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Whether you're looking for inspiration for your art or understand how to profit from it, you've come to the right place. You’ll learn the practical strategies you need to learn to sell your art plus develop a confident mindset in order to succeed. Not only is profiting from your passion possible but it’s also common. We dive into topics such as social media marketing, selling art online as well as shifting your mindset to banish your inner critic and overcome impostor syndrome and beat starving artist syndrome to the curb. Professional artist Miriam Schulman of Schulmanart.com speaks to top marketing experts like Amy Porterfield, Gretchen Rubin, Suzy Ashworth, and leaders in the art space such as Ashley Longshore, Lilla Rogers, Lisa Congdon, and Austin Kleon.

The Inspiration Place Artist Miriam Schulman

    • Arts
    • 4.9 • 285 Ratings

Whether you're looking for inspiration for your art or understand how to profit from it, you've come to the right place. You’ll learn the practical strategies you need to learn to sell your art plus develop a confident mindset in order to succeed. Not only is profiting from your passion possible but it’s also common. We dive into topics such as social media marketing, selling art online as well as shifting your mindset to banish your inner critic and overcome impostor syndrome and beat starving artist syndrome to the curb. Professional artist Miriam Schulman of Schulmanart.com speaks to top marketing experts like Amy Porterfield, Gretchen Rubin, Suzy Ashworth, and leaders in the art space such as Ashley Longshore, Lilla Rogers, Lisa Congdon, and Austin Kleon.

    Creating an Art Certification Program for Art Journal Techniques with Rakefet Hadar

    Creating an Art Certification Program for Art Journal Techniques with Rakefet Hadar

    Journaling is well known for reducing stress and anxiety while allowing you to process emotions and go deeper into self-discovery. Art therapy also has very similar effects and can boost your confidence while allowing you to express yourself.  When you combine art therapy into a form of journaling, something magical is created that can really lead to transformation and healing. For many people, art journaling can be a gift that allows you to connect with your inner child.  Rakefet Hadar is an art therapist, author, mentor, and facilitator that not only guides people, but also teaches others how to find their version of joy through healing their wounds. She joins Miriam in this special episode to explain and inspire you to create your own Soul Pages. 
    Soul Pages and Art Journaling with Rakefet: 
    Finding inspiration through traveling and nature  What exactly is visual art journaling Rakefet’s 7 elements of visual journaling The intention behind visual journaling and soul pages Rakefet’s journey teaching others and starting an international mentor program  “Try to connect to your inner child, because I think that's like the most empowering part of you, [...] and joyful parts of you can be activated if you connect to your inner child.” -Rakefet Hadar 
    Rakefet’s journey is about connection and exploration with yourself. It’s not necessarily about being a professional artist. It’s about transformation and healing through the essence of what connects to your soul. 
    “Connect to those parts that help you thrive and dream and achieve your goals.” -Rakefet Hadar 
    Connect with Rakefet Hadar: 
    Website 
    Instagram 
    YouTube 
    Layers of Meaning Book 
    SoulPages Mentor's Program 
    For full show notes, go to schulmanart.com/193
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    • 23 min
    Carving Time for Yourself with Sarah Matthews and Miriam Schulman

    Carving Time for Yourself with Sarah Matthews and Miriam Schulman

    As we continue to deal with the tail end of the pandemic that rocked us all in 2020, we are starting to see artists emerging that found perseverance and something to hold on to.  Sarah Matthews is an accomplished artist that specializes in printmaking and binding. She’s an Alma Thomas Fellow at the Studio Gallery in Washington, DC, and part of the permanent collections of Yale's Manuscript Library. We can’t leave out that she’s also a wife and busy mom.  In this episode, Sarah shares how her art survived the challenges and struggles Covid created. She has incredible experiences teaching art at a college level and sharing her gifts with people everywhere she can.  Areas we explore with Sarah: 
    How she got her art into Yale  What is an artist’s book? Sarah’s art classes for printmaking and binding Sarah’s Covid experience and finding new opportunities Behind the scenes of an artist’s marketing strategy  “If there's something that you really want to do, just go out and do it, [...] we should be able to live our life to the fullest each and every day.” -Sarah Matthews 
    Sarah’s journey through art is rich in culture, color, and beauty. You can check out her YouTube channel to get a taste of how to make stamps, blizzard books, upcycled books, collage prints and so much more. 
    Connect with Sarah Matthews: 
    Website 
    Instagram 
    YouTube 
    Also mentioned in this episode: 
    Mary Ruth’s Press Portfolio 
    Sarah’s IG Visit to Baltimore Museum of Art 
    Miriam’s Art Journal Supply List 
    Don’t Miss Miriam Schulman’s Mindset Playlist to quiet your inner critic and overcome self-doubt. 
    For full show notes, go to schulmanart.com/192
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    • 34 min
    Mothering Creativity with Candice L. Davis, Whitney McNeill, Allison Lane, Jen Lehner, Patty Lennon, Shaun Roney, and Miriam Schulman

    Mothering Creativity with Candice L. Davis, Whitney McNeill, Allison Lane, Jen Lehner, Patty Lennon, Shaun Roney, and Miriam Schulman

    In honor of Mother’s Day and in the spirit of embracing motherhood (however you experience it), this year I'm bringing together 6 incredible women to share how motherhood has influenced their creativity, tips they have for encouraging creativity in their own kids, and ways to balance your creative career with motherhood. 
    Jen Lehner, founder of Front Row CEO and Front Row VIP Masterclass shares her lessons on being more present with her kids. Working from home, though physically present, can still create distance and disconnect. Her advice is to build a supportive team that creates the space you need to enjoy a work life balance. Join Jen’s waitlist for Front Row CEO 
    Allison Lane is an editor and marketing strategist that will get your book published and marketed with her company, Allison Lane Literary. Her thoughts around influencing creativity in your children are about encouraging your kids. She has found success balancing motherhood with 1-2 hour time chunks. 
    Candace L Davis is helping entrepreneurs navigate the publishing process and so much more in her business and with her podcast, Nothing But The Words. Candace’s lesson from motherhood that encourages creative thoughts is boredom. Being bored as a child and allowing her children to be bored became the best way to encourage creativity. 
    “Making space for my children's creativity has simply meant making space for my kids’ souls” - Patty Lennon 
    Patty Lennon, from the Space for Magic Podcast, beautifully shares that, “creativity at its best is something we feel as much as something we do.” Having children with completely different creative expressions, Patty reminds us of why honoring children’s unique creativity and teaching them to admire the creative process is necessary for future artists. 
    Whitney McNeill, the founder of the Messenger of Spirit, shares how to connect with your spirit guides and connect with your intuition. She reminds us to be mindful of our energy, and that perfectionism isn’t realistic just because that’s what society dictates to women and mothers. Whitney is a beautiful reminder to give yourself grace. 
    Shaun Roney, ADHD coach and founder of Revealed Path Life Coaching expresses why modeled behaviors and skills are the best for your children. Shaun’s leading advice is to get your family involved in your creative businesses and honor the components needed to allow more creativity. 
    “The thing about creativity is it has to have freedom to be whatever it's going to be. Someone can't force you into being creative. They can't teach you how to be creative. They have to allow creativity to happen.” -Shaun Roney 
    Check out Miriam Schulman’s Artist Incubator Program 
    Also, check out Miriam’s free Painting Portrait’s Masterclass 
    Additional Episodes Mentioned: 
    The Art of Receiving Episode 60 
    Space for Magic Episode 165 
    Hire Your First VA with Jen Lehner Episode 75 
    For full show notes, go to schulmanart.com/191
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    • 32 min
    Seasons of Creativity with Chanti Zak and Miriam Schulman

    Seasons of Creativity with Chanti Zak and Miriam Schulman

    As frustrating as it may be, you cannot be in a creative state of flow 365 days a year. When you identify as a creative, that can feel like a heartbreak and a bit of an identity crisis, and yet it’s a perfectly normal part of life. 
    You won’t always feel like you’re in perfect balance, and there are days that we all feel hopeless and think, I’ve lost my creativity for good (being dramatic time to time is totally fine). Understanding that your personal life will go through seasons, your creativity will go through seasons, and your business will also go through seasons will allow you to manage yourself in these seasons much better. 
    Chanti Zak is a growth coach and consultant, and the founder of the Empathy Marketing Ecosystem & Agency. She joins me to simplify the most common seasons we experience, explains what you can expect in these seasons, and shares how you can better manage yourself and your success as a creative through all of your seasons. 
    Chanti’s framework of seasons in business for creative endeavors: 
    Fallow season of hopelessness and the gifts it bears Fertile season of new beginnings and perspectives that bring energy and inspiration Flourish season to reap the rewards of the fallow and fertile seasons  A much-needed bonus you don’t want to miss in this episode are tips that Chanti and I both share for how to receive abundance. It’s something many of us struggle with and these are tips you can implement right away! 
    “Whatever season you are in, you're in the right place, roll with it and know that change is the only constant.” 
    -Chanti Zak 
    Connect with Chanti and check out her amazing work! 
    Website 
    Instagram 
    Podcast 
    Take Chanti’s Unfair Advantage Quiz today! 
    Artist Incubator 
    For full show notes, go to schulmanart.com/190
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    • 30 min
    When Your Parents Don't Believe in Your Dreams with Carla Sonheim

    When Your Parents Don't Believe in Your Dreams with Carla Sonheim

    As artists and creatives, it’s easy to relate to how crushing criticism about your art can feel. Maybe you know people who never bothered to pick up a paint brush, a pen, or instrument because a poorly delivered comment about their craft killed their excitement and joy.  Have you struggled with self-defeating thoughts like… 
    Is my art good enough? 
    Can I call myself an artist? 
    Am I really creative or wasting my time?? 
    If you’re an artist you probably have, and that’s okay! You are here and today’s guest, Carla Sonheim is an artist, online art teacher, and the author of Drawing Lab for Mixed-Media Artists: 52 Creative Exercises to Make Drawing Fun! She was once a young enthusiastic artist that took one too many blows to her creative ego that pushed her away from art in her teen years. Luckily, she rekindled her passion and love for art in her late 20s, inspired by her own son’s art. 
    Getting Fearless and Bold in Your Creative Pursuits: 
    Overcoming painful criticism  Finding confidence in your art and skills  Being inspired by the world and life around you Teaching art online and in person Creating online art classes and a business that feeds the soul  “Every drawing, no matter if you are a beginner or experienced, has magic to it.” -Carla Sonheim 
    Connect with Carla Sonheim! 
    Website 
    Instagram 
    For full show notes, go to schulmanart.com/189
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    • 36 min
    How to Stand Out and Get Your Art Noticed with Jennifer Kem and Miriam Schulman

    How to Stand Out and Get Your Art Noticed with Jennifer Kem and Miriam Schulman

    Building your art business gets stressful real fast when it takes you beyond the comfort of creating art. Still, marketing, sales, and engagement are a necessity for any person building a business.
    Why should you know your brand archetype as an artist? You have your own style and preferred medium of art, so is branding and archetypes really important? After all, you’re possibly running ads, you're staying on top of social media posts, and you have your own art collections for sale and available for purchase. Maybe you’ve even set up a few funnels to grow your business.
    Jennifer Kem is the creator of Master Brand. While she agrees that marketing is part of branding, she also distinguishes why branding is more about your messaging.
    “The brand is your art, and the rest is science. Marketing is a science, sales is a science, but your brand is the soul of how you're presenting yourself in the world.”
    -Jennifer Kem
    Branding for Artists and Creatives 101:
    What branding is and isn’t How artists should think about branding What is an archetype What are brand archetypes Dominant, intrinsic, intuitive, and creator archetypes you should know Connect with Jennifer Kem
    Website
    Instagram
    The Brand Archetype Quiz
    Branding Assessment
    For full show notes, go to schulmanart.com/188
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    If you loved this, I've got more inspirational episodes coming your way! Please make sure you hit the subscribe or follow button in your podcast app. And if you're feeling extra generous- leave me a review-- https://schulmanart.com/review-podcast
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    • 23 min

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