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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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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

049 - Katrina Berg, Oil Painter, on Celebrating Your Unique Journey, Including Kids in Artmaking, & Color Choices

8/30/2018
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The Positively Creative Summit is here! Buy tickets here! Only $18 Saturday, September 8th 8:30 - 11:30 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. Katrina Berg is on the show chatting all about creating joy with her amazing paintings, finding "balance" as a mom and artist, and how she incorporated her...

Duration:00:57:12

048 - Alyssa Jill Harris of Willa Heart, Fine Artist, on Working with Dyslexia, Manifesting your Career, and the Collaboration Process

8/23/2018
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Alyssa Jill Harris of Willa Heart is on the show today chatting with me about how she started her art career and how manifestation has played a huge role in her art. We also dive into the collaboration process and how her journey with Dyslexia has influenced her as a business owner. About Alyssa: Well, lets see... I am a virgo who does not enjoy long walks on the beach. I live in Horse Country South Carolina by way of Boston and Boynton Beach with my husband the scientist and pitbull...

Duration:00:49:10

047 - Allie Dattilio, Fine Artist, on New Mama Life, Painting Collections, & Selling and Shipping Artwork

8/16/2018
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Today in my chat with Allie Dattilio, we talk about studio spaces, being a mama and an artist, and Allie's journey as an accountant and painter. We also dive in to shipping and how she develops collections. About Allie: Allie is an oil painter and mixed media artist, residing in her hometown of Hagerstown, Maryland with her husband Mark, son Ward, and their two pups, Lena and Roam. She graduated from St. Mary's College of Maryland in 2011, with a Bachelor of Arts in Art & Art History,...

Duration:00:46:26

046 - Janet LeBlanc of Paper & Spark on Tax101, Handmade Pricing, & Hobby vs. Business Mindset

8/10/2018
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Bookkeeping and taxes can be one of the hardest parts of owning a handmade business, but Janet LeBlanc of Paper & Spark makes it easy to understand and easy to do! We discuss how to treat your business like a business and not a hobby, taxes and how to be prepared for them and how to price your work. You can find all of Janet's products at Paper & Spark. About Janet: I’m a Louisiana girl now living in Texas, a Certified Public Accountant, a serial-entrepreneur, and a mama of two crazies...

Duration:00:50:03

045 - Angie Avard Turner, Lawyer of Prepd for Success on Protecting Your Intellectual Property, Contracts for Creatives, & Copyrighting Images

8/2/2018
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Today we are talking Law with Angie Avard Turner a lawyer turned creative turned lawyer for creatives! We talk all about the 5 contracts our business needs, when something is copyrighted and how you can protect your works. This is a must listen for any creative business! About Angie: Angie Avard Turner is a creative entrepreneur with over 20 years of creative experience. She is also an attorney who represents creatives of all kinds, and she has been licensed to practice law since 2001....

Duration:00:44:56

044 - Kate Waddell, Painter, on Staying Consistent, Galleries vs. Online Sales, & Staying Encouraged Through Seasons of Frustration

7/19/2018
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I'm so excited to chat with Kate Waddell on today's episode! We talk about how she's built her business through commissions, online sales and galleries and how she decides which paintings become prints. We also talk about working through slow time periods and how to stop comparing yourself to others. About Kate: Here are some little tid-bits about me: I was born and raised in Columbus, Ga and then ventured on to the fairytale city of Charleston, SC where I attended the College of...

Duration:00:46:05

043 - Lottie Guntank of Littleguntank on Creating with a Disability, Growing by Word of Mouth, & Solely Selling Custom

7/12/2018
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We recently went to Disney and in the process of planning my trip, I stumbled across Lottie. Lottie Guntank designs custom outfits for kids to wear when they go to the Disney Parks. She started designing these amazing custom pieces after being diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder. We chat about her work and how she's grown her business by word of mouth and on Instagram. About Lottie: Lottie Guntank is a major creative type! Previously working in theatre and the Animation industry,...

Duration:00:49:50

042 - Alex Bray of Prairie Letter Shop on Demystifying the Wedding Industry, Seasons of Growth, & Profitability vs. Popularity

7/5/2018
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Today I talk with Alex Bray of Prairie Letter Shop! We talk about the wedding industry & how it’s different from selling any other product. She shares with us about seasons of growth, the difference between a product being profitable and popular, and how to get started in the wedding industry as an artist. About Alex: Alex Bray grew up on the West Coast, the daughter of a teacher/crafter mom and a film executive dad. Given her family history, it makes perfect sense that she would end...

Duration:00:44:31

041 - Shanna Skidmore on Building a "Non Business" Business Strategy, Creating Sales Goals, & Going on Money Dates

6/28/2018
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Today we are talking numbers with Shanna Skidmore. We chat about how to use numbers to understand and grow our businesses. Shanna also breaks down having a life and business you love and why she took a break from social media. This is a great conversation about life, business and money! About Shanna: Hey! I’m Shanna, a business strategist & financial coach. I believe you can make money doing what you love. You just need some tools to get you there. If you've ever dreamed of starting...

Duration:00:51:59

040 - Hope Taylor, Photographer, on Investing in Industry Workshops & Conferences, Batching To Do Lists, & Outsourcing Tasks

6/14/2018
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On today's episode, I chat with Hope Taylor about how she went full-time in her photography business at age 18, why workshops and conferences are so important and how to decide which one's to go to, and how she makes her business work. She also gives us some great tips for social media and how to make it easier for your business. It was so fun to chat with our first photographer on the show! About Hope: A few years ago, if you had told me I’d have the opportunity to be a full-time...

Duration:00:42:09

039 - Katie Salmon of Katie Does Marketing on Promotional Calendars & Planning Better Instagram Posts in Less Time

6/7/2018
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On this episode of Positively Creative, I talk with Katie Salmon of Katie Does Marketing about how to create a promotional calendar, why it's important to your business and how to know what and when to post. Katie also shares her thoughts on Instagram, email marketing and how to engage without feeling like you are constantly self-promoting. Be sure to grab Katie's free guide in the links below! About Katie: Hi, I’m Katie! I help shop owners and makers sell their products. When I was a...

Duration:00:53:41

038 - Emily Kerr-Finell of Wholesale in a Box on How to Approach Retailers and Find Shops that Fit Your Product

5/10/2018
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On today’s episode of Positively Creative, I chat with Emily Kerr-Finell about the mission of Wholesale In A Box and we really dig deep into wholesale: how to know if you are ready for wholesale, how to get started, and how to find retailers. This is such a candid conversation about wholesale, tradeshows, and how to pitch to retailers, that you won’t want to miss! About Emily: Wholesale In a Box was started by Etan and Emily, a husband-and-wife team. We're traveling homebodies with a...

Duration:00:48:48

037 - Carrie Schmitt, Fine Artist, on Awakening Your Creative Spirit & Honoring Signs for Your Future Self

5/3/2018
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Today's incredible conversation is with Carrie Schmitt. We talk about how she found art, how it saved her life and the way she paints intuitively. Carrie also shares about her retreats, how to stay connected to our art, and how to be creative when time is an issue. About Carrie: I began painting in 2009 after being diagnosed with a life threatening allergy to heat while living in my hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio. Bedridden and unable to go outside for months, one day a voice popped in...

Duration:00:53:17

S2 Ep 36 - Dorothy Shain, Fine Artist, on Fostering Connections to Create Dream Collaborations & Building a Bucket List for Your Career

4/26/2018
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In this episode, Dorothy Shain shares about her life in Greenville, SC, how she discovered she could have a career in art and how she views her style and voice. We also chat about collaborations that have shaped her business, how to overcome the fear of rejection when seeking partnerships and why building connections is important. About Dorothy: Dorothy Shain, a Greenville, South Carolina based artist, has a dynamic portfolio. She graduated from Southern Methodist University in 2012...

Duration:00:44:36

THROWBACK! 020 - 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 Jude, & Falling Into Place

4/19/2018
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Today's episode is one for the books! Host Dorothy Collier moderates Pro Panel: Market Booths, hosted by Creative Works & Tuesdays Together. Panelists Sarah Baumann of Signet Sealed, Josh Samuels of EllaJude, Samilia Colar ofTextyle, & Mary Claire White of Falling into Place share their wealth of knowledge on the nitty gritty of craft festivals and what it takes from A to Z. They discuss application tips and tricks when trying to get into juried shows, on why applying early to shows...

Duration:02:01:25

035 - Cindy Hohman of Art Marketing Project on Authenticity in Marketing & Visioning Your Future

4/12/2018
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In this episode, Cindy Hohman of Art Marketing Project shares about the importance of knowing how to market your fine art business. We chat about branding, find your unique style and ideal buyer, and the importance of authenticity. About Cindy: You’re passionate about creating art and I’m passionate about helping you make a living. As the founder of the Art Marketing Project, I am dedicated to helping creative entrepreneurs thrive. I have committed most of my career to working in the...

Duration:00:50:23

Episode 34 - Evelyn Henson, Illustrator, on Building a Brand, Dropshipping Products Online & Learning From Mistakes

4/5/2018
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On this episode of Positively Creative, Evelyn Henson shares about developing products & figuring out how to ship them. Evelyn also talks about the pros of dropshipping products, how she leverages her shopify store, and the trial and error of being a business owner and how she uses her mistakes to grow! About Evelyn: Brushed with a love for all things creative, I grew up in Columbus, GA. After my 3rd grade teacher pulled me aside for writing "too small" (I had just made tiny...

Duration:00:47:15

033 - Maggie Covert LeBlanc of Walking Man Studios on Finding a Niche Subject Matter, and Working Through Grief with Art

3/29/2018
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On this episode of Positively Creative, Maggie Covert LeBlanc of Walking Man Studios talks with us about being an artist in New Orleans, keeping her business going while experiencing a family tragedy and how her art helped her heal after the loss of her niece. We also chat about her custom work and her adorable dog series! About Maggie: Maggie Covert received her Bachelor’s degree from Maryland Institute College of Art in Interdisciplinary Sculpture with a Concentration in Book Arts....

Duration:00:48:13