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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.

    284 If I Could Only Do 1 Thing Differently in My Art Business it Would Be This

    284 If I Could Only Do 1 Thing Differently in My Art Business it Would Be This

    Hello Creative Friend, I've got you!
     
    While I don't regret it, I do look back and recognize the sometimes subtle, singular decisions I could've made that would've been a game changer in growing my Art business.
     
    In today's episode, I'm sharing with you the 1 thing - if I could only pick 1 - that I'd do differently.
     
    There's no need to repeat the Artist struggles and yet I see Creatives ignore this recommendation again and again.
     
    So this is it! my invitation to act on this 1 simple suggestion that has the potential to radically change the success you'll see in your Art business from this point forward.
     
    And here are more ways I can help you, starting TODAY 💖
    Come join me LIVE TODAY Thursday, August 11 for Creative Business Coaching over Coffee on Instagram @creativethursday @ 10 am PDT. Same day + time next week too! Join me for the Fall session of the Profitable Artist Plan 5-day Workshop + Coaching week, starting August 22. Click here to register, and you can also upgrade to grab your Creative Planner (including domestic + international shipping!) before the workshop begins.  
    You can find all things Marisa and Creative Thursday
    creativethursday.com
    and on instagram and facebook
    @creativethursday

    • 16 min
    283 At Square One Building Your Art Business? 3 Steps to Get Started

    283 At Square One Building Your Art Business? 3 Steps to Get Started

    You don't want to skip this part!
     
    It can be easy to get too carried away with more advanced steps to building your Art business that you completely forget to be thoughtful in the order and care you take those early steps.
     
    When you rush, and try to figure it out by yourself you just cost yourself more frustration and time in the long run.
     
    Save yourself that agitation now and ask an experienced Mentor you trust for guidance.
     
    Just like one of our Expansive Artist members asked me during our monthly Q&A. It's such a good one that I wanted to share my answer in this week's podcast episode.
     
    Some ways you can get coaching from me over the next month:
    Come join me LIVE for Creative Business Coaching over Coffee on Instagram @creativethursday next Thursday, August 11 + 18 @ 10 am PDT Join me for the Fall session of the Profitable Artist Plan 5 day Workshop + Coaching week, starting August 22. Invite to register 💌 is coming soon, so stay tuned!  
    You can find all things Marisa and Creative Thursday
    creativethursday.com
    and on instagram and facebook
    @creativethursday

    • 25 min
    282 Healing from Surgery + How I Won’t Be Doing Business the Same

    282 Healing from Surgery + How I Won’t Be Doing Business the Same

    No one wants it to take an overnight hospital stay to be the wake-up call for you to learn an important lesson.
     
    But so be it.
     
    This is my personal story that doesn't veer far from my professional life.
    For too long I let fear and anxiety influence the way I chose to grow my Creative Business, and this is where it's time to make a new choice.
     
    The person who went into the hospital is not the same person who came out, and how I was running it will no longer be the way I will be running it going forward.
     
    In today's episode, I share with you how this health challenge inspired me to dive into my fear versus resisting it, and what has happened since.
     
    Join the Artful Selling Waitlist here to be the first to know when we open the doors again, on August 26th
     
    You can find all things Marisa and Creative Thursday
    creativethursday.com
    and on instagram and facebook
    @creativethursday

    • 55 min
    281 Do You Discount Your Art?

    281 Do You Discount Your Art?

    Are you in it for the long game or the quick sale?
     
    Or? are you wanting to offer an affordable option to your loyal Collectors?
     
    Maybe you're prolific and running out of room to create new work?
     
    Perhaps, you're getting ready for a studio move?
     
    What if you want to celebrate an important anniversary with your Collectors!
     
    All reasons that you might consider having a special sale around your original work and yet do you really want to discount your Original Work?
     
    Important questions to answer and in today's Creative Business Coaching over Coffee, I'm joined by Southern California Artist Kat to talk through all of these options when she asked whether to discount her work or not after her gallery exhibition?
     
    I also opened today's episode with some thoughts and how to navigate the following your dream path during such uncertain times.
     
    You can find all things Kathleen Kaller on instagram
    @kathleenkallerart
     
    You can find all things Marisa and Creative Thursday
    creativethursday.com
    and on instagram and facebook
    @creativethursday

    • 1 hr 17 min
    280 But, Can You Make 💰 With Your Passion?

    280 But, Can You Make 💰 With Your Passion?

    Stunned that we're still having this conversation and throwing cautionary tales out to people who may just be getting up the courage to pursue their passion as a business, I open this episode with a response to a conversation I heard with 2 well-respected Women leaders, just moments before I went LIVE for Creative Business Coaching over Coffee last week
     
    And then one of our founding Expansive Artists members, Quilting Artist + Teacher Laura came on to get coaching help with her recent “failures”.
     
    She bravely, and vulnerably shared what happened in her recent launch, and together we came up with a solution for her next steps. Spoiler alert: no failing actually happened….😝
     
    Happening TODAY! Join me for LIVE Creative Business Coaching over Coffee ☕️ at 10 am PDT this morning over on Instagram @creativethursday.
     
    You can find all things Laura Schrader on instagram
    @lulusews
     
    You can find all things Marisa and Creative Thursday
    creativethursday.com
    and on instagram and facebook
    @creativethursday

    • 1 hr 7 min
    279 How Can You Reach More of Your Audience?

    279 How Can You Reach More of Your Audience?

    Turns out that when asked if social media feels both frustrating, and confusing as to who's actually following you? that answer was a resounding 100% on a recent poll I posted.
     
    Which means, we've got some work to do!
     
    Precisely why I'm back with another edition of Creative Business Coaching over Coffee where I get to have a conversation with EA member and Artist Jeanette Bergstrom answering her Social Media questions.
     
    And I open this call by answering this question from Katherine about how to reach more followers, by sharing a whole lot of Social Media tips including:
    What content performs best on Instagram right now Reasons why you may not get seen on Social Media How to grow organically on Social Media  
    Happening TODAY! Join me for LIVE Creative Business Coaching over Coffee ☕️ at 10 am PDT this morning over on Instagram @creativethursday.
     
    You can find all things Jeanette Bergstrom on instagram
    @jeanette.bergrstrom.art
     
    You can find all things Marisa and Creative Thursday
    creativethursday.com
    and on instagram and facebook
    @creativethursday

    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
48 Ratings

48 Ratings

RBD Pottery ,

So inspiring and challenging!

Love this podcast! Marisa brings so much wisdom the art world. I’m a full time artist/small business owner and I’ve learned so much from these conversation in just the first week I’ve been listening. I wish I had known about it sooner!

ccham82 ,

Always inspiring!

I love this podcast. Marisa asks such thoughtful questions of her guests. I feel like I always come away with an epiphany or two, or something new to try.

Jodeb27 ,

Perfect Messages

I love Marisa’s energy. She has such an infectious way about her that makes me feel as if she is speaking right to me. I especially love episode 221, Don’t Rush The Timing. Seriously, this resonates with me on so many levels. There are so many things in my life that are ALL about timing. I could go on about it forever. EVERYONE should listen to it. 💕

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