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Episode 23: Figuring Out What It Means To Be An Artist with a Capital A with Rosalie Villanueva

The journey to becoming an artist, to using your creative drive to establish oneself and make a living is no easy task and Rosalie shares her own struggles and victories finally landing into floral arrangement for intimate weddings and working with teams of women that spark joy. She explains her own feelings of shortcoming at not hitting the milestones she’d expected for herself early on but how her perseverance to find her own niche essentially paid off. The art game can be a lot os schmoozing and endlessly networking but when you find the right supportive time, it can all start to feel like it flows seamlessly and jobs fill you with a sense of excitement.

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Episode 18: Be Tenaciously Creative with Dating and the Arts with Dennis Oba

Dennis Oba is front end web developer and graduate of OCADU Illustration programme. He explains that something that has always bothered him is the lack of options presented to people trying to figure out how to be creative, with counsellors only providing the typical answers. Yet there are so many more options, akin to dating in many ways. We compare the popular apps, and the not so well known ones and think of the anxiety as well as excitement that they bring. Then what about having a family, what does it mean to be an artist and want to cultivate a family? Today it’s all possible and it’s interesting to hear how we can start to tackle it all.

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