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Business: Staying Motivated (w/ Post-it® Brand)

#posit#makeitstick#MJW

Hey friends! Molly Jacques Workshop has recently teamed up with Post-it® Brand to share the ways I stay motivated and keep on-track with running a business, being a self-employed artist, and managing it all. I’m excited to share my story a bit with you all and think it’s a helpful peek into what a day in my life often looks like… here goes…

Something that is important to me and keeps me motivated throughout the busy work day is keeping little reminder and motivational Post-it® Notes RIGHT in front of me, usually on my computer. A few things that are really important to me: staying mindful of WHY I work. Is it for money? For recognition? To help support my family? To help others? I think sometimes, it’s a variety of everything. Most importantly, to help others and to challenge myself as an artist to simply be better.

I’m guessing a lot of you folks keep notes in front of you while you’re working as well, right? What is something that is motivating you TODAY? Right now? Snap a photo and share it on social media with #postit and tag @mollyjacques so I can comment back!

#postit #makeitstick #MJW

Freebies: Intuos Tablet Winner!

#mollyjacquesworkshop #tabletSending out a big CONGRATS to @alirmansfield on Instagram today: you’re the winner of our Intus Wacom Tablet giveaway! Please contact us directly so we can send you your tablet right away!

Freebies: Intuos Tablet Giveaway
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Are you ready for our next Wacom giveaway? We’re crazy excited to be giving away an Intuos Tablet! This tablet is perfect for working on on-screen lettering and calligraphy projects along with almost any digital illustration! I’ve had my tablet since 2008 and it’s been my absolute best friend.

HOW TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY:

  • Go “like” our Intuos Tablet giveaway photo on the @mollyjacques Instagram and follow @mollyjacquesworkshop (if you haven’t already).
  • Repost our giveaway photo on your own Instagram (must be a public profile) with a description telling us how you’d like to use this great product and tag a friend who also loves lettering and calligraphy. You MUST include @mollyjacques@mollyjacquesworkshop and #MJWgiveaways in the description.
  • Send us a tweet at @mollyjacques and @wacom telling us how you’d use the Bamboo Spark and use #mjwgiveaways and #wacom

WHAT YOU COULD WIN:

An Intuos Tablet

HOW WE CHOOSE A WINNER:

The winner will be chosen at random and notified here on the blog December 30th, along with the announcement of our next Wacom giveaway! The winner must have a valid email and shipment address and contact us directly within seven days of the announcement with a shipping address.

Good luck to everyone who enters!

 

Freebies: Bamboo Spark Winner!
Bamboo Spark Giveaway

Sending out a big CONGRATS to @susaneven on Instagram today: you’re the winner of our first Wacom giveaway! Please contact us directly so we can send you your Bamboo Spark right away!

Freebies: Bamboo Spark Giveaway!
#wacom #mjw

 

If you’ve been following along with us on Instagram, you’ll know that we have some AWESOME news: we’ve teamed up with Wacom (one of the best digital art brands on the planet) to give away some of their latest and greatest technology. Today’s giveaway: the Bamboo Spark!

“The Bamboo Spark is a smart folio with a smart ballpoint pen, and a spot for your favorite paper. It lets you write by hand, and saves your handwritten notes locally or within the cloud for editing, archiving and accessing anywhere. Press a button. That’s it. The Bamboo Spark is simple to use, and makes it easy to bridge your paper notes with the digital world.” -Wacom

 

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Personally, I’ve been using Wacom products since 2007 and I’ve been totally hooked. When I heard about their Bamboo Spark, I was thoroughly excited. I’m a big advocate of note taking and doodling and this smart folio helps me step things up a notch. Want to know what I think it’s best for? Concept sketching. Yep. The ability to take down rough sketches and thoughts while on a conference call with the client and transfer them instantly to the cloud is priceless. I can take my notes and concepts and send them directly to the client or simply to my desktop where I can continue to work.

For an artist like me who is always traveling or on the go, I jump at any opportunity to lug around less tools and still have the ability to get the job done from wherever I am with a wifi signal.

 

#madewithwacom #mollyjacquesworkshop

 

HOW TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY:

  • Go “like” our Bamboo Spark giveaway photo on the @mollyjacques Instagram and follow @mollyjacquesworkshop
  • On our Instagram giveaway photo, leave a comment telling us how you’d like to use this great product and tag a friend who also loves lettering and calligraphy.
  • Send us a tweet at @mollyjacques telling us how you’d use the Bamboo Spark and use #mjwgiveaways and #wacom

WHAT YOU COULD WIN:

A Bamboo Spark (worth $160!)

HOW WE CHOOSE A WINNER:

The winner will be chosen at random and notified here on the blog December 18th, along with the announcement of our next Wacom giveaway! The winner must have a valid email and shipment address and contact us directly within seven days of the announcement with a shipping address.

Good luck to everyone who enters!