Exhaustion and What to do About It

I’ve been completely MIA from my site, and have tried to get back into the swing of things. But, I keep taking on too much. And it exhausts me. I am in a constant exhaustion. Between school, my part time paying job, working with Her Track and Way Up, and planning a wedding, it’s hard to keep up.

But I promise I am not leaving Sara Strives, I’m just swamped at the moment. And, I thought I would share my thoughts on exhaustion and what I plan on doing about it. Continue reading “Exhaustion and What to do About It”

The Dream Killer: How to Stop Comparing and Enjoy Your Craft Again

The Dream Killer: Comparison and How to Enjoy Your Craft

I’m thrilled to introduce a new guest writer! This article, about comparing yourself in the arts, is by Lauren Norton of Glitter & Grandeur.

Have you ever watched a performance or seen a piece of art and thought: “I could do better than that.” – OR – thought: “I’ll never be that good”?

I have thought each of these things multiple times. I’m guilty. I’ll admit it.

As artists (of all art-forms), our work is personal – it is a part of us: an extension of our soul. We live in a highly competitive world where we constantly are told we aren’t good enough. I’ll agree: it’s hard -making it easy for us to fall into the soul-crushing trap of comparison. Continue reading “The Dream Killer: Comparison and How to Enjoy Your Craft”

Exciting Announcement and More on Lisa Guen Design

I am so honored to have been the inspiration for Lisa Raymond‘s new print! Check out her designs on Society 6! Also, see her featured artist page from my website. ALSO. See this post about costume design from my best friend, Jenifer Margos, to see how much she has influenced us as young creatives. Continue reading “Exciting Announcement and More on Lisa Guen Design”

Costume Design

Costume Design: Development and Process of Design

There is a lot to take into consideration when designing costumes for a show. Each costume has to tell the audience a little about the character wearing it and about the setting they are in. It is a difficult process to get to the final show pieces but when you see the show and all your hard work take form and tell the story of the characters it all pays off.

The Mission of Community

How the Mission of Community on Sara Strives can be Anyone’s Mission

When you log onto Sara Strives about page, you are currently met by an Adobe Spark Video that notes her site as “creative,” “ambitious,” “inspired”, and “community”. If you read closely, you’ll notice that three out of four words are adjectives. The fourth, a noun, is the driving force behind Sara Strives. The various tabs on the site encourage others to join and support her journey, as success is meaningless without people to share it with, make you better a what you do, and to bring along for the ride.