This is the place for creatives to learn and share about the creative journey and how to be a successful creative.
Walking the walk, one step after the other, is what creatives are made of. Falling down and standing up. Sometimes pushing hard, sometimes going smooth, sometimes getting stuck, sometimes letting go. But always experimenting, always learning, always evolving.
Backstage, behind the scenes of a finished work is what makes the creative journey truly intriguing. The ideas, the yearning, the compromises, the people, the trials, the tribulations, the challenges, the crash, the triumph, the outcomes, the whole nine yards, and all that jazz!
This is our world. The world of creatives.
OK, before we dive in, let me introduce myself.
My friends call me Meg. And so can you!
I love my family, friends, and life… And chocolate! What is life without chocolate?!
I enjoy reading, writing, designing, painting, movies, travelling, dancing, training, swimming, walking, shopping, preparing food, eating food, sharing food, learning languages, feeling smart, experimenting;
I am curious, intelligent, gentle, stubborn, kind, vulnerable, peaceful, witty, amazing, smiling, optimistic, charming, MEGOcentric, crazy, recognizable, spontaneous, talented, ambitious, colourful, MEGical, original, authentic, insecure, confident…
And I’m just like you.
I’m a creative.
OK, to be totally honest with you, I wanted to create a website to promote my art and design products. Yup! As simple as that! Sell it, baby! :D Nothing altruistic, nothing daring - just pure business.
However, when I started analysing the case, I noticed most "cold customers" got engaged - and even intrigued! - after I actually told them more about the process of creation. Or it was just me, projecting my own perception that the Journey behind the scenes is the most exciting part, and developing an idea to a finished piece is truly amazing.
My fascination started years ago (I haven't got that many fingers, I was like 2-3 years old) when my dad showed me how to mix watercolours into a rainbow,.. Then some 10 years later when I saw that preview about the making of Aladdin, showing animators in Walt Disney Studios flip through their rough drawings... And, yeah - I was hooked up!
Anyway, back to the point!
Analysing made me ask questions:
“You can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in
your future. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life."
~ Steve Jobs ~
This is how my focus ultimately shifted from selling my artwork (I know, right?) to helping professional creatives:
And so, the title of the website ended up as Just How Cool Is That?! This is what I normally say when I learn something exciting which truly amazes me. I want to pass on the excitement and enthusiasm to anyone reading this.
As I am always curious and eager to learn new things, I decided to bring in the inspiring stories of other creatives willing to share insights from their Journey. This can be in the form of:
a) An interview (with bonus content: contact details of the featured professional);
b) A guest post (with bonus content: contact details of the author);
c) For suggestions, please drop me a line! :)
I am aiming to update the blog 1 to 3 times a week, normally on:
Tuesdays - tips, strategies, tactics, case studies and ideas from my experience,
Wednesdays - guest posts by other inspiring authors, and
Thursdays - interviews with creatives I know and respect.
As an addition to this, I send a weekly
newsletter with a portion of inspiration for a WOWsome Wednesday :)
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As I already mentioned above, I love guest posting. If you'd like to have me featured on your blog, or you want to share lessons from your journey in a guest post, don't hesitate
to contact me. I don't bite!... Well, usually.
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So exhale, relax, and enjoy your Journey! And remember - we're all mad here. So don't take yourself too seriously ;)
And you know what the best part is? Creatives know best! :)
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A professional artist, designer, author and MEGician.
She reminds professional creatives how to stay excited and productive on their Journey and find hidden opportunities.
She also loves family, friends, travelling, tea and chocolate.
Find out more about her creative work at Meg Konovska Art and Design.
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