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Stressing out about creating proposals?

Stressing out about creating proposals?

I’ve been working with clients for a while now and one of the things I always got hung up on was creating a custom package or proposal. Ugh! It would totally stress me out! Do you work with clients one on one to create custom pieces, packages, or designs?

What types of shoes do you wear in the studio?

What types of shoes do you wear in the studio?

Have you heard about the minimal shoe movement? Minimal shoes are different than regular shoes in a couple of ways. For one, they have a much wider toe-box, which gives your feet room to stretch (you can even wear toe spacers with many of them). They allow your feet to feel and respond to more variety in the terrain you walk on (automatically!), which helps retrain your muscles to develop more strength in areas that are lacking. Minimal shoes can be a great step on the path to developing more resilient ankles!

Is your phone affecting your studio practice?

Is your phone affecting your studio practice?

Next time you’re on your phone (maybe it’s right now), take a moment to examine your posture. Are you hunched over? Is your neck jutting forward? Do you look/feel more like the person in the image on the left or the image on the right? As a movement instructor, I spend a lot of time considering how others are using their bodies, and most of the people I see using their phones look more like the image on the left. I want you to develop more resiliency in your body, so here are a few tips to help get you closer to an anatomically neutral position!

What did you learn in art school?

What did you learn in art school?

I don’t know about the art program(s) that you attended, but in the ones I went through we didn’t really talk about health and wellness in the studio. I get it, we’re in art school to study art, not physical therapy, but our studio practices influence the longevity of our careers, and I believe that encouraging education about these topics should be a priority.

Recipe: Breakfast for Makers

Recipe: Breakfast for Makers

Try this easy grab & go breakfast that will both fuel & nourish you! Make a batch once & enjoy them all week long! These oatmeal protein bars are slowly digested by your body, providing you with sustained, high-quality energy! So Skip spending time in the AM figuring out breakfast or missing it entirely & dealing with that terrible blood sugar crash that is sure to follow. Your body will appreciate the fiber, vitamins, antioxidants, healthy fats & protein. You will appreciate deliciousness & getting to focus on what really matters… your work!