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Whether you're looking for inspiration for your art or understand how to profit from it, you've come to the right place. You’ll learn the practical strategies you need to learn to sell your art plus develop a confident mindset in order to succeed. Not only is profiting from your passion possible but it’s also common. We dive into topics such as social media marketing, selling art online as well as shifting your mindset to banish your inner critic and overcome impostor syndrome and beat starv ...
 
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Startist Society

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Startist Society

Laura Lee Griffin and Nikki May

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Are fear and procrastination keeping you from making progress in your art business? Artists Laura Lee Griffin and Nikki May believe strongly in the power of community, accountability, following your intuition, taking small actionable steps, and breaking down the barriers that keep you "stuck". The Startist Society will inspire you to stop getting in your own way and start building an art biz and life that you love. Follow along with us on our creative business journey as we encourage you on ...
 
How does creativity shape our lives? Through interviews with artists, makers, creators and general lovers of life, we will explore how creativity has helped them to carve out a unique and fulfilling life. This is a great resource for creatives in any field, of any ability, from professional to hobbyist. Ultimately though, this a life affirming podcast that we hope will inspire you to pursue your own ideas and dreams, whatever they may be! We explore these peoples personal paths to where they ...
 
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Storycraft

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Storycraft

Kraig Rasmussen, Monkeygong Productions

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The how-to podcast for storytellers! Conversations with creators from comic books, writing, filmmaking and more. Learn how to survive & thrive in the story arts with firsthand insights from working storytellers in comic books, film, comedy, music, video games, literature, journalism, criticism and more! While you learn to be a better creator, laugh, cringe, cry, and bask in the unique stories, powerful minds, and colorful personalities of today's cutting edge creatives. Hosted by illustrator ...
 
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The Jenna Rainey Show

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The Jenna Rainey Show

Jenna Rainey, CEO + Artist + Educator

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Ready to leave your 9-5 but don’t know how? Wondering what it takes to scale a creative business and make consistent income? Want to hear from the biggest creative brands on how they built their businesses? The Jenna Rainey Show is packed full of tangible and impactful tools for starting and building a thriving business. Hosted by best-selling author and creative powerhouse Jenna Rainey, this podcast is a peek into tactical strategies behind social media, pricing, negotiating, creativity and ...
 
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Last week, we shared all about getting started with print on demand marketplaces and how you can create either a Society6 or Spoonflower Shop. This week we share 10 of our best tips for increasing your POD marketplace sales. Read the transcript in the STARTIST SOCIETY SHOW NOTES: startistsociety.com/podsalestips/ JOIN THE STARTIST SOCIETY FB GROUP:…
 
This chat with wonderful UK Wildlife Artist, Sophie Green, was always going to be a fun and inspiring one. We kick off talking about our relationship with commissions and slowly finding alignment with ourselves and our artwork. Sophie's journey is a really interesting one and it has clearly taught her some invaluable lessons along the way. One of w…
 
It’s a new year and many of us are thinking about setting goals and looking forward. We know we can fill our days with anything and be anyone. How do we do the inner work required to truly achieve goals and make the changes we want to see? Listen to today’s episode for goal setting and goal-achieving success. In this episode Miriam shares her goal …
 
For the first episode of our second year, we're taking you back to where we left off with print on demand. In Episode 50, we introduced you to the different types of print on demand services and talked about the pros and cons of each. This week, we're going to go into more detail about print on demand marketplaces... specifically Society6 and Spoon…
 
We’re talking to an inspiring emerging artist. His expressive floral art focuses on good vibes: the art of living a vibrant, intuitive life and the feelings of gratitude, happiness, and joy. In 2021, he left his job as an elementary school teacher to spend more time with his art and family. In this episode, you’ll discover: How this artist balances…
 
As we reach the last days of 2021, I thought it would be super fun to gather up some of my favorite interview clips of the year. We’ve gathered up the best bits of advice for you from amazing guests on The Inspiration Place Podcast! In this episode, you’ll discover: How to overcome your fears of visibility Inspiration to make your art no matter wha…
 
We’ve gathered up the best bite-sized bits of advice from the solo shows! Here’s some of what you’ll learn when you tune in: Why when you’re feeling “not enough,” it’s important to connect Learn the famous artist formula for getting more exposure for your art Understand why the biggest burdens we carry are our own indecision And so much more For fu…
 
We've been recently talking a lot about why an email list is SO important. I have the best advice from the top copywriters sharing their expertise and tips about what to put in your emails to sell more art! In this podcast, you will discover... Why your art collectors want to hear from you (and often) How to inject your personality into everything …
 
Would you rather be a well-paid artist or a well-known artist? The real answer is, you can have both! Becoming well-known is a great shortcut to becoming well-paid. Today, PR expert Lynya Floyd joins us to help you learn top insider secrets to get your art featured, utilizing the right publicity! In this podcast, you will discover... Why you need t…
 
This week marks one full year of Startist Society podcasting for Laura and Nikki! They share how they plan to celebrate - Nikki with bourbon, naturally. In this episode they look back over their first year of podcasting and talk about what they’ve learned and what challenges they’ve experienced. They reminisce about some of their favorite episodes …
 
Matisse's selling SECRET! What is it? How did he learn to master it and utilize it in order to sell more art authentically? In this podcast, you will discover... When people invest in art, they are investing in a better version of themselves Why, in the world of selling, you need to take the LEAD in that relationship Why it’s not enough to just be …
 
This week Laura and Nikki take a break from the usual interviews and educational topics and get more personal with a studio and life update. They share the latest projects they are working on, things they’ve accomplished both individually and as a team, some of the challenges they've faced over the last year, and they give some hints about what’s c…
 
Stop chasing social media followers and start an email list! Teresa Heath-Wareing will tell you why and also what will work the best in the long term so you can sell more art! In this podcast, you will discover... Why social media is not a business plan Why an email list is critical for your long-term success Easy ways to get started building your …
 
We've been teasing everybody about this topic for months and months, but today we're finally going to begin our print on demand series! There's so much to cover that we're going to break it up into several episodes. There are two options for printing: traditional analog-type printers and digital printing. With traditional printers you typically hav…
 
Your mind is yours to redesign, redecorate and create! The idea that you are what you think has concerned philosophers from Marcus Aurelius to the Buddha. Today, this age-old message is delivered via cognitive behavioral therapy and CBT techniques. By practicing easy-to-understand visualization exercises, you can redesign your mind and change not o…
 
This episode is perfect for any of our listeners who are interested in surface pattern design. Today we're speaking with Elizabeth Silver, a professional surface pattern designer and a licensed artist for the stationery, gift and textile markets. With 18 years in the industry and hundreds of designs in her portfolio, she also teaches beginner surfa…
 
How do you get people to beg you for your art? Should you get a publisher or self-publish? Angela Lauria shares phenomenal tips and information that you don't want to miss! You will become that "hot girl" that others are chasing after! In this podcast, you will discover... The difference between "hot girl energy" and "pick me energy" Whether you sh…
 
In the last few episodes, Nikki and Laura have been talking about selling for the holidays and one thing that can really make or break your customers’ experience of your products is how you ship them. And when we say shipping, we mean a lot more than just the service and logistics you use to ship. We’re talking about the way your products are prese…
 
Creating space for magic and abundance in your life and business is essential. Patty Lennon returns to share some incredibly powerful stories of how healthy abundance has, not only enriched her life, but also massively impacted others profoundly. In this podcast, you will discover... Discover the relationship between money and the space for magic W…
 
This week Laura and Nikki interview Luan Jardine, a feminist mental health advocate and ambitiously creative Facebook and Instagram marketing consultant that Nikki met in Quinn Tempest’s Create Your Purpose Collective. When we decided to dive deeper into Facebook and Instagram advertising we immediately thought of Luan. We often think the goal of a…
 
Would you like to turn your passion of art into a full-time living? Elizabeth Mordensky shares her incredible story of going full-time and what it took to get there. And the cool thing is that it may only take a few avid collectors! In this podcast, you will discover... How this artist turned a magazine spread into over $9,000 of sold art. How she …
 
Does it seem like the holidays come sooner and sooner every year and with it the pressure to get your holiday marketing plan in order? In this episode, Laura and Nikki chat about social media marketing, email campaigns and sales, breaking it down so it's not so intimidating and feels more doable. TOPICS DISCUSSED: Social Media The two main categori…
 
If you've ever wondered how to create art commercially, Lori Siebert joins us to discuss the different types of commercial art, how to go about it correctly, and how to be successful at it! We also talk about the changing world and how it affects our art. You don't want to miss this episode! In this podcast, you will discover... What artists should…
 
This week Nikki interviews Laura about her experience with designing, making and selling greeting cards. Laura has been making handmade greeting cards for over 15 years and has professionally designed over 100 greeting cards for manufacturers and publishers in the craft industry. She believes there’s something really special about receiving somethi…
 
Sculptor Simone Kestelman created a town-wide installation during the pandemic for her sculptures and as a result, sold out the art collection!! For full show notes, go to schulmanart.com/162 ++++++++++++++++++++ 🎉FREE GOODIES!🎉 Don't forget to check out the Inspiration Place goodie bag. Go pick up your party favor over at SchulmanArt.com/freebies.…
 
This week, we’re continuing our series about selling art for the holidays. Nikki shared last week that calendars have been her best-selling item ever. This week we're taking a deep dive into creating and selling calendars, with Laura interviewing Nikki about her experience. TOPICS DISCUSSED: How Nikki got started with calendars The timeline and pro…
 
Did you know that creativity makes you happy? Learn how to harness your creativity, and gain happiness, as well as how to level up your art business in our discussion with Este MacLeod! In this podcast, you will discover... Why learning new skills opens up pathways in your mind to other areas of your life. How practicing skills, rather than copying…
 
This week, Laura and Nikki begin the first of a series about selling for the holidays. We have episodes coming up about calendars, greeting cards, holiday marketing, packing and shipping your products and even a deep dive into print on demand! Today we're starting off with a discussion on products that are proven sellers for artists and designers d…
 
What is your conditioning vs what is your truth? It's time to be empowered into asking for the big sale, making the big art, and choosing the courageous path forward! Andrea Owen shares her wisdom and expertise in helping you to take up space and make some noise! In this podcast, you will discover... How to take up space, shine "too bright," and as…
 
This week Laura and Nikki chat with one of Laura’s favorite artists, Lisa Glanz. Lisa is a full-time illustrator with a passion for helping others achieve their creative goals. She loves producing professional resources for creatives, her textures and Procreate brushes are by far some of Laura’s absolute faves. Mostly self-taught, Lisa has created …
 
Art history and feminism. We share some of our favorite female artists forgotten by art history to inspire you with your art! In this podcast, you will discover... The forgotten female artist who created drip paintings long before Jackson Pollock (and yes, he saw hers before he created his). Some of our favorite female painters. For full show notes…
 
This week Laura and Nikki talk about how important it is to take the time to celebrate your wins – big or small. With all the comparison traps we find ourselves caught in, we tend to rush past our successes and jump right to the next hurdle we want to conquer and don’t congratulate ourselves for what we’ve accomplished. In this episode, we talk abo…
 
Being heard and seen on social media is tough. Italina Kirknis joins to discuss how you can use social media correctly and successfully, getting in front of the right people! In this podcast, you will discover... How you can use social media to attract, not chase your ideal audience. How not to sound like a social media robot. How to effectively us…
 
This week we interview Crystal Marie, an artist and author with a passion for teaching others how to find and discover their own unique voice. Crystal has an established career as a professional artist with gallery representation, a published book on the art of collage, and she's currently writing a book about the intuitive voice. She teaches onlin…
 
How do you embrace your passions while balancing them out with the rest of your life? Artist, speaker, and podcaster Jeanne Oliver will share how you can achieve this and make time for it all! In this podcast, you will discover... Why it’s possible to make time for family, your art, and marketing your art. Tips, tools, and strategies for staying or…
 
Nikki and Laura share some fears they both have in relation to their creative careers… and not just Nikki’s fear of running out of bourbon! Listen to 6 fears that can stop you in your tracks and some tips for getting past them. Do you relate to any of these? Share your experience with us in the Startist Society Facebook group! TOPICS DISCUSSED What…
 
Are you ready to stop working for someone else and become your own boss? We have the inspiration and motivation for you today, featuring Dayle Bennett, who loves helping you thrive! For full show notes, go to schulmanart.com/156 ++++++++++++++++++++ 🎉FREE GOODIES!🎉 Don't forget to check out the Inspiration Place goodie bag. Go pick up your party fa…
 
In this week’s episode, Laura and Nikki interview artist, illustrator, musician, self-proclaimed mad scientist and D&D geek, Tyler Thrasher. Tyler has an undying love for nature and its respective curiosities, and there are few things Tyler's brain isn't obsessing over. Between his pursuits to crystallize the world, opalize everything and hunt down…
 
Interested in licensing your art? Learn what it takes to license your art and whether or not it's right for you! In this podcast, you will discover... Whether you’re right for art licensing and whether art licensing is right for you The 3 pathways for art licensing Discover what’s really holding you back from taking the first step For full show not…
 
Laura and Nikki talk about the limiting beliefs that can have a significant impact on the way we live our lives and can determine what's actually possible for us in our lives and art careers. If you spend all of your time worrying about all the things you don't have yet, what you can't do yet, or how you compare to other artists (and similar though…
 
Extraordinary women pay attention to the details of their workspaces. Learn how to surround yourself with visually stimulating inspiration and unique organizational systems in today's episode! In this podcast, you will discover... Why the process of creating is often as important as what is ultimately created Why the details of the workspace matter…
 
Laura and Nikki chat with Mary Beth Shaw, a fabulous artist, product creator, educator and author who Nikki met over a decade ago. Mary Beth has been a full time artist for 20 years; she's participated in indoor and outdoor art fairs, juried competitions and gallery shows. She's the founder of StencilGirl where she produces and sells stencils of he…
 
Let go of your fear, go all in with your art, and experience a more extraordinary life! In this podcast, you will discover... Why an art career is best when you jump in the deep end, rather than dipping your toes in the kiddy pool. How to balance an art career with motherhood. For full show notes, go to schulmanart.com/153 ++++++++++++++++++++ 🎉FRE…
 
In this episode, Laura and Nikki talk about a question a lot of us are thinking about these days: Is it too late for me to start taking my art career seriously? Am I too old? After you hit the big 4-0 mark (or perhaps the 5 or 6-0!) you might question your relevancy in a world that is constantly changing and seems to reward youth, energy, vibrancy,…
 
Overcome doubts and doubters and build confidence, motivation, and success! In this podcast, you will discover... How to turn criticism into motivation Why curating the complete experience of your product is important to its ultimate success Why learning builds confidence For full show notes, go to schulmanart.com/152 ++++++++++++++++++++ 🎉FREE GOO…
 
Laura and Nikki speak with the amazing Flora Bowley (who Laura met during her Bloom True painting retreat in Bali eight years ago). Flora is an artist, a gentle guide and author of four books, Brave Intuitive Painting, Creative Revolution, Fresh Paint, and The Art of Aliveness. Blending over 27 years of professional painting experience with her bac…
 
Today, I've invited Kindra Hall to join me on The Inspiration Place Podcast and we’re talking all about telling stories! In this podcast, you will discover... The 4 stories every artist must tell How to create a story bank so that you never run out of ideas The 3-part easy story structure that anyone can use For full show notes, go to schulmanart.c…
 
Laura and Nikki introduce you to Liz Kohler Brown, an artist, designer, author and top Skillshare teacher who not only has 50 plus courses on Skillshare, but teaches others how to become a course creator. She's been painting, collaging and drawing since she was old enough to hold scissors and pencils without adult supervision. Liz earned an MFA in …
 
If you think you have to be pushy in sales, that’s simply not true. You don’t have to learn sleazy sales techniques and you don’t have to be an extrovert. The truth is SHY artists often make the BEST sales people when armed with systems that that rely on their strengths of listening. Today, I've invited Matthew Pollard to The Inspiration Place Podc…
 
Laura and Nikki talk about whether or not artists should work for free. As artists, we tend to be generous and want to see our work out in the world, but others don’t always see our art as work – and we often don’t value our own work as much as we should. How can we reframe this view? In this episode, we talk about the impact of working for free an…
 
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