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Creative Thursday

What happened to Etsy? and 3 Tips to Selling Art Online

What happened to Etsy? and 3 Tips to Selling Art Online

Did you hear about what happened to Etsy sellers last week?


After 16 years of selling Art online, getting an early start also selling on Etsy, there's one non-negotiable that I emphasize to ALL of the Artists I have the opportunity to work with, and I'm sharing it with you in today's episode.


The recent Etsy events reminded me just how important this one tip is an inspired 2 more I'm sharing especially if I were getting started selling my Art online today.


In this episode I talk about:

  • the most important assets in your business and how to protect them
  • the trends that are happening in online selling and how to prepare for the changes coming
  • how to get noticed faster than when the algorithm chooses to feature you, and without paid ads


If you want to put these tips into practice as soon as next week, Come join us! I'm hosting my Sell A Piece of Art Workshop + Coaching Week and you're invited.


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What's the Best Environment to Spark Your Creativity with a special guest Alyssa Van Guilder

What's the Best Environment to Spark Your Creativity with a special guest Alyssa Van Guilder

Not just talking about your studio space today, or perhaps? a kitchen table studio like where I first started my Art business, but in today's episode I share a story about how I figured out what cultivated my most inspired creative times.


It wasn't obvious to me until recently ~ first when I founded The Expansive Artists, with an intention to cultivate and support an inspired creative community of fellow Artists growing businesses along with hosting in person creative events, like retreats and workshops ~


Here's the thing: the environment and community you choose to surround yourself with can make all the difference in the way you find, tap into and express your unique creative vision.


It's way more important than you might realize.

I invited a special guest, Floral Designer and Founder of Apotheca Flowers, Alyssa Van Guilder to join me for this conversation.


We're both excited to announce that our 2020 dream of hosting an in person creative + creative business event together, is finally happening this year.


You can get all the details and save your spot to join us here!



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A simple tip to help you focus

A simple tip to help you focus

Are you someone who writes down your goals for the year or do you question if this ritual actually gets you the results you want?


How about writing down your "word for the year"?


Do these practices really make a difference or are they just busy work to remind us what we didn't accomplish since last year?

Do they only make sense at the beginning of a new year or can they still make a difference in any month you choose?


I'll be honest, I was skeptical for a long time about whether this kind of specificity around my goals and intentions was actually helpful, then I gave it a try and realized it's a game changer.


In today's episode, I share with you why I decided to not only choose a word for the year but to share it publicly.


I talk about

  • how these simple practices can help you gain clarity year after year, no matter when you implement them
  • how that clarity can help you know exactly what to focus on next
  • the powerful intentions a single word can cultivate for you and what mine are for the word I choose this year


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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.

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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!

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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.


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My Best Tip for Kickstarting Your Creativity

My Best Tip for Kickstarting Your Creativity

Is prioritizing creativity on your list again for 2023? or is it just me 😉 (actually this year was pretty decent for me because I used the tip I'm sharing with you here more than I thought I'd have time for)


How'd it go this year for you? Did you feel like you made time for Art making the way you wanted to?


If you're feeling like it's challenging to summon that creative muse, this is my best tip for kickstarting creativity.


Works like a charm for me every time.


Not to mention in this episode I'm also sharing some bonus wine, vineyard and travel tips for you.


A jam packed 30 minutes where you could grab your brushes right now, pop your EarPods and make some Art.


pssst...if you make Art while you listen you'll be getting a head start on the 3 steps I'm sharing with you today.




And thank you for supporting my Art xo


The new ornaments are releasing today @ 11 am PST via email first. Join the list and view + collect your ornaments as soon as they're released in the shop section or click here.


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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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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


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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 https://theexpansiveartists.com/

before Tuesday, October 18 @ 11:59 pm PDT

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