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I start art classes at #lagunagloriaartschool tonight. Feels scary and exciting. I don’t know how to use any of these supplies. But I guess that’s why I’m taking classes...to learn. Learning actually isn’t the part that feels scary. I’m naturally curious and like trying new things. The part that feels scary is that I REALLY want to be good at this...but what if I’m not. What if I just wasted hundreds of dollars on supplies and tuition and end up being horrible? Confronting the “what if’s” is what feels scary. I choose courage even when I feel scared. My intention is set to bring my full self to class and to learn and process the information through my own creative lens. My intention is also set to give myself permission to take the pressure off creating, to have fun, and to celebrate the student next to me instead of comparing myself to them.

2019-01-22 19:03   11 1

 

I start art classes at #lagunagloriaartschool tonight. Feels scary and exciting. I don’t know how to use any of these supplies. But I guess that’s why I’m taking classes...to learn. Learning actually isn’t the part that feels scary. I’m naturally curious and like trying new things. The part that feels scary is that I REALLY want to be good at this...but what if I’m not. What if I just wasted hundreds of dollars on supplies and tuition and end up being horrible Confronting the “what if’s” is what feels scary. I choose courage even when I feel scared. My intention is set to bring my full self to class and to learn and process the information through my own creative lens. My intention is also set to give myself permission to take the pressure off creating, to have fun, and to celebrate the student next to me instead of comparing myself to them.

We are finding our creative muses in places and objects we never would have imagined!⠀
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Every wall, tile, and finishing touch of Venue 308 will have intention and be inspired by others and our passion for courageous creativity.⠀
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2019-01-22 17:43   26 3

 

We are finding our creative muses in places and objects we never would have imagined!⠀ ⠀ Every wall, tile, and finishing touch of Venue 308 will have intention and be inspired by others and our passion for courageous creativity.⠀ *⠀ *⠀ *⠀ *⠀ *⠀ #yycvenue #yyceventvenue #yyc #calgarytourism #yycweddingvenue #yycculture #yyccommunity #inspiration #courageouscreativity #pushingthebox #intentional #original #truehappiness #yycevents #yycwedding #louiseblock #yycbeltline #yyceastvillage #newvenue #creativity #calgary #interiordesign #yycinteriordesign

Creatives, your money plan doesn’t have to be dull... it can be colorful, steeped in story and measured in meaning. When we get to the finance module of @illustratedbusiness we ditch the grayscale stack of boring spreadsheets (for a few beautiful ones) and pack our BUSiness up for a Revenue Roadtrip because the path to profitability isn’t a magic formula... it’s a journey (with a few formulas along the way)
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When I realized this... I actually began enjoying navigating the numbers of my business. And anyone who knows me knows that might be the eighth wonder of the world. But it’s possible… To do what you love creatively and nail your numbers
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 #designedtothrivecreative #courageouscreativity #purposemeetsprofit #designedtothrive #creativeatheart #creativepreneur #creativebusinessowner #risingtidesociety #calledtobecreative #creativityfound #communityovercompetition #jaxcreatives  #wearethecreativeeconomy #beingboss #womenwhowork #createcultivate #madetomatter #makersgonnamake #thelittlevictories #dowhatyoulove #creativebusiness #illustratedbusiness #dontquityourdaydream #withgritandgrace #goalgetter #goaldigger #shetheroar #creativeatheart

2019-01-20 20:58   38 4

 

Creatives, your money plan doesn’t have to be dull... it can be colorful, steeped in story and measured in meaning. When we get to the finance module of @illustratedbusiness we ditch the grayscale stack of boring spreadsheets (for a few beautiful ones) and pack our BUSiness up for a Revenue Roadtrip because the path to profitability isn’t a magic formula... it’s a journey (with a few formulas along the way) - When I realized this... I actually began enjoying navigating the numbers of my business. And anyone who knows me knows that might be the eighth wonder of the world. But it’s possible… To do what you love creatively and nail your numbers - #designedtothrivecreative #courageouscreativity #purposemeetsprofit #designedtothrive #creativeatheart #creativepreneur #creativebusinessowner #risingtidesociety #calledtobecreative #creativityfound #communityovercompetition #jaxcreatives #wearethecreativeeconomy #beingboss #womenwhowork #createcultivate #madetomatter #makersgonnamake #thelittlevictories #dowhatyoulove #creativebusiness #illustratedbusiness #dontquityourdaydream #withgritandgrace #goalgetter #goaldigger #shetheroar #creativeatheart

This little guy wakes me up every morning with snuggles, makes me laugh 500% more than I would on my own, wraps his paws around my neck to be held and reminds me regular play breaks are good for the soul. Could not be more grateful for the love gift he is. And he guards the pillows on my bed... it’s the small things that make a life, the little things that are huge and the everyday, ordinary moments that offer miracles when we slow enough to see. You are loved friend. More than you know
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 #designedtothrivecreative #courageouscreativity #purposemeetsprofit #designedtothrive #creativeatheart #creativepreneur #creativebusinessowner #risingtidesociety #calledtobecreative #creativityfound #communityovercompetition #jaxcreatives  #wearethecreativeeconomy #beingboss #womenwhowork #createcultivate #madetomatter #makersgonnamake #thelittlevictories #dowhatyoulove #creativebusiness #illustratedbusiness #dontquityourdaydream #withgritandgrace #goalgetter #goaldigger #shetheroar #creativeatheart #poodlesofinstagram

2019-01-20 18:01   34 0

 

This little guy wakes me up every morning with snuggles, makes me laugh 500% more than I would on my own, wraps his paws around my neck to be held and reminds me regular play breaks are good for the soul. Could not be more grateful for the love gift he is. And he guards the pillows on my bed... it’s the small things that make a life, the little things that are huge and the everyday, ordinary moments that offer miracles when we slow enough to see. You are loved friend. More than you know - #designedtothrivecreative #courageouscreativity #purposemeetsprofit #designedtothrive #creativeatheart #creativepreneur #creativebusinessowner #risingtidesociety #calledtobecreative #creativityfound #communityovercompetition #jaxcreatives #wearethecreativeeconomy #beingboss #womenwhowork #createcultivate #madetomatter #makersgonnamake #thelittlevictories #dowhatyoulove #creativebusiness #illustratedbusiness #dontquityourdaydream #withgritandgrace #goalgetter #goaldigger #shetheroar #creativeatheart #poodlesofinstagram

Right? Anyone else wish you could #Konmari your bills away? Hmmm... That one doesn’t spark joy for me right now, I think I’ll shred it 🤣
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Obviously not a solid finance strategy, but what if your biz planning and strategy could spark such amazing joy every single time you look at it, sit down to work on it, need to refer to it. Now that friend is what I’m talking about. That’s part of what @illustratedbusiness is all about. Helping you create MBA-worthy biz strategy in the form of an art journal you LOVE as we #makebusinessart together. Coming 02.25.19 ✨ Now I’m off to tidy my closet
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 #designedtothrivecreative #courageouscreativity #purposemeetsprofit #designedtothrive #creativeatheart #creativepreneur #creativebusinessowner #risingtidesociety #calledtobecreative #creativityfound #communityovercompetition #jaxcreatives  #wearethecreativeeconomy #beingboss #womenwhowork #createcultivate #madetomatter #makersgonnamake #thelittlevictories #dowhatyoulove #creativebusiness #illustratedbusiness #dontquityourdaydream #withgritandgrace #goalgetter #goaldigger #shetheroar #creativeatheart

2019-01-19 19:17   39 4

 

Right Anyone else wish you could #Konmari your bills away Hmmm... That one doesn’t spark joy for me right now, I think I’ll shred it 🤣 - Obviously not a solid finance strategy, but what if your biz planning and strategy could spark such amazing joy every single time you look at it, sit down to work on it, need to refer to it. Now that friend is what I’m talking about. That’s part of what @illustratedbusiness is all about. Helping you create MBA-worthy biz strategy in the form of an art journal you LOVE as we #makebusinessart together. Coming 02.25.19 ✨ Now I’m off to tidy my closet - #designedtothrivecreative #courageouscreativity #purposemeetsprofit #designedtothrive #creativeatheart #creativepreneur #creativebusinessowner #risingtidesociety #calledtobecreative #creativityfound #communityovercompetition #jaxcreatives #wearethecreativeeconomy #beingboss #womenwhowork #createcultivate #madetomatter #makersgonnamake #thelittlevictories #dowhatyoulove #creativebusiness #illustratedbusiness #dontquityourdaydream #withgritandgrace #goalgetter #goaldigger #shetheroar #creativeatheart

It’s about time I official introduce myself around here! No time like #fridayintroductions to make that happen
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I’m Michele ( @dmicheleperry ), creator of @illustratedbusiness, and I am a brand strategist, designer, and business educator for creatives & entrepreneurs
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My mission is to get creative entrepreneurs, like you, to fall in love with the business side of your creative business by providing the wholehearted business education & creative resources you need to build a purpose-fueled brand that thrives from the inside out in the place where #purposemeetsprofit
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I am a shameless puppy snuggler, think espresso should have its own food group and am pretty sure mascara qualifies as a survival tool. I lived 7 years in a warzone without running water or electricity, but my idea of camping is still a day spa. I also create custom watercolor wedding stationery and am a watercolor & lettering artist. I go for big dreams, quiet nights and scenic road trips. I believe in relentless encouragement, creative resilience and a love that never fails. Last year a traumatic brain injury cost me one business dream and became part of my story in building another. Above all this I know, your story matters because you matter friend. Period
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 #designedtothrivecreative #courageouscreativity #purposemeetsprofit #designedtothrive #creativeatheart #creativepreneur #creativebusinessowner #risingtidesociety #calledtobecreative #creativityfound #communityovercompetition #jaxcreatives  #wearethecreativeeconomy #beingboss #womenwhowork #createcultivate #madetomatter #makersgonnamake #thelittlevictories #dowhatyoulove #creativebusiness #illustratedbusiness #dontquityourdaydream #withgritandgrace #goalgetter #goaldigger #shetheroar #creativeatheart #bestgoals2019

2019-01-18 22:28   26 0

 

It’s about time I official introduce myself around here! No time like #fridayintroductions to make that happen - I’m Michele ( @dmicheleperry ), creator of @illustratedbusiness, and I am a brand strategist, designer, and business educator for creatives & entrepreneurs - My mission is to get creative entrepreneurs, like you, to fall in love with the business side of your creative business by providing the wholehearted business education & creative resources you need to build a purpose-fueled brand that thrives from the inside out in the place where #purposemeetsprofit - I am a shameless puppy snuggler, think espresso should have its own food group and am pretty sure mascara qualifies as a survival tool. I lived 7 years in a warzone without running water or electricity, but my idea of camping is still a day spa. I also create custom watercolor wedding stationery and am a watercolor & lettering artist. I go for big dreams, quiet nights and scenic road trips. I believe in relentless encouragement, creative resilience and a love that never fails. Last year a traumatic brain injury cost me one business dream and became part of my story in building another. Above all this I know, your story matters because you matter friend. Period - #designedtothrivecreative #courageouscreativity #purposemeetsprofit #designedtothrive #creativeatheart #creativepreneur #creativebusinessowner #risingtidesociety #calledtobecreative #creativityfound #communityovercompetition #jaxcreatives #wearethecreativeeconomy #beingboss #womenwhowork #createcultivate #madetomatter #makersgonnamake #thelittlevictories #dowhatyoulove #creativebusiness #illustratedbusiness #dontquityourdaydream #withgritandgrace #goalgetter #goaldigger #shetheroar #creativeatheart #bestgoals2019

Hey guys, it’s been forever so I thought I’d show my face for #fridayintroductions
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I’m Michele, creator of @illustratedbusiness, and I am a brand strategist, designer, and business educator for creatives & entrepreneurs
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My mission is to get creative entrepreneurs, like you, to fall in love with the business side of your creative business by providing the wholehearted business education & creative resources you need to build a purpose-fueled brand that thrives from the inside out in the place where #purposemeetsprofit
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I am a shameless puppy snuggler, think espresso should have its own food group and am pretty sure mascara qualifies as a survival tool. I lived 7 years in a warzone without running water or electricity, but my idea of camping is still a day spa. I also create custom watercolor wedding stationery and am a watercolor & lettering artist. I go for big dreams, quiet nights and scenic road trips. I believe in relentless encouragement, creative resilience and a love that never fails. Last year a traumatic brain injury cost me one business and became part of my story in building another. Above all this I know, your story matters because you matter friend. Period
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📷: @lisasilvaphotography
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 #designedtothrivecreative #courageouscreativity #purposemeetsprofit #designedtothrive #creativeatheart #creativepreneur #creativebusinessowner #risingtidesociety #calledtobecreative #creativityfound #communityovercompetition #jaxcreatives  #wearethecreativeeconomy #beingboss #womenwhowork #createcultivate #madetomatter #makersgonnamake #thelittlevictories #dowhatyoulove #creativebusiness #illustratedbusiness #dontquityourdaydream #withgritandgrace #goalgetter #goaldigger #shetheroar #creativeatheart #bestgoals2019

2019-01-18 22:22   38 6

 

Hey guys, it’s been forever so I thought I’d show my face for #fridayintroductions - I’m Michele, creator of @illustratedbusiness, and I am a brand strategist, designer, and business educator for creatives & entrepreneurs - My mission is to get creative entrepreneurs, like you, to fall in love with the business side of your creative business by providing the wholehearted business education & creative resources you need to build a purpose-fueled brand that thrives from the inside out in the place where #purposemeetsprofit - I am a shameless puppy snuggler, think espresso should have its own food group and am pretty sure mascara qualifies as a survival tool. I lived 7 years in a warzone without running water or electricity, but my idea of camping is still a day spa. I also create custom watercolor wedding stationery and am a watercolor & lettering artist. I go for big dreams, quiet nights and scenic road trips. I believe in relentless encouragement, creative resilience and a love that never fails. Last year a traumatic brain injury cost me one business and became part of my story in building another. Above all this I know, your story matters because you matter friend. Period - 📷: @lisasilvaphotography - #designedtothrivecreative #courageouscreativity #purposemeetsprofit #designedtothrive #creativeatheart #creativepreneur #creativebusinessowner #risingtidesociety #calledtobecreative #creativityfound #communityovercompetition #jaxcreatives #wearethecreativeeconomy #beingboss #womenwhowork #createcultivate #madetomatter #makersgonnamake #thelittlevictories #dowhatyoulove #creativebusiness #illustratedbusiness #dontquityourdaydream #withgritandgrace #goalgetter #goaldigger #shetheroar #creativeatheart #bestgoals2019

Oh my... the startup to success path is a journey filled with ups & downs, twists & turns, obstacles & opportunities. The real danger is not in setting the bar to high and missing it, but in setting it too low and achieving it. The more we are made for exists outside the edges of our comfort zones -
Sharing a huge goal for my 2019: Launching Illustrated Business™, my signature program featuring a premium member community, the Illustrated Business Creative Incubator™ and a 9 module Course Framework. The beta version of the Creative Incubator goes live in 6 weeks... I've been building a cozy space where over the next 9 months, you can have access to all the content in completion as rolls out monthly... for less than you probably spend at Starbucks each month, locked in for life. Not to mention the opportunity to become a part of building something together I truly believe will be a game changer for the creative economy
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So that's my crazy big cliff-diving goal. What goal are to saying yes to that scares you, even just a little? The more we are made for is hanging out just past our comfort zones and I for one am cheering you on to go find it #bestgoals2019
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 #designedtothrivecreative #courageouscreativity #purposemeetsprofit #designedtothrive #creativeatheart #creativepreneur #creativebusinessowner #risingtidesociety #calledtobecreative #creativityfound #communityovercompetition #jaxcreatives #wearethecreativeeconomy #beingboss #womenwhowork #createcultivate #madetomatter #makersgonnamake #thelittlevictories #dowhatyoulove #creativebusiness #illustratedbusiness #dontquityourdaydream #withgritandgrace #goalgetter #goaldigger #shetheroar #creativeatheart

2019-01-17 21:42   27 3

 

Oh my... the startup to success path is a journey filled with ups & downs, twists & turns, obstacles & opportunities. The real danger is not in setting the bar to high and missing it, but in setting it too low and achieving it. The more we are made for exists outside the edges of our comfort zones - Sharing a huge goal for my 2019: Launching Illustrated Business™, my signature program featuring a premium member community, the Illustrated Business Creative Incubator™ and a 9 module Course Framework. The beta version of the Creative Incubator goes live in 6 weeks... I've been building a cozy space where over the next 9 months, you can have access to all the content in completion as rolls out monthly... for less than you probably spend at Starbucks each month, locked in for life. Not to mention the opportunity to become a part of building something together I truly believe will be a game changer for the creative economy - So that's my crazy big cliff-diving goal. What goal are to saying yes to that scares you, even just a little The more we are made for is hanging out just past our comfort zones and I for one am cheering you on to go find it #bestgoals2019 - #designedtothrivecreative #courageouscreativity #purposemeetsprofit #designedtothrive #creativeatheart #creativepreneur #creativebusinessowner #risingtidesociety #calledtobecreative #creativityfound #communityovercompetition #jaxcreatives #wearethecreativeeconomy #beingboss #womenwhowork #createcultivate #madetomatter #makersgonnamake #thelittlevictories #dowhatyoulove #creativebusiness #illustratedbusiness #dontquityourdaydream #withgritandgrace #goalgetter #goaldigger #shetheroar #creativeatheart

Big brave daring risky messy wonderful goals. Startup to success is a path filled with ups & downs, twists & turns, obstacles & opportunities. I'm the girl who has dreamed big pretty much her whole life-- until in the middle of my biggest dream ever, I had to walk away. It crushed something on the inside of me that will never be the same again. But just because I can't go back, doesn't mean I can't go on, and that onward won't be mind-blowingly incredible
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Broken dreams make breathtaking mosaics. Shattered dreams can become seeds to grow something even greater than what was lost. I hold on to that lifeline as I'm saying yes to dreaming big and diving deep. I'd for sure love you to come with me
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GOAL: In 2019, I'm launching Illustrated Business™, my signature program featuring a premium member community, the Illustrated Business Creative Incubator™ and a 9 module Course Framework. The beta version of the Creative Incubator goes live in 6 weeks... I've been building a cozy space where over the next 9 months, you can have access to all the content in completion as rolls out monthly... for less than you probably spend at Starbucks locked in for life. Not to mention the opportunity to become a part of building something together I truly believe will be a game changer for the creative economy
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So that's my crazy big cliff-diving goal. What goal are to saying yes to that scares you, even just a little? The more we are made for is hanging out just past our comfort zones and I for one am cheering you on to go find it #bestgoals2019
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 #designedtothrivecreative #courageouscreativity #purposemeetsprofit #designedtothrive #creativeatheart #creativepreneur #creativebusinessowner #risingtidesociety #calledtobecreative #creativityfound #communityovercompetition #jaxcreatives #wearethecreativeeconomy #beingboss #womenwhowork #createcultivate #madetomatter #makersgonnamake #thelittlevictories #dowhatyoulove #creativebusiness #illustratedbusiness #dontquityourdaydream #withgritandgrace #goalgetter #goaldigger #shetheroar #creativeatheart

2019-01-17 21:31   46 4

 

Big brave daring risky messy wonderful goals. Startup to success is a path filled with ups & downs, twists & turns, obstacles & opportunities. I'm the girl who has dreamed big pretty much her whole life-- until in the middle of my biggest dream ever, I had to walk away. It crushed something on the inside of me that will never be the same again. But just because I can't go back, doesn't mean I can't go on, and that onward won't be mind-blowingly incredible - Broken dreams make breathtaking mosaics. Shattered dreams can become seeds to grow something even greater than what was lost. I hold on to that lifeline as I'm saying yes to dreaming big and diving deep. I'd for sure love you to come with me - GOAL: In 2019, I'm launching Illustrated Business™, my signature program featuring a premium member community, the Illustrated Business Creative Incubator™ and a 9 module Course Framework. The beta version of the Creative Incubator goes live in 6 weeks... I've been building a cozy space where over the next 9 months, you can have access to all the content in completion as rolls out monthly... for less than you probably spend at Starbucks locked in for life. Not to mention the opportunity to become a part of building something together I truly believe will be a game changer for the creative economy - So that's my crazy big cliff-diving goal. What goal are to saying yes to that scares you, even just a little The more we are made for is hanging out just past our comfort zones and I for one am cheering you on to go find it #bestgoals2019 - #designedtothrivecreative #courageouscreativity #purposemeetsprofit #designedtothrive #creativeatheart #creativepreneur #creativebusinessowner #risingtidesociety #calledtobecreative #creativityfound #communityovercompetition #jaxcreatives #wearethecreativeeconomy #beingboss #womenwhowork #createcultivate #madetomatter #makersgonnamake #thelittlevictories #dowhatyoulove #creativebusiness #illustratedbusiness #dontquityourdaydream #withgritandgrace #goalgetter #goaldigger #shetheroar #creativeatheart

Friends, there is no yes without a no. We can never truly own our yes without owning our no first. And NO is a part of some pretty amazing things. InNOvation that says NO to the status quo. HoNOr that says NO to shame. ENOrmity that says NO to scarcity and small thinking. ENOugh that says NO to striving. NOw that says NO to letting the future or past steal the gift of the present
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Joining in with incredible creatives all over the globe in diving deep into setting our #bestgoals2019. A little raw honesty? I am saying no to being afraid to succeed so I can wholeheartedly step back out center stage and serve you with my whole heart
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Obscurity is challenging but success can be terrifying. All of the sudden there is actually something to lose. There is pressure and a million opinions and voices and decisions and people depending on you. But the price of never stewarding your gift, never running after your dream... that is far more costly. For everyone. You don't just have gifts to bring, you are gift. Your story matters. Your voice matters. Your dream matters. You, friend, matter more than you know
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What no are you choosing to make way for your yes? #goalforit
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 #designedtothrivecreative #courageouscreativity #purposemeetsprofit #designedtothrive #creativepreneur #creativebusinessowner #risingtidesociety #calledtobecreative #creativityfound #communityovercompetition #jaxcreatives  #wearethecreativeeconomy #beingboss #womenwhowork #createcultivate #madetomatter #makersgonnamake #thelittlevictories #dowhatyoulove #creativebusiness #illustratedbusiness #dontquityourdaydream #withgritandgrace #goalgetter #goaldigger #creativeatheart

2019-01-17 16:54   21 1

 

Friends, there is no yes without a no. We can never truly own our yes without owning our no first. And NO is a part of some pretty amazing things. InNOvation that says NO to the status quo. HoNOr that says NO to shame. ENOrmity that says NO to scarcity and small thinking. ENOugh that says NO to striving. NOw that says NO to letting the future or past steal the gift of the present - Joining in with incredible creatives all over the globe in diving deep into setting our #bestgoals2019. A little raw honesty I am saying no to being afraid to succeed so I can wholeheartedly step back out center stage and serve you with my whole heart - Obscurity is challenging but success can be terrifying. All of the sudden there is actually something to lose. There is pressure and a million opinions and voices and decisions and people depending on you. But the price of never stewarding your gift, never running after your dream... that is far more costly. For everyone. You don't just have gifts to bring, you are gift. Your story matters. Your voice matters. Your dream matters. You, friend, matter more than you know - What no are you choosing to make way for your yes #goalforit - #designedtothrivecreative #courageouscreativity #purposemeetsprofit #designedtothrive #creativepreneur #creativebusinessowner #risingtidesociety #calledtobecreative #creativityfound #communityovercompetition #jaxcreatives #wearethecreativeeconomy #beingboss #womenwhowork #createcultivate #madetomatter #makersgonnamake #thelittlevictories #dowhatyoulove #creativebusiness #illustratedbusiness #dontquityourdaydream #withgritandgrace #goalgetter #goaldigger #creativeatheart

For years I have told clients and friends, and myself... because let's face it, sometimes the person who needs reminding most is looking back at me from my mirror, that it is impossible to own your yes if you can't first own your no. There is no yes without a no
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I spent years working with women who had been trafficked or who were vulnerable to being trafficked. They taught me so much. Their bravery and strength and fortitude and resilience and beauty humbled me and called me higher. They taught me the power of two little letters to change everything. N O
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There is no yes without a no. We can never own our yes without first owning our no. And NO is a part of some pretty amazing things. InNOvation says NO to the status quo. HoNOr says NO to shame. ENOrmity says NO to scarcity and small thinking. ENOugh says NO to striving. NOw says NO to living in every moment but the present one
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For my #bestgoals2019, I'm saying no to losing 2x by embracing fearing future loss and yes to celebrating every moment as the gift it is. I am saying no to playing small, hiding my heart and being afraid to succeed and yes to wholehearted investment against myself and just going for it. I am saying no to confusion and chaos and yes to workflows and intentionality, no to distracted spending and yes to investing with intent over impulse, no to the tyranny of the urgent and yes to stewardship of time, no to social media overload and yes to connecting more face-to-face over coffee
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What no are you choosing to make way for your yes? #goalforit
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 #designedtothrivecreative #courageouscreativity #purposemeetsprofit #designedtothrive #creativepreneur #creativebusinessowner #risingtidesociety #calledtobecreative #creativityfound #communityovercompetition #jaxcreatives  #wearethecreativeeconomy #beingboss #womenwhowork #createcultivate #madetomatter #makersgonnamake #thelittlevictories #dowhatyoulove #creativebusiness #illustratedbusiness #dontquityourdaydream #withgritandgrace #goalgetter #goaldigger #creativeatheart

2019-01-17 16:52   58 8

 

For years I have told clients and friends, and myself... because let's face it, sometimes the person who needs reminding most is looking back at me from my mirror, that it is impossible to own your yes if you can't first own your no. There is no yes without a no - I spent years working with women who had been trafficked or who were vulnerable to being trafficked. They taught me so much. Their bravery and strength and fortitude and resilience and beauty humbled me and called me higher. They taught me the power of two little letters to change everything. N O - There is no yes without a no. We can never own our yes without first owning our no. And NO is a part of some pretty amazing things. InNOvation says NO to the status quo. HoNOr says NO to shame. ENOrmity says NO to scarcity and small thinking. ENOugh says NO to striving. NOw says NO to living in every moment but the present one - For my #bestgoals2019, I'm saying no to losing 2x by embracing fearing future loss and yes to celebrating every moment as the gift it is. I am saying no to playing small, hiding my heart and being afraid to succeed and yes to wholehearted investment against myself and just going for it. I am saying no to confusion and chaos and yes to workflows and intentionality, no to distracted spending and yes to investing with intent over impulse, no to the tyranny of the urgent and yes to stewardship of time, no to social media overload and yes to connecting more face-to-face over coffee - What no are you choosing to make way for your yes #goalforit - #designedtothrivecreative #courageouscreativity #purposemeetsprofit #designedtothrive #creativepreneur #creativebusinessowner #risingtidesociety #calledtobecreative #creativityfound #communityovercompetition #jaxcreatives #wearethecreativeeconomy #beingboss #womenwhowork #createcultivate #madetomatter #makersgonnamake #thelittlevictories #dowhatyoulove #creativebusiness #illustratedbusiness #dontquityourdaydream #withgritandgrace #goalgetter #goaldigger #creativeatheart

My mission... to get creative entrepreneurs (ahem, that's you) to fall in love with the business side of their creative businesses by providing the wholehearted business education & creative resources they need to build purpose-fueled brands that thrive from the inside out in the place where #purposemeetsprofit
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I walk this out that by helping creatives better understand and grow their businesses through using MBA-worthy business planning and strategy translated into fun, interactive illustrations & visual journaling exercises that #makebusinessart. Because it can be, it should be... art in motion
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Dear creative wave-maker and spark-carrier, business planning doesn't have to mean a stale, crusty stack of paper gathering dust in the back of your file cabinet. It can be a living document that created in the form of an art journal or sketchbook. It isn’t the document you'd create to wow investors, it is a dynamic place to record your research, thoughts, ideas, big crazy dreams, goals, and project planning. It doesn’t stay the same. It grows with you as you steward the story of your business journey
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What's your mission and big vision? And how can I cheer you on? #bestgoals2019
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 #designedtothrivecreative #courageouscreativity #designedtothrive #creativeatheart #creativepreneur #creativebusinessowner #risingtidesociety #calledtobecreative #creativityfound #communityovercompetition #jaxcreatives #wearethecreativeeconomy #beingboss #womenwhowork #createcultivate #madetomatter #makersgonnamake #thelittlevictories #dowhatyoulove #creativebusiness #illustratedbusiness #dontquityourdaydream #withgritandgrace #goalgetter #goaldigger #shetheroar #creativeatheart

2019-01-17 04:27   67 8

 

My mission... to get creative entrepreneurs (ahem, that's you) to fall in love with the business side of their creative businesses by providing the wholehearted business education & creative resources they need to build purpose-fueled brands that thrive from the inside out in the place where #purposemeetsprofit - I walk this out that by helping creatives better understand and grow their businesses through using MBA-worthy business planning and strategy translated into fun, interactive illustrations & visual journaling exercises that #makebusinessart. Because it can be, it should be... art in motion - Dear creative wave-maker and spark-carrier, business planning doesn't have to mean a stale, crusty stack of paper gathering dust in the back of your file cabinet. It can be a living document that created in the form of an art journal or sketchbook. It isn’t the document you'd create to wow investors, it is a dynamic place to record your research, thoughts, ideas, big crazy dreams, goals, and project planning. It doesn’t stay the same. It grows with you as you steward the story of your business journey - What's your mission and big vision And how can I cheer you on #bestgoals2019 - #designedtothrivecreative #courageouscreativity #designedtothrive #creativeatheart #creativepreneur #creativebusinessowner #risingtidesociety #calledtobecreative #creativityfound #communityovercompetition #jaxcreatives #wearethecreativeeconomy #beingboss #womenwhowork #createcultivate #madetomatter #makersgonnamake #thelittlevictories #dowhatyoulove #creativebusiness #illustratedbusiness #dontquityourdaydream #withgritandgrace #goalgetter #goaldigger #shetheroar #creativeatheart

The mission of Illustrated Business™ is to educate and empower creative entrepreneurs to better understand and grow their businesses by translating MBA-worthy business planning and strategy into fun, interactive, visual journaling exercises designed to build purpose-fueled brands that thrive from the inside out in the place where #purposemeetsprofit
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Basically this is business education & community for those of us who would rather color of the books instead of balance them
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Dear creative wave-maker and spark-carrier, business planning doesn't have to mean a stale, crusty stack of paper gathering dust in the back of your file cabinet. It can be a living document that created in the form of an art journal or sketchbook... a dynamic place to record your research, thoughts, ideas, big crazy dreams, goals, and project planning. It doesn’t stay the same. It grows with you as you steward the story of your business journey
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What's your mission and big vision? And how can we cheer you on?  #bestgoals2019
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 #designedtothrivecreative #courageouscreativity #designedtothrive #creativeatheart #creativepreneur #creativebusinessowner #risingtidesociety #calledtobecreative #creativityfound #communityovercompetition #jaxcreatives #wearethecreativeeconomy #beingboss #womenwhowork #createcultivate #madetomatter #makersgonnamake #thelittlevictories #dowhatyoulove #creativebusiness #illustratedbusiness #dontquityourdaydream #withgritandgrace #goalgetter #goaldigger #shetheroar #creativeatheart

2019-01-17 04:23   44 12

 

The mission of Illustrated Business™ is to educate and empower creative entrepreneurs to better understand and grow their businesses by translating MBA-worthy business planning and strategy into fun, interactive, visual journaling exercises designed to build purpose-fueled brands that thrive from the inside out in the place where #purposemeetsprofit - Basically this is business education & community for those of us who would rather color of the books instead of balance them - Dear creative wave-maker and spark-carrier, business planning doesn't have to mean a stale, crusty stack of paper gathering dust in the back of your file cabinet. It can be a living document that created in the form of an art journal or sketchbook... a dynamic place to record your research, thoughts, ideas, big crazy dreams, goals, and project planning. It doesn’t stay the same. It grows with you as you steward the story of your business journey - What's your mission and big vision And how can we cheer you on #bestgoals2019 - #designedtothrivecreative #courageouscreativity #designedtothrive #creativeatheart #creativepreneur #creativebusinessowner #risingtidesociety #calledtobecreative #creativityfound #communityovercompetition #jaxcreatives #wearethecreativeeconomy #beingboss #womenwhowork #createcultivate #madetomatter #makersgonnamake #thelittlevictories #dowhatyoulove #creativebusiness #illustratedbusiness #dontquityourdaydream #withgritandgrace #goalgetter #goaldigger #shetheroar #creativeatheart

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2019-01-15 12:57   11 0

 
There is nothing more truly artistic than to love people- Vincent Van Gogh
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When I'm 80, I want to look back and know that the greatest masterpieces I have left behind were lives transformed by knowing how deeply, relentlessly and wildly they were loved. Loved not because they did, but because they were. I want to leave a legacy of people who stood on my shoulders and flew higher and farther than I did. That is what motivates everything I do
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Friends, we’re joining in with a whole movement of creatives this week for the #BestGoals2019 challenge which is a collaboration between @risingtidesociety & @cultivatewhatmatters. What do you want your creative legacy to be? I'd love to know in the comments
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AND!!!! A super big congratulations to @5and2studio for winning our PowerSheets pink bundle! DM me your mailing address so I can get this in the mail to you 🎉🎉🎉
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2019-01-15 05:42   50 1

 

There is nothing more truly artistic than to love people- Vincent Van Gogh - When I'm 80, I want to look back and know that the greatest masterpieces I have left behind were lives transformed by knowing how deeply, relentlessly and wildly they were loved. Loved not because they did, but because they were. I want to leave a legacy of people who stood on my shoulders and flew higher and farther than I did. That is what motivates everything I do - Friends, we’re joining in with a whole movement of creatives this week for the #BestGoals2019 challenge which is a collaboration between @risingtidesociety & @cultivatewhatmatters. What do you want your creative legacy to be I'd love to know in the comments - AND!!!! A super big congratulations to @5and2studio for winning our PowerSheets pink bundle! DM me your mailing address so I can get this in the mail to you 🎉🎉🎉 - #designedtothrivecreative #courageouscreativity #purposemeetsprofit #designedtothrive #creativeatheart #creativepreneur #creativebusinessowner #risingtidesociety #calledtobecreative #creativityfound #communityovercompetition #jaxcreatives #wearethecreativeeconomy #beingboss #womenwhowork #createcultivate #madetomatter #makersgonnamake #thelittlevictories #dowhatyoulove #creativebusiness #illustratedbusiness #dontquityourdaydream #withgritandgrace #goalgetter #goaldigger #shetheroar #creativeatheart

When I'm 80, I want to look back and know that the greatest masterpieces I have left behind were lives transformed by knowing how deeply, relentlessly and wildly they were loved. Loved not because they did, but because they were. I want to leave a legacy of people who stood on my shoulders and flew higher and farther than I did
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Friends, I'm joining in with a whole movement of creatives this week for the #BestGoals2019 challenge, a collaboration between @risingtidesociety & @cultivatewhatmatters. What do you want your creative legacy to be? I'd love to know in the comments ☺️
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Procreate brush: Fine Calligraphy from @saffronavenue
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 #designedtothrivecreative #courageouscreativity #purposemeetsprofit #designedtothrive #creativeatheart #creativepreneur #creativebusinessowner #risingtidesociety #calledtobecreative #creativityfound #communityovercompetition #jaxcreatives  #wearethecreativeeconomy #beingboss #womenwhowork #createcultivate #madetomatter #makersgonnamake #thelittlevictories #dowhatyoulove #creativebusiness #illustratedbusiness #dontquityourdaydream #withgritandgrace #goalgetter #goaldigger #shetheroar #creativeatheart

2019-01-15 05:34   93 9

 

When I'm 80, I want to look back and know that the greatest masterpieces I have left behind were lives transformed by knowing how deeply, relentlessly and wildly they were loved. Loved not because they did, but because they were. I want to leave a legacy of people who stood on my shoulders and flew higher and farther than I did - Friends, I'm joining in with a whole movement of creatives this week for the #BestGoals2019 challenge, a collaboration between @risingtidesociety & @cultivatewhatmatters. What do you want your creative legacy to be I'd love to know in the comments ☺️ - Procreate brush: Fine Calligraphy from @saffronavenue - #designedtothrivecreative #courageouscreativity #purposemeetsprofit #designedtothrive #creativeatheart #creativepreneur #creativebusinessowner #risingtidesociety #calledtobecreative #creativityfound #communityovercompetition #jaxcreatives #wearethecreativeeconomy #beingboss #womenwhowork #createcultivate #madetomatter #makersgonnamake #thelittlevictories #dowhatyoulove #creativebusiness #illustratedbusiness #dontquityourdaydream #withgritandgrace #goalgetter #goaldigger #shetheroar #creativeatheart

This Sunday (& let’s be real, everyday 🤣) I just want #allthecolors
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2019-01-13 21:14   42 0

 
I once heard a story about a little boy who was walking on a beach where thousands of starfish had washed up on the sand. He stopped and picked up one starfish at a time and threw it back into the ocean. An elderly man walking by stopped and asked, "Son, what in tarnation do ya think y'er doin'? Look at how many starfish there are. You'll never even make a difference to all these starfish." The little boy paused and thought, and then leaned down, picked up one more starfish and threw it as far as he could out into the water. He turned to the man with his face breaking out into a smile exclaimed, "Well, it sure made a difference to THAT one!"
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Friend it is so easy to look at an ocean of tasks and needs and voices coming at me from seemingly all directions and be overwhelmed by what I can't do. And it's true, I can't do all the things. You can't do all the things. But we can do one thing for one person who then in turn may be inspired and do one thing for one person and suddenly there is a movement of #starfish throwers making a broad impact. But just because your impact seems small, and quiet and impossible... that is where world changing movements begin. With one voice, one person stopping for one starfish... And most importantly, small can be the whole world to the person we are stopping for. You matter. Deeply.
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See the video over on @illustratedbusiness
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 #designedtothrivecreative #courageouscreativity #purposemeetsprofit #creativepurpose #creativeatheart #creativepreneur #creativebusinessowner #risingtidesociety #calledtobecreative #creativityfound #communityovercompetition #jaxcreatives  #wearethecreativeeconomy #watercolorvideo #createcultivate #madetomatter #makersgonnamake #dowhatyoulove #primatek #illustratedbusiness #wetonwet #storyledbusiness

2019-01-10 02:36   48 12

 

I once heard a story about a little boy who was walking on a beach where thousands of starfish had washed up on the sand. He stopped and picked up one starfish at a time and threw it back into the ocean. An elderly man walking by stopped and asked, "Son, what in tarnation do ya think y'er doin' Look at how many starfish there are. You'll never even make a difference to all these starfish." The little boy paused and thought, and then leaned down, picked up one more starfish and threw it as far as he could out into the water. He turned to the man with his face breaking out into a smile exclaimed, "Well, it sure made a difference to THAT one!" - Friend it is so easy to look at an ocean of tasks and needs and voices coming at me from seemingly all directions and be overwhelmed by what I can't do. And it's true, I can't do all the things. You can't do all the things. But we can do one thing for one person who then in turn may be inspired and do one thing for one person and suddenly there is a movement of #starfish throwers making a broad impact. But just because your impact seems small, and quiet and impossible... that is where world changing movements begin. With one voice, one person stopping for one starfish... And most importantly, small can be the whole world to the person we are stopping for. You matter. Deeply. - See the video over on @illustratedbusiness - #designedtothrivecreative #courageouscreativity #purposemeetsprofit #creativepurpose #creativeatheart #creativepreneur #creativebusinessowner #risingtidesociety #calledtobecreative #creativityfound #communityovercompetition #jaxcreatives #wearethecreativeeconomy #watercolorvideo #createcultivate #madetomatter #makersgonnamake #dowhatyoulove #primatek #illustratedbusiness #wetonwet #storyledbusiness

I once heard a story about a little boy who was walking on a beach where thousands of starfish had washed up on the sand. He stopped and picked up one starfish at a time and threw it back into the ocean. An elderly man walking by stopped and asked, "Son, what in tarnation do ya think y'er doin'? Look at how many starfish there are. You'll never even make a difference to all these starfish." The little boy paused and thought, and then leaned down, picked up one more starfish and threw it as far as he could out into the water. He turned to the man with his face breaking out into a smile exclaimed, "Well, it sure made a difference to THAT one!"
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Friend it is so easy to look at an ocean of tasks and needs and voices coming at me from seemingly all directions and be overwhelmed by what I can't do. And it's true, I can't do all the things. You can't do all the things. But we can do one thing for one person who then in turn may be inspired and do one thing for one person and suddenly there is a movement of #starfish throwers making a broad impact. But just because your impact seems small, and quiet and impossible... that is where world changing movements begin. With one voice, one person stopping for one starfish... And most importantly, small can be the whole world to the person we are stopping for. You matter. Deeply.
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Because I need reminding, that's why I have starfish throughout my office and studio. It may be small, but it is never insignificant. Finding the metaphors that speak to your soul can be the brand shifters and culture shapers that make all the difference as your biz grows in 2019? I'm curious-- for me it is starfish... how about you friend? What emblem speaks to you and reminds you of your #creativepurpose
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 #designedtothrivecreative #courageouscreativity #purposemeetsprofit #paintingvideo #creativeatheart #creativepreneur #creativebusinessowner #risingtidesociety #calledtobecreative #creativityfound #communityovercompetition #jaxcreatives  #wearethecreativeeconomy #wip #watercolorvideo #createcultivate #madetomatter #makersgonnamake #workinprogress #dowhatyoulove #primatek #illustratedbusiness #wetonwet #storyledbusiness

2019-01-10 02:25   20 0

 

I once heard a story about a little boy who was walking on a beach where thousands of starfish had washed up on the sand. He stopped and picked up one starfish at a time and threw it back into the ocean. An elderly man walking by stopped and asked, "Son, what in tarnation do ya think y'er doin' Look at how many starfish there are. You'll never even make a difference to all these starfish." The little boy paused and thought, and then leaned down, picked up one more starfish and threw it as far as he could out into the water. He turned to the man with his face breaking out into a smile exclaimed, "Well, it sure made a difference to THAT one!" - Friend it is so easy to look at an ocean of tasks and needs and voices coming at me from seemingly all directions and be overwhelmed by what I can't do. And it's true, I can't do all the things. You can't do all the things. But we can do one thing for one person who then in turn may be inspired and do one thing for one person and suddenly there is a movement of #starfish throwers making a broad impact. But just because your impact seems small, and quiet and impossible... that is where world changing movements begin. With one voice, one person stopping for one starfish... And most importantly, small can be the whole world to the person we are stopping for. You matter. Deeply. - Because I need reminding, that's why I have starfish throughout my office and studio. It may be small, but it is never insignificant. Finding the metaphors that speak to your soul can be the brand shifters and culture shapers that make all the difference as your biz grows in 2019 I'm curious-- for me it is starfish... how about you friend What emblem speaks to you and reminds you of your #creativepurpose - #designedtothrivecreative #courageouscreativity #purposemeetsprofit #paintingvideo #creativeatheart #creativepreneur #creativebusinessowner #risingtidesociety #calledtobecreative #creativityfound #communityovercompetition #jaxcreatives #wearethecreativeeconomy #wip #watercolorvideo #createcultivate #madetomatter #makersgonnamake #workinprogress #dowhatyoulove #primatek #illustratedbusiness #wetonwet #storyledbusiness

Blank year overwhelm? Anyone? Do you stare at the 358 days ahead and already feel like you are behind on that arm-length list of want-to-dos you have for 2019?
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Well, friend I've got you covered. BIG time. I'm kinda twirling in my desk chair to get to share this with you. I just launched a dedicated instagram account that is going to be like a pocket MBA for your creative biz, 'cause its gonna share tips & insight to help you #MakeBusinessArt. M-B-A, see what we did there? You can find it @illustratedbusiness
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And to help kick this party off, I am super excited to share I'm giving away one POWERSHEETS® 2019 Pink Bundle that is now sold out online... with the 2019 Powersheets edition, goal planning sticker book, & pink make it happen pencil case! Swipe through the post images to see what's included
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TO ENTER: 1. Comment on this post "I'm in!" 2. Follow @illustratedbusiness -
For additional entries, check out the link in the @illustratedbusiness profile and: 1. Subscribe on YouTube 2. Subscribe to the Podcast on Anchor or Spotify 3. Get on the WaitList 4.Comment this week on Illustrated Business's posts and tag friends you think who would love this
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Entries Close 01/11/18, 11:59PM EST. The winner will be announced 01/14 on @IllustratedBusiness. Giveaway open to mailing addresses in the United States only
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 #designedtothrivecreative #courageouscreativity #purposemeetsprofit #designedtothrive #creativeatheart #creativepreneur #creativebusinessowner #risingtidesociety #calledtobecreative #creativityfound #communityovercompetition #jaxcreatives  #wearethecreativeeconomy #beingboss #womenwhowork #createcultivate #madetomatter #makersgonnamake #thelittlevictories #dowhatyoulove #creativebusiness #illustratedbusiness #dontquityourdaydream #withgritandgrace #goalgetter #goaldigger #shetheroar

2019-01-08 02:28   43 6

 

Blank year overwhelm Anyone Do you stare at the 358 days ahead and already feel like you are behind on that arm-length list of want-to-dos you have for 2019 - Well, friend I've got you covered. BIG time. I'm kinda twirling in my desk chair to get to share this with you. I just launched a dedicated instagram account that is going to be like a pocket MBA for your creative biz, 'cause its gonna share tips & insight to help you #MakeBusinessArt. M-B-A, see what we did there You can find it @illustratedbusiness - And to help kick this party off, I am super excited to share I'm giving away one POWERSHEETS® 2019 Pink Bundle that is now sold out online... with the 2019 Powersheets edition, goal planning sticker book, & pink make it happen pencil case! Swipe through the post images to see what's included - TO ENTER: 1. Comment on this post "I'm in!" 2. Follow @illustratedbusiness - For additional entries, check out the link in the @illustratedbusiness profile and: 1. Subscribe on YouTube 2. Subscribe to the Podcast on Anchor or Spotify 3. Get on the WaitList 4.Comment this week on Illustrated Business's posts and tag friends you think who would love this - Entries Close 01/11/18, 11:59PM EST. The winner will be announced 01/14 on @IllustratedBusiness. Giveaway open to mailing addresses in the United States only - #designedtothrivecreative #courageouscreativity #purposemeetsprofit #designedtothrive #creativeatheart #creativepreneur #creativebusinessowner #risingtidesociety #calledtobecreative #creativityfound #communityovercompetition #jaxcreatives #wearethecreativeeconomy #beingboss #womenwhowork #createcultivate #madetomatter #makersgonnamake #thelittlevictories #dowhatyoulove #creativebusiness #illustratedbusiness #dontquityourdaydream #withgritandgrace #goalgetter #goaldigger #shetheroar

Creative entrepreneur friends, telllllll me I’m not the only one who feels like this? I *might* have walked into my MBA accounting class, introduced myself to the professor and asked him this exact question. He wasn’t quite as amused as I was 👩🏻‍💻 But my spreadsheets were rocking ALLLLL the colors.
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In a sense that’s where this whole idea started. Biz strategy for those of us who prefer color charts to calculators.... anyone? 🙌🏻
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I am here to tell you that you are not alone and the business side of being creative doesn’t have to be overwhelming. It can be just as full of life as the creativity that lights your soul on fire. Hello, did I mention #iplanmyfinancialswithcrayolas? 📚
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Welcome to the place where #purposemeetsprofit and you find the support you need to build a business that is just as much a masterpiece as your art. Here’s to your best year yet- let’s do this! Tag some creative friends in the comments who might want to join us
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 #designedtothrivecreative #courageouscreativity #designedtothrive #creativeatheart #creativepreneur #creativebusinessowner #risingtidesociety #calledtobecreative #creativityfound #communityovercompetition #jaxcreatives  #wearethecreativeeconomy #beingboss #womenwhowork #createcultivate #madetomatter #makersgonnamake #thelittlevictories #dowhatyoulove #creativebusiness #illustratedbusiness #dontquityourdaydream #withgritandgrace #goalgetter #goaldigger #shetheroar

2019-01-08 00:56   22 3

 

Creative entrepreneur friends, telllllll me I’m not the only one who feels like this I *might* have walked into my MBA accounting class, introduced myself to the professor and asked him this exact question. He wasn’t quite as amused as I was 👩🏻‍💻 But my spreadsheets were rocking ALLLLL the colors. - In a sense that’s where this whole idea started. Biz strategy for those of us who prefer color charts to calculators.... anyone 🙌🏻 - I am here to tell you that you are not alone and the business side of being creative doesn’t have to be overwhelming. It can be just as full of life as the creativity that lights your soul on fire. Hello, did I mention #iplanmyfinancialswithcrayolas 📚 - Welcome to the place where #purposemeetsprofit and you find the support you need to build a business that is just as much a masterpiece as your art. Here’s to your best year yet- let’s do this! Tag some creative friends in the comments who might want to join us - #designedtothrivecreative #courageouscreativity #designedtothrive #creativeatheart #creativepreneur #creativebusinessowner #risingtidesociety #calledtobecreative #creativityfound #communityovercompetition #jaxcreatives #wearethecreativeeconomy #beingboss #womenwhowork #createcultivate #madetomatter #makersgonnamake #thelittlevictories #dowhatyoulove #creativebusiness #illustratedbusiness #dontquityourdaydream #withgritandgrace #goalgetter #goaldigger #shetheroar

We loved this little bit of sparkle from a recent winter project! We hope you enjoy this quick behind the scenes of our Lamontage process. Here you can see how the fibers are intricately cut, blended and layered by hand, then mechanically interlocked by needle-punching.

2019-01-08 00:42   104 1

 

We loved this little bit of sparkle from a recent winter project! We hope you enjoy this quick behind the scenes of our Lamontage process. Here you can see how the fibers are intricately cut, blended and layered by hand, then mechanically interlocked by needle-punching.

I love that the root meaning of intent comes from late Latin meaning “aim or purpose, literally a stretching out...”... anyone else a #wordnerd out there? Goals definitely are designed to stretch us past our comfort zones
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Intent is my word for 2019. It also means designed, purposed, the state of a person's mind that directs his or her actions toward a specific goal, meaning, significance, steadfastly fixed or directed at something, determined, intense,
concentrated, resolute, set
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That’s a whole lot goin’ on in 6 little letters. 2019 game on. How about y’all- what word did you choose for your new year? 🙌🏻🎉
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 #designedtothrivecreative #courageouscreativity #purposemeetsprofit #designedtothrive #thriveguides #creativepreneur #smallbusinessowner #risingtidesociety #creativeatheart #calledtobecreative #creativityfound #communityovercompetition #jaxcreatives  #wearethecreativeeconomy #beingboss #womenwhowork #createcultivate #madetomatter #makersgonnamake #thelittlevictories #dowhatyoulove #brandsthatmatter #storyledbusiness #creativebusiness #illustratedbusiness

2019-01-02 23:35   42 4

 

I love that the root meaning of intent comes from late Latin meaning “aim or purpose, literally a stretching out...”... anyone else a #wordnerd out there Goals definitely are designed to stretch us past our comfort zones - Intent is my word for 2019. It also means designed, purposed, the state of a person's mind that directs his or her actions toward a specific goal, meaning, significance, steadfastly fixed or directed at something, determined, intense, concentrated, resolute, set - That’s a whole lot goin’ on in 6 little letters. 2019 game on. How about y’all- what word did you choose for your new year 🙌🏻🎉 - #designedtothrivecreative #courageouscreativity #purposemeetsprofit #designedtothrive #thriveguides #creativepreneur #smallbusinessowner #risingtidesociety #creativeatheart #calledtobecreative #creativityfound #communityovercompetition #jaxcreatives #wearethecreativeeconomy #beingboss #womenwhowork #createcultivate #madetomatter #makersgonnamake #thelittlevictories #dowhatyoulove #brandsthatmatter #storyledbusiness #creativebusiness #illustratedbusiness

I want to be brave with creative expression. I want to nurture her in practice with a level of commitment that matches my inner passion. No more stalling, dismissing, comparing or waiting for the perfect time. The time is now to quiet unsupportive voices and trust the path that is my birthright. #2019Goals #CourageousCreativity #SheHealHer

2018-12-30 14:29   267 16

 

I want to be brave with creative expression. I want to nurture her in practice with a level of commitment that matches my inner passion. No more stalling, dismissing, comparing or waiting for the perfect time. The time is now to quiet unsupportive voices and trust the path that is my birthright. #2019Goals #CourageousCreativity #SheHealHer

Going green in 2019? Bring the "natural elements" right into your project. Not only will they compliment your houseplants but these tones provide a soothing, tranquil, and peaceful interior.

2018-12-28 15:36   119 2

 

Going green in 2019 Bring the "natural elements" right into your project. Not only will they compliment your houseplants but these tones provide a soothing, tranquil, and peaceful interior.

Planning sesh in full swing ‘round here. Twinkly lights on, hot cocoa on tap, rocking penguin 🐧 jammy pants, fuzzy slippers, a messy bun and a jillion notebooks 📚 that *might* have taken over the dining table
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2019 is poised to hold some of the biggest shifts yet in my business and I could not be more excited. Creative entrepreneurs get ready… I’ve created a business planning system that looks more like an art journal. It takes the scary unknown and the confusing terms off the table so that you can focus on building the business of your dreams
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One self-care tip I’m getting a jump on implementing in 2019 is to take regular creativity field trips to work from different places around me… it is oh so good for my soul. Right now my dining room table counts 😆
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 #designedtothrivecreative #courageouscreativity #purposemeetsprofit #designedtothrive #thriveguides #creativepreneur #smallbusinessowner #risingtidesociety #savvybusinessowner #calledtobecreative #creativityfound #communityovercompetition #jaxcreatives  #wearethecreativeeconomy #beingboss #womenwhowork #createcultivate #madetomatter #makersgonnamake #thelittlevictories #dowhatyoulove #brandsthatmatter #storyledbusiness #creativebusiness #illustratedbusiness

2018-12-27 22:48   62 5

 

Planning sesh in full swing ‘round here. Twinkly lights on, hot cocoa on tap, rocking penguin 🐧 jammy pants, fuzzy slippers, a messy bun and a jillion notebooks 📚 that *might* have taken over the dining table - 2019 is poised to hold some of the biggest shifts yet in my business and I could not be more excited. Creative entrepreneurs get ready… I’ve created a business planning system that looks more like an art journal. It takes the scary unknown and the confusing terms off the table so that you can focus on building the business of your dreams - One self-care tip I’m getting a jump on implementing in 2019 is to take regular creativity field trips to work from different places around me… it is oh so good for my soul. Right now my dining room table counts 😆 - #designedtothrivecreative #courageouscreativity #purposemeetsprofit #designedtothrive #thriveguides #creativepreneur #smallbusinessowner #risingtidesociety #savvybusinessowner #calledtobecreative #creativityfound #communityovercompetition #jaxcreatives #wearethecreativeeconomy #beingboss #womenwhowork #createcultivate #madetomatter #makersgonnamake #thelittlevictories #dowhatyoulove #brandsthatmatter #storyledbusiness #creativebusiness #illustratedbusiness

Hands down—no doubt about it—2018, you’re my favorite Christmas yet!! Hope your Christmas is so unbelievably joyful you shed a tear (or twenty) like I did in church last night.😂
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If it’s not joyful for you this year—and I know it’s a hard time for a lot of people—remember ✨time is a beautiful thing.✨ Your life can look really REALLY different and dreams can come true in just one quick year (trust me on this one!!). Keep your standards sky high, your work ethic intact & perseverant, and your kindness and courage overflowing. You will be amazed at the things that unfold with time and your dedication. Please don’t ever stop believing in the life you envision!
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Also! I’m sharing how to create a very Cali Christmas tree (link in bio). Flowers, botanicals, fruit—all of it, yeah!!🎄🌸🍊🌿⭐️ #sisooDIY #averycalichristmas #floralchristmastree #christmastree #merrychristmas #bebraveinyourjourney #courageouscreativity #sisoostudio

2018-12-25 16:54   214 6

 

Hands down—no doubt about it—2018, you’re my favorite Christmas yet!! Hope your Christmas is so unbelievably joyful you shed a tear (or twenty) like I did in church last night.😂 • If it’s not joyful for you this year—and I know it’s a hard time for a lot of people—remember ✨time is a beautiful thing.✨ Your life can look really REALLY different and dreams can come true in just one quick year (trust me on this one!!). Keep your standards sky high, your work ethic intact & perseverant, and your kindness and courage overflowing. You will be amazed at the things that unfold with time and your dedication. Please don’t ever stop believing in the life you envision! • Also! I’m sharing how to create a very Cali Christmas tree (link in bio). Flowers, botanicals, fruit—all of it, yeah!!🎄🌸🍊🌿⭐️ #sisooDIY #averycalichristmas #floralchristmastree #christmastree #merrychristmas #bebraveinyourjourney #courageouscreativity #sisoostudio

With every shade of holiday red, we’re wishing a happy holiday season and cheerful new year to all of you!

2018-12-24 15:35   123 1

 

With every shade of holiday red, we’re wishing a happy holiday season and cheerful new year to all of you!

Two more sleeps till Christmas! Merry everything friends... I am taking the next week off, even from Instagram... I won’t regret not sharing posts of Christmas decorations, not sharing the moments around me, not getting ahead on next year‘s to do list… Not doing all the things
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But I will regret not being present in the moment unfolding, not being truly WITH people I love, spending time I can never get back on things I could do a week from now... or on things that really don’t matter that much at all
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The greatest gift any of us have is time. So I am saying no to the hustle, yes to the rest… no to multitasking this holiday away and yes to memory-making and savoring every moment
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I want you to know more than anything… You are wildly, profoundly, and relentlessly loved. You are needed. Your voice is needed. Your story is needed. And I can’t wait to jump into 2019 and cheer you on
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 #christmaslettering #christmasbucketlist #christmas2019 #designedtothrivecreative #courageouscreativity #purposemeetsprofit #designedtothrive #creativepreneur #smallbusinessowner #risingtidesociety #savvybusinessowner #calledtobecreative #creativityfound #communityovercompetition #jaxcreatives #wearethecreativeeconomy #beingboss #womenwhowork #createcultivate #madetomatter #makersgonnamake #thelittlevictories #dowhatyoulove #brandsthatmatter #creativebusiness #illustratedbusiness

2018-12-23 20:41   57 5

 

Two more sleeps till Christmas! Merry everything friends... I am taking the next week off, even from Instagram... I won’t regret not sharing posts of Christmas decorations, not sharing the moments around me, not getting ahead on next year‘s to do list… Not doing all the things - But I will regret not being present in the moment unfolding, not being truly WITH people I love, spending time I can never get back on things I could do a week from now... or on things that really don’t matter that much at all - The greatest gift any of us have is time. So I am saying no to the hustle, yes to the rest… no to multitasking this holiday away and yes to memory-making and savoring every moment - I want you to know more than anything… You are wildly, profoundly, and relentlessly loved. You are needed. Your voice is needed. Your story is needed. And I can’t wait to jump into 2019 and cheer you on - #christmaslettering #christmasbucketlist #christmas2019 #designedtothrivecreative #courageouscreativity #purposemeetsprofit #designedtothrive #creativepreneur #smallbusinessowner #risingtidesociety #savvybusinessowner #calledtobecreative #creativityfound #communityovercompetition #jaxcreatives #wearethecreativeeconomy #beingboss #womenwhowork #createcultivate #madetomatter #makersgonnamake #thelittlevictories #dowhatyoulove #brandsthatmatter #creativebusiness #illustratedbusiness

Biggest gift so far this season- Time with people I love and being able to pay it so quickly after surgery. It doesn’t mean it doesn’t hurt, but at least I can do it! 💃🏻🎄🌴🎄🌴🎁
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 #designedtothrivecreative #courageouscreativity #purposemeetsprofit #designedtothrive #thriveguides #creativepreneur #smallbusinessowner #risingtidesociety #savvybusinessowner #calledtobecreative #creativityfound #communityovercompetition #jaxcreatives  #wearethecreativeeconomy #beingboss #womenwhowork #createcultivate #madetomatter #makersgonnamake #thelittlevictories #dowhatyoulove #brandsthatmatter #storyledbusiness #creativebusiness #illustratedbusiness #christmaswatercolor

2018-12-18 18:33   66 4

 
As the year winds down and a new year is on the horizon, many entrepreneurs have already shifted their mindset. Some are ready to curl up with a good book and relax for the last few weeks of the year, ready to enjoy the holidays. Others are busy making plans for the new year and are actively putting them into action. Which one are you? #entrepreneurlife #liveintentionally #findyourpurpose #courageouscreativity

2018-12-17 17:33   21 0

 

As the year winds down and a new year is on the horizon, many entrepreneurs have already shifted their mindset. Some are ready to curl up with a good book and relax for the last few weeks of the year, ready to enjoy the holidays. Others are busy making plans for the new year and are actively putting them into action. Which one are you #entrepreneurlife #liveintentionally #findyourpurpose #courageouscreativity

First piece painted after surgery... So happy to be able to celebrate with color & beauty & cocoa & cuddles... time with loved ones, remembering crazy travels... I’ve said it so often but it’s the people we love around the tree not what’s under it that matters this season. I’m so grateful for choosing a slow holiday... no rushing or chasing sales or working overtime.
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 #designedtothrivecreative #courageouscreativity #purposemeetsprofit #designedtothrive #thriveguides #creativepreneur #smallbusinessowner #risingtidesociety #savvybusinessowner #calledtobecreative #creativityfound #communityovercompetition #jaxcreatives  #wearethecreativeeconomy #beingboss #womenwhowork #createcultivate #madetomatter #makersgonnamake #thelittlevictories #dowhatyoulove #brandsthatmatter #storyledbusiness #creativebusiness #watercolorchristmas

2018-12-17 04:25   44 6

 

First piece painted after surgery... So happy to be able to celebrate with color & beauty & cocoa & cuddles... time with loved ones, remembering crazy travels... I’ve said it so often but it’s the people we love around the tree not what’s under it that matters this season. I’m so grateful for choosing a slow holiday... no rushing or chasing sales or working overtime. #grateful - #designedtothrivecreative #courageouscreativity #purposemeetsprofit #designedtothrive #thriveguides #creativepreneur #smallbusinessowner #risingtidesociety #savvybusinessowner #calledtobecreative #creativityfound #communityovercompetition #jaxcreatives #wearethecreativeeconomy #beingboss #womenwhowork #createcultivate #madetomatter #makersgonnamake #thelittlevictories #dowhatyoulove #brandsthatmatter #storyledbusiness #creativebusiness #watercolorchristmas

We are going low-key this Christmas around here. I still can’t handle stores most of the time because of ongoing brain injury sensory processing issues and we just all agreed, let’s ditch buying stuff we don’t need, likely will not use and just enjoy the little things. Christmas light drives, hot cocoa, cheesy Christmas movies, the people who make this day and everyday so very precious. We are celebrating rest in season of stress, finding sometimes less is the new more
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In celebration of easy gift giving, I have a few prints, gift tags and a notecard over on my site in a Christmas pop-up shop where it’s all $10 or under and digitally delivered ready to print
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 #designedtothrivecreative #courageouscreativity #purposemeetsprofit #designedtothrive #thriveguides #creativepreneur #smallbusinessowner #risingtidesociety #savvybusinessowner #calledtobecreative #creativityfound #communityovercompetition #jaxcreatives  #wearethecreativeeconomy #beingboss #womenwhowork #createcultivate #madetomatter #makersgonnamake #thelittlevictories #dowhatyoulove #brandsthatmatter #storyledbusiness #creativebusiness #illustratedbusiness #christmasprintable #christmaswatercolor #lessisthenewmore

2018-12-16 02:58   80 4

 

We are going low-key this Christmas around here. I still can’t handle stores most of the time because of ongoing brain injury sensory processing issues and we just all agreed, let’s ditch buying stuff we don’t need, likely will not use and just enjoy the little things. Christmas light drives, hot cocoa, cheesy Christmas movies, the people who make this day and everyday so very precious. We are celebrating rest in season of stress, finding sometimes less is the new more - In celebration of easy gift giving, I have a few prints, gift tags and a notecard over on my site in a Christmas pop-up shop where it’s all $10 or under and digitally delivered ready to print - #designedtothrivecreative #courageouscreativity #purposemeetsprofit #designedtothrive #thriveguides #creativepreneur #smallbusinessowner #risingtidesociety #savvybusinessowner #calledtobecreative #creativityfound #communityovercompetition #jaxcreatives #wearethecreativeeconomy #beingboss #womenwhowork #createcultivate #madetomatter #makersgonnamake #thelittlevictories #dowhatyoulove #brandsthatmatter #storyledbusiness #creativebusiness #illustratedbusiness #christmasprintable #christmaswatercolor #lessisthenewmore

We all need a little help with our day-to-day life. So many things to remember, that sometimes we need a little help. For all the little things you need to keep up with in life. And it doesn’t need to be high tech either.

In our Life Hack Worksheets pack you get 6 (7 pages) worksheets. An expense tracker, birthday reminder, social media passwords, habit tracker, monthly goals worksheet, and savings goal worksheet. 
Each worksheet leaves plenty of space for you to write. Also, they can be used over and over again. #lifehack #reminders #courageouscreativity #planahead #imaplanner #organization #introvertsunite

2018-12-14 16:15   10 1

 

We all need a little help with our day-to-day life. So many things to remember, that sometimes we need a little help. For all the little things you need to keep up with in life. And it doesn’t need to be high tech either. In our Life Hack Worksheets pack you get 6 (7 pages) worksheets. An expense tracker, birthday reminder, social media passwords, habit tracker, monthly goals worksheet, and savings goal worksheet. Each worksheet leaves plenty of space for you to write. Also, they can be used over and over again. #lifehack #reminders #courageouscreativity #planahead #imaplanner #organization #introvertsunite

Aster Rug has been developed in 4 different colors. But we don't stop there! Everything is fully customizable to your aesthetic. Get in touch for your next creative home project.

2018-12-14 14:10   91 5

 

Aster Rug has been developed in 4 different colors. But we don't stop there! Everything is fully customizable to your aesthetic. Get in touch for your next creative home project.

Bracing myself this weekend as it’s going to be non-stop greenlight GO-GO-GO as we finish up for the year. Our office will closed from 1pm next Friday the 21st of December to Sunday the 6th of January and will reopen in 2019 on Monday the 7th of January. 🎄
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(Psst. 2020 brides, it’s not too late to get in touch over the next few days. We do have a couple more coffee☕ spots to squeeze you in for a quick chat about your dream day before the new year!)
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It’s going to be a long list of last-minute meetings & coffee dates, final emails & contracts, design boards & proposals to send, oh my 😱 — but that’s okay! ‘Cos there’s gonna be a whole lotta R&R & yummy Christmas goodies for TWO weeks!
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I’m looking forward to waking up to the sweet smell of cinnamon, vanilla & warm spices, homemade gingerbread cookies & our annual drive around Perth in search of the best Christmas lights. If not, I’m planning on curling up in front of my Netflix fireplace (for real, it’s a thing!) finishing up my last book of this year ( #goals) while stuffing myself with a pack of my favourite Tim Tams. A pretty darn good plan, don’t you think? 👌😂🎄🎉
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Photographer: @christinelimm || Hair Stylist: @chrystaldhair || Makeup Artist: @clairerandallcreative || Model: @bilbyyyy || Dress: @throughthewhitedoor || Hire: @prettywillow || Stationery: @smallbrownwrites || Design & Styling: @roseandbeauperth || Featured: @whitemagazine ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

2018-12-14 01:04   73 3

 

Bracing myself this weekend as it’s going to be non-stop greenlight GO-GO-GO as we finish up for the year. Our office will closed from 1pm next Friday the 21st of December to Sunday the 6th of January and will reopen in 2019 on Monday the 7th of January. 🎄 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ (Psst. 2020 brides, it’s not too late to get in touch over the next few days. We do have a couple more coffee☕ spots to squeeze you in for a quick chat about your dream day before the new year!) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It’s going to be a long list of last-minute meetings & coffee dates, final emails & contracts, design boards & proposals to send, oh my 😱 — but that’s okay! ‘Cos there’s gonna be a whole lotta R&R & yummy Christmas goodies for TWO weeks! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I’m looking forward to waking up to the sweet smell of cinnamon, vanilla & warm spices, homemade gingerbread cookies & our annual drive around Perth in search of the best Christmas lights. If not, I’m planning on curling up in front of my Netflix fireplace (for real, it’s a thing!) finishing up my last book of this year ( #goals) while stuffing myself with a pack of my favourite Tim Tams. A pretty darn good plan, don’t you think 👌😂🎄🎉 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ _____ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Photographer: @christinelimm || Hair Stylist: @chrystaldhair || Makeup Artist: @clairerandallcreative || Model: @bilbyyyy || Dress: @throughthewhitedoor || Hire: @prettywillow || Stationery: @smallbrownwrites || Design & Styling: @roseandbeauperth || Featured: @whitemagazine ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

SMILE! Like it's Christmas tomorrow!🎄🎉
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Question: Does this time of year make anyone else a tad more reflective than usual? Are you mourning for the year that’s about to end? Or are you feeling excited & hopeful? Are you starting to see all your impossible dreams & goals in renewed light as the new year approaches?
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Me? I can’t decide.🤔 I think I’m in a little bit of #alloftheabove. 😂
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Photographer: @christinelimm || Hair Stylist: @chrystaldhair || Makeup Artist: @clairerandallcreative || Model: @bilbyyyy || Dress: @throughthewhitedoor || Hire: @prettywillow || Stationery: @smallbrownwrites || Design & Styling: @roseandbeauperth || Featured: @whitemagazine

2018-12-12 01:36   82 9

 

SMILE! Like it's Christmas tomorrow!🎄🎉 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Question: Does this time of year make anyone else a tad more reflective than usual Are you mourning for the year that’s about to end Or are you feeling excited & hopeful Are you starting to see all your impossible dreams & goals in renewed light as the new year approaches ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Me I can’t decide.🤔 I think I’m in a little bit of #alloftheabove. 😂 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ You ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ _____ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Photographer: @christinelimm || Hair Stylist: @chrystaldhair || Makeup Artist: @clairerandallcreative || Model: @bilbyyyy || Dress: @throughthewhitedoor || Hire: @prettywillow || Stationery: @smallbrownwrites || Design & Styling: @roseandbeauperth || Featured: @whitemagazine

See if this sounds at all familiar? Here comes a brilliant idea for your next product or service package. So you dig in, do your homework and pour your heart, soul and Starbucks budget into creating it. Then gulp down some air and hit publish. Things are so quiet, even the crickets are sleeping
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Have you ever wondered why some folks just seem to launch left and right with successful new products and courses? Yup. Me too. So I decided to stop wondering and start studying. (I even snuck it into my master's thesis)
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I didn't want to just read a bunch of books on launch design and strategy (which I did as well, because we've established I'm a walking nerd alert- Bring on geek chic friend!). I wanted to go old school field research and study all this first hand. So I subscribed to 200ish email lists by signing up for a ton of freebies. Then I studied all that happened next. Boy-o-boy did I learn some things
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The Dream-To-Done™ Live Launch Toolkit takes all that research, about 20+ years in communications/business education, and pulls it together so you can drill down and get super clear on your launch method, message and strategy (Link in profile)
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Launches are majorly on my mind because I'm working away at launching my own signature program, Illustrated Business™, early next year. What kind of launches are YOU planning or dreaming up for 2019? Put 'em in the comments because friend, I can't wait to cheer you on as you go for gold. Let’s do this thing! 🙌🏻
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 #designedtothrivecreative #courageouscreativity #purposemeetsprofit #designedtothrive #thriveguides #creativepreneur #smallbusinessowner #risingtidesociety #savvybusinessowner #calledtobecreative #creativityfound #communityovercompetition #jaxcreatives  #wearethecreativeeconomy #beingboss #womenwhowork #createcultivate #madetomatter #makersgonnamake #thelittlevictories #dowhatyoulove #brandsthatmatter #storyledbusiness #creativebusiness #illustratedbusiness #dreamtodonelaunchkit #launchdesign #goaldigger

2018-12-09 18:46   55 4

 

See if this sounds at all familiar Here comes a brilliant idea for your next product or service package. So you dig in, do your homework and pour your heart, soul and Starbucks budget into creating it. Then gulp down some air and hit publish. Things are so quiet, even the crickets are sleeping - Have you ever wondered why some folks just seem to launch left and right with successful new products and courses Yup. Me too. So I decided to stop wondering and start studying. (I even snuck it into my master's thesis) - I didn't want to just read a bunch of books on launch design and strategy (which I did as well, because we've established I'm a walking nerd alert- Bring on geek chic friend!). I wanted to go old school field research and study all this first hand. So I subscribed to 200ish email lists by signing up for a ton of freebies. Then I studied all that happened next. Boy-o-boy did I learn some things - The Dream-To-Done™ Live Launch Toolkit takes all that research, about 20+ years in communications/business education, and pulls it together so you can drill down and get super clear on your launch method, message and strategy (Link in profile) - Launches are majorly on my mind because I'm working away at launching my own signature program, Illustrated Business™, early next year. What kind of launches are YOU planning or dreaming up for 2019 Put 'em in the comments because friend, I can't wait to cheer you on as you go for gold. Let’s do this thing! 🙌🏻 - #designedtothrivecreative #courageouscreativity #purposemeetsprofit #designedtothrive #thriveguides #creativepreneur #smallbusinessowner #risingtidesociety #savvybusinessowner #calledtobecreative #creativityfound #communityovercompetition #jaxcreatives #wearethecreativeeconomy #beingboss #womenwhowork #createcultivate #madetomatter #makersgonnamake #thelittlevictories #dowhatyoulove #brandsthatmatter #storyledbusiness #creativebusiness #illustratedbusiness #dreamtodonelaunchkit #launchdesign #goaldigger

As 2018 draws to a close and we look forward to 2019 and what it has in store for us, there's no better time than now to reflect and manifest. Reflect on the last year and manifest your plans for the upcoming year. What goals do you have for 2019 and what do you want to improve upon from 2018? I'd love to hear all about it. #reflections #manifestations #courageouscreativity #outwiththeold #inwiththenew #2019goals

2018-12-07 12:33   20 0

 

As 2018 draws to a close and we look forward to 2019 and what it has in store for us, there's no better time than now to reflect and manifest. Reflect on the last year and manifest your plans for the upcoming year. What goals do you have for 2019 and what do you want to improve upon from 2018 I'd love to hear all about it. #reflections #manifestations #courageouscreativity #outwiththeold #inwiththenew #2019goals

No matter where you are in life you should never give up on you dreams. You don’t need to sacrifice the important parts of your life. With plenty of space to write and explore you can let your imagination run - and then use the calendar to schedule each part out! Read through this on your tablet or print it out over and over. All the dates are left open so you can start at any time. Easy instructions, broken down so you can get the most out of each page.

Grab yours here: www.courageouscreativity.co/shop-printables/dreamplanerdigital

 #fulfillyourdreams #dreamscometrue #dreamplanner #planner #reachyourgoals #courageouscreativity

2018-12-05 13:09   16 0

 

No matter where you are in life you should never give up on you dreams. You don’t need to sacrifice the important parts of your life. With plenty of space to write and explore you can let your imagination run - and then use the calendar to schedule each part out! Read through this on your tablet or print it out over and over. All the dates are left open so you can start at any time. Easy instructions, broken down so you can get the most out of each page. Grab yours here: www.courageouscreativity.co/shop-printables/dreamplanerdigital #fulfillyourdreams #dreamscometrue #dreamplanner #planner #reachyourgoals #courageouscreativity

So many books, so little time. Anyone else have this problem? 
When reading, the mind is exposed to so many great and wonderful things. Reading helps your imagination by creating and thinking. You are painting the picture in your mind of how you think the story looks and feels. 
What's your favorite book to read? You should read it in this #relatable shirt from our shop!

 #reading #books #courageouscreativity #booklover #booknerd #readabook #graphictee #booktee #readingtee

2018-11-30 21:04   32 2

 

So many books, so little time. Anyone else have this problem When reading, the mind is exposed to so many great and wonderful things. Reading helps your imagination by creating and thinking. You are painting the picture in your mind of how you think the story looks and feels. What's your favorite book to read You should read it in this #relatable shirt from our shop! #reading #books #courageouscreativity #booklover #booknerd #readabook #graphictee #booktee #readingtee

This little study buddy of mine and I are so excited to announce... I just finished my masters degree! My thesis is turned in a day early even. It was a battle especially this year, but things you have to fight for mean all the more when they’re done. Now I just need to figure out how to keep my library access for as long as possible… Because this girl sure does love her late night academic journal reads.  #lifelonglearnerproblems
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Thank you to everyone who has been such an encouragement… There is no way I would be where I am without all of you and I could not be more grateful
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 #designedtothrivecreative #courageouscreativity #purposemeetsprofit #designedtothrive #thriveguides #creativepreneur #smallbusinessowner #risingtidesociety #savvybusinessowner #calledtobecreative #creativityfound #communityovercompetition #lovelysquares #jaxcreatives #illustratedbusiness #wearethecreativeeconomy #socialpurpose #womenwhowork #madetomatter #makersgonnamake #thelittlevictories #dowhatyoulove #brandsthatmatter #storyledbusiness #creativebusiness

2018-11-27 09:14   63 13

 

This little study buddy of mine and I are so excited to announce... I just finished my masters degree! My thesis is turned in a day early even. It was a battle especially this year, but things you have to fight for mean all the more when they’re done. Now I just need to figure out how to keep my library access for as long as possible… Because this girl sure does love her late night academic journal reads. #lifelonglearnerproblems - Thank you to everyone who has been such an encouragement… There is no way I would be where I am without all of you and I could not be more grateful - #designedtothrivecreative #courageouscreativity #purposemeetsprofit #designedtothrive #thriveguides #creativepreneur #smallbusinessowner #risingtidesociety #savvybusinessowner #calledtobecreative #creativityfound #communityovercompetition #lovelysquares #jaxcreatives #illustratedbusiness #wearethecreativeeconomy #socialpurpose #womenwhowork #madetomatter #makersgonnamake #thelittlevictories #dowhatyoulove #brandsthatmatter #storyledbusiness #creativebusiness

It’s Small Business Saturday. Thank you so much for supporting my small business. I’ve always wanted to help people, but always felt that meant standing on a stage speaking to thousands of people or being some kind of coach. But I finally figured out that helping one person or thing at a time can make a world of difference. #smallbusiness #smallbusinesssaturday #courageouscreativity #apparel #womensapparel

2018-11-24 16:32   23 1

 

It’s Small Business Saturday. Thank you so much for supporting my small business. I’ve always wanted to help people, but always felt that meant standing on a stage speaking to thousands of people or being some kind of coach. But I finally figured out that helping one person or thing at a time can make a world of difference. #smallbusiness #smallbusinesssaturday #courageouscreativity #apparel #womensapparel

Hey everyone! It’s been a while!! It’s been a crazy year of ups and downs, serious self growth, travel, and business! I’m super excited to announce that I have started a blog! It’s all about mental wellness, following your passions, and creating a life that your truly love! I’ll be coming out with tons of products soon that I can’t wait to share with you! 💕 
In the mean time, you should check out my website in my bio for tons of awesome wellness tips! And since I have been away for so long, I would love to hear what you guys have been up to in the last year! Let’s hear some highlights!

 #creativehappylife #wellnessblogger #wellnesstribe #wellnessday #naturalwellness #wellnessproducts #loveandhappiness #mentalhealthcommunity #mentalhealththerapy #travelphotos #traveleurope #selfcaretricks #selfcarefirst #selfcarerituals #selfcarepost #courageouslyfeminine #courageousandbrave #courageouscreativity #courageouslife #confidenceclub #confidenceispower #confidenceisyourbestaccessory #cliffsofmoher #irelandphotography

2018-11-23 22:02   198 12

 

Hey everyone! It’s been a while!! It’s been a crazy year of ups and downs, serious self growth, travel, and business! I’m super excited to announce that I have started a blog! It’s all about mental wellness, following your passions, and creating a life that your truly love! I’ll be coming out with tons of products soon that I can’t wait to share with you! 💕 In the mean time, you should check out my website in my bio for tons of awesome wellness tips! And since I have been away for so long, I would love to hear what you guys have been up to in the last year! Let’s hear some highlights! #creativehappylife #wellnessblogger #wellnesstribe #wellnessday #naturalwellness #wellnessproducts #loveandhappiness #mentalhealthcommunity #mentalhealththerapy #travelphotos #traveleurope #selfcaretricks #selfcarefirst #selfcarerituals #selfcarepost #courageouslyfeminine #courageousandbrave #courageouscreativity #courageouslife #confidenceclub #confidenceispower #confidenceisyourbestaccessory #cliffsofmoher #irelandphotography

“If you’re willing to do something that might not work, you’re closer to being an artist.” Seth Godin.
We’ve been experimenting up a storm of ideas for the gala, some have worked, some haven’t, but it’s been fun going for it! We can’t wait for YOU to come and experience the Pure Imagination Gala December 4th!
 #pureimaginationgala #calledtocreate #loveyourcity #courageouscreativity #imaginemore #loveyourcity

2018-11-17 16:45   23 0

 

“If you’re willing to do something that might not work, you’re closer to being an artist.” Seth Godin. We’ve been experimenting up a storm of ideas for the gala, some have worked, some haven’t, but it’s been fun going for it! We can’t wait for YOU to come and experience the Pure Imagination Gala December 4th! #pureimaginationgala #calledtocreate #loveyourcity #courageouscreativity #imaginemore #loveyourcity

So I went to bed after setting my 2018 New Year resolutions...and when I woke up the other day, little dinosaurs & princesses were knocking on my door asking for chocolates & candies, and pumpkin latte posts filled my Instagram feed 🎃 (I wished we had Starbucks here in Perth! Please tell me I'm not the only one 🙈).
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It's scary how the year has flown by just like that! Which means I gotta ask:
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How's your wedding planning coming along?
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Because if you're still struggling to figure out this wedding planning thing all by yourself and it's not going the way you're hoping, I want you to know I'm here for you…
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You see I've been down that road before, and I still wish I'd opened my mouth back then & asked for help. Trust me, the stress just ain’t worth it!
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Plus, having a little extra bit of support on your special day could mean you *actually* get to have fun & enjoy yourselves without having to worry about #allthethings.
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So if your plans don’t seem to be moving along, know that there's still time to squeeze in those final to-dos to finish with a more fulfilling year.
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DM me & let's have a friendly chat about your wedding woes (I'll be waiting with my favourite not-Starbucks coffee in hand! ☕😂) x
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Photographer: @christinelimm || Hair Stylist: @chrystaldhair || Makeup Artist: @clairerandallcreative || Model: @bilbyyyy || Dress: @throughthewhitedoor || Hire: @prettywillow || Stationery: @smallbrownwrites || Design & Styling: @roseandbeauperth || Featured: @whitemagazine

2018-11-09 06:55   83 9

 

So I went to bed after setting my 2018 New Year resolutions...and when I woke up the other day, little dinosaurs & princesses were knocking on my door asking for chocolates & candies, and pumpkin latte posts filled my Instagram feed 🎃 (I wished we had Starbucks here in Perth! Please tell me I'm not the only one 🙈). • It's scary how the year has flown by just like that! Which means I gotta ask: • How's your wedding planning coming along • Because if you're still struggling to figure out this wedding planning thing all by yourself and it's not going the way you're hoping, I want you to know I'm here for you… • You see I've been down that road before, and I still wish I'd opened my mouth back then & asked for help. Trust me, the stress just ain’t worth it! • Plus, having a little extra bit of support on your special day could mean you *actually* get to have fun & enjoy yourselves without having to worry about #allthethings. • So if your plans don’t seem to be moving along, know that there's still time to squeeze in those final to-dos to finish with a more fulfilling year. • DM me & let's have a friendly chat about your wedding woes (I'll be waiting with my favourite not-Starbucks coffee in hand! ☕😂) x ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ _____ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Photographer: @christinelimm || Hair Stylist: @chrystaldhair || Makeup Artist: @clairerandallcreative || Model: @bilbyyyy || Dress: @throughthewhitedoor || Hire: @prettywillow || Stationery: @smallbrownwrites || Design & Styling: @roseandbeauperth || Featured: @whitemagazine

This may be the best business advice I’ve heard in years. So glad I caught the last 15ish minutes of @ashlynscarter’s live IG Q&A. I’m literally so excited I’m worse than a kid at Christmas starting to work through her #copywritingforcreatives course. Find the spot that only you can fill living out your purpose like only you can do. Your story matters because you matter friend. That simple
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 #designedtothrivecreative #courageouscreativity #purposemeetsprofit #designedtothrive #thriveguides #creativepreneur #smallbusinessowner #risingtidesociety #savvybusinessowner #calledtobecreative #creativityfound #communityovercompetition #lovelysquares #jaxcreatives #creativebusinessjournaling #wearethecreativeeconomy #socialpurpose #womenwhowork #madetomatter #makersgonnamake #thelittlevictories #dowhatyoulove #brandsthatmatter #storyledbusiness #creativebusiness #brandingproducts

2018-11-08 02:51   92 8

 

This may be the best business advice I’ve heard in years. So glad I caught the last 15ish minutes of @ashlynscarter’s live IG Q&A. I’m literally so excited I’m worse than a kid at Christmas starting to work through her #copywritingforcreatives course. Find the spot that only you can fill living out your purpose like only you can do. Your story matters because you matter friend. That simple - #designedtothrivecreative #courageouscreativity #purposemeetsprofit #designedtothrive #thriveguides #creativepreneur #smallbusinessowner #risingtidesociety #savvybusinessowner #calledtobecreative #creativityfound #communityovercompetition #lovelysquares #jaxcreatives #creativebusinessjournaling #wearethecreativeeconomy #socialpurpose #womenwhowork #madetomatter #makersgonnamake #thelittlevictories #dowhatyoulove #brandsthatmatter #storyledbusiness #creativebusiness #brandingproducts

I’m back!!! Remember that sometimes that gentle reminder telling yourself that tomorrow is a new day and you will double down your efforts and go at it again is all you need. 
Today is a new day and a new attack. Let’s go!!

2018-10-29 15:29   28 3

 

I’m back!!! Remember that sometimes that gentle reminder telling yourself that tomorrow is a new day and you will double down your efforts and go at it again is all you need. Today is a new day and a new attack. Let’s go!!

The psyche doesn’t make much sense in our everyday language. Objectively, I can’t tell if the person in this painting is diving or bathing, giving or receiving, hurt or empowered. And it will mean something different to each one of us! This is why it’s important to look for personal connections and meaning when we analyze images/dreams. ⍫
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The process of making this piece meant a lot to me. In one of my expressive arts classes last year, I had determined what each of the colors I often use represent internally. It’s such a simple but powerful exercise. I listened to the first feeling/word that came to me for each color, and learned that blue represents innocence; burgundy represents anger; yellow/gold represents healthy masculine energy. ⍫
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I’ve been working a lot in the past year to integrate my own feminine and masculine energies instead of having them fight each other. This image helps me stay in a grounded place while I do the work. It helps my nervous system calm down when my brain’s in overdrive. ⍫

I invite you to look at something you have up on the wall, or as your screensaver, or something you made yourself. Ask what each element means to you, reconnect with the feeling it mirrored in you. Images are powerful tools, let’s use them.✨

2018-10-24 22:55   19 1

 

The psyche doesn’t make much sense in our everyday language. Objectively, I can’t tell if the person in this painting is diving or bathing, giving or receiving, hurt or empowered. And it will mean something different to each one of us! This is why it’s important to look for personal connections and meaning when we analyze images/dreams. ⍫ ⠀⠀ The process of making this piece meant a lot to me. In one of my expressive arts classes last year, I had determined what each of the colors I often use represent internally. It’s such a simple but powerful exercise. I listened to the first feeling/word that came to me for each color, and learned that blue represents innocence; burgundy represents anger; yellow/gold represents healthy masculine energy. ⍫ ⠀⠀ I’ve been working a lot in the past year to integrate my own feminine and masculine energies instead of having them fight each other. This image helps me stay in a grounded place while I do the work. It helps my nervous system calm down when my brain’s in overdrive. ⍫ I invite you to look at something you have up on the wall, or as your screensaver, or something you made yourself. Ask what each element means to you, reconnect with the feeling it mirrored in you. Images are powerful tools, let’s use them.✨

Inspired by her worldly travels, Liora develops unique designs like this chopstick painted pillow or will gladly work with you to create your own collection!

2018-10-24 15:44   59 5

 

Inspired by her worldly travels, Liora develops unique designs like this chopstick painted pillow or will gladly work with you to create your own collection!

Fall candles make me sooooooo happy. That’s all. 😆
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 #designedtothrivecreative #courageouscreativity #purposemeetsprofit #designedtothrive #thriveguides #creativepreneur #smallbusinessowner #risingtidesociety #savvybusinessowner #calledtobecreative #creativityfound #communityovercompetition #lovelysquares #jaxcreatives #creativebusinessjournaling #CBJo #wearethecreativeeconomy #socialpurpose #womenwhowork #madetomatter #makersgonnamake #thelittlevictories #dowhatyoulove #brandsthatmatter #storyledbusiness #creativebusiness #brandingproducts

2018-10-22 22:28   52 6

 
A pop of red is always a good idea. #accentpillow

2018-10-22 14:24   69 2

 

A pop of red is always a good idea. #accentpillow

This week's gearing up to be another whirlwind week with all the things I'm super excited about: ❤ meetings with some fab peoples, ❤ a new & special project in November I'm grateful to be a part of, ❤ and finalising a couple of design proposals and a new styling plan for my lovely 2019 brides! So before I dash off, I wanted to leave you with some wise words to fire up your Monday.
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Focus on knowing your *what* first and foremost (i.e. what you want to do, to achieve, to create, to accomplish etc.)! Even before you start mapping out or deciding *how* you're going to do it. Because I'm a big believer that clarity at the start is key to achieving everything you've set out to do!
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So what will you be working on this week? Whatever it may be, I'll be here wishing you a happy goal-crushing Monday! x

2018-10-22 02:20   65 3

 

This week's gearing up to be another whirlwind week with all the things I'm super excited about: ❤ meetings with some fab peoples, ❤ a new & special project in November I'm grateful to be a part of, ❤ and finalising a couple of design proposals and a new styling plan for my lovely 2019 brides! So before I dash off, I wanted to leave you with some wise words to fire up your Monday. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Focus on knowing your *what* first and foremost (i.e. what you want to do, to achieve, to create, to accomplish etc.)! Even before you start mapping out or deciding *how* you're going to do it. Because I'm a big believer that clarity at the start is key to achieving everything you've set out to do! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So what will you be working on this week Whatever it may be, I'll be here wishing you a happy goal-crushing Monday! x

Incredible video of this artist Vanessa Davis aka #theskultress - What she does on her skin what I do in my art journal. <3 Link in bio to watch this INCREDIBLE video. 💗 .
Love that she left her 12 year career to "pursue the arts on social media" <== Yup, that is what we can all do with our gifts, talents, light and the things we're interested in. IF we have the courage to do it consistently and intentionally. Happy early Halloween!
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https://www.facebook.com/MaritzaParraTX/posts/10156779469139015 
 #halloweenart #makeupart #halloween #halloweencostume #useyourtalents #createdaily #artheals #womenentrepreneurs #goforit #courageouscreativity

2018-10-21 17:50   32 5

 

Incredible video of this artist Vanessa Davis aka #theskultress - What she does on her skin what I do in my art journal. <3 Link in bio to watch this INCREDIBLE video. 💗 . Love that she left her 12 year career to "pursue the arts on social media" <== Yup, that is what we can all do with our gifts, talents, light and the things we're interested in. IF we have the courage to do it consistently and intentionally. Happy early Halloween! . https://www.facebook.com/MaritzaParraTX/posts/10156779469139015 #halloweenart #makeupart #halloween #halloweencostume #useyourtalents #createdaily #artheals #womenentrepreneurs #goforit #courageouscreativity

self-renewing strength allows for safe surrender. ⍫

2018-10-20 05:57   32 3

 

self-renewing strength allows for safe surrender. ⍫

“Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.” Sharon Begley 
Each time I paint, I’m trying to get closer and deeper to my truth, to find inner delight and stay centered in the flow of play and creativity🙏

2018-10-19 16:43   392 27

 

“Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.” Sharon Begley Each time I paint, I’m trying to get closer and deeper to my truth, to find inner delight and stay centered in the flow of play and creativity🙏

Matching pantones for a client’s logo and then turning those colors into patterns! Pictured here are our Floating Fossette and Vista rugs which will soon make their way to their new home in office spaces.

2018-10-19 14:51   152 5

 

Matching pantones for a client’s logo and then turning those colors into patterns! Pictured here are our Floating Fossette and Vista rugs which will soon make their way to their new home in office spaces.

@official_dear.nah 😳😳😳😳😳😳
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 #Courageous #CourageousGainTrain #courageouswomen #courageousJoy #courageousnutrition #courageouscreativity #courageousfaith #Courageousbae #courageous #courageously #courageousleadership #courageousleadershipllc #courageouscreative #courageouslyme #courageouscommunity #courageouswomenandmen #courageousconversations #courageousparenting #leader #beautiful #grateful #jesus #love #hurt #strong #lovinglife #therightfight #howtolivealovinglife #shieldsofstrength #fear

2018-10-18 07:12   175 5

 
I knew I was courageous till I watched this. 😳😳😳😳😳😳
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 #Courageous #CourageousGainTrain #courageouswomen #courageousJoy #courageousnutrition #courageouscreativity #courageousfaith #Courageousbae #courageous #courageously #courageousleadership #courageousleadershipllc #courageouscreative #courageouslyme #courageouscommunity #courageouswomenandmen #courageousconversations #courageousparenting #leader #beautiful #grateful #jesus #love #hurt #strong #lovinglife #therightfight #howtolivealovinglife #shieldsofstrength #fear

2018-10-18 02:54   125 5

 
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