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Finding Creative Inspiration: The Firework Flowers Collection

Finding Creative Inspiration: The Firework Flowers Collection

| Jordan McDowell
Wanting to give a little nod to the Blomster Collection, I brought 18k gold leaf into the mix. My first time applying real gold leaf was hilarious. I had no idea it’d float like a feather around my studio and shatter into bits if I merely breathed next to it.
Artist Jordan McDowell at Home with her Gallery Wall of Art Prints

5 Assumptions People Make About Professional Artists

| Jordan McDowell
Artists spend most of their time painting and coming up with new art collections. I wish! I wish so badly that’s all there was to do to make a living as an artist. Sadly, that is not the way of the world of creative entrepreneurship. One day, I will be in a position where I can outsource all the tasks that I’m weakest at and focus more of my time on actually painting. Alas, today I wear many hats. The vast majority of my time is spent turning my artwork into prints.
Inspiration Story: The Lily Lakes Collection

Inspiration Story: The Lily Lakes Collection

| Jordan McDowell
  Believe it or not, I develop clarity on what inspires a collection not on the onset, but only once it’s been completed for some time. Why I choose to paint what I paint doesn’t reveal itself to me until I’ve stepped away from them for a while. And sure enough, that’s what happened with the ...
Inspiration Story: The Stormy Fields Collection

Inspiration Story: The Stormy Fields Collection

| Jordan McDowell
This collection is of storms; coming, going, just about to break. Clouds that are in motion - moving, erupting and then dissipating again. You can see movement in every sky painted, swift winds that are taking your eye from one corner to the next, just as each day this year has swept you from one extreme to another.
10 Things I've Learned as a Creative Business Owner

10 Things I've Learned as a Creative Business Owner

| Jordan McDowell

3. Set Annual Goals but Think in Quarters
It’s so very important to set annual goals for yourself but it’s even more important to break those goals down into quarters. You’ll lose yourself and steam if you look at your workload in 12-month spurts but if you break it down into smaller chunks you can tackle things more efficiently, with more focus, and usually with better results. 

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