To pivot or to persevere? Or more bluntly – to give up or to not to give up? This is a haunting question, a question that has ramifications far after an answer has been chosen and it’s also a question that almost everyone in our community has had to face at one time or another. How do you know when to give up and when to keep trying?

Britnee Scott | Visual Artist/Designer

As a creator/artist/business owner there is always a feeling that you want to give up but the time where you feel discouraged that’s when you start on your craft. Giving up means that you have failed to accomplish your mission and goals. I say stay consistent and take breaks but never give up, always keep going. You won’t regret it at the end. Read more>>

Hunter Runnels | Fashion designer

Giving up is something I deal with daily. The pressure and stress to be creative and innovative continuously make being an artist difficult. I tend to compare myself to everyone allowing my doubts and inner demons to slow me down.  When there are dark days I just remember who I am doing this for and why, that reminder pushes me beyond my perceived limits. Read more>>