Laura, Half French is super lovely to listen to.

Links Worth Clicking:
» Stop Drinking Bottled Water
» Philip Ob Rey / Humantropy Installations
» On Being Creative and Building a Brand
» Wholehearted and Creative Living
» It’s Okay That There Are Dishes in Your Sink & Other Ways You’re Not Ruining Your Life
» 4,000 Flowers Bloom in Abandoned Detroit
» Richard Prince Sells Other People's Instagram Shots
» Living Creatively Without Fear

Saturday, May 23, 2015

New Arrivals | Triangles, Squares, & Circles

Saturday, May 23, 2015
New Arrivals | Triangles, Squares, & Circles

These new arrivals hit the shop only yesterday. The collection includes a solid 14k gold vermeil triangle necklace (also available in sterling silver), sterling silver cube earrings, and a 14k gold eternity set including a dainty eternity ring necklace and a matching eternity ring bracelet.

Share your style on Instagram using #ohmyclumsyheart


read the disclaimer