18 episodes

life i design - The Podcast

Providing you with bite size pieces of advice, actionable steps and stories, to help you create a life that YOU design!

We'll be sharing and talking about all things creativity, art, working from home and more!

life i design: The Podcast life i design

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life i design - The Podcast

Providing you with bite size pieces of advice, actionable steps and stories, to help you create a life that YOU design!

We'll be sharing and talking about all things creativity, art, working from home and more!

    Episode 18 - Advice for growing as an artist

    Episode 18 - Advice for growing as an artist

    Welcome to Episode 18 of life I design the podcast.  This episode is all about my advice from growing as an artist but the evolution of being an artist, and mindset and everything around that!

    Before we being getting into all of that, I have to share that this episode will be our last for this season - Season 1! 

    18 episodes and some great information so far!

    I’ve look at the episodes I’ve created to-date and am really happy with what I’ve shared so far and now it’s time to plan the next season and what direction I want to go with not only topics, but even bringing in guests and having some great conversations.

    I’m not sure what season 2 will look like yet, but I am open to any suggestions from you about what you’d like to hear more about so please do comment, email, and let me know your thoughts! Starting this podcast was a passion project of mine, and I’m just really happy to have been able to share my story and experience with you.

    If you’ve been tuning in so far, thank you again for your time, attention and I hope that you've been inspired along the way to follow your creative passion and to be light and free with how you express your artistic side!

    Thank you for joining me, your host Nicki Traikos.  I am an artist, instructor and creative business owner.

    I started and built life I design in 2012 from home, while raising a family and learning how to juggle it all!

    The podcast is my way of pulling back the curtain and inviting you to step into my home studio so we can get candid about all things art, business and life, to help YOU create a life that YOU design!

    I hope you subscribe, press play today and tune in as I share my best tips, advice and encouragement!

    To learn more, please visit...

    Website: https://www.lifeidesign.com for blog posts, shop, current offerings;

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lifeidesign/ is where I spend my time being social;

    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/lifeidesign for my best watercolor tutorials;

    Watercolors Made Simple https://www.watercolorsmadesimple.com for my newest class!

    • 20 min
    Episode 17 - Watercolor Painting Tips: Part 2

    Episode 17 - Watercolor Painting Tips: Part 2

    So excited to share more watercolor tips with you in this episode!  If you haven't tuned into episode 7 where I share my first round of watercolor tips, go ahead and listen to that one first!

    If you have some experience with watercolor painting and want to know what you can do to grow your skills, I'm sharing some of my favorite tips here!

    If you are new here, welcome and thank you for joining me, your host Nicki Traikos.  I am an artist, instructor and creative business owner.

    I started and built life I design in 2012 from home, while raising a family and learning how to juggle it all!

    The podcast is my way of pulling back the curtain and inviting you to step into my home studio so we can get candid about all things art, business and life, to help YOU create a life that YOU design!

    I hope you subscribe, press play today and tune in as I share my best tips, advice and encouragement!

    To learn more, please visit...

    Website: https://www.lifeidesign.com for blog posts, shop, current offerings;

    My Newest Watercolor Class: https://www.watercolorsmadesimple.com/nicki-special Registration is now open

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lifeidesign/ is where I spend my time being social;

    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/lifeidesign for my best watercolor tutorials;

    Skillshare: https://www.skillshare.com/r/user/nickitraikos where I teach bite size art & calligraphy classes.

    • 21 min
    Episode 16 – How do you know if you are ready to teach your craft?

    Episode 16 – How do you know if you are ready to teach your craft?

    You’ve spent years on a subject that you love. You’ve had success, experiences, good or bad and now you’re thinking about teaching others.

    I say go for it!! If it’s on your mind, you have real life experience with what you want to teach and you’re being called to share your passion, knowledge and ideas with others, then do it!!

    Welcome to episode 16 of life I design the podcast where I’m going to give you some personal insight into figuring out if you are ready to teach your craft!

    Press play and let's get started!

    I hope you subscribe, press play today and tune in as I share my best tips, advice and encouragement!

    To learn more, please visit...

    Website: https://www.lifeidesign.com for blog posts, shop, current offerings;

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lifeidesign/ is where I spend my time being social;

    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/lifeidesign for my best watercolor tutorials;

    Skillshare: https://www.skillshare.com/r/user/nickitraikos where I teach bite size art & calligraphy classes.

    • 14 min
    Episode 15 – How to Approach a Blank Page

    Episode 15 – How to Approach a Blank Page

    Ever stare at a blank page and feel apprehensive, or intimidated to start making marks on it? Maybe you cracked open a new journal and instead of just writing whatever comes to mind,  you close it and save it for something more meaningful or special. Or maybe you bought a new stretched canvas and it’s been sitting on the easel for months because you are unsure of how to approach your next masterpiece.

    There’s something about looking at a blank page, and being apprehensive about committing. Is it starting that scares us? Is it the pressure of whatever you are working on won’t be good enough? It’s just a blank page, why do we fear it so much?!!

    This podcast episode is all about how to approach a blank page, a new journal, or a blank canvas so that you can release yourself of all commitment issues, break the funk of not being able to start, and just let go of the outcome so you can embrace the process of creation and have it be fun, easy, enjoyable and playful.

    Click play and tune-in to this week's episode!

    I hope you subscribe, press play today and tune in as I share my best tips, advice and encouragement!

    To learn more, please visit...

    Website: https://www.lifeidesign.com for blog posts, shop, current offerings;

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lifeidesign/ is where I spend my time being social;

    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/lifeidesign for my best watercolor tutorials;

    Skillshare: https://www.skillshare.com/r/user/nickitraikos where I teach bite size art & calligraphy classes.

    • 14 min
    Episode 14 - Using Pinterest to Market your Art Business

    Episode 14 - Using Pinterest to Market your Art Business

    In this episode I am sharing some of my favorite tried and tested tips to using Pinterest to market and grow your art biz!  I share everything from how to set up your profile and boards properly to what is hot on the Pinterest app at the moment!

    Click play and listen in to the epsiode.

    Follow me on Pinterest here https://www.pinterest.ca/nickitraikos

    Tools that I use and recommend in the episode are;

    Canva - for creating graphics

    Tailwind - for scheduling your pins.

    Note: I am not an affiliate for Canva or Tailwind, I just share what I personally love and use!

    To learn more, please visit...

    Website: https://www.lifeidesign.com for blog posts, shop, current offerings;

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lifeidesign/ is where I spend my time being social;

    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/lifeidesign for my best watercolor tutorials;

    Skillshare: https://www.skillshare.com/r/user/nickitraikos where I teach bite size art & calligraphy classes.

    • 20 min
    Episode 13 - Resolving to Create More in 2021

    Episode 13 - Resolving to Create More in 2021

    In this Epsiode, lucky number 13, I am going to share with you my process for how I welcome in a new year, set goals, make intentional plans, and resolve to tweak and adjust. Whatever label you want to use, I am going to share with you the process of how I plan for the new year – it has changed dramatically over the years.

    I’ll tell you what worked, what didn’t work and why!

    I’ll also talk to you about how you can set goals, create intentions and plan for experiences you want to have, things you want to do, whatever it is that you want to welcome into your life and how to do it so that it suits your personality.

    Are you ready for the first episode of 2021?! Let’s do this!!!



    Thank you for joining me, your host Nicki Traikos.  I am an artist, instructor and creative business owner.

    I started and built life I design in 2012 from home, while raising a family and learning how to juggle it all!

    The podcast is my way of pulling back the curtain and inviting you to step into my home studio so we can get candid about all things art, business and life, to help YOU create a life that YOU design!

    I hope you subscribe, press play today and tune in as I share my best tips, advice and encouragement!

    To learn more, please visit...

    Website: https://www.lifeidesign.com for blog posts, shop, current offerings;

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lifeidesign/ is where I spend my time being social;

    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/lifeidesign for my best watercolor tutorials;

    Skillshare: https://www.skillshare.com/r/user/nickitraikos where I teach bite size art & calligraphy classes.

    • 24 min

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