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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.

 

Click the link below to register

sellmyartthisweek.com

 

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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!

https://floraldesign.shinepages.com/

 

You can find all things Alyssa Van Guilder and Apotheca

@apothecaflowers

https://apothecaflowershoppe.com/

 

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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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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

 

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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!

Join me for the Profitable Artist Plan

https://profitableartistchallenge.com/

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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.

 

Enjoy!

 

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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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

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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

 

Enjoy!

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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