10 lessons i learned in 2018

  1. Ask for what you want {yes, out loud}, then work your ass off to get it.
  2. Do NOT apologize for things that do not require an apology.
  3. Self-deprecation isn’t humility, it’s humiliation.” ~ Hannah Gadsby {Nanette}
  4. Stop doubting yourself and just fucking* figure it out {painting your first mural, for example}
  5. *A well placed F-bomb can be very self-motivating.
  6. Find, and hold onto, the people that ‘get you’. They are invaluable.
  7. Women are a force to be reckoned with. Kickass examples: A, B, C, D, E
  8. Selling art isn’t scary. Make a price list, stick to the price list. The end.
  9. Create whatever you want to create. It matters because you matter.
  10. Life is short so book the trip, eat the stuff, and tell the people you love that you LOVE them.
    Thanks for being here in 2018. See you next year ~ Danielle xo


comments (15)

  1. Ivaana /// 12.31.2018 /// 1:45pm

    girl this was exactly what I needed right now to motivate myself. 2019 is THE year.

  2. the jealous curator /// 12.31.2018 /// 2:39pm

    yeah it is!

  3. Patti /// 01.02.2019 /// 5:37am

    This list is great for the start of a new year ! Thanks !!

  4. ian /// 01.03.2019 /// 10:19pm

    Thank you.

  5. Holly /// 01.04.2019 /// 6:42pm

    Love this list! Happy new year.

  6. Thea /// 01.05.2019 /// 7:23am

    Wow, yes. I need a tattoo of Number 2 and Number 8. lol

  7. Johnb /// 01.05.2019 /// 9:34am

    Follow any 6 from 10 of these rules and you will end up being a total

  8. Johnb /// 01.05.2019 /// 9:35am

    If you already practice 7 out of 10of these rules, you will not be amongst my chosen few, when my species inherits the earth.

    So cool it, and practice being a nice person.

  9. the jealous curator /// 01.05.2019 /// 10:32am

    johnb… you have been a constant source of negativity – both through comments and direct emails you have sent me… and frankly, i’m done. DONE.

  10. Cath /// 01.05.2019 /// 10:03am

    Johnb, I’ve seen quite a few of your comments on this blog and you would do well to follow your own advice…”practice being a nice person”.

  11. Cath /// 01.05.2019 /// 10:06am

    Thank you Danielle for a wonderful podcast and weekly inspiration. You are helping me fill up my Pinterest boards with the most gorgeous artwork and it is great to hear everyone’s story. I wish you all the best for 2019.

  12. Aissa Tyley /// 01.07.2019 /// 4:02am

    This is a brilliant list, just what I needed to see for the New Year. Gonna print this out and paste it to my studio wall.

    Happy New Year x

  13. the jealous curator /// 01.07.2019 /// 7:57am

    thanks, aissa!

  14. Timothy Schorner /// 01.21.2019 /// 9:25pm

    Love this list. Love your site.

  15. the jealous curator /// 01.22.2019 /// 7:29am

    thank you 🙂