Processes

The Essential Grumpy Envelope Stage
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The Essential Grumpy Envelope Stage

I’ve long known that all of my most successful pieces go through an ugly stage. What seems like a great idea, progresses nicely, and then suddenly, somewhere along the way, I look at it and wonder… …what the hell I was thinking? With what feels like a boundless amount of time invested in creating my…

My Tools Have a Life of Their Own – The Magic of Upgrading
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My Tools Have a Life of Their Own – The Magic of Upgrading

In the past 2+ years of online pivoting, I’ve had the privilege of seeing inside more studios than ever, even more than when I was traveling and teaching somewhere new every month. It’s been hugely inspiring, but admittedly, at first, I found it a bit depressing when I’d turn off Zoom and look back at…

The 3D Journey of Trays, Boxes, and Bins (Oh My!)
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The 3D Journey of Trays, Boxes, and Bins (Oh My!)

I recently asked a long-time student, how she felt about learning so many things when sometimes she didn’t finish the projects. This is a bone of contention for a lot of people. I hear it all the time. “Oh, I can’t possibly sign up for this or learn how to do that until I’ve finished…

Creative Problem Solving and Creative Self-Care
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Creative Problem Solving and Creative Self-Care

– Does this look weird? View it in your browser (where it will look awesome).- I’M SUPER EXCITED TO APPEAR ON THE AUTONOMOUS CREATIVE PODCAST with Jessica Abel “During our conversation, Victoria shares how being adaptable has been the backbone of her career and creative practice— Whether she’s developing new ways to teach during a…