Hi, I'm Maria!

I am an artist, illustrator, coach, and educator who is extremely passionate about creativity and empowering people just like you to be bold and take chances!

I'm a serial entrepreneur with ADHD, so I always have a few projects going! Some of my current projects include:

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What do Ravens and Circles Have in Common?

February 25, 20241 min read

I'm writing to you on a Saturday night at 8:30 and I'm not even mad about it...

I've had one of those amazing days where I got to follow my joy. I spent quite a while sketching this morning while listening to the Good Ship Illustration Business Course. I did a lot of journaling about my mindset and vision for the future. I played Mario Kart with my two oldest kids, and did a REALLY hard rowing workout. (It was one of those workouts that you don't realize is kicking your butt until it's done).

My watch says I need 4 days to recover 😳

So anyway...here's what I'm thinking about today:

1) I am going to offer prints of my recent lettering art. Maybe stickers. Heck, maybe both?

2) I'm really intrigued by how ravens, circles/loops, and text can interact and create meaning. Here's a drawing I worked on today that gives you a hint...

8 Reasons

3) SEO...thanks to the Business Course, I know I need to work on this aspect of my website. I want people to actually be able to FIND me!

What are you thinking about today? I'd love to know what's on your mind, too!

If you're curious to hear more about #2, and see the work unfold on my livestream art session Sunday at noon Pacific time, head over to Patreon and become an Orange or Calico Cat! This livestream is exclusively for them. I will also be documenting my process, using Patreon as a bit of a journal, for this series of works. I find that processing ideas by talking/writing about them in public is incredibly helpful for me, if not a little terrifying!

Til next time!

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