How to Overcome Fear When Starting Your Business Rachel Antonia Designs

How to Overcome Fear When Starting Your Business

I remember everything about that moment clearly, because I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. “It looks like you have everything you need, you just have to go for it.”

What? I have everything? I don’t need to do anymore research? No more email conversations with my accountant or using my lunch break to read (literally everything) about owning a small business? I should be excited… but I’m not.

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1 Month Update after craftsposures free webinar and what i learned rachel antonia designs blog

1 Month Update After Craftsposure’s Free Webinar

A month ago I was feeling really down on myself about my Instagram followers (or lack there of) and I wanted to do something to change that. What I found not only changed my attitude, but my entire mindset on the world of social media and I picked up some tips that helped me get what I really wanted.

I participated in Ria from Craftsposure’s free webinar and this is what I learned.

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How to Draw Fruit in Four Layers

So I’m wrapping up a good three months worth of fruit sketches right now and I’ve been inspired to talk about my process. Everyone’s drawing process is different depending on the medium he/she works in, the amount of detail in the piece, and the artist’s drawing style.

I decided to pick one of my smaller pieces (this one took about half an hour total because I was filming at the time) and show how it went from sketch to finished design.

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The #alphabetminiseries Challenge: A Challenge for When You Get Stuck

The end of May is a stressful time. For me, it was filled with exams, new projects at work (the interior design world thrives in the Spring) and the promise of Summer.

Trying to find inspiration when you’re so bogged down by endless lists of life chores that have to be done, let alone all the actual chores you’ve been neglecting can make you feel like you’re trapped in an artist’s quicksand… and sinking fast.

While I still wanted to draw, I didn’t have time to fully develop any drawings, so I came up with the #alphabetminiseries

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My top 10 favorite links and websites for art blogging and small business

My Top 10 Favorite Links for Art, Blogging, and Small Business

As I am still in the research phase of starting my own business, I’m subscribing to tons of email newsletters, reading blogs, and adding a billion things to my “to do” list. (Seriously, it’s starting to look like a scroll from the medieval times) So, this blog is my collection of helpful links for art, blogging, and small business. They’ve helped me through good times and bad and now they’ll help you!

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How to get Commissions with Help from Your Friends and Family

Having support from your friends and family can be more than just emotionally uplifting it can be financially helpful as well. Family and friends are an artists biggest support system. Our mothers show off our work to friends, our friends support us on social media, and occasionally our relatives are interested in commissioning a piece or they know someone who does.

In my case, my cousin was looking for artists and designers to come up with merchandise for her company True Conversations. 

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Tips about how to love working in marker and how i started drawing with markers

How to Love Working in Markers (With Tips!)

Working in marker was by far the most terrifying medium for me as an artist, solely because it felt like I couldn’t make any mistakes. Don’t like your pencil sketch? Erase it. Messed up a brush stroke? Paint over it. Went outside the lines with marker… *crickets* So this blog is a mixture of my love/hate relationship with markers and how I learned to embrace them.

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