3 Things I Wish I Knew A Year Ago

True story: a year ago this week I added a note to Evernote titled ‘What I Wish I Knew a Year Ago’ and set a reminder to go off in 12 months time. I had just set up this site, and had decided to start focussing more on helping fellow creatives with marketing and the business-end […]

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How to balance your energy as an introvert >>

How To Balance Your Energy As An Introvert

We’re preached to a lot about ‘balance’. How to have a healthy work-life balance. A balanced diet. Balancing your books. But what about being able to balance your energy? As an introvert, I know that energy is one of – if not my most – valued resource. Without having the energy; the pep in my […]

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The Unedited Introvert

*Just a note to say this post is entirely inspired by the recent two podcasts from Tara Swiger (Craft Your Enthusiasm #123 and #125) So… who is the ‘unedited introvert’? Well, it’s the me that’s typing this, from the library, on a day that I’m not meant to be writing blog posts. But I just finished […]

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3 Reasons Journaling Helps Introverts

I’ve identified myself as a ‘journal junkie’ for many years now. It started around age 12, when I discovered my older sister had been keeping a VERY SECRET journal, which lived under her pillow. I instantly became fascinated with this object. The secrecy… the mystery… the angst. So I started my own. Dear Diary*… *Note: […]

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Does Your Personality Type Affect Your Creativity?

When I first began my path attempting to become a ‘professional’ freelance illustrator, I figured part of the journey was to shmooze with other illustrators and go to networking events. Which I did. It wasn’t easy for me though – I would literally have to drag myself along to these events – and usually after a drink or two […]

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Find out why as an introvert, you're probably highly creative >>

Introvert: Why You’re Probably Highly Creative

Despite the fact I’ve loved drawing from an early age, and been told I was ‘good at it’ from those crayon and felt-tip-fuelled days, I’ve always struggled with the label ‘creative.’ Yes, i could draw. As in, I could reproduce what I saw fairly accurately and quickly. But I could never equate that with being […]

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7 Networking Tips For Awkward Introverts (Like Me)

Honestly, I don’t know anyone who actually enjoys networking events… but then, most of my friends are fellow introverts who would prefer to be at home, sipping tea (or something stronger) and far away from the din of smalltalk at an awkward networking event. Too bad they’re pretty unavoidable for those of us who want […]

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