This month we are exploring different ways that artists and creatives set goals and achieve them, find balance and plan ahead... or not. The resolutions of the new year can fall flat, which is one of the reasons that we started the DELVE Toolkit. It helps to create new productive habits all year while abolishing the feeling of being stuck. Read all about the DELVE Toolkit here.
We had the absolute pleasure of working with artist Kat Chamberlin last year before she embarked on her new role of becoming a mother. (Congratulations, Kat!) We know that many of you are parents, or maybe you are thinking about it. Even if you aren't at that stage of your life, or never will be, Kat is a total inspiration. Before her due date, she dove into her work with Sara via the DELVE Toolkit and made some waves. She saw her chance to hone her own skills to communicate her work in the best possible way before her baby's arrival, and has since seen multiple successes, including becoming a 2016 BRIC Arts Media Fellow. So inspiring! Maybe you also have an upcoming event to prepare for, or just need some help lighting the fire to get back into the swing of things. Let us know.
Thanks, Kat, for writing about your experience:
Motherhood doesn't come with a 'how-to' manual —neither does my art—but both can be equally demanding and terrifying at the onset. Daunted by the challenge of having a child while continuing my art practice, Kind Aesthetic prepared me with tools that allowed me to better articulate my work and set goals after I gave birth, giving me the freedom to concentrate on the essentials as I forage these unknown territories.
Born in the Netherlands and raised in Turkey, Kat Chamberlin is a Brooklyn-based conceptual artist interested in alternate narratives and encoded languages that surface as result of state censorship and the absence of reliable historic documentation. Her work has been exhibited across the U.S and internationally, and featured in exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, The Chicago Cultural Center, Barbara and Steven Grossman Gallery in Boston and Gana Art in New York City. Kat completed her Masters in Fine Art at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is the recipient of a Jacob K. Javits Fellowship, the Toby Devan Lewis Award and the William Dole Award. Kat Chamberlin is currently a 2016 BRIC Arts Media Fellow.
Just like Kat, you, too, can kick ass. Our mission at Kind Aesthetic is to help artists and creative entrepreneurs feel extremely confident and excited about their unique stories that they share with their ideal audience through beautiful and compelling marketing materials. All of the success is within you, we just help eek it out, trust us. Email us to set up a totally free 20 minute call to talk about what you have going on and see if we can help.
Join us in a fun project this January! On Instagram and Facebook use the hashtag #kagoals along with a photo of what you are working on that makes you one step closer to fulfilling your professional goals this year. Inspire us!