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Meetings With... Millionaires?

So the other night my fiance and I were walking along to see some truly amazing, large-scale artwork being applied to the walls and areas down the back road of a small town in Michigan. We had absolutely no idea that not only would the artist be there actively painting (awesome in and of itself!), but that the building owner happened to be there too. And my fiance happened to know him through a different meeting. And they happened to start chatting...

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Motivation

So I still haven't gotten that dream job, but do you know, I have grown so much in the past months, I'm kind of glad it hasn't come yet. That's not to say I wouldn't be THRILLED to end up with the job I did this sample design for, which ...

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Sad

Yesterday I had to put my cat, Spring, to sleep. I was a complete wreck yesterday, and today wasn't all that much better. I just kind of slogged through my day, trying to get work done, fighting with a headache that wouldn't quit, and this dogged depression that just about feels like it's going to drown me. One thing has kept me determined to keep going forward: My other cat, Squeak.....

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Determination

I graduated in May of this year (2015) Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Art in graphic design, and right now, 5 months later, my primary source of income is... minimum wage at Taco Bell. So what do I have to show for my coveted degree? Well, let me tell you... 

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Tracking Income

For the month of October I have kept every receipt and monitored every purchase or credit, and while the outcome is mostly what I expected it to be, I do see there are some areas where I am spending more than I thought... 

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Ego Surfing

So I Google'd myself today, and I ended up with pretty much what I expected to find, though there were a few surprises along the way. My facebook page (the one I use for actual social interaction) was the first to pop up...

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Soft Skill Inventory

1. Communication: I am very strong in this skill set, particularly in writing. Grammar skills are excellent, but more importantly, I can tell the story you need me to tell, regardless of the spin...

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My First "First Friday"

So I learned several things right from the outset this evening.  First, First Fridays are not like Artalicious at all. There aren't any booths out on the street--all of the events are inside various businesses, and if you want to figure out which businesses those are...

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An Artalicious Experience

This event was a first on many levels for me.  It was the first time I had attended an art fair with my own work on display in a booth that I was manning. It was the first time my artwork had been complimented by complete strangers...

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Mission Statement

My driving force is to be able to use my job as my creative outlet in life. I believe in feeling a sense of satisfaction with my work every day, being able to...

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First Friday... Alternative.

So, for this first First Friday that I was supposed to attend, it turned out that the date fell on the same day as a prior commitment I had to be at my mother's Lia Sophia jewelry party. So after speaking with...

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Me... in the FAR future

I have a few friends now, along with my fiancé, who might still be alive when I hit three quarters of a centennial, so I’ll start with those. My best friend Annie, I could see her getting up to...

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Dream Big

What would make me feel successful as an artist? To start, having the ability to be creative on a daily (or at least near daily) basis in my work. Right now I work for an e-commerce website, and the closest thing I can come to defining as the ability to be creative is...

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