Collect a New Original + Enjoy Free US Shipping on all orders over $89 Collect a New Original + Enjoy Free US Shipping on all orders over $89

Creative Thursday

I just Want to Feel Like an Artist Again

I just Want to Feel Like an Artist Again

Should this podcast stay or should it go?

 

Inspired by a variety of conversations with creatives I had at the start of this new year, the response to a spontaneous instagram post I created that is now my most liked post of ALL TIME, celebrating the 300th CT episode, all coinciding with a BIG birthday in just 2 days - I'm assessing next steps personally, professionally and specifically with this Creative Thursday podcast.

 

Let's just say the lens with which I'm choosing to Mentor and Coach is shifting and I'm sharing with you why.

I'd love your thoughts on the ideas and suggestions I'm offering in this episode and then...

 

If you like me simply want more time to create your Art this year and make it a regular habit again, I've got 3 tips to begin feeling like an Artist again, especially if you're an Artist who's turned your Creativity into a Profession.

 

On a side note if you LOVE rabbits, and/or are curious about seeing and collecting a new series of Creative Thursday paintings, then you'll want to check out the new Year of the Rabbit-inspired originals right here at creativethursday.com

 

Thanks in advance for your thoughts, through reviews and messages.

Continue reading

Letting go of You’re Limiting Beliefs as an Artist - with guest Artists Jeanette Bergstrom, Erwin Ong and Marie-Laure Delage-Carlson

Letting go of You’re Limiting Beliefs as an Artist - with guest Artists Jeanette Bergstrom, Erwin Ong and Marie-Laure Delage-Carlson

How do you go from owning that you’re ready to be an Artist to having your career as an Artist support you in owning a house in France?

 

Yes it’s possible! But first...when setting out to accomplish your dreams

 

Ask yourself if you’re taking advice from people who are living what you want to live?

 

Or listening to people who tell you, you can’t accomplish your dreams versus the ones who tell you, you can?

 

We're celebrating 300 episodes today and since the original mission of the Creative Thursday podcast was to share my journey as an Artist wanting to become a Professional not only to share what I was figuring out with you but to inspire all who are wanting to be creative and/or build a business doing work you love to do just that ~

I thought there’s no better way to celebrate the 300the episode than sharing Artist Success Stories with you

 

Featuring our guest Artists

Jeanette Bergstrom, Erwin Ong, Marie-Laure Delage-Carlson

 

In this episode we talk about:

  • How to let go of limiting beliefs when it comes to creating your Art and building your Art Business
  • Why there isn’t only one right way to become a Professional Creative and how to choose the path that is right for your Artwork
  • What’s equally as important to share as sharing your Art?
  • The simple strategy that grows your email list and your Art sales

 

You can find all things

Jeanette Bergstrom

@jeanette.bergstrom.art on instagram

Erwin Ong

@duckamuck on instagram

Marie-Laure Delage-Carlson

@fleur.de.lys.art on instagram

 

Continue reading

What Worked What Didn't 2022

What Worked What Didn't 2022

The tradition continues for the 3rd year in a row!

I'm back with my 2022 year in review.

 

At the close of each year, I share a behind-the-scenes studio wrap-up of what worked and what didn't when it came to my art practice and my creative business.

 

How did my work impact my personal life and this year especially how did my personal life impact my business?

 

One of the most challenging years filled with a new level of growing pains plus the emotional and physical pains left over from a significant amount of personal health stress ~ I share:

  • my biggest lessons I learned
  • the progress I made in spite of it all
  • what I'm choosing to leave behind
  • what I'm choosing to take with me into 2023
  • what I'm most grateful for even through the hard lessons learned

 

Ready to start fresh for 2023 and kick-off your year with clarity + focus for your Art business!

Join me for the Profitable Artist Plan

https://profitableartistchallenge.com/

Continue reading

When You're Not Feeling Creatively Inspired, Try This!

When You're Not Feeling Creatively Inspired, Try This!

What's your go-to when you're just not feeling inspired?

 

How do you get back into that Creative flow?

 

In today's episode, I share a story about a recent experience that I almost talked myself out of multiple times, which ended up being a game changer for me on so many levels, from learning new skills to, to future business opportunities to energizing my Creativity flow even more!

 

Because, as you may know, I've been painting up a storm this month and have never been so excited to making Art again.

 

And TODAY in celebration of a return to prioritizing creativity, for the first time all year, I'm releasing a group of original paintings. My "Coming Back To Art" Collection is launching @ 11 am PST via email first. Join the list and view the new collection as soon as they're released at creativethursday.com or click here.

 

Continue reading

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 Dailypaintingmethod.com

Continue reading

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 Dailypaintingmethod.com

 

Continue reading

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

Continue reading

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.

Continue reading

If I Could Only Do 1 Thing Differently in My Art Business it Would Be This

If I Could Only Do 1 Thing Differently in My Art Business it Would Be This

Hello Creative Friend, I've got you!

 

While I don't regret it, I do look back and recognize the sometimes subtle, singular decisions I could've made that would've been a game changer in growing my Art business.

 

In today's episode, I'm sharing with you the 1 thing - if I could only pick 1 - that I'd do differently.

 

There's no need to repeat the Artist struggles and yet I see Creatives ignore this recommendation again and again.

 

So this is it! my invitation to act on this 1 simple suggestion that has the potential to radically change the success you'll see in your Art business from this point forward.

 

And here are more ways I can help you, starting TODAY 💖

  1. Come join me LIVE TODAY Thursday, August 11 for Creative Business Coaching over Coffee on Instagram @creativethursday @ 10 am PDT. Same day + time next week too!
  2. Join me for the Fall session of the Profitable Artist Plan 5-day Workshop + Coaching week, starting August 22. Click here to register, and you can also upgrade to grab your Creative Planner (including domestic + international shipping!) before the workshop begins.
Continue reading

Do You Discount Your Art?

Do You Discount Your Art?

Are you in it for the long game or the quick sale?

 

Or? are you wanting to offer an affordable option to your loyal Collectors?

 

Maybe you're prolific and running out of room to create new work?

 

Perhaps, you're getting ready for a studio move?

 

What if you want to celebrate an important anniversary with your Collectors!

 

All reasons that you might consider having a special sale around your original work and yet do you really want to discount your original work?

 

Important questions to answer and in today's Creative Business Coaching over Coffee, I'm joined by Southern California Artist Kat to talk through all of these options when she asked whether to discount her work or not after her gallery exhibition?

 

I also opened today's episode with some thoughts and how to navigate the following your dream path during such uncertain times.

 

You can find all things Kathleen Kaller on instagram

@kathleenkallerart

 

Continue reading
  • Previous
  • Page 1 of 2
  • Next