In this episode Lauren and Caylee discuss the value of community in real life and online. Community is vital to the creative’s soul. We share our top 10 reasons why we love community, the different types, our favorite ones, how to get involved and tips for you. This episode is packed with resources to help you discover the best group of people who understand and support you. Make sure you share your favorite communities with us in the comments!
Episode Takeaways and Artist Actions
Forms of community:
- One on one
- accountability buddies
- coaching or mentorship
- Small group
- Big communities
- BIG communities
10 best parts of community
- Someone who GETS you
- New ideas
- Opposing ideas
- Real life friendship (turning into offline)
- Knowledge – People to answer questions
- Safe place to share
- Whole is greater than the sum of its parts
How to find community
- Search your niche
- Decide the size & type (inspiration, accountability, etc) that fits you best
- Get involved!
Resources and Tools
- our obvious fave: the Get Messy Art Journal Community
Coaching and Mentorship:
- Nora Conrad’s goal driven business coaching
- Amy Maricle’s creative development guidance
- Emily Jefford’s creative business + Instagram mentoring
- Tiffany Han’s business coaching
- Mary England’s Happy Hour
- Get Messy Art Journal Community
- 30 Days of Lists
- rukristin’s Awesome Ladies Project
- Studio Calico Boards
- Seanwes Community
- Blacksburg Belle’s Sunday Society
- Facebook groups
Caylee is a fairy godmother slash Jedi master to artists. She believes in art and getting it done.
Lauren is a crafter, adventurer and storyteller living in Seoul, South Korea with her husband. Lauren loves street food, taking photos and making things. Lauren believes that you can find adventure in your everyday life and that it should be captured and documented. Lauren is an art journaler, photographer, scrapbooker, laugh enthusiast, designer, artist and DIY dabbler.
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