Art & Cocktails: Exploring the World of Contemporary Art, Creativity, Business, and Inspiration
Join host Ekaterina Popova, artist and founder of Create! Magazine, as she uncorks the vibrant and multifaceted world of contemporary art, creative entrepreneurship, mindset, and creativity one episode at a time. Welcome to "Art & Cocktails," a podcast where artists, creatives, dreamers, and artpreneurs gather to share their journeys and their art over their favorite drinks.
Building on the success of the "Create!" podcast, Ekaterina steers the artistic conversation towards more intimate, heart-to-heart discussions that fuel the spirit and inspire the artist's soul. Tune in for insightful, honest discussions with leading artists, curators, writers, coaches, leaders, and artpreneurs who not only share their journeys in the creative world but also enjoy a "fireside chat" over a glass of wine or a cup of tea. This podcast offers a rich blend of inspiration, art business insights, and the simple joy of sipping your favorite beverage while discussing what lights your heart on fire.
Pour your favorite drink into a beautiful cup, get comfy, and settle down for a session of "Art & Cocktails" each week. Let's celebrate the artist in all of us with a toast to creativity and the limitless possibilities it brings to our lives.
Grove Hollow Unveiled: Shelby McFadden's Creative Evolution and New Book!
Step into the enchanting world of artist, writer, and visionary Shelby McFadden, the creative force behind the brand-new Grove Hollow book series, in this inspiring podcast episode. Join host Ekaterina Popova and Shelby as she discusses her latest book and the unique 1980s New Adult Paranormal Romance Series that is already captivating countless readers. Shelby, an incredible artist and community member, is about to empower you to follow your curiosity and take action on those intuitive ideas.
In this episode, explore:
Artist to Author: Learn how the book idea came to Shelby and grasp the wisdom to understand when to let go of old projects to make room for new ones. The Journey to Grove Hollow: Discover the inspirations, challenges, and triumphs in crafting a distinct paranormal romance series rooted in the 1980s, from a first-time artist and designer turned author. What's Inside: Uncover the elements of love, ghosts, gilded mansions, time travel, and secrets that define the Grove Hollow series. Delve deeper into the intricate narratives, mysterious plotlines, and fantastical elements that animate the series. Meet Shelby McFadden: Get acquainted with the author beyond her writing. Explore Shelby’s diverse roles as a business owner, mom, artist, and graphic designer, and understand her journey. Subscribe and listen now! Grab your book on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and more. Don’t miss the chance to embark on this extraordinary journey with Shelby McFadden and dive into the world of Grove Hollow.
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Don’t miss the chance to go on an extraordinary journey with Shelby McFadden and dive into the world of Grove Hollow Book Series.
Making Space for Art, Life, and Motherhood with Ciara Barsotti
Welcome to the latest episode of Art and Cocktails!
Guest Spotlight: Ciara Barsotti
In this episode, we're joined by the remarkable Ciara Barsotti, artist and host of the Chico Creates Podcast. Listen as Ciara as she discusses her love for painting and explore conversations about her abstract art, fantastical landscape paintings, and vivid pet portraits.
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Ciara Barsotti is the host of the Chico Creates podcast, as well as a painter who makes exuberant abstract art, fantastical landscape paintings, and happy and colorful pet portraits that perfectly preserve your pet's personality in paint. She's a mother to one adorable human child and two cats and lives with them and her husband in Chico, CA.
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The Benefits of Joining an Arts Organization with Jen Barlow
In Alicia's final episode as guest host, she interviews painter and President of the Montgomery Art Association in Maryland, Jen Barlow.
Jen Barlow is primarily known for her images of food and sweets and regularly shows her work throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. This conversation shares her career thus far, primarily focusing on the positive effects joining a local artist organization had on her trajectory. Jen and Alicia discuss in detail the importance of building a community as an artist, even if you don't have established organizations near you.
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Light Up Your Life with Creativity Again
Join Ekaterina Popova in this episode of Art and Cocktails as she talks about the big role art plays in keeping us happy and supporting our mental health. Despite all the problems and busy schedules professional artists (and all humans) face, Kat emphasizes the need to make time for personal art.
In This Episode, You Will Learn:
Why art is important for peace of mind and happiness. How to keep art a big part of life while handling many responsibilities. Ekaterina’s own tips and stories about making art important in her life. How spending time in nature can give new life to your creativity. Artists, Remember Why You Started: Don’t miss the chance to get past creative blocks and fall in love with art all over again. Join the new premium live coaching program "Reignited" to help you move past fear and pressure, and reconnect with your art. Get your ideas out into the real world for professional goals or personal fulfillment.
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Listen in and start your journey to a happier, more creatively fulfilling life today!
Embracing Change and the New "Paint to Prosper" Book with Artist Amira Rahim
Join us in this heartfelt episode where Ekaterina Popova (Kat) chats with the vibrant artist and entrepreneur, Amira Rahim. Together, they explore the evolving phases artists experience, the freedom of breaking away from a single style, and the beauty in embracing change throughout their journey.
They also delve into the personal aspects of being artists, highlighting the healing impact of personal relationships and the bravery needed to welcome vulnerability in both life and the creative space.
🎨 Check out Amira Rahim's remarkable artwork on her website 📖 Grab your copy of the transformative book "Paint to Prosper" on Amazon In this episode, we cover:
The joy of experimenting with various artistic styles without fear or shame The important role personal relationships play in fostering wellness and creativity The way "Paint to Prosper" seeks to rekindle a sense of community among artists through engaging prompts and exercises Join us for a conversation filled with uplifting stories, wisdom, and plenty of inspiration with Amira Rahim.
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Building a Professional Mural Business: Taking Your Art Seriously with Tyler Kay
In this heartwarming and empowering episode of the Create! Podcast, host Ekaterina Popova sits down with Houston-based visual artist Tyler Kay. We discuss the potential of public art, building a mural business, taking yourself and your art seriously when it comes to contracts and collaborations, and more.
Tyler’s Rebirth: Rediscovering art as a therapeutic practice post a significant personal loss. The Beauty in Every Moment: A deep dive into Tyler's philosophy that every moment holds beauty, a perspective she richly portrays through her floral paintings. Community Engagement and Public Art: Tyler shares insights from her extensive studies focusing on public art and community engagement, spotlighting her acclaimed mural projects including her transformative journey in Skopelos Island, Greece. Glitch Florals: Understanding the inspiration and process behind the iconic glitch florals Tyler has become known for. Business Tips for Budding Artists: From the importance of contracts to protecting your art through copyright, Tyler shares essential tips for budding artists aspiring to step into the world of public art. Resources Mentioned:
Tyler Kay’s website The Skopelos Foundation for the Arts Create! Magazine Call for Entry Public Artist Create Magazine Subscription - Save 20% off your subscription using the code NEWREADER
This podcast is so informative and enriching. Ekaterina does an amazing job at asking the right questions to keep the conversations interesting. Love Art & Cocktails!!
My FAVORITE Art Pod!!
Art & Cocktails is one of the best podcasts around for creatives looking for inspiration, motivation, and fabulous conversations with leading artists, curators, coaches, and more. Kat is a master of creative entrepreneurship, and that alone is worth the listen!
Thank you Ekaterina for this fantastic podcast for artists. Especially loved recent episode “If I were to start over…” such great wisdom! Highly recommend for any creative entrepreneur, no matter what stage you’re in.