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Creative Thursday

New Year Planning? Start Here!

New Year Planning? Start Here!
If you haven't noticed? Accomplishing your BIG + small goals has as much to do with taking action on practical steps as it does with that miraculous, complex organ between your ears. Yup, your brain ~ and your mindset.
 
One of the best ways I've found to begin getting your mind on board with your dreams, is to give it some structure so it feels safe, a framework if you will. 
 
In today's episode I step you through how I break down the big picture view of what I want to accomplish and how that feeds into what I'm envisioning for my life and creative business.
 
Join me for the Annual Profitable Artist's Planning Challenge starting in January. Sign up here!
 
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One Step at a Time with Pastel Artist Yvonne Sellick

One Step at a Time with Pastel Artist Yvonne Sellick

How do you create a life you love?  

Committed to being an example for her children, and finally living her dream as an Artist, Yvonne has figured out what works when it comes to building her Art business.

Honored to have her as a member of our Expansive Artists and Artful Selling communities, it's been so exciting to see her progress over this past year. In today's episode she shares the moment she decided to pursue her love of Art again, how she found the courage to begin sharing more than just her work and how her confidence as an Artist and art sales have grown in just 1 year.

You can find all things Yvonne Sellick

yvonnesellickart.com

@yvonnesellickart

 

 

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What Worked What Didn't Work 2021

What Worked What Didn't Work 2021

It's become tradition!

A couple of years ago I started sharing 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.

And how did it impact my personal life?

One of my best years in business thus far, a lot of progress made, and definitely more room for improvement in one area I was struggling with last year.

The question is which one will I choose to interpret my overall year?

 

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262 Investing in Yourself: Why, When and How Much?

262 Investing in Yourself: Why, When and How Much?

Remember the episodes when I shared some of my BIG business mistakes? (episodes 122 and 208)

What I'm sharing with you today is what I wish someone had explained to me a whole lot sooner ~ than the time it took for me to learn the hard way.

I'm often asked when it's time to invest in yourself, specifically your business education?

In today's episode I break it all down for you, from how much I invest in my education, to what to expect in guidance, cost and results from memberships, courses, masterminds, group to 1:1 coaching.

 

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Why You Might be Getting in Your Own Way

Why You Might be Getting in Your Own Way

Is there really such thing as self-sabotage?

Why would we ever consider keeping ourselves away from what we say we want?

Doing ALL the things for many years, and still not progressing in the way I envisioned, lead me to start a deep dive on learning more about the brain from science to psychology.

Oh the discoveries, wow! mind-blowing, pun intended.

Coming to understand the science behind our automatic behaviors and the choices we make is life changing and I hope this quick overview brings you some insight + understanding that you may have been seeking too.

 

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How to Kickstart Your Creativity

How to Kickstart Your Creativity

Guess what! The first OFFICIAL Small Studio Sunday (on the day!) is this WEEKEND!

First and foremost ~ Happy Thanksgiving to my US friends celebrating today. 

Filled with extra gratitude for you, our listener, blog visitor and friend of Creative Thursday. Endless thank you's for taking time to join me here on this and every Creative Thursday.

Time to get excited because Small Studio Sunday, a little idea I had driving home from Thanksgiving holiday in 2018 is now an online art event + pop-up gallery featuring 60+ Artists. It kicks-off this Saturday for our special Preview Party invitees. Are you on the list?

Sign-up here to get the official invite! smallstudiosunday.com

Last Small Studio Sunday, our first official event, I hosted a Clubhouse chat with several of the Small Studio Sunday Artists sharing their tips on how to kickstart your creativity.

I know you're going to love this one.

Get ready to be inspired and in honor of saving you time on note taking, we've made a downloadable cheat sheet for you with all of the tips listed so you can refer back to it any time you're looking for a little creative inspiration.

Cheers!

Download 15 Ways to Kickstart Your Creativity here.

I've also re-opened the Creative Thursday online shop, first with a collection of original holiday keepsakes followed by a curated gift shop. The deck featured above is The Expansive Artists affirmation deck for Creatives. 

You can purchase your deck right here...and stay tuned for special treats including the Creative Thursday Planner launching on Small Studio Sunday.

YOU GOT THIS! xoxo

 

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How the Holidays can Inspire Your Creativity

How the Holidays can Inspire Your Creativity

Did it really start with a wedding invitation?

Cozy up, get comfy, grab a little cup of eggnog (too soon?) tea? wine? Today I have story to share with you.

Looking back, I see it so clearly now, I think this story may have been the moment Creative Thursday actually began.

It was definitely the moment I started to follow my creative calling and discover my voice as an Artist.

Can the bustle of the holidays really be a good time to connect with your creativity, especially if it's been dormant all year?

In today's episode I share with you some suggestions of how you can reconnect to your creativity and tap into new ideas now or any season.

The holiday shop is OPEN!

This is just a preview with more treats + festivities to come over the Small Studio weekend.

Be sure to join us for the virtual art event + pop-up gallery featuring 60 + Artists smallstudiosundayinvite.com

 

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How to Tame the Overwhelm Monster

How to Tame the Overwhelm Monster

Does that monster creep up on you too?

O.V.E.R.W.H.E.L.M

How do you handle it? 

On a coaching call, one of my business mentors shared a perspective on overwhelm that stopped me in my tracks. 

And this subtle shift, or rather WAKE UP CALL, around how to deal with overwhelm, has been a game changer in how I move through my days.

Not that the sneakly little Overwhelm monster doesn't try to creep back into my routine, but now I know how tame him and get sh*t done efficiently, with way more peace.

In today's episode I share with you another eye-opening definition of Overwhelm along with exactly what to do when you feel it coming on.

Besides give it a hug 💖

 

Join me for Artful Selling in January. Grab your spot on the waitlist here.

Come celebrate + support Independent Artists and Makers, and do some thoughtful holiday shopping for wonderfully warm and unique gifts on Sunday November, 28.

https://smallstudiosundayinvite.com/

 

 

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3 tips for Intentional Creativity

3 tips for Intentional Creativity
Think about the last time you prioritized you and something you most love to do.
 
Like art and creativity perhaps? especially if your business is your Art.
 
This past weekend, instead of prioritizing catching up on administrative projects in my creative business, I decided to dedicate it to my creativity.
 
Something clicked for me and I realized what I can no longer give up.
 
Ask yourself if what you're focusing on is actually what you want to prioritize in your life? and if so are you following through on that with your daily actions,  or are you just giving lip service to the things you say you want the most?
 
Like I have been....
 
The painting above is an illustration for a special project written by Sean. It was created this week, why? because I started my days with creativity again!! 🙌🏻 You can see a peek behind the scenes of the process of painting it on my Instagram Reels today.
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256 What are your Planning Non-Negotiables?

256 What are your Planning Non-Negotiables?

Or rather, do you plan?

And if not, why not?

And if yes! tell me. Paper or Digital?

And if paper what are your non-negotiables when it comes to your favorite planners.

Do you habit track?

Do you do 90 day plans, yearly, monthly? or are you lucky if you just manage to chicken scratch a to do list?

Are you a bullet journaler?

Lined or Plain paper?

Maybe you heard, I'm cooking up a (creative) plan(ner)...and I'd love to hear from you.

Drop me a dm @creativethursday on instagram

And enjoy this week's episode!

 

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