Ep. 094 Copycats and Copyrights - Sonya Paz Interview with Kim Niles of KiniArt
Protecting your art and your sanity, tips on what to do if someone is stealing your art!
I am pleased to have Kim Niles of KiniArt.com on the Rockstar Mentor podcast show today. We discuss what happens when other artists steal your art, how to prepare and what to do if this is happening to you.
Topics include copyrights, trademarks, preparing images for online visibility and some of our experiences and war...
Ep. 093 Your business website needs to be YOUR domain, take control and be better prepared to promote you and your business!
Being smart and savvy with your web presence is critical for the long term value of your business. This episode is really valuable so you have have the ultimate voice and to make the best decisions for your website and the messages you want to relate. Be careful allowing social media platforms to control what you can say, what you can post and how to can manage your...
Ep. 092 Running your Business From Your Smartphone and Simplify Processes
Being an entrepreneur means that you are busy busy busy! Allow your smartphone to help run your successful business. IN today's episode I am providing you with my favorite top ten apps and simple processes to help you rock your business. Listen up to this value packed episode!
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Ep. 091 Dealing with Negativity and Making Lemons into Lemonade
There is nothing better than to sell your art to the masses and getting a lot of encouragement and kudos fro those who believe in you and support you.... however, there are times when people don't think before they speak and say the most awful things. Working on a thicker skin to be able to deflect those comments and negativity can help with how you deal with this dilemma. It's not hard, it just needs practice.
We will also...
Ep. 090 Artful Interview with Dana and Troy Mounier of Pacific Fine Arts
Art shows are the best exposure - start off right and make great sales!
I started my art career with selling my artworks at fine art festivals in the Northern California Area. This has to be one of the best times I can recall to have built my customer base and to meet my fellow artists. One of the promoters that I exhibited with was Pacific Fine Arts Festivals. Dana and Troy are the owners and they do a fantastic...
Ep. 089 Social Media Woes That Will Make You Tear Your Hair Out!
Just when you are all comfy in your Social Media zone, then BAM! You get hit with another algorithm change that will seriously affect the way you manage your business. Sure we all get into the groove where we are comfortable and have our routine, the phone is ringing, the email is chiming and life is good...... then, you get hit with
I did a lot of research on this subject and located a great blog that explained this in...
Ep. 088 Don't let others step on your success! Ignore the haters and keep your creative mojo churning!
What do you do when one rotten person or one small encounter will try and break you and your work? Listen up for this episode on the best way to fight back!
Listener Lujan from Reno NV., writes in to ask how to not get discouraged from the haters who want to knock our walls down and how to fend off the trolls who prey on new artists. Listen up for a good dose of tenacity and how to...
Ep. 087 Don't Hesitate... Motivate! 14 words that will get you motivated FAST!
Sometimes you need a kick in the pants to get motivated and I am including some fine points to get your started.
I always seem to find inspiration wherever I go and whatever I do and also when I lest expect it. Recently I was at an appointment and there was an inspiring message in the midst... We are talking about inspiration, motivation and 12 more other powerful words to make a priority in your...
Ep. 086 Will Smith says "Fan Your Own Flame!" I'm also discussing the mask behind Imposter Syndrome!
I've said it before but Will Smith gets in your face to fan your own flame.
I have said it for years, to be your own cheerleader and self promote to your hearts content... to not take anyones crap and to persevere and to march to your own drummer... with confidence.
However Will smith's recent rant on social media reinforces to all to not take anyones negativity and to surround...
Ep. 085 Interview with Glass Artist Joy Munshower
Glassy and Sassy.... and heating up the show today and kicking some GLASS!
It's always a good day to chit chat about hot molten glass, sculpting and margaritas! I am thrilled to have Joy Munshower on the Rockstar Mentor podcast today. Joy is an amazing and accomplished glass artist whose glass art works are widely collected and her talents are exceptional! Grab a drink and join us for this fabulous interview to learn about Joys...
Ep. 084 Workspace Chaos... What's your workspace like?
Are you creatively ready to go or do you clean up every time you work?
While we start off the new year getting the most organized we can be, do you have a specific work space? Is this your living room table, kitchen table, sewing room, office...? What is your space like. Do you have a designated place that is all yours where you can create and then close a door to keep your projects ready for you?
When are you your best in...
Ep. 083 Welcome to 2018! Let's get framed! A creative interview with Marty Hiser of Westwind Frame and Gallery
We are starting off this year with a great insight from Marty Hiser of Westwind Frame and Gallery located in The Dalles, OR.
Listen up on the best way to prepare yourself and artwork for this amazing episode.
To learn more about Marty and her gallery check and her amazing frame gallery her...
Ep. 082 Wishing everyone a happy and creative holiday season - Thank you!
Looking forward to a new year of optimism and well wishes for 2018!
This is a mini episode to say Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all you you Rockstar's that subscribe and listen to the Rockstar Mentor Podcast. The show would not be a success without all of the listeners who tune in and support the show. I feel blessed that I can offer up some advice and words of experience to new artists and established...
Ep. 081 Interview with The Coaches Coach, Marc Mahwinney
Learn from the coach who inspires other coaches!
As you can imagine, coaches and mentors gravitate toward other coaches and mentors who offer up some great advice and value. One of my favorites is Marc Mahwinney of "Natural Born Coaches" who hosts his own successful podcast and offers up great insights and interviews by Entrepreneurs for Entrepreneurs. I am thrilled to have Marc on the Rockstar Mentor show today!
Ep. 080 Interview with American Pop Artist Ed Heck
Pop Art Chit Chat with painter Ed Heck from Brooklyn, NY
I met Ed Heck at International Art Expo, New York City in 2004 and right away we became fast friends as we we both create in vidid wild colored pop art paintings. Ed's simplistic and clever creations are giving people a reason to smile!
Listen up as we talk shop on this Episode 080 of the Rockstar Mentor Podcast.
Ed's art and all information can be viewed on his Facebook page...
Ep. 079 Making the most money you can this holiday season!
Ramping up for the hottest Black Friday sales event of the season
I have done my share of art shows, craft fairs, vendor events and more. The best recipe for amazing sales is all in the attitude. Listen to this episode to learn how!
Wishing everyone a fantastic Thanksgiving and prosperous sales for your art events this Black Friday weekend!
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Ep. 078 Attention all Crafters and Holiday Vendors
Get yourself better prepared for amazing holiday season sales!
This week I am going to give you the kick in the butt that you need to get better prepsared and organized with your holiday vendor experience. This episode focuses on the do's and don'ts, understanding the facilitation of these shows and what you need to consider to bring, howe much and to maximize your space and get a better ROI.
If you need the extra boost, please listen...
Ep. 077 A Pocket Full of Chaos. True Confessions of Holiday Craziness
When the floor is coming up and the ceiling is coming down.
This week I am confessing about some of my own craziness in my art business. Most importantly I feel blessed to have a job that is my living and allows me to manage my own schedule.... however sometimes this is not always the case! I refer to this as "A Pocket Full of Chaos!"
I am an artist and I also struggle with a lot of the things that get overwhelming in...
Ep. 076 Business is Business, Rockstar Mentor is not just for artists anymore!
I have received some great feedback and emails lately in regards to the show. Some peeps have found and recommended the show to non "artists' per se' and the consensus is that the Rockstar Mentor Podcast and mentoring website is for anyone in business! A recent email sent to me from Jodie R. who is a paralegal in the New York area who commutes to work everyday found the podcast and she is pursuing her passion...
Ep. 075 A passion for quilting and creating beautiful textile art with my dear friend and quilt artist, Annette Kelley.
"A friend is worth a thousand stitches"... I am not too sure who wrote that quote, but the meaning is so evident in todays episode of the Rockstar Mentor podcast! Annette has been creating for years and her quilts and other textile works are an amazing feat to behold. She creates truly from the heart with a vision and a passion. She does not really sell her works, but...