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Marketing for the Holidays

Marketing for the Holidays

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.

Making & Selling Greeting Cards

Making & Selling Greeting Cards

Resources Mentioned Laura’s Copic Marker Essentials Skillshare class A few of Laura's favorite card making and shipping supplies: Neenah Solar White Cardstock 110 lbs Clear protective bags Scoring board 6x8"' kraft rigid mailers Download the resources PDF for the full...

Designing & Selling Calendars

Designing & Selling Calendars

Resources Mentioned Nikki’s new calendar (2022) Nikki's first calendar (2019) Gooten calendars Nikki’s work at Raven & Moth in Paducah, KY Can't get enough of startist society? Join Startist Society in our Facebook group Nikki's art and design website Laura's art...

What Sells for the Holidays

What Sells for the Holidays

Resources Mentioned Epson SureColor 13” or 17” Printer Canon Pixma Pro 100 Glowforge Laser Engraver/Cutter Tiny embroidery hoops ornaments and pendants POD Products Phone/iPad/computer sleeves/skins/cases Face masks Christmas ornaments Christmas tree skirts Christmas...

Selling Digital Products with Lisa Glanz

Selling Digital Products with Lisa Glanz

Resources Mentioned Creative Market Design Cuts Procreate Lisa's Links Lisa’s Website Lisa’s Instagram Lisa’s NEW Easy-Peasy Animal Drawing Kit From Lisa's Blog: Passive Income: My Advice on Selling Art as Digital Products Lisa's Best Selling Product: Personalized...

Celebrating Your Wins

Celebrating Your Wins

This week Laura and Nikki talk about how important it is to take the time to celebrate you 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.

Crystal Marie of Canary Rising

Crystal Marie of Canary Rising

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 online workshops and runs a community for creatives called Canary Rising.

Is Fear Stopping You In Your Tracks?

Is Fear Stopping You In Your Tracks?

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 Nikki and Laura share some fears they both have in relation to their creative careers… and not just Nikki’s fear of running...

Following Your Curiosity with Tyler Thrasher

Following Your Curiosity with Tyler Thrasher

Tyler's Links Tyler’s website Instagram Tyler's Existential Crisis Plushie Reels Resources Mentioned JAW Cooper DFTBA Paige Johnson Grow A Damn Kickstarter Can't get enough of startist society? Join Startist Society in our Facebook group Nikki's art and design website...

Debunking Our Excuses

Debunking Our Excuses

Resources Mentioned Julia Cameron Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain by Betty Edwards Apple iPad Moleskine Pocket Sketchbook Uniball Signo Big Magic by Liz Gilbert Can't get enough of startist society? Join Startist Society in our Facebook group Nikki's art and...

Mary Beth Shaw of StencilGirl

Mary Beth Shaw of StencilGirl

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 her own designs and those of many other artists. She’s also the author of Flavor for Mixed Media and StencilGirl, two books that she wrote, and is a columnist for Somerset Studios Magazine. She teaches workshops and many mixed media techniques and finds pleasure helping her students find their own voice.

Do You Think It’s Too Late to Get Started?

Do You Think It’s Too Late to Get Started?

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 and give examples of times we think artists might benefit from working for free versus when we likely won’t.

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