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The Positively Creative Podcast was created by Dorothy Collier, artist of Dorothy Art, for creative entrepreneurs. When Dorothy started having a positive outlook on every aspect of her life, including her art career, the creativity and opportunities started overflowing! Join her as she chats with other small business owners, discussing the ins and outs of how to run a creative business and how her creative friends are making it in their respective fields.

The Positively Creative Podcast was created by Dorothy Collier, artist of Dorothy Art, for creative entrepreneurs. When Dorothy started having a positive outlook on every aspect of her life, including her art career, the creativity and opportunities started overflowing! Join her as she chats with other small business owners, discussing the ins and outs of how to run a creative business and how her creative friends are making it in their respective fields.
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The Positively Creative Podcast was created by Dorothy Collier, artist of Dorothy Art, for creative entrepreneurs. When Dorothy started having a positive outlook on every aspect of her life, including her art career, the creativity and opportunities started overflowing! Join her as she chats with other small business owners, discussing the ins and outs of how to run a creative business and how her creative friends are making it in their respective fields.

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78 - PC Summit - Sara Trail of Social Justice Sewing Academy

10/10/2019
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We had the amazing privilege of hearing from Sara Trail of the Social Justice Sewing Academy at the Positively Creative Summit. This is an amazing talk on the power of creating to spark conversations that need to happen. She also shares why it’s important to question and put in the work to identify your place within your creative practice. This is a powerful talk and I’m so excited to share it with you! About the Social Justice Sewing Academy: Founded in 2017, the Social Justice Sewing...

Duration:00:44:25

077 - Meg Sutton - Belle & Union Co. on the Wholesale Stationery Industry, Growing into Brick & Mortar, & Pivoting Your Design Aesthetic

9/26/2019
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Meg Sutton of Belle & Union Co. is on the podcast today! Meg started her business by jumping into wholesale at the National Stationery Show. She shares her journey and what led her to pursue that path into the product world. Meg also shares the decision to open a brick & mortar and the challenges and triumphs she’s experienced since opening her store. She even shares a little but about what is to come for Belle & Union Co.! From Meg Sutton: A little bit sweet, a whole lot sassy, Belle &...

Duration:00:47:46

076 - Dionne Woods of The Turquoise Iris on Furniture Artistry, Facebook Lives, & Being Vulnerable

9/19/2019
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I discovered Dionne Woods while planning my baby’s nursery! Dionne shares how she started her business in furniture artistry, how she discovered DIY paint and how they helped her business evolve. She also talks about how she learned to overcome her fears of doing Facebook lives and how by sharing on social media, she discovered her love for teaching and mentorship. Dionne shares so much wisdom and enthusiasm, you will love this episode! From Dionne Woods: I am a mom, wife and online...

Duration:00:46:15

075 - Kate Waldo & Co. of The Organized Influencer Academy on Systems and Tools for Streamlining

9/12/2019
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In today's episode, I'm chatting with Kate Waldo. We met by chance and connected in an Uber on our way to Alt Summit. Kate is an organizer for influencers, bloggers and creatives. She shares how to get started creating systems, why CRMs are so valuable and what some of her favorite tools are for streamlining. Kate also tells us why going paperless is a must! This is a must listen and will inspire you to start working on streamlining your business! From Kate Waldo: Hi, I'm Kate! As the...

Duration:00:39:52

074 - Jennie Lou Tucker, Fine Artist on Live Event Painting

9/5/2019
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Today we are talking about live painting! Jennie sat down with me to share her process for live painting and the types of events she paints for. We also talk about how she schedules these events, what travel looks like and which supplies are her go to's for live painting. If you've ever thought about live painting or wondered what it's like, this is the episode for you! From Jennie Lou Tucker: While studying graphic design at Baylor University, I began painting to escape the dreaded...

Duration:00:52:46

073 - Whitney Winkler Art on Painting for Festivals, Sharing Stories on Instagram, & Collaborating with Creatives

8/28/2019
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Today I'm in the studio with Whitney Winkler. We talk about how motherhood was the catalyst for starting her painting journey. Whitney shares what inspired her early designs and why partnerships are important. She also shares how she's developed and shared a diverse product line. From Whitney Winkler: Hey! I'm Whitney Winkler. I hail from the heartland of the US, but currently call Memphis, TN home; and a good home it is! I have a steady, gem of a husband, and three little babies who...

Duration:00:43:15

072 - Kimberly Sundt on Customer Experience, Vision Boards, & Bringing Value to your Customers

8/22/2019
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Do you ever think about what kind of experience you’re providing to your customers? Today on the podcast, I'm chatting with Kimberly Sundt on how to add value to your customers. We talk about the feeling we want our customers to have and how important it is to share your story as an online shop owner. We even chat about vision boards and how helpful they are in creating a positive customer experience. About Kimberly Sundt: Based in Atlanta, Kimberly helps hospitality-based businesses...

Duration:00:42:44

071 - Linda Steele, James Dukes, Edward Newby and Brad W. Moritz on Mentorships and Mastermind Groups

8/8/2019
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On today's episode, I'm sharing a very special recording of a panel we did at Tuesdays Together for Memphis’ Rising Tide Society. Our topic was mentorships and mastermind groups and it was such a great conversation, I knew I had to share it with you. You can find out more information about all the panelists below! About Linda Steele: I help cities integrate arts and culture into economic and community development. I also help artists, musicians, and creatives turn into small business...

Duration:01:18:06

070 - Kat Popova, painter, founder of Create Magazine, & Art & Cocktails Podcast on Having Many Creative Endeavors, Building Community, & Giving Yourself Grace

8/1/2019
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Welcome back to Season 3 of the Positively Creative Podcast! I'm so excited to be kicking off this season with Kat Popova. Kat is a painter, founder of Create Magazine, and the host of the Art & Cocktails Podcast. In today's episode, we chat about what it's like being a multi-passionate creative and the projects we are currently working on. I loved having this chat with a fellow kindred spirit and know you will enjoy it too! About Ekaterina Popova: Ekaterina Popova was born in Vladimir,...

Duration:00:57:02

069 - Amy Kinslow - Southern Fried Design Barn on Working with Wholesale Reps, Selling at Craft & Barn Markets, & Building a Product Line

6/13/2019
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On today's episode, Amy Kinslow walks us through her journey of transitioning her side hustle to a full time career. She shares why being slow and steady has been so important to her growth as an entrepreneur. Amy also gives us some great tips for selling at a craft and barn market and the difference between a showroom booth and her craft booth. She goes over how she's decided what products to develop and what made her decide to go beyond stationery. This is a jam packed interview loaded...

Duration:00:44:46

068 - Jess Franks, Fine Artist on Layering Acrylic, Working with Minted, & Colorful Collections

5/30/2019
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Today on the podcast I am joined by fine artist Jess Franks. We talked about her creative childhood, the winding journey she took to becoming an artist and why she is drawn to her current artistic style. Jess also shares the power of layers and changing subjects as well as her personal opinion about painting with acrylic vs. oil. About Jess Franks: Jess Franks is known for vibrant acrylic paintings that dance the line between real and abstract. As a magazine graphic designer by trade...

Duration:00:45:26

067 - Kimberly Zukley, Fine Artist, on Expanding Upon Your Niche, Exploring Mediums, & Growing Organically

5/2/2019
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On today's podcast, Kimberly Zukley and I dive deep into how we are inspired to use new mediums and resources we use to learn new techniques. Kimberly also shares her journey to become a full-time artist and her creative life as a mom and artist. Links: Skillshare Jerry’s Artarama Instagram Donald Robertson’s Instagram Steve Waterval’s Instagram About Kimberly: Kimberly is a fine artist based in Mobile, Alabama, where she creates collections of animal hide and reptile skin motifs...

Duration:00:40:54

066 - Kristin Malone, Artist & Shop Owner of Home Malone on Brick & Mortar, Expanding Locations, & Customer Communication

4/25/2019
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Kristin Malone is on the show today and we chat about her creative journey from hobby, to brick and mortar, and to expanding locations. Her shop Home Malone is located in New Orleans and features local and southern artists. We also chat about the importance of customer communication and why finding your unique perspective as an artist is important. About Kristin: Home Malone began in 2011 as a need to get back to creativity. It grew from refinishing furniture at night and during the...

Duration:00:45:19

S2 Ep 65 - Arrow at Overton, a One-Roof Creative District in the Heart of Memphis with CoFounders Abby Phillips & Dorothy Collier

3/28/2019
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I am so excited to bring this episode to you! For a year and a half, I have been working along with my cofounder Abby Phillips of Memphis Fashion Design Network, on Arrow at Overton which is a one-roof creative district in the heart of Memphis. This has truly been a labor of love that started with seeing a need in our community. In this episode, Abby and I discuss the catalyst for starting this project and our vision for the space and community. We cannot wait to bring this project to life!...

Duration:00:53:48

064 - Amy Smith of The Joy Junkie on Standing Up for Yourself, How to Say No, & Build Effective Boundaries

3/21/2019
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Amy Smith of the Joy Junkie and I have such an insightful conversation on today's show. We chat about how Amy started the Joy Junkie and her new e-book: Stand Up for Yourself without Being a Dick. We dive into how to stand up for yourself, why you should take stock of how you talk to yourself and how to change your self-talk from negative to positive. About Amy: Amy E. Smith is a certified confidence coach, masterful speaker, and personal empowerment expert. Founder of TheJoyJunkie.com,...

Duration:00:50:56

063 - Sarah Hartley, Editor in Chief of Holl and Lane Magazine on Telling Your Story, Building Community on Vulnerability, & Being a Work from Home Mama

3/14/2019
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Sarah Hartley the Creator and Editor in Chief of Holl & Lane Magazine is on the show today. We chat about how she created this amazing magazine and community from the desire to share the stories no one was telling. We also dive into being vulnerable and sharing your story, to how she manages as a work from home mama of two! Grab your free mini issue at hollandlane.com/signup About Sarah: Sarah Hartley is the creator and editor in chief of Holl & Lane Magazine, a magazine dedicated to...

Duration:00:45:53

062 - Positively Creative Summit pt. 4 of 4 - Elizabeth Heiskell of The Debutante Farmer, The Today Show Contributor

3/1/2019
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We were so lucky to have Elizabeth Heiskell of The Debutante Farmer as our keynote at the Positively Creative Summit. In this episode, we hear Elizabeth's story, her ups, and downs and how she got to where she is today. We laughed and cried during her speech so I hope you enjoy it! You can find the Positively Creative Series here: http://mca.edu/community/community-education/positively-creative-series/ Website: http://debutantefarmer.com/ Instagram:...

Duration:00:32:08

061 - Positively Creative Summit pt. 3 of 4 - Kris Keys of by Kris Keys on Color and Traveling

2/14/2019
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If you love color, you will love Kris Keys! She came to the Positively Creative Summit to share her story of having a genetic blood disorder and how it has affected her art. She also shared how dreaming and travel inspired her to become a designer. You can find the Positively Creative Series here: http://mca.edu/community/community-education/positively-creative-series/ Website: http://www.bykriskeys.com/ Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/bykriskeys/ Facebook:...

Duration:00:19:00

060 - Positively Creative Summit pt. 2 of 4 - Carmeon Hamilton of Nubi Interiors on Instagram

1/24/2019
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If you aren't following Nubi Interiors on Instagram, you should be! Carmeon Hamilton came to the Positively Creative Summit and shared her journey into interior design and using Instagram. She shares some of her best Instagram tips and how Instagram has helped her biz. You can find the Positively Creative Series here: http://mca.edu/community/community-education/positively-creative-series/ Website: http://www.nubiinteriors.com/ Instagram:...

Duration:00:33:42

059 - Positively Creative Summit pt. 1 of 4 - Kat Gordon of Muddy's Bake Shop on Visioning

1/17/2019
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It is 2019 and I am so excited to start a new year with the podcast! As I started to think about 2019, I turned to some wisdom from my friend Kat Gordon of Muddy's Bake Shop. Last fall, I had the awesome privilege of hosting the Positively Creative Summit. Kat shared a bit of her story and the power of visioning at the Summit and I'm excited to share it now with you! The Positively Creative Summit and the Positively Creative Workshop Series are a collaboration with Memphis College of Art...

Duration:00:32:51