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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.

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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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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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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 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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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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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!

https://artfulselling.com/

 

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

 

Marie DeLage Carlson

@fleur.de.lys.art on instagram

Heather Harrington

@lifeandwhim on instagram

Yvonne Sellick

@yvonnesellickart on instagram

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