A Step-by-Step Guide to Art Licensing: Sell Your First Piece of Artwork Online

I've officially launched my newest online course! It’s packed with tips to help you make money selling your artwork online. Getting involved with art licensing is an excellent way to boost your passive income and my class is filled with tips to help you make your first sale online as well as boost your sales if you’re already established!

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Top 13 Phone Cases for the Ultimate Girl Bosses of the World

These epic designs are perfect for the empowered woman-warrior-princess. Links to purchase down below!

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Fresh Floral Arrangements by CatCoq Now Available on Creative Market

Announcing the new launch of my digital download collection! My Fresh Floral Arrangements watercolor set is officially available for purchase on Creative Market. The collection contains 77 high-res, hand-painted watercolor graphics, including wreaths, corners, arrangements, and individual elements.

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The Top Ten Best Sites to Learn New Art Skills Reviewed by CatCoq for the Society6 Blog

Society6 asked me to put together a list of my top ten best resources for artists looking to grow their art skills. Check it out here. One key factor for succeeding as an artist is continuing to grow your creative skillset. My portfolio has evolved tremendously over the past few years. I’ve improved my painting techniques, learned time-saving shortcuts, established a solid aesthetic, and kept up with market trends. Utilizing the right resources was key in this journey.

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Drawing Wanderlust // Feature Profile: My Interview with Kansas City's 435 Magazine

I had the opportunity to chat with 435 Magazine about my CatCoq brand, travel plans, and what inspires the artwork I create. The story is published in their October issue, but you can also take a peek at the article online.

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Feature in CEO Blog Nation: 12 Entrepreneurs Share Their Thoughts on Coworking Spaces

CEO Blog Nation invited me to join eleven other entrepreneurs in sharing our thoughts on coworking spaces. (Hint: I love them!) Coworking spaces are shared working environments full of independent activity. Unlike traditional workplaces, coworkers aren't employed by the same organization– they're freelancers, entrepreneurs, bloggers, and online workers.

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Tips for Framing Artwork – Choosing Frames, Matting, and Sizes for Art Prints

Picking out artwork for your home is the fun part. But how do you go about framing it? There are a few tips and tricks you can use to make sure you're choosing the perfect frame for the perfect print. 

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My New Skillshare Class is Live! // From Paper to Screen: Digitally Editing Your Artwork in Photoshop

My brand new Skillshare class has officially launched! From Paper to Screen: Digitally Editing Your Artwork in Photoshop is now open for enrollment. Tip: This class is essentially free to join if you click that link above and sign up for a 2-month free trial with Skillshare! One key factor with succeeded with passive income streams like licensing and print on demand is making sure your artwork translates beautifully from paper to screen. This class will be tailored to that process.

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Laptops + Coffee Shops  // My Top Coffee Shop Picks for Digital Nomads Working Remotely in Chiang Mai, Thailand

After five months in this incredible city, I've explored a good number of cafes from which to work. I decided to share my favorites, ranked in terms of the things that matter most to us digital nomads: internet speed, comfortably, price, ambiance, and (of course) air conditioning.

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How Much I Spend in a Week Living in Chiang Mai, Thailand

My "digital nomad" lifestyle means that I'm location independent, although I've been living on-and-off in Chiang Mai for the past six months.In the spirit of full transparency, I've put together a breakdown of how much I spend during a week period living in Chiang Mai, Thailand. I'm a 29-year-old illustrator and graphic designer and earn 90% of my income through licensing my artwork. I primarily work in coffee shops and cafes throughout the city and consider the price of a coffee my "rent" for free wifi + a temporary workspace.

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Komodo Dragons in the Wild - An Adventure in Indonesia

My travel bucket list is filled with difficult-to-obtain goals, usually involving remote locations, perfect timing, and a stroke of luck. I had the opportunity to check off a big one when I visited Indonesia: ✔️ See a Komodo dragon in the wild. These are the fastest, largest and strongest lizards on earth and they're only found on a few tiny islands in southern Indonesia. Their remote isolation only increased my desire to catch a glimpse of one in its natural habitat.

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My Skillshare Debut / Creating Art that Sells: A Working Artist’s Guide

My first class is officially live! I teamed up with Society6 & Skillshare to create a course dedicated to teaching artists + designers tips to boosting their passive income through selling artwork. After months of prep work, shooting in NYC, and working through final edits from across the world, I'm so thrilled with how everything came together. My course is FREE & open to anyone who wants to learn!

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Digital Nomad Life: Chiang Mai, Thailand

Last summer, my apartment lease in Kansas City was about to expire and I had to make a decision: renew, find a new place around town, or store all my belongings in my brother's basement and move to Thailand. I chose the latter.

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How I Earn Passive Income as an Artist

I recently had the opportunity to partner up with Society6 and Skillshare to teach my own class. The topic: How artists can boost their passive income. The online class is packed with information for artists and designers looking to broaden their revenue streams. I thought it would be helpful to include a summary of the basics. Enjoy!

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Letter to My Younger Self

Society6 invited me to participate in their artist blog with a letter to my younger self. It gave me a chance to reflect on how my past and the events that led me to where I am now.

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Pop Up Shop in West Elm

West Elm does a fantastic job engaging the local maker community in KC. They invited me to set up a Pop Up Shop in their store on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, which was perfect timing: Small Business Saturday!

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Feature in Dr. Oz

I was thrilled to see my work on Dr. Oz's The Good Life blog! "Life can be stressful, but these adorably optimistic posters make it a little better." Couldn't agree more! Huge thanks to the Dr. Oz team for including my work in their latest write-up!

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Otter Swim

It's no secret that I'm mildly obsessed with otters– they're like little water kittens. So when this video went viral, my jaw dropped. The clip features Stephanie Arne (of Omaha's Wild Kingdom), swimming in a pool with baby otters in her arms. Between her laughter, she managed to gasp, "I'm so happy! This is the most amazing thing! You guys have to come here!" I took her up on her advice and ten minutes later, had reservations for my first ever Otter Swim.

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