Often we don’t have to reinvent the wheel to learn something new – we can just ask experts in the field who can draw on their experience to enlighten us. Below, we’ve shared insights insiders from various industries have shared with us.

Annette Yegge | Fibre Artist

Stuff! Sewing takes so much stuff only to create one thing. Of course, you need a machine. Then, all the colors of thread, a pattern (I love designing my own), and different sizes and shapes of scissors. Pins, rulers, and marking tools too. Oh, and you need fun fabrics and interfacings as well. Then, you’ll need a place to keep all your stuff. Whew! It’s a whole hobby. Read more>>

Katie Carozza | Portrait and Event Photographer

As an outsider who has no photography experience, it’s impossible to understand the hours of work between a photoshoot and gallery delivery. Not only is editing a long (and fun) process, but it also can take hours to import, build, and export images. There are specific processes and rules that you have to know in order to deliver high-resolution images to clients. Read more>>

Latoya Lain | Song Writer

The Politics! It gets real heavy. Especially when your a new artist and you begin to get a little buzz. The people you start out with start falling off one by one. I grew up in the 90’s / early 2000’s in San Francisco Hunter Point. The Hood! Where the same neighbors you let borrow sugar. Will run through your shit. But yet, I’ve lost more trust in people being apart of the industry. The Greed for fame and riches create walking breathing monsters. Read more>>