Chasing Dreams with Aimee J.
About This Show
Chief Dream Chaser Aimee J. brings you the people you never knew you needed to meet. Aimee talks to fellow dream chasers who share the story of their chase, the lessons they've learned, and have a good time doing it. Aimee wants people to live without regret because life is short. You need to make moves, take a chance, and chase your dreams.
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Ep. 96: Dani Jones - Illustrating her Dreams to Life
4 days ago
Dani Jones is an artist, writer, children’s book illustrator, and comics creator. She is the author and illustrator of the picture books, Monsters VS. Kittens, and the sequel, Dinosaurs VS. Puppies. She also created the webcomic My Sister the Freak. For more than ten years, she’s worked as a freelance artist, drawing for books, magazines, apps, and games. She loves what she does and she’s here to tell us all about it! Don’t be afraid to chase your dreams! Dani has heard the question countless times, and you may have wondered the same thing: Can art actually make a living? When Dani graduated from college, she decided to jump right in and MAKE it happen for her. She knew that making a living from her art would take full effort, but it’s all she wanted to do. She shares how she stepped out of her comfort zone to chase her dreams. TWEET: “Making #decisions is the most important thing, because they’re not going to be made for you.” @danidraws Figuring out the next steps: Have you felt the confusion of not knowing what the NEXT STEPS are? If you choose to be a doctor, lawyer, or teacher, then the path is set for you and you know what to expect. On the contrary, if you choose ART, like Dani, there is NO set structure to follow. You have to make your own decisions. Dani shares how she called an art director of a magazine, stepped out of her comfort zone, and landed her first job. TWEET: “#Work on one thing at a time. Just keep working.” @danidraws Find your corner: How do you figure out exactly WHERE you belong? Being a successful artist isn’t about competing with other artists for work. It’s more about carving out a place for yourself. It’s about perseverance, pursuing your own things, and finding out what you like to do most. Dani’s advice is to find your corner, set your goals, step out of your comfort zone, and KEEP GOING! TWEET: “You won’t get anywhere if you don’t do the things that scare you.” @danidraws Guest Recommendation: ONE action for a dream chaser to take: “Make a goal. Make the decision. Give it a try.” OUTLINE OF THIS EPISODE: [1:10] Dani’s strong female characters in her web series [2:50] Making a living from art: Is it possible? [5:10] Art: Wh
Rated 5 out of
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Great practical advice and motivation from those who are "chasing dreams" in different areas. Ep. 2 "The Hiring Process" definitely was useful. Awesome job!
Date published: 2015-10-05