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86 – The Importance of Taking Breaks

86 – The Importance of Taking Breaks

We live in a society that seems to praise busyness and burning the candle at both ends, but it's time for us to shift this paradigm and begin to recognize the importance of rest, of pacing yourself and preserving your energy. And when it comes to social media,...

85 – Developing a Signature Style

85 – Developing a Signature Style

Can't get enough of startist society? Join Startist Society in our Facebook group Nikki's art and design website Laura's art and class website Everyone talks about the importance of discovering or developing your signature style in art or design. When you’re just...

82 – How to start a sketchbook practice

82 – How to start a sketchbook practice

In episode 9, we talked about our love of art supplies and our addiction to purchasing sketchbooks. Every once in a while we actually fill some up. Have you ever wanted to start a sketchbook practice of your own? Or do you have trouble keeping one going? In this...

81 – 5 Tips for Getting Your Artwork Published with Janine Vangool

81 – 5 Tips for Getting Your Artwork Published with Janine Vangool

Can't get enough of startist society? Join Startist Society in our Facebook group Nikki's art and design website Laura's art and class website Last week, we introduced you to Janine Vangool, designer and publisher of Uppercase Magazine. She shared her Startist story...

80 – Publishing with Janine Vangool of Uppercase Magazine

80 – Publishing with Janine Vangool of Uppercase Magazine

Uppercase Magazine is curated, designed, edited and published by the extremely talented Janine Vangool, a one woman publishing magnate who in addition to putting out her beautiful magazine, has created – and continues to create – an amazing series of books called...

79 – Mural Painting Tips with Alli K

79 – Mural Painting Tips with Alli K

Can't get enough of startist society? Join Startist Society in our Facebook group Nikki's art and design website Laura's art and class website Last week, we introduced you to Alli K of Alli K Design, and she shared a bunch of information about her amazing mix of...

78 – Painting Murals with AlliKDesign

78 – Painting Murals with AlliKDesign

Can't get enough of startist society? Join Startist Society in our Facebook group Nikki's art and design website Laura's art and class website Have you ever wanted to paint murals? If so - you'll love hearing all about it from today's guest! Alli Koch of AlliKDesign...

77 –  Getting Started with NFTs with Dave Conrey

77 – Getting Started with NFTs with Dave Conrey

Can't get enough of startist society? Join Startist Society in our Facebook group Nikki's art and design website Laura's art and class website Dave's Links NFTs for Artists (free course) Dave’s Instagram Dave’s NFTs Sprltv (Dave’s new digital assets biz) In Episode...

76 – What Do You Do When Life Gets In The Way?

76 – What Do You Do When Life Gets In The Way?

What do you do when you want to create new art and move forward with your creative business, but life gets in the way? How do you get past the roadblocks? In this episode, we share a glimpse of the crazy things going on in our own lives right now that could easily...

75 – Gallery Representation Tips with Jhina Alvarado

75 – Gallery Representation Tips with Jhina Alvarado

Can't get enough of startist society? Join Startist Society in our Facebook group Nikki's art and design website Laura's art and class website Last week, we introduce you to Jhina Alvarado, a painter who juggles a full time art practice, is represented by multiple...

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