How do they do it? What inspires them? How do they fit it in? What is their recipe?
I'm so excited about the artists on my podcast! In the course of my journey, I've had the privilege to meet fantastic women in a number of creative fields. They have individually found the path that's worked for them and crafted their businesses around their creativity. But how did they do it? What inspired them? How did they fit it into what they were already doing? What is their recipe? I'll be chatting with them about these questions, and others, and sharing their stories on this podcast. To ensure you're updated as soon as it's released, just subscribe here and also receive my 52 Weekly Creative Builder Program to stretch and invigorate your creative skills, mind set, and knowledge.
Ronnie used to have an art licensing business which she ran with her husband, so she will be talking to us mostly about art licensing and print on demand. But, when Ronnie’s not licensing her own art work, she’s also dabbling in abstract art and cartooning.
Kimberly Adams is a contemporary impressionist oil painter creating vibrant landscapes without brushes or tools, using only her finger tips to apply the paint. Kimberly studied art from a very young age taking private lessons in a small town where she was raised in New Mexico. She pursued her passion studying fine art in college emphasizing on pastels and human figure drawing. After stepping aside from art to raise her children and work a corporate career, Kimberly is now emerged as a finger painter of fine art.
Angela Nelson is a wonderful soul doing some really great photography on the Island of Maui. She’s open, honest, funny and knowledgeable not only about photography but about creative business in general.
Monika Forsberg is a full time, freelance illustrator who prefers to call herself a working artist, because she doesn’t know if she’s an illustrator or a designer. She doesn’t like art much, she can’t sketch, she draws with scissors and she prefers to listen to crime documentaries while creating her gorgeous whimsical, fantasy style illustrations.
Helen Blair is an award winning palette knife artist from the South Island of New Zealand. She works from a barn on a mountain prairie, inspired by the nature around her as well as her travels. Helen sells her art through galleries as well as her website. Her style is bright, colourful and loose, with the palette knife being her favourite painting tool.
Anja Berloznik is a freelance graphic designer and intuitive artist from Slovenia. She describes herself as a “soulful creative'“ and the themes of personal development and spirituality run strongly through her art.
Ron Mulvey is a watercolor artist from Canada, and the author of “The Artabet”, a book that he wrote to help teach kids how to draw anything. Ron teaches art to adults in workshops and online, and still runs a camp for kids where they learn art and make music.
Arleesha Yetzer is a Youtube creator and watercolour artist who is known for her distinct style and whimsical representations of the human figure and portraits. She also teaches online classes where she shares her techniques and knowledge.
Kristy Lankford is an illustrator who loves to paint in watercolor, acrylic, gouache, and ink. Her work can be found in children's illustrations, custom wedding paintings, and more. Kristy comes from Washington, D.C and teaches art to students of all ages, both online and in person. She also paints custom wedding pictures.
Mike Taylor is a character animator with decades of experience in the field. Not only is he knowledgeable, but also easy-going with a great sense of humour. I thoroughly enjoyed talking to him, and I’m sure you’ll love the interview as well, even if animation is not your thing.
Salli Swindell is a highly talented illustrator and creative entrepreneur, and, as I discovered during our interview, she is also an incredibly heartfelt, warm and genuine person and it was a complete joy to talk to her. Salli and her brother Nate are the co-founders of the #1 food illustration website TheyDrawAndCook.
Melissa is a designer and online art teacher living in the forests of Northern California. She loves patterns and character design and is obsessed with bees. We chat about her enthusiasm for online learning and how its helped her find her niche.
Malcolm Dewey is a prolific impressionist landscape artist. Starting as a lawyer, he transitioned his focus into his art. Malcolm opened an art gallery, and now teaches online and in-person painting classes, and has built an innovative art coaching program.
Monique Day-Wilde has written 13 “how to” art books, some in collaboration with her long time friend and artist, Angie Franke, and, her most recent book project, which are 5 adult colouring books. Her art has been included in “The Collectors guide to Art and Artists in South Africa” her art has been selected as finalists in various competitions, and can be found in private collections around the world.
Jill Poyerd is an exceptional artist who is as passionate about fine art as she is skilful. Jill paints full time, in both oils and watercolour, and she shares her knowledge of and passion for watercolour and oil painting with others through her online courses and her Youtube channel.
Libby Kirch is an Emmy Award winning journalist, who quit her day job to write mystery novels instead. Her Stella Reynolds Mystery Series has gone on to win the Bronze Medal twice in the Readers Favorite International Book Awards.
Carrie Brummer is the artist behind the popular website, Artist Strong. She uses her website as a place to help fellow artists and creative souls to find their own unique artistic voice.
Anne is a full time freelance handletter and illustrator based in Amsterdam. Anne will decorate anything with her art - from company walls and websites to menus and paper. .
Tiffany is a heartfelt, genuine woman who managed to write a picture book for children on the difficult topic of grief, and single handedly sold over 10 000 copies.
Sarah Venema, a photographer from Colorado, who spends most of her creative time capturing sun-drenched, love filled laughing moments with her camera.
Anna Sabino is a designer, writer, speaker and creative entrepreneur. She strives to create a location independent lifestyle, and to that end has grown her skill set to include becoming a life and business growth coach, speaker and author.
Audrey Ko, designer and calligrapher from Things Unseen Designs, draws her inspiration from nature and from her faith.
Joanne MacGregor is a South African psychologist and hybrid author writing for young adults and adults. She writes both fiction and non-fiction and has a long list of books behind her name.
Lisa Reinicke, founder of Our House Publications, and award winning, best-selling children's author. Also works full time in her other business, the Automotive Warranty Network, which took her years to establish, and in Our House Properties.
Katrina Walker went from being an investment banker to a leading textile designer and instructor for Husqvarna Viking and Pfaff.
Chris Vabre is a talented artist and designer who plays with sculpting, textiles, fashion design, jewellery design and many other creative outlets; always giving herself permission to explore whatever she felt drawn to.
Michelle Green's passion for the sweeter things in life led her to establish a business teaching others how to grow their sweet food businesses through her book "The Business of Baking", live classes worldwide and her online course "Build your profitable cake business."
Anne Butera, self-taught watercolour artist, talks to us about learning art and the importance of recognising joy in every moment, slowing down and mindfulness.
Barbara Grace, a phenomenal woman, spends her time thinking about creativity - what it is, how we access it, how we can nurture it, how we use it in every aspect of our lives and much more.
Gay Kraeger, owner of Wildways Illustrated and a Craftsy Unlimited teacher, shares how she started her journey with watercolour journaling and how that hobby eventually led to her establishing her own design business.