The HowJoyful blog is a place for creatives to not only find inspiration or try new techniques but also learn how to make a living as a creative blogger or/and artist.
As an artist/blogger myself I’ve struggled with the best way to earn money and find family/kids balance. So I want to share my experiences, failures, and successes so hopefully, you can learn from them and avoid my mistakes, save you time and INSPIRE YOU to go after your creative goals!
[profile pictures by Beauty from Ashes photography]
Hola friends! As you can guess by the name of the blog I'm Joy, a Chilean designer that after falling in love, relocated from Santiago, Chile to start a new life in the gorgeous southern California mountains.
I am not going to lie, moving from the city to the mountains is still something I'm getting used to, having the “city” 40 minutes down the hill is pretty nice, but I still struggle with the snow (even though I love to sit next to the fireplace sipping hot chocolate with my sketchbook –or my boys all over me– on those winter days).
I am an Industrial Designer from the Universidad de Chile by trade but I am in love with design in every shape and form.
When I was a little girl my dream was to be a Fashion Designer, and while I was not able to follow that passion, I found new and exciting ways to create with pen and paper.
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But spending time with them whenever I want, is what makes the hardship of working from home worth it. Balancing work and family time is always hard, but I would not have it any other way!
My husband Ken is a Firefighter for the City of Rancho Cucamonga in CA, and he is fantastic at helping me with so many aspects of my business, from proofreading my pieces to brainstorming ideas and blog post, he's pretty awesome if I say so myself! he he.