Be the Kind of Artist that No One Can Take Advantage of

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by Joey Phoenix The first year I started taking photography seriously I was eager for any and every opportunity that came up. I scoured Craigslist looking for gigs, joined Thumbtack, and commented on my friend’s threads asking for photographers trying to drum up business. I shot a wedding for under $300, delivered work I didn’t [….]

You Are Worthy of Your Time: Holding Space for Creativity in a World of Busy

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By Joey Phoenix Life is full of things which demand our attention. We have to pay bills, file taxes, run errands, wash our clothes, feed ourselves. We also need to work enough so that we can pay rent and buy food, be social enough that we don’t become hermits, and make enough art so that [….]

If I’m Not Making Art, Am I Still an Artist?

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By Joey Phoenix We all feel like imposters at some point in our journeys. It’s entirely reasonable to question everything, as crippling self-doubt is unequivocally married to the creative process. The important thing is learning how to move through it. I upended my life a few months ago. I had recently finished a number of ongoing photography [….]

Meet the Member: Shady Tree Maker

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Deanna Jacome, Shady Tree Maker Shady Tree Maker is Deanna Jacome’s homemade goods & fine art Tell us a bit about you and what you do? The process of spontaneous mark-making and a constant investigation of color, as well as engaging with nature, guide my mixed-media endeavors.  My art business, Shady Tree Maker celebrates the [….]