Hi, I’m Dave and I do my best thinking when I look pensively out to the horizon.

Hi, I’m Dave and I Make Things

I’m an artist, designer, and author. My real job though is the relentless pursuit of fearless creativity, both in myself and in the encouragement of others. Subscribe to The Hungry Artist and I just may challenge your beliefs.

Why is this called The Hungry Artist?

Because a starving artist starves while a hungry artist eats!

This is about having a clear intention about our creative pursuits, and how we push past the typical stigmas to speak more confidently about our art, share openly with purpose, and embrace the opportunity to make real money.

The Best Stuff is Free

Every Friday I share a post sharing thoughts, ideas, curated links, and creative challenges to encourage personal growth as an artist. I’ll share personal stories, insights from other successful creatives, and some fun assignments to help you look at your work in different ways.

Just because it’s free, doesn’t mean you get less value. In fact, it’s my goal to deliver the best quality content I can for everyone. I want The Hungry Artist to be the Substack you share with all of your friends.

Becoming a member?

Reasons to become a Maker (cheeky nickname for paid subscribers)

  • Exclusive content including video (and maybe audio in the future)

  • Private access to me and other Makers via Substack Chats and Threads

  • First looks at new art, books, and other products

  • Special discounts on anything I have available for sale.

  • Complimentary assets more digital creators (a legacy offering)

Just Be Here

Free or paid, it’s ok either way. The most important thing is to subscribe because you don’t want to miss out on the next post which could be the one that helps change your life.

It could happen, and if it does, I’d like to make it happen together.

This post below is one people enjoyed, and maybe you will too, and if you like it, please share it.

The Hungry Artist
You're not as creative as you think
If you've been around me for a reasonable amount of time you may have heard me share this very specific idea. Creativity is a muscle and the only way to make it strong is to work out. Of course, the opposite is true, if you don’t use it, you’ll lose it…
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Want to find me in other places, I’m on YouTube, Instagram, and Tumblr, and you can see my art at DaveConrey.com.

I’m sure I’ll see you around somewhere.

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Stories and insights that help creative people speak more confidently about their work, communicate with intention, and get straight with their beliefs around art and money.


Dave Conrey

I'm an artist and designer focused on sharing stories and insights that help artists speak more confidently about their work, share with intention, and get straight with their beliefs around money.