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Creative Thursday

My New "GameChanger" Planning Tip!

My New "GameChanger" Planning Tip!

My planning practice, or rather my planning obsession, has reached a new level and I've got a brand new tip to share with you in this episode.


Inspired by another new love for project management - something that before my business started to grow to include a team that I had no idea "was a thing" - this planning tip is good for both using pen (preferably markers!) + paper and digital.


I’m also celebrating the release of the brand new 2nd edition limited edition 2023 creative planner, which is date free so you can start it or use it at any time of the year that you like.


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Why I Don't Recommend Selling in Collections

Why I Don't Recommend Selling in Collections

Are you feeling frustrated that you aren't getting any traction in marketing and consistently selling your work?


This might be why... Not all marketing trends are the best strategy, especially for Artists starting out.

With a new "Art expert" popping into my social media feed every other day, there's more noise than ever out there with a million and one recommendations and marketing strategies to try, one of which is the trend that encourages selling work in Collections.

In today's podcast episode I'm breaking down why I disagree with the trend of recommending that you sell and release your work in Collections, especially if you're just starting out.

And if you want to go deeper on this strategy in an upcoming LIVE Masterclass I'm teaching next week, you can learn more and save your spot at

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The Exact Strategy I used to Grow a 6 Figure Art Business

The Exact Strategy I used to Grow a 6 Figure Art Business

In almost 300 episodes I haven't shared EXACTLY how I started my Art business, how is that possible?


The truth is that business owners can get so distracted by shiny squirrel syndrome (listen to this previous podcast episode no.) and all the latest marketing strategies, that we can miss the most obvious one that's right in front of us, and forgetting to stay focused on what works (easily!) and double down on doing more of that.


Exhibit A - me, Marisa right here mentoring you and forgetting to emphasize what was the most important foundation to growing Creative Thursday, the specific strategy that took me from selling 1 greeting card an entire holiday season to growing a 6 figure Art Business.


In this episode, I'm sharing the practice that helped me

  • stay consistently connected to making my Art
  • find my Artist voice
  • grow my following + my email list
  • find my Collectors many of whom are still collecting my work today
  • and generating consistent revenue with Art sales


And if you want to go deeper on this strategy in an upcoming LIVE Masterclass I'm teaching next week, you can learn more and save your spot at


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Artist Success Stories

Artist Success Stories

Sharing inspiration from your fellow Creatives with Artist Success Stories with you in today's episode with 4 guest Artists and Expansive Artist members.

My favorite kind of conversations to have ~ as we do! we touch upon a lot of topics on this journey of an Artist:


  • how the decision to stick to a higher price resulted in a loyal collector
  • why the work of the Artist is equal to the work of a health practitioner
  • how to make time for what you want even when you have a full-time job and are raising children
  • a check-in question to help you keep focused on track
  • tips for how to get started
  • how to stay confident and not give up on the roller coaster days
  • how to stay fulfilled + connected to your Art when you're juggling responsibilities including parenthood



And come join us in The Expansive Artists!

The doors are open for the last time this year! Join us at

before Tuesday, October 18 @ 11:59 pm PDT

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How do I Know I’m ready to Sell my Art

How do I Know I’m ready to Sell my Art

Who decides when you're ready?

Is it you?

Is it an Art teacher or Gallery owner?

Is it your family, your partner?

Is it the inner critic living in your mind? (You know that one that's not always the most supportive...)


One of the most common objections I hear from Artists starting out is that they don't feel "ready" to sell their work.


While it's an important question to ask ~depending upon the answer, it can also be one more very logical "excuse" (I mean reason) that can keep us from fulfilling our calling, stepping into our power, and sharing our gifts with the world.


There's a lot at stake in that one answer, which is why in today's episode I want to help you make that decision easier by listing my top 3 ways of knowing that you're ready to sell your Art..


Enjoy the episode and then! come put these steps into practice and join me for the Sell A Piece of Art this Week Workshop.

We start Monday, October 10

You can join us here


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My Art's on TV!

My Art's on TV!

Have you ever wondered how Art gets chosen for TV + film?


As an Artist whose work is featured in the 2nd highest grossing feature film of all time, The Avengers Endgame, I'm going to break it all down for you in this episode.


It's not just because I live in Los Angeles that my Art has found its way onto countless walls in both film and tv over the years (although it does help!)


There are a variety of ways you can get your Art seen in the entertainment industry.


I'm sharing the scoop from what you can expect to be paid, to the rights you want to be aware of, all to help you decide whether you actually want your Art featured in film and tv.


Save the Date: Sell A Piece of Art this Week Workshop happening 10.10.22


Join us for the Sell A Piece of Art this Week Workshop

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My Biggest Takeaways from the Profitable Artist Plan + 4 Ways to Adapt to ALL the Industry Changes

My Biggest Takeaways from the Profitable Artist Plan + 4 Ways to Adapt to ALL the Industry Changes

Are you frustrated with all the changes?


Do you find the resistance creeping in along with a wish to just keep things the same for a while, already!


I see Artists coping with similar struggles over and over, and it doesn't help that there are also a lot of shifts happening all at once in the creative and online industries.


If we want to keep following through on our plan, it's time for a different approach again.


I've recognized an important shift you can make starting today that may help you let go of ALL those same struggles.


In today's podcast episode I share with you my biggest takeaways after hosting another session of the Profitable Artist Planning Workshop along with the top 4 trends I see happening in our industry and my suggestions on how you can adapt to the changes to continue experiencing the success you want.

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How to get seen on Social Media with Not Your Average Marketing Founder Zach Spuckler

How to get seen on Social Media with Not Your Average Marketing Founder Zach Spuckler

Does posting to Social Media feel like a waste of time?


Like it's getting harder and harder to be seen, let alone know if you're reaching your Ideal Collectors?


There may be an important step you're missing, and an opportunity you haven't even considered, especially if you're just starting your business as an Emerging Artist.


However, I've found that a lot of well-established Artists are also missing this incredible opportunity to get their work seen by the right people.


In today's episode, my guest, Facebook + Instagram Ads Agency Owner and Marketing Coach Zach Spuckler is back on the podcast to

  • talk about the changes in internet marketing and how they affect the organic reach of your business
  • how to efficiently grow an online business especially if you're starting today and
  • how to be open to + exploring new possibilities with your marketing can rapidly increase your chance of getting your work in front of YOUR people just waiting to connect with you


So that you can build a profitable business with more time to do what you do best, Make your Art.


Zach and I are hosting a FB Ads for Artists workshop this Friday, September 9 if you want to learn a step-by-step strategy for reaching your Ideal Collectors with Facebook + Instagram Ads.


You can get all the details and register to join us right away.

Since this is an implementation workshop with more hand-holding and personal marketing guidance, registration is limited to 50 spots.


You can join us here:


You can find all things Zach Spuckler on instagram


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What qualities separate a Struggling and a Thriving Artist?

What qualities separate a Struggling and a Thriving Artist?

When you think of a Thriving Artist, what qualities do you think they embody?


In today's episode, I'm joined by 3 Artists, Marie Delage Carlson, Heather Harrington, and Yvonne Sellick.


Alumni from our first sessions of Artful Selling joined me to share with me not only the qualities that they believe separate the Struggling from the Thriving Artist but also what has made the difference for them as they continue to gain more momentum and Art sales in their Creative businesses!


  • from leaving graphic design to becoming a full-time Artist,
  • to getting comfortable with selling once and for all
  • how selling is easy once you get clear on 1 thing in particular
  • to booking more commissions for happy customers all in a row
  • to growing in confidence


And more. As is often the case with my conversation with fellow Artists, we touch upon a lot of details involved with this courageous Artist journey we're all on together.


The Doors to Artful Selling are OPEN! but only until Tuesday, August 30, @ 11:59 pm PDT

Join us!


Here's where you can find and stay in touch with our guest from today's episode:


Marie DeLage Carlson on instagram

Heather Harrington

@lifeandwhim on instagram

Yvonne Sellick

@yvonnesellickart on instagram

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Are you being too Salesy?

Are you being too Salesy?

Do you worry about coming across as too Salesy when you're putting your Artwork out for sale?

Do you think you're bothering or boring people with your marketing?


Today I bring you a special Sunday episode of the podcast, part 2 of Creative Business Coaching over Coffee and we're talking all about marketing + selling.


I'm answering your questions:

  1. What's the best approach for marketing and selling your work online?
  2. How often should you send emails and post on social media?


And digging a little deeper into money beliefs that may be holding you back from selling more of your work.


Our kick-off call is TODAY and we get this Planning Party started tomorrow, Monday!

Join me for the Profitable Artist Workshop + Coaching Week starting Monday

and be sure to grab your copy of the 1st edition Creative Planner before it's SOLD out!

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