an artist lifestyle blog

Thriving With Less

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artist life

Learn how to develop your artistic voice so you can start an art practice and gain the confidence to begin showing and selling your work.  

I'm JJ

Here you'll find tips about artist life. Below are places where you can find my art.

artist gifts ideas under $12

12 Artist Gift Ideas Under $12

….12 artist gift set ideas for under $12

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20 artsy gifts under $20 for 2021 icon

….here is my list of must-have 20 gifts under $20 for 2021

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drawer full of paint brushes

Challenge: No New Art Supplies for 1 Year

This will be challenging since I’ve never met an art supply I didn’t want to marry.

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showing art in an art gallery

…..I bolted from the gallery in a full-blown panic attack!

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Welcome! I'm JJ, and I write an artist lifestyle blog. Here we explore fun DIY projects, and learn how to turn an art hobby into a successful side hustle. I share delicious plant-forward, small-portion recipes and grow herbs for the home, kitchen and  gifts.  I also run a full-time business, and I do all this and more in my small 849 square foot house!