Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Tales from an Illustrator: The Indie Chicks

Hi Everyone!

I've been having some troubles with my laptop getting overheated lately, so not doing as much as I want as I don't want to force it to work. But this aside! I got some fun news to share with you!! I got featured on a very cool site, named The Indie Chicks. *dances*

You know, every now and then I get an e-mail from someone with a request. I don't respond to all, because sometimes you know from the start that it is spam, but there are a few e-mails that are set up in a way that makes you think "Hmm...is it legit??".

So when I got the lovely note from Chiara, one of the founders of the site, I went like "Oh my goodness, how fun!". I didn't want to get tooooo excited, just in case I would be disappointed again. However, after browsing through the site and reading it here and there, I was even more excited. The Indie Chicks is an online magazine for the bad ass independent women. Now how cool does that sound?! Haha. It is founded by two lovely ladies going by the name Chiara Mazzucco and Renee Claybion. You can read more about their mission by clicking this "an Indie mission"

Maybe you're wondering what made me decide to reply back to Chiara? I mean next to the spam thing,  there are many sites scattered around the web where you can display your art. It's easy to get lost or to forget about where you registered on in the first  place. The first thing that I noticed on their website was the following:

"Our Indie Chick has a go-getter, do it yourself, hunger for life. She's strong, confident, and charmingly ambitious. Whether she's an indie artist, a celebrity stylist, or a small business owner, she's making her dreams come true. So what makes an Indie Chick? 
If you're here, reading.. you're probably it." - The Indie Chicks
 

I like to think I'm this indeed haha. Seriously though, and for some this is known, but for the new readers: I embarked on a creative adventure. An adventure where I decided to follow my dreams. Dreams that may seem unrealistic for some, especially since I have no degree in Art. But hey, things are only unrealistic if you think they are. You're never done learning and you have got to work hard in order to make them come true. It can be daunting at times so connecting with like-minded people who are also chasing and capturing what they really want in life, makes it a bit easier. You're definitely not alone.

All those elements like being a go-getter, do it yourself, making your dreams come true...this fitted me as a person and as an artist and that's why I decided to give a "yes" to the super kind Chiara. Maybe some people think "Oh I just want to sign up everywhere and that's that"...this is not really for me. With a lot of sites you do get "forgotten" if you don't stay up to date with it. I do like to be connected to sites that appeal to me and fit me and my own message. You really should just browse their site for yourself. They are just starting out, but are already featuring lovely creatives and displaying a bunch of nice, interesting and fun articles to read. Articles aiming towards DIY, beauty, fashion, Tips & Tricks, advice, you name it and they got it and if they don't have a particular subject yet and you think you can provide them with something, just contact them. They are growing by the day an definitely worth to check out. I'm honored to be a part of it.

If you like what you see and want to stay up to date via other social media you can follow them on Facebook and Twitter as well.

As for my own little update...there are a few originals added and I re-listed a few cards/prints in my Etsy store! Do browse around and use the coupon MAGICCUPCAKE as it will give you a 15% discount on your order. Remember once a original is gone, it is gone ^_^. There will be more originals and prints soon.

Enjoy Your Week.

Ciao!

10 comments:

  1. How cool, TJ! The Indie Chicks sounds awesome, as well as a great place to show off your art. Woo hoo!

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    1. Thank you so much!! Their site looks so lovely indeed. Happy to be a part of it as well :D Woohooooo haha!

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  2. That's great TJ. It's been a while :D I'm glad to see you're still making awesome art. Three cheers for the Indie Chicks!

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    1. Heeey Flame!! How are you?! It's been such a long time indeed! Goodness. Yes, I can't part from my art anymore haha. So lovely to see you here, I'll pop over your blog in a sec. It's been such a busy time for me, hardly time for blog stalking :(

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  3. Congratulations. I agree it's good to pick a few strong places rather than be everywhere forgetful. I'm going to go check out the profile now.

    On a different note, I met a Chiara myself a few weeks ago. Here's the story. :) http://www.dailybeerreview.com/2012/06/chiara.html

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    1. Thank you so much!! Hope you liked the site as well :) Ohh I shall read your story in a bit! *waves*

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  4. Wow, congratz! It sounds like so much! Yay you! I mean, hoe cool klinkt "bad ass women". Zeg nou zelf... BAD ASS WOMEN! Yay!!!

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    1. Heey Ruthie! Dank je wel! Hahaha yeah het klinkt heel cool inderdaad. De site is ook heel leuk om te zien , dus ben erg blij hier :D BAD ASS WOMEN! WOOHOO haha :D Xxx

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  5. So glad that I found your blog, sweetiepie! I love your work and this way I can keep up with it. =)

    Kat from The Indie Chicks

    PS-Will follow you on Twitter, too. When you see "katsidhe", that's me. ;)

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    1. I am so glad to see your avatar floating around here as well! And also thank you so much! I love The Indie Chicks site, you guys are doing awesome, awesome work! So big thanks for that! I just followed (aka stalked) you on Twitter hehe! Ciao Ciao

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