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, and I just may challenge your beliefs.

Why is this called The Hungry?

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 to be the newsletter you share with all of your creative friends.

Becoming a Member?

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

  • Exclusive content, including The Makercast—the weekly review of upcoming topics, including some commentary and opinion on the state of things.

  • Monthly free digital assets to use copyright free. Some examples: [1] [2] [3]

  • Occasional videos video, similar to the Makercast, but you get to see my pretty face.

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

  • Exclusive first looks at new artist profiles and commentary.

  • Other Freebies (could be art, could be cake, but most likely art).

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; 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.

Want to find me in other places, I’m on YouTube, Instagram, and Twitter, and you can see my work at DaveConrey.com.

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

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Creative business news, insights, and commentary to help you earn more from your art and design—published once a week (plus bonuses for members).


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.