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I like big comments + I cannot lie.


And yo’ e-mails too.


But replying to them is getting harder + harder by the second as I approach my busiest time of year. My production factory is swamped designing new toy. SOS! Calling all minions to the Mayi Pole.


In the meantime, for my pajama bottoms convenience, I decided to piled up a list of frequently asked questions + spill the beans right here… right now.


It’s a FAQ-a-thon Friday Video Time – 15 questions + 15 answers + 1 yellow ukelele.


Let’s do this thing!



let’s do a lighting round

Shall we? The comment floor is open for a Speedy Gonzalez round of Q+A’s. Hit me with it!



Mayi Carles


PS: Special thanks to Karina Pallares for styling this hot mess + doing my make-up this week. Seriously, where do I sign the check to hire you for life before Chanel steals you away?

10 Responses to FAQ-A-THON

  • Thanks Mayi, I feel that i Know you better now!!!

  • Alicia says:

    yay for pajama bottoms and I can’t wink either! 🙂 you are better than caffeine on Friday morning! Thanks for putting a smile on my face and inspring me — off to conquer Friday. But first, my question, what do you think it the best way to inspire children to continue to be creative as they get older?

    • Mayi Carles says:

      Better than caffeine? That’s CRAZYYYY AWESOME.

      I think the best way to inspire children to continue to be creatives is to “uncoach” them. Unschool the paint inside the line crap. The more you can take back + reverse the learned “rules”. The more they will shine. My parents never enrolled me in art class. They just bought me paints + brushes. Maybe I would be exposing in NY right now if I had a “art teacher” by age 8, I dunno. What I do know is that I LOVE art precisely because it comes from the heart regardless of what it’s worth or how “prestigious” it is.

  • Clemencia says:

    I liked this FAQ video 🙂 I always wonder where do you get so much energy! Your personality is just amazing, I am an extremely shy introvert person, and I think that’s the reason for not being able to start making money with what I like to do. So I have two questions, sorry, one is where or how do you have so much energy, and second how do you benefit from the videos? they are so time consuming I really can’t understand the benefits :/

    • Mayi Carles says:

      If tried answering that question myself to hehehehe, cuz sometimes I really don’t know how I can go from lazy to filming one of these. And then it clicked…. THE CAMERA. The camera gives you such an adrenaline. It’s like nothing I’ve ever experienced. Well, it’s a little similar to standing on stage 🙂

      Videos allow me to connect with my audience at a level I cannot even explain in words. That’s why you’re here. If I had written this post in words, would you have commented? Would you have listened till the end? Maybe. Maybe not. I use video because it’s a medium I can explore + be more me in. Maybe it’s not your medium, but if it isn’t you have to find creative vehicles to express in a way that’s more explosive.

      Ashley from the Middle Finger Project is an AMAZINGGGGGG copywriter. She doesn’t need video. But she uses words so cleverly. I’m instantly hooked from the header.

      The real question is, how are you using your medium to be more you?

      Will it be time consuming? YOU BET. That’s what makes the PRO stand out from the AMATEUR. No one said it was gonna be easy. But I promise you it will be WORTH IT!

  • Jennifer says:

    Hi Mayi, You are the best part of my Fridays (along with my morning coffee). I just adore you & your heart. Thanks for being you. xo

  • claire stone says:

    I loooooove your point about doing videos. You really are the video queen and the world wouldn’t be the same without you in it (even if you decided to stop doing videos [but please don’t stop doing videos})

    My question (well, it’s more of a request) : I’d love to see some of your earlier videos – I’ve seen a clip of one – so that I can see how you’ve mproved!!!

    lots of love

    • Mayi Carles says:

      Ohhhhh their in the archives, but it’s soooo embarrassing. I promise to find a creative way to bring them up somehow. Scary. But I promise I’ll try. They are soooo awful. Soooo embarrassing 🙁

  • Your energy is infectious. In fact, why don’t you make a World War M movie in which you infect the world with joy and we’ll see how that breaches city walls and takes over the planet. And the only people immune to it will be……um…..NO ONE!

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