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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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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

058 - Panel Q&A on Systems, Automation, & Workflow with Fine Artist Hillary Butler, I Love Memphis Blog's Holly Whitfield, & Gina Davis of Custom Growth Group

11/15/2018
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Today is a recording of a panel discussion for Rising Tide Society on systems, automations, and workflows.. Thanks to HIllary Butler, Holly Whitfield, Gina Davis, & Rising Tide Society for making this episode possible! I hope this panel helps you create some systems and workflows that work for you! Special thanks to ARCH’d for the cover photo. Links: Boomerang: https://www.boomeranggmail.com/ Hubspot: https://www.hubspot.com Cloudhq: https://www.cloudhq.net/g_suite Planoly:...

Duration:00:50:58

057 - Blayne Macauley of Blayne Art on Painting Your Dreams, Working with Galleries, & Allowing Yourself to Hire Help

11/8/2018
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Blayne Macauley of Blayne Art is on the show today. I loved our conversation about how she paints her dreams and the way clients interpret her paintings. We also chat about working from home, hiring help and what it's like to work with galleries. About Blayne: My artwork explores the idea of the human soul. As a soul travels through life it changes. It grows, learns, and is damaged by life events. Certain moments in time can permanently impact a soul. My work explores those certain...

Duration:00:49:24

056 - Panel Q&A on Craft Fair Booths with David Quarles of IV, Carter Beard of Riverside 1844, & Lindsey & Kristen Archer of ARCHd

10/18/2018
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Today is a recording of a panel discussion for Rising Tide Society on craft fairs. Thanks to Epicenter, Memphis Slim Collaboratory, IV, Riverside 1844, ARCHd, & Rising Tide Society for making this episode possible! I hope this panel helps you gain some insight as you start participating in art and craft shows! Links: Moo Print Social Episode 20 - Pro Panel Q&A: Maker Booths on applying to craft fairs, how to set up your booth, to selling at festivals with Signet Sealed, Texstyle, Ella...

Duration:01:03:42

055 - Rylie Caldwell, Fine Artist, on Large Scale Abstracts, Color Choices, & Proclaiming Your Business in Beginning Stages

10/11/2018
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Rylie Caldwell is on the podcast today sharing her journey as an architect and fine artist. We talk about juggling family life and our art and we dive into Rylie's process working on large scale abstracts and how she uses color palates and inspiration to make color choices. Rylie also shares how the 100 day project helped her find her style. Links: The 100 Day Project Website: https://www.ryliecaldwell.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ryliecaldwellart/ Pinterest:...

Duration:00:49:35

054 - Kellee Wynne Studios on True Colors, Online Courses, & Community

10/4/2018
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Kellee Wynne and I have such a great conversation on the podcast today! We talk about the struggle as artists to create for our jobs vs. creating things we love and how to shift our mindset about abundance. We also talk about her program True Colors and her life as an artist and mom. Links: Kellee Wynne’s In-Person Workshops Website: https://www.kelleewynnestudios.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kelleewynnestudios/ Facebook:...

Duration:00:51:06

053 - Crystal Moody, Fine Artist, on a Year of Creative Habits, Artmaking for Art's Sake, & Sharing Through Blogs, Newsletters, & Facebook Groups

9/27/2018
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Crystal Moody is on the podcast today sharing how she started her journey of creating art for 365 days and that led her to establishing creative habits. We also chat about creating for the sake of creating and different ways we share our work. I hope this episode inspires you to start creating everyday! Links: 2019 Alt Summit Creative Conference in Palm Springs: use code positivelycreative to get $50 off your ticket Website: https://crystalmoody.com/ Instagram:...

Duration:00:44:20

052 - Gabrielle Blair, cofounder of Alt Summit on Connectivity, Learning About Yourself & Your Business at the 2019 Creative Conference in Palm Springs!

9/20/2018
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Gabrielle Blair, cofounder of the Alt Summit is on the show today. I'm so excited to share this episode with you where Gabrielle gives us an inside scoop on the 2019 Creative Conference in Palm Springs. Best part? You can use the code positivelycreative to get $50 off your ticket. Conferences are a great way to connect with other creatives, learn and work on your business. Come join me! Links: 2019 Creative Conference in Palm Springs use code positivelycreative to get $50 off your...

051 - Bari J, Surface Pattern Designer, on Licensing Artwork, Pattern Design Workflow, & Getting a Book Deal!

9/13/2018
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Have you ever thought about licensing your artwork? Well, today I'm talking with Bari J all about how she got started as a surface pattern designer and how she put herself out there to get her first fabric company to license. We chat about how to educate yourself about pattern design, her favorite products she's created, and all about her new book. We also dive into her process and how she finds inspiration for her collections. About Bari J: Bari J. is a lifestyle brand that spans many...

Duration:00:46:47

050 - Britt Rohr, Swell Press on Letterpress 101, Providing Products for Customers vs. Education for Entrepreneurs, Imposter Syndrome, & Turning Off Work Mode

9/6/2018
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The Positively Creative Summit is here! Buy tickets here! Only $18 Saturday, September 8th 8:30 - 11:30 at Memphis College of Art Join us for a morning business conference for creative entrepreneurs! Hear from local industry leaders, sharing their stories of community over competition and learn collaboratively through medium specific break out sessions. Today is our 50th episode of Positively Creative! For our 50th episode, I am talking with Britt Rohr of Swell Press about how she...

Duration:00:50:09