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  • Writer's pictureBailey Campbell

Month two.

For real though, this year is simultaneously FLYING and also.. isn't it still March?


Month two of this exciting venture has been much more strategic and (can you believe it) more creative than my last. As I sat down on September 1st, I planned my month under the gaze of 2020 Badass Lady, Greta Thunberg. One of my goals was to find a place where I could learn to effectively elevate my business, and my search began. I've followed the amazing Emily Jeffords on instagram for roughly five years, and have not only been so inspired by her gorgeous painting, but also her kind soul and creative spirit. As though the stars aligned at the exact right moment, Emily posted about an opportunity to join her Collective - and it's AMAZING! I'm only a month in, but I'm already learning so much about creating structure for my journey, goals, upcoming collections, and so much more. In addition to learning with and from an amazing artist community, I'm also officially entering my "busy season!" With holiday commissions booked by the day, my hands are staying busy creating beautiful custom work.


Here are just a few of the accomplishments of month two, from creative to personal, I smiled every single day:


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Completed 6 commissions

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Booked 8 more

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VOTED in the MA State & Local Primary Election

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Released a two-part print series to raise funds for The Movement For Black Lives

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Completed 6 portraits for my 2021 Badass Ladies Calendar

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Dropped Badass Ladies Portrait #1: Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza, and Opal Tometi

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Spent a week and a half in Virginia celebrating our cousin's 40th birthday

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Became a dog-aunt, again

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Found the cutest house, and Nate and I decided to trade our little beach town for the woods

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and have so many other fun things in the works that I can't wait to share.


In last month's post I spoke to my privilege that I am able to follow this dream, and also my dedication towards learning and bettering myself/my community to be a greater ally to all people, to be anti-racist, to be intersectional. That said, I'd like to continue showcasing BIPOC educators, makers, books, etc., and hope that you take the time to look into, watch, and/or support if you're able:


Rachel Cargle | Anti-Racist Author, Activist, & Educator

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Laci Jordan | Digital Artist

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Camille at the Wheel | Potter

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When They See Us | Primetime Emmy-Winning Drama Series by Ava DuVernay

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American Marriage | Novel By Tayari Jones

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Pod Save the People | Podcast

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Transgender Emergency Fund of MA | Non-profit organization dedicated to providing critical assistance for low-income and homeless transgender people living in Massachusetts

Thanks for sticking with me on this journey! Cheers to month three!


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