Tips and Tricks

November 1, 2021
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Makeup Tutorial: Diamond Studded Skull

by joeyphoenix
By Giovanna Limoli (she/her/hers) Step 1: Start off with your base. You can choose to do your normal skin tone or start with a white base. Blend that all the way down your neck, remember to set everything with a translucent or white setting powder! Step 2: Grab a black face paint (or eyeliner) and start by drawing a rounded
November 1, 2021
March 16, 2021
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How to Make Your Marketing More Inclusive

by Felicia Cheney

Creating an inclusive brand that makes room for anyone who wants to participate is an intentional and continual process. And making the pledge to create a more inclusive business (and marketing strategy) isn’t something you do once and call it a day, but rather an ongoing and evolving commitment to making sure that the door is open to everyone in a way that’s equitable and accessible.

March 16, 2021
January 19, 2021
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10 EPIC Blanket Forts (and How to Build One of Your Own)

by joeyphoenix
by Joey Phoenix Stuck inside? Working remotely? Need a new environment to dream away negative thoughts? No matter how old you are, your life will dramatically improve by adding a couple of ingredients to your day: great snacks and an EPIC blanket fort.  Here are some of the best blanket forts we’ve seen, plus some handy tips for building one of
January 19, 2021
December 18, 2020
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Annadidathing’s Three Rules for Setting Professional Boundaries as An Artist

by joeyphoenix
By Anna Dugan of AnnadidathingAll images courtesy of the artist Setting boundaries and learning when to say no is such a difficult thing to do. I’m still practicing it, but I’ve found a few things very helpful in this process: 1. Expectation Setting Getting on the same page before starting a project is huge. Being up front about your expectations
December 18, 2020
October 12, 2020
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#Pumpkinspiration: Up Your Pumpkin Carving Game this Halloween – PHOTOS

by joeyphoenix
It’s Octoberween! Which means it’s time to pick out the best pumpkin and stab it repeatedly and then light it on fire. Or, you know, you could carve a jack o’lantern into a pumpkin, squash, turnip, apple, watermelon, or whatever else you have lying around. And although carving two eyes and a mouth is a great idea that anyone can
October 12, 2020
September 4, 2020
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A Guide to Busking in COVID Times

by joeyphoenix
Cover image by the Good Witch of Salem Salem of Octobers past has been an unrestrained wonderland of street performers, haunted houses, and costumed spectacle. But this Halloween season things are going to look a bit different, leaving street performers and event managers to figure out how to do what they do and still meet health and safety standards.  “There
September 4, 2020
April 21, 2020
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A Simple Guide to Netiquette

by joeyphoenix
by Joey Phoenix With more and more people working from home and being stuck inside, there has been a discouraging uptick of a particular internet trend: People are just being rude.  Recent studies have shown that the phenomenon of bad internet manners isn’t without cause. For starters, an article in Psychology Today pinned the reason on a lack of eye
April 21, 2020
April 7, 2020
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Tips for Writing In Anxious Times

by joeyphoenix
by Áine GreaneyOriginally posted on ainegreany.com There’s a 2020 season that I now think of as “our normal times.” This season was only two or three weeks ago, but even back then and there, in NormalLand, there were certain days when I let my job or my deadlines or my mood deflect me from writing. Now we have a global
April 7, 2020
April 3, 2020
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Livestreaming 101

by joeyphoenix
by Ashley Nunez of Old Growth Alchemy Chances are, your world just became a lot stranger.  If you have been a long time maven of social media and following trends in engagement, then likely the transition has been a lot smoother for you into the virtual and digital world we are enhancing every day. If not, then never fear: there
April 3, 2020
July 8, 2019
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Marketing 101: Small Businesses

by cns2020
by Laura Owens It can be hard to take the first steps toward marketing your business. Some steps are simple and only involve creating a social media account, others, such as building and keeping relationships, can be more challenging. The deas outlined below will help you have a good idea of where and how to get started. I don’t suggest
July 8, 2019