Listen to Quynh Nguyen and Jessie Chui of Paper Talk as they talk to emerging paper flower artists about their craft and their journey plus amazing vendors that provide the tools and supplies to our papercraft.
Episode 91 - Using Art as Medicine with The Wild Mother
Have you heard of the Greenwood Massacre of 1921?
If you haven’t, you’re not alone. Quynh, who was raised in Tulsa where it happened, didn’t learn about this tragic event at all while growing up. In short, one of the most thriving black communities in America was decimated. Dozens were killed, hundreds injured, and thousands displaced—but this history has been covered up and denied for a century.
In our latest episode of Paper Talk we chatted with Lauren and Leah Palmer of The Wild Mother. They are fresh florists in Oklahoma City and have been very busy planning for the centennial commemoration of the Greenwood Massacre. They spoke powerfully about a central tenet of their business: art is medicine. They are working tirelessly to provide healing through their artform, and we are so excited to join in their efforts.
Many people are coming together through different avenues to support the commemoration of the Greenwood Massacre. We want to harness the power of our paper flower community to help do just that. Here are three ways you can help:
Episode 90 - Getting your paper flower business the help it needs with Nora Fradin
Nora Fradin shares her paper flower journey and how she got the help her business needed to be successful.
How do you know when your paper flower business needs help?
Small business owners like ourselves have that entrepreneurial spirit, which is fantastic! We do have to be careful not to fall into the trap of thinking that we have to do everything by ourselves, though.
We’re so used to handling everything, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get a boost from others who are a little further along their journey.
In our latest episode of Paper Talk we chatted with Nora Fradin of Lilac and Blush Paper Garden. We got to know Nora at our workshop in Toronto, and through our Paper to Profits online course last year. She talked about the benefits of getting help for her business early on, and it’s been wonderful to be a part of her paper flower journey.
Episode 89 - How we’ve updated Paper to Profits
We’ve made some big changes to our online course that will make it even easier to successfully build your creative small business.
Can you build a successful business when you’re an artist at heart?
Yes! We know you can! You can learn to be an entrepreneur. You can love your job. You can have the right tools.
Episode 88 - Understanding intellectual property with Brad Hartman
Learn all about intellectual property law with lawyer Bradley P. Hartman, including how creative small business owners can navigate trademarks and copyright.
Do you understand intellectual property law?
If the answer is no, you’re not alone by any stretch. There’s a reason why lawyers specialize in this particular area of law—it can be really complicated. For artistic souls like us, it can feel overwhelming to just think about copyright or trademark law, let alone try to do anything about it.
But we’ve got your back! On our latest episode of Paper Talk we chatted with Bradley P. Hartman, an intellectual property and corporate lawyer at Hartman Titus. Besides being very knowledgeable about IP, he was able to explain copyrights and trademarks in a way that is easy to understand and very applicable to creative small business owners like us.
Episode 87 - Overcoming challenges with Rose Mille
We talked with Bob and Michelle Jorgensen all about their products, business, and how they face challenges in our latest episode.
If you’ve used doublette, there’s a good chance you’re familiar with Rose Mille.
Episode 86 - How we’re revamping Paper to Profits
We’ve brought in the amazing Christina Shay to help us update Paper to Profits to be easier for students to use and complete. Learn all about it in our latest episode.
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ONG! As a tiny paper florist on the Oregon Coast I hooked into Lia Griffith for my first crepe creations. I am also a glass and Foamiran flower artist. Everyone can enjoy this for a small investment. The feel of crepe is a new gift and I just finished an Amity Bean class and created beyond my dreams. You are my inspiration. At 69 years I could happily spend COVID isolating just filling my home and friends homes with flowers. What a great companion this Podcast is.
You ladies are so awesome for doing this podcast. I found paper flowers and like everyone else, I fell in love. I’ve been taking all your tips, and I listen to the advice and try to put it in place. Trying to turn this fun hobby into a business, and it’s hard as a FT mom, but you ladies keep me motivated, so thank you!