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Reflections on My Daily Blogging Challenge

This post is VERY late. Oops, haha! Back in February, I decided to challenge myself to daily blogging. So on February 1st, I sat down and put any and all ideas on paper without rhyme or reason and began to organize it into an editorial calendar. After all, I thought, the hardest part about daily content creation is having new …

On Bouncing Back

Had a bad day? Fell off the wagon? That’s cool, but now it’s time to bounce back. Originally when I began this post, I was thinking more about how to bounce back from a bad art day. You know the kind: sketches feel extra rough, the paint isn’t cooperating with your paper… But the more I thought about it, there …

Appreciating Wins

I was chatting with one of my girlfriends the other day and I asked her: do you appreciate your wins? We both began to note how we all too quickly give our successes a quick thumbs up and then it’s back to the hamster wheel of work and worry for the next goal; our wins slowly fade away. But why should …

Dealing with Numbers

Followers. Fans. Subscribers. Likes. Page views. Visitors. You name it – it’s a game of numbers in the online world and they can be absolutely infuriating. It’s really quite the phenomenon how those digits can cause people to lose sight of what the whole purpose of social media originally was. For many, the numbers have becoming intertwined with self worth …

4 Podcasts to Inspire + Motivate Your Creativity

Something I discovered is that being an illustrator – or a creative in general – means you have to be a business savvy person. Your creative work is really only one piece of the puzzle. It’s a very important piece but really, without doing the work to make your business viable, it will never matter how talented you are. I …

Our Deepest Fear

I was chatting with a friend about the hurdles one faces in a creative career. I talked about the struggles and the frustrations and the confusion; I kept saying, “Oh I don’t know if I can do that. I’m not sure I’m brave enough or have the right voice/look/style/experience….” etc. etc. etc. It was then and there that she interrupted …

Your Creative Career is Possible

LET ME INTRODUCE MYSELF… In case you are new to my corner of the internet my name is Inés Beatriz (but you can just call me Inés). I am an illustrator and a writer and an all around creativity enthusiast. I know: it sounds broad and vague and like something you probably have read about a lot of people. Let …

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