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Marisa Anne Cummings, a Los Angeles based artist + author + entrepreneur, actually started the Creative Thursday podcast in 2006. What? what! how is that even possible? And yes! she wishes she had kept it going after all these years. Yet as a small business owner, maybe you can relate? choices needed to be made, and a passion for painting and continuing to build her art business became her focus. Cut to over a decade later, armed with SO many more lessons learned, and a - can no longer be suppressed - desire to share them with you! Marisa is ready to make a return to one of the first creative mediums she loved, podcasting! Even more fired up than before, Marisa is looking forward to picking up where she left off on her creative journey through both - one her favorite things to do - having thoughtful, inspiring, keeping it real, conversations with fellow Creatives + Business Owners along with offering her own perspective as an artist and entrepreneur, traversing this online world. We’re talking everything from life + business + creativity + entrepreneurship.

Creative Thursday with Marisa Marisa Anne Cummings

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Marisa Anne Cummings, a Los Angeles based artist + author + entrepreneur, actually started the Creative Thursday podcast in 2006. What? what! how is that even possible? And yes! she wishes she had kept it going after all these years. Yet as a small business owner, maybe you can relate? choices needed to be made, and a passion for painting and continuing to build her art business became her focus. Cut to over a decade later, armed with SO many more lessons learned, and a - can no longer be suppressed - desire to share them with you! Marisa is ready to make a return to one of the first creative mediums she loved, podcasting! Even more fired up than before, Marisa is looking forward to picking up where she left off on her creative journey through both - one her favorite things to do - having thoughtful, inspiring, keeping it real, conversations with fellow Creatives + Business Owners along with offering her own perspective as an artist and entrepreneur, traversing this online world. We’re talking everything from life + business + creativity + entrepreneurship.

    CT 333 3 Ways I Found Success as an Artist

    CT 333 3 Ways I Found Success as an Artist

    Want the secret to my success as a Professional Artist?
     
    Yes! Great, because this is the episode that breaks down the strategy that grew my business from 1 card sale during an entire holiday season to a 6 figure business with multiple revenue streams.
     
    Simple, not easy or more Artists would find the success they're wanting.
     
    In this episode I share
    3 ways my favorite strategy helped me grow as an Artist the ONE key to making this strategy work for you an invitation + all the details on you can join me in implementing the strategy I'm sharing with you  
    Join me for the Summer of Fun! from a Daily Painting Challenge to following along with my own Art creation as I share new work!
     
    Join us in the Daily Painters by jumping on the Wait List opening June 10
    https://creativethursday.myflodesk.com/dailypainters
     
    Click the link below to join the Art "Postcard" list for the Summer of Fun by getting the first peek at 12 new originals over 30 days
     
    https://creativethursday.myflodesk.com/summeroffun
     
     
    You can find all things Marisa and Creative Thursday
    creativethursday.com
    and on instagram and facebook
    @creativethursday

    • 27 min
    Artist Success Stories - Transforming Self-Doubt and Fear into Turning Points with Lisa Kurt, Jessica Tepora, Dionna Vereen

    Artist Success Stories - Transforming Self-Doubt and Fear into Turning Points with Lisa Kurt, Jessica Tepora, Dionna Vereen

    Welcome to another edition of Artist Success Stories!
    In this episode I'm joined by three of our Artful Selling Alumni; Lisa Kurt, Jessica Tepora, and Dionna Vereen sharing how
    they transformed self doubt and feeling scared into turning points in their creative business fear may be a clue to what's actually calling you making what you love affects your sales following your dream impacts the people in your life, especially your children it's never too late to come back to your dream developing your muscle for planning also develops so many invaluable life skills making Art helped heal during tragedy practicing 2 specific qualites can make all the difference in how you sell your Art  
     
    Doors to Artful Selling are OPEN for a special summer session starting now through Wednesday, May 29 @ 11:59 pm PDT
    Join us!
    https://artfulselling.com/
    🎨 Transform Your Art Business:
    Craft your Art Sales + Marketing Plan for 2024 and beyond. Make more art, sell more art, and turn your dreams into reality.
    💡 Get Clarity and Achieve Your Dreams:
    This time, it's about follow-through! Having a Sales and Marketing Plan is the most effective way to confidently and consistently sell to your Ideal Collectors online. Let's build a thriving business that supports a life you love.
    📆 Your 12-Month Product Launch Plan:
    Know what you're creating, when you're launching it, and how to price it for PROFIT.
    📱 Create Your Social Media Plan:
    Unlock the secrets to impactful social media strategies.
    📧 Create Your Email Marketing Plan:
    Learn the art of email marketing for successful art promotion.
    🌟 Ready to Make Selling Your Art Easy?
     
    You can find all things 
    Lisa Kurt @lisakurt
    Jessica Tepora @jessteporaart
    Dionna Vereen @dionnarama
     
    Marisa Cummings @creativethursday

    • 2 hr 10 min
    331 12 Ways to Create Income in Your Creative Business

    331 12 Ways to Create Income in Your Creative Business

    You know the feeling you get when a dream that's been in the works for a while becomes a reality?
     
    That's the unbridled enthusiasm you're hearing in my voice for this episode.
     
    I'm thrilled to announce that the first official Shiny Squirrel Summit for Visual Artists looking to create multiple revenue streams is happening, and kicking off this Sunday, April 28 @ 1 pm PDT!
     
    And you're invited to this free event. Just head over to https://shinysquirrelsummit.com/ to get your free ticket.
     
    This vision inspired the first Shiny Squirrel podcast episode #271 is bigger than me.
     
    The event includes hearing from 11 additional Creative Expert Speakers on a variety of topics that are all ways you can create more income in your Art business, so you can avoid burnout and have more time to do what you best, make the Art you love making most.
     
    In this episode, I introduce you to all 12 speakers, myself included, and the topics that we'll be covering so you can start thinking about ideas and possibilities to incorporate new revenue streams into your Creative business.
     
    It's going to be a fantastic week!
     
    See you there!
     
    If you're listening after the event happened, and are interested in getting access to the replays please reach out to us at support@creativethursday.com
     
    Click here to join the Shiny Squirrel Summit
     
    Click here to download the 20 Ways + Product Ideas to Make Income with Your Art
     
    Listen to the Shiny Squirrel Podcast episode #271
     
    Say hello and follow all the speakers on their Instagram below
    Joy Cho @ohjoy
    Bonny Snowdon @bonnysnowdonacademy
    Josie Lewis @josielewisart
    Heidi Easley @texasartandsoul_
    Kristine Richer @kristinerosephotography
    Dylan Mierzwinski @bydylanm
    Mim Jenkinson @mimjenkinson
    Karen Abend @karenabend
    Michelle Lloyd @unitedartspace
    Alex Cole @alexcolestudio
    Alyssa Van Guilder @apothecaflowers
     
    You can find all things Marisa and Creative Thursday
    creativethursday.com
    and on instagram and facebook
    @creativethursday

    • 30 min
    330 Why Creatives are Crushing it in the Membership Space with Special Guest Membership Expert, Stu McLaren

    330 Why Creatives are Crushing it in the Membership Space with Special Guest Membership Expert, Stu McLaren

    What qualities do Creatives have in common that make adding a membership model to their business a perfect fit?
     
    We'll tell you! In today's episode I'm joined by my friend and Mentor of 5 years and Membership Expert Stu McLaren to talk about the wild success Artists are seeing in the membership space.
     
    And by success we mean, growing 7 figure memberships in just a few years, while inspiring art and creativity, and creative business skills for thousands of people across the globe.
     
    It's inspiring, to say the least, to see this rapid growth of PROSPERITY and THRIVING in an industry that was once known for its starving, struggling mentality.
     
    Days of the Starving Artist are gone as Creative Business owners today, myself included are changing the narrative forever more.
     
    It turns out there is one single quality many of us share that makes Artists especially successful at starting, building, and running memberships.
     
    In today's episode, we share
    what that one quality is among others that makes Artists perfectly suited to add a membership to their revenue streams how many different kinds of creative memberships there are with very specific skills being taught how to know if starting a membership might be something you want to do what owning a membership, not 1 but now 2! has done for me both personally and professionally  
    If this episode has thinking about what it might be like to start a membership or you have one going already but don't know how to grow it effectively, you're in luck because Stu's free workshop is happening now:
    How to Turn What You Already Know, Love, and Do into a Profitable Business
    Just click here to join the workshop for free
     
    You can find all things Marisa and Creative Thursday
    creativethursday.com
    and on instagram and facebook
    @creativethursday

    • 58 min
    329 20 plus Lessons Learned from 20 Years in Business

    329 20 plus Lessons Learned from 20 Years in Business

    If I could go back and mentor my younger business self, the one who said yes to her dream of becoming a Professional Artist, the lessons learned that I share in this episode is what I would say.
     
    Today, March 7 marks a celebration of not only 17 years of making a consistent living with my Creative Business but this February 2024 I celebrated 20 years since the very first Creativethursday.com site went live, featuring my Art work.
     
    Back then I was so busy trying to make it all a go, that I didn't even know (or think I had the time) to intentionally hold a vision and actually plan out where I wanted to be 20 years ahead. For the longest time I was living in a pinch me state, wondering if what I was building wasn't just a temporary dream.
     
    Turns out it wasn't a temporary dream, but one that would grow to help and support you in your Creative dreams too.
     
    What would it have been like if I had the insight I have now when I first started?
     
    That's the wish right, and yet it's the 20 years of lived experience starting, building, and growing my own business that was the ONLY way to gain this insight.
     
    And now I get to share this wisdom with you, while also applying it to my vision for the next 20 years.
     
    So, let's go! Together
     
    In this episode I share 20 plus lessons I learned in 20 years of building Creative Thursday, covering a variety of topics from
    the power of intention keys to Creative Business success how to navigate your business boundaries why knowing and tracking your numbers is essential what I wish I had known sooner  
    Gift for you! Download the 20 ways to make income as a Visual Artist
    Click here to Download
     
    You can find all things Marisa and Creative Thursday
    creativethursday.com
    and on instagram and facebook
    @creativethursday

    • 1 hr
    328 Artist Success Stories from Courage to Consistency with Heather Harrington, Joanna Smith and Marissa Parsons

    328 Artist Success Stories from Courage to Consistency with Heather Harrington, Joanna Smith and Marissa Parsons

    Get excited! welcome to another favorite edition of Artist Success Stories.
     
    In this episode I'm joined by three of our Alumni; Heather Harrington, Joanna Smith, and Marissa Parsons sharing
    how they first decided to follow their passion what's helped them find and keep the courage to pursue the professional Artist life how they show up with consistency the value of self-discovery + authenticity in the art-selling process the benefits of personalized mentorship the significance of community and support in building an art business why it's so important to celebrate accomplishments and stay grateful for the process and the transformative effects of choosing to join us in Artful Selling  
    Hip Hip Hooray! It's here! Only Open Once a Year!
    Doors to Artful Selling are OPEN starting now through Tuesday, January 23 @ 11:59 pm PST
     
    🎨 Transform Your Art Business:
    Craft your Art Sales + Marketing Plan for 2024 and beyond. Make more art, sell more art, and turn your dreams into reality.
     
    💡 Get Clarity and Achieve Your Dreams:
    This time, it's about follow-through! Having a Sales and Marketing Plan is the most effective way to confidently and consistently sell to your Ideal Collectors online. Let's build a thriving business that supports a life you love.
     
    📆 Your 12-Month Product Launch Plan:
    Know what you're creating, when you're launching it, and how to price it for PROFIT.
     
    📱 Create Your Social Media Plan:
    Unlock the secrets to impactful social media strategies.
     
    📧 Create Your Email Marketing Plan:
    Learn the art of email marketing for successful art promotion.
     
    🌟 Ready to Make Selling Your Art Easy?
     
    We can't wait to welcome you!
     
    Join us!
    https://artfulselling.com/
     
    You can find all things
    Heather Harrington @lifeandwhim on instagram
    Joanna Smith @joanna.smith.5876 on facebook
    Marissa Parsons @marissaparsonsstudio on instagram
     
    You can find all things Marisa and Creative Thursday
    creativethursday.com
    and on instagram and facebook
    @creativethursday
     

    • 1 hr 36 min

Customer Reviews

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55 Ratings

55 Ratings

Kellie McD ,

Inspiring and Motivating

I have been bingeing this podcast and it has been so incredible 🙌🏻 probably the most inspiring art podcast I have found thus far. Sooo much resonates so deeply and I LOVE the success stories. Thank you so much 💕🌷

6Zoticus ,

Creative Vision Style From the First Glance

I found Marissa a bit ago when I was scrolling through #art Instagram posts and she captured my attention with her fantastic pink glasses and was passionately sharing about creativity and being an artist on a live with another artist! I was immediately ready to know more and was able to join her amazing community for a year. ❤️❤️❤️❤️
So I was super excited to find there was a podcast too!!! It’s something I try to add to my weekly rewards and enjoyable time I look forward to.
I’ve tried to even go all the way back to the beginning to listen to her development in the early episodes.
I am so grateful for the creative lifeline this podcast is for me.
Thank you for sharing your heart, for being open and truly caring for other artist journeys too! You are a treasure! 💎🥰☀️🌸

trbuds ,

So Good

Just wanted to say I love you and your podcast. I just connected with you and it is impacting my creativity thank you.

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