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Quiz- What Kind of Photographer Are You?

We all love a good old fashioned quiz, right? It's sort of a hard thing to resist! I remember when I was in college and online quizzes first became a thing. I found every quiz site I could, then proceeded to then take all the quizzes on each of the sites all at once (and it was probably the least productive day of my life). But it was entertaining and fun! Let’s just say it was a day of introspection ...

Why I’m Going Back To CreativeLive for #BelleLive

  Last year I had the opportunity of a lifetime to be in the live studio audience of April Bowles-Olin's CreativeLive course on creating digital products. I learned so much about how and why to create digital products, plus I made some awesome new friends. I even sold my very first online course this past summer and doubled my income in six months, all thanks to what I've learned from April! Is it any wonder that I'm heading back to be in ...

20 Must Have Photos For Your Creative Business

Looking at photos on Instagram can fill us all with photo envy. But with a little bit of planning, we can photograph our own lovely things for Instagram, other social networks, as well as for our website. Taking your time and photographing all of these things in one afternoon will help you focus and get more accomplished. Here are the 20 Must-Have Photos For Your Creative Business: Selfies: A professional portrait-  I suggest hiring this part out to a professional photographer ...

How To Take Pro Photos for Your Biz Without The Pro Photographer

  Sometimes we have to invest our hard earned money into things we’d rather not pay for. I know I’ve put off getting headshots in the past because I figure that as a photographer I can take my own. And I’ve put off getting all dolled up and doted on because it feels like it’s a luxury and not a necessity (although this line of thinking is totally not true). I am a firm believer in going pro, but sometimes ...

We Are All Creative

Often I refer to my readers as Creative Friends. And I know right now some of you may be pointing the finger at yourself saying “me?” Yes, that's right. Little ol’ you. You ARE creative. We all are. It is innate in us, a part of our DNA. I definitely don’t believe that some people are only logical and others only creative. But there are people out there who are creativity squashers. They like to tell us that because we aren’t the best or ...

Nature Inspired Color Palettes

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Three Awesome Books That Will Unlock Your Brand’s Success

I simply love new books. There is nothing that compares to the smell of a new book... for real (someone please make a new book candle or let me know where I can purchase one!). Imagine taking a journey to the nearest Barnes and Noble and smelling ALL the books and sitting in the comfy chairs to read said books over a Starbucks chai tea latte (this is a pretty typical Friday night date for my husband and I). Yet, as good as ...

The 7 Most Important Visual Components of a Brand

As you now know, after reading my post Branding, Say What last week, the visual component of a brand isn't the most important aspect, BUT it is what initially draws people in. Think about it...if you pulled up to a store that looked crazy from the outside, like it was decaying and the sign was falling down, would you go into the store? I most definitely wouldn't, for fear that something shady was going down inside. Ultimately, when it comes to your business presence online ...

Branding, Say What?!

I know by now you've heard the word "Brand" tossed around by one business guru or another. And you are scratching your head going "branding, say what?!". You've been sending out silent pleas into the internet abyss, "can't someone, anyone pleeeease tell me what it means to have a brand?" Well, it's not the easiest thing to define, because it entails a lot, but I'm going to give you a quick example and a run down of what the essence of a brand is. Imagine living ...

Ten State Fair Inspired Color Palettes

A few years back my husband and I ventured into the Louisiana State Fair, and I came out with these photos that evoke dreamy, childlike memories of fluffy cotton candy and flying through the air. I wanted to share them with you, and it's my hope that the photos and color palettes inspire you in your creative work. Feel free to use the color palettes in your latest designs. Palette 1- Palette 2- Palette 3- Palette 4- Palette 5- Palette 6- Palette ...