Episode 83. Maternity leave, the good, the bad, the ugly.

 Episode 83. Maternity leave, the good, the bad, the ugly.

Going into my second pregnancy I had big elaborate plans to prepare this big life change way ahead of time, so I would be able to take a few months.

This episode is a very honest recap of the theory of the plan and the actual implementation.

This episode isn't only for the creative that plans to have a baby, are pregnant or among tiny people, it's basically for everyone that prepares for big life change.

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Episode 77: How to do it all.

 Episode 77: How to do it all.

Today's Q is a bit of a funny one. 'How do you do it all?'.

It's a loaded question, as a mom, a wife, a business owner, an artist, ... I feel like I'm constantly in the need of readjusting my focus. However, there are a few things I've learned over to the past 5 years since becoming a mother that has helped me manage.

It's still messy and overwhelming at times. I still drop the ball from time to time, but I also figured out a thing or two along the way.

In today's episode, I share what's crucial so you can kind off do it all.

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Episode 75: Why do you create?

Episode 75: Why do you create?

Sharing your work and talking about it can basically feel like stripping in the middle of the street.

We're worried about what people say and think. We're afraid they might discover that we're not really a creator after all.

So today we're talking about it. I'm going through a weird phase where I need to rediscover why I created what I'm creating and how to talk about my work publicly. In the past decade however, I've developed strategies that help me get out of this fear-based insecurity more easily.

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Episode 69: The path to success of the sparkling creative

 Episode 69: The path to success of the sparkling creative

When talking to fellow creatives and clients, I often hear phrases all along the lines I'm supposed to be further along the way, I should do fill in the blanks,...

It feels like we're all apologizing because we're not doing what we think we're supposed to do.

It's nuts. We're creatives dam it! We're not supposed to follow a specific path, so let's figure out how our individual, personal, unique to us path is going to look like.

In today's episode, we'll get you going on YOUR path to success.

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Episode 65: Living a creative life with a baby.

Episode 65: Living a creative life with a baby.

Living a creative life style with a newborn is quite a bit different than living one without. It's wonderful, but at the same time it can be challenging. Today I take you with me behind the scenes. I share with you how I manage to run my creative business, create art and take care of my family. It's not perfect, but it is beautiful.

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Oh o, paint all over the studio!

Oh o, paint all over the studio!

Right now, I have paint all over my hands. I probably should have washed them before starting to type this post on my mac. But I just wanted to share what I am up to in the studio at this very moment.

The studio looks a little bananas, but I am so exited!

I'm testing out new color combinations, one of the most fun parts of creating my big newspaper artworks...

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