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The Positively Creative Podcast was created by Dorothy Collier, artist of Dorothy Art, for creative entrepreneurs. When Dorothy started having a positive outlook on every aspect of her life, including her art career, the creativity and opportunities started overflowing! Join her as she chats with other small business owners, discussing the ins and outs of how to run a creative business and how her creative friends are making it in their respective fields.
 
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This week we are continuing our series from the Positively Creative Summit with our Keynote speaker Thomas “Detour” Evans. Detour shares his journey to discovering art and how he developed his unique style. From there, he takes us through how he set up his business as an artist. During his presentation, he shares videos and images of his work. Be s…
 
Have you ever felt alone as a creative entrepreneur? On this episode, we bring you another presentation from the Positively Creative Summit back in September. Founders Shelda and Allie share about the Hive Collective and why community is important and can help you grow your business. They also share the ins and outs of the Hive Collective and why y…
 
This week we are continuing our series from the Positively Creative Summit. What does fiddling have to do with photography? This is an awesome and inspiring talk from Rachael Boer. She started her creative journey as a musician and soon found herself holding a camera instead of a violin. Rachael shares how she learned the difference between pricing…
 
We had the amazing privilege of hearing from Sara Trail of the Social Justice Sewing Academy at the Positively Creative Summit. This is an amazing talk on the power of creating to spark conversations that need to happen. She also shares why it’s important to question and put in the work to identify your place within your creative practice. This is …
 
Meg Sutton of Belle & Union Co. is on the podcast today! Meg started her business by jumping into wholesale at the National Stationery Show. She shares her journey and what led her to pursue that path into the product world. Meg also shares the decision to open a brick & mortar and the challenges and triumphs she’s experienced since opening her sto…
 
I discovered Dionne Woods while planning my baby’s nursery! Dionne shares how she started her business in furniture artistry, how she discovered DIY paint and how they helped her business evolve. She also talks about how she learned to overcome her fears of doing Facebook lives and how by sharing on social media, she discovered her love for teachin…
 
In today's episode, I'm chatting with Kate Waldo. We met by chance and connected in an Uber on our way to Alt Summit. Kate is an organizer for influencers, bloggers and creatives. She shares how to get started creating systems, why CRMs are so valuable and what some of her favorite tools are for streamlining. Kate also tells us why going paperless …
 
Today we are talking about live painting! Jennie sat down with me to share her process for live painting and the types of events she paints for. We also talk about how she schedules these events, what travel looks like and which supplies are her go to's for live painting. If you've ever thought about live painting or wondered what it's like, this i…
 
Today I'm in the studio with Whitney Winkler. We talk about how motherhood was the catalyst for starting her painting journey. Whitney shares what inspired her early designs and why partnerships are important. She also shares how she's developed and shared a diverse product line. From Whitney Winkler: Hey! I'm Whitney Winkler. I hail from the heart…
 
Do you ever think about what kind of experience you’re providing to your customers? Today on the podcast, I'm chatting with Kimberly Sundt on how to add value to your customers. We talk about the feeling we want our customers to have and how important it is to share your story as an online shop owner. We even chat about vision boards and how helpfu…
 
On today's episode, I'm sharing a very special recording of a panel we did at Tuesdays Together for Memphis’ Rising Tide Society. Our topic was mentorships and mastermind groups and it was such a great conversation, I knew I had to share it with you. You can find out more information about all the panelists below! About Linda Steele: I help cities …
 
Welcome back to Season 3 of the Positively Creative Podcast! I'm so excited to be kicking off this season with Kat Popova. Kat is a painter, founder of Create Magazine, and the host of the Art & Cocktails Podcast. In today's episode, we chat about what it's like being a multi-passionate creative and the projects we are currently working on. I loved…
 
On today's episode, Amy Kinslow walks us through her journey of transitioning her side hustle to a full time career. She shares why being slow and steady has been so important to her growth as an entrepreneur. Amy also gives us some great tips for selling at a craft and barn market and the difference between a showroom booth and her craft booth. Sh…
 
Today on the podcast I am joined by fine artist Jess Franks. We talked about her creative childhood, the winding journey she took to becoming an artist and why she is drawn to her current artistic style. Jess also shares the power of layers and changing subjects as well as her personal opinion about painting with acrylic vs. oil. About Jess Franks:…
 
On today's podcast, Kimberly Zukley and I dive deep into how we are inspired to use new mediums and resources we use to learn new techniques. Kimberly also shares her journey to become a full-time artist and her creative life as a mom and artist. Links: Skillshare Jerry’s Artarama Instagram Donald Robertson’s Instagram Steve Waterval’s Instagram Ab…
 
Kristin Malone is on the show today and we chat about her creative journey from hobby, to brick and mortar, and to expanding locations. Her shop Home Malone is located in New Orleans and features local and southern artists. We also chat about the importance of customer communication and why finding your unique perspective as an artist is important.…
 
I am so excited to bring this episode to you! For a year and a half, I have been working along with my cofounder Abby Phillips of Memphis Fashion Design Network, on Arrow at Overton which is a one-roof creative district in the heart of Memphis. This has truly been a labor of love that started with seeing a need in our community. In this episode, Ab…
 
Amy Smith of the Joy Junkie and I have such an insightful conversation on today's show. We chat about how Amy started the Joy Junkie and her new e-book: Stand Up for Yourself without Being a Dick. We dive into how to stand up for yourself, why you should take stock of how you talk to yourself and how to change your self-talk from negative to positi…
 
Sarah Hartley the Creator and Editor in Chief of Holl & Lane Magazine is on the show today. We chat about how she created this amazing magazine and community from the desire to share the stories no one was telling. We also dive into being vulnerable and sharing your story, to how she manages as a work from home mama of two! Grab your free mini issu…
 
We were so lucky to have Elizabeth Heiskell of The Debutante Farmer as our keynote at the Positively Creative Summit. In this episode, we hear Elizabeth's story, her ups, and downs and how she got to where she is today. We laughed and cried during her speech so I hope you enjoy it! You can find the Positively Creative Series here: http://mca.edu/co…
 
If you love color, you will love Kris Keys! She came to the Positively Creative Summit to share her story of having a genetic blood disorder and how it has affected her art. She also shared how dreaming and travel inspired her to become a designer. You can find the Positively Creative Series here: http://mca.edu/community/community-education/positi…
 
If you aren't following Nubi Interiors on Instagram, you should be! Carmeon Hamilton came to the Positively Creative Summit and shared her journey into interior design and using Instagram. She shares some of her best Instagram tips and how Instagram has helped her biz. You can find the Positively Creative Series here: http://mca.edu/community/commu…
 
It is 2019 and I am so excited to start a new year with the podcast! As I started to think about 2019, I turned to some wisdom from my friend Kat Gordon of Muddy's Bake Shop. Last fall, I had the awesome privilege of hosting the Positively Creative Summit. Kat shared a bit of her story and the power of visioning at the Summit and I'm excited to sha…
 
Today is a recording of a panel discussion for Rising Tide Society on systems, automations, and workflows.. Thanks to HIllary Butler, Holly Whitfield, Gina Davis, & Rising Tide Society for making this episode possible! I hope this panel helps you create some systems and workflows that work for you! Special thanks to ARCH’d for the cover photo. Link…
 
Blayne Macauley of Blayne Art is on the show today. I loved our conversation about how she paints her dreams and the way clients interpret her paintings. We also chat about working from home, hiring help and what it's like to work with galleries. About Blayne: My artwork explores the idea of the human soul. As a soul travels through life it changes…
 
Today is a recording of a panel discussion for Rising Tide Society on craft fairs. Thanks to Epicenter, Memphis Slim Collaboratory, IV, Riverside 1844, ARCHd, & Rising Tide Society for making this episode possible! I hope this panel helps you gain some insight as you start participating in art and craft shows! Links: Moo Print Social Episode 20 - P…
 
Rylie Caldwell is on the podcast today sharing her journey as an architect and fine artist. We talk about juggling family life and our art and we dive into Rylie's process working on large scale abstracts and how she uses color palates and inspiration to make color choices. Rylie also shares how the 100 day project helped her find her style. Links:…
 
Kellee Wynne and I have such a great conversation on the podcast today! We talk about the struggle as artists to create for our jobs vs. creating things we love and how to shift our mindset about abundance. We also talk about her program True Colors and her life as an artist and mom. Links: Kellee Wynne’s In-Person Workshops Website: https://www.ke…
 
Crystal Moody is on the podcast today sharing how she started her journey of creating art for 365 days and that led her to establishing creative habits. We also chat about creating for the sake of creating and different ways we share our work. I hope this episode inspires you to start creating everyday! Links: 2019 Alt Summit Creative Conference in…
 
Gabrielle Blair, cofounder of the Alt Summit is on the show today. I'm so excited to share this episode with you where Gabrielle gives us an inside scoop on the 2019 Creative Conference in Palm Springs. Best part? You can use the code positivelycreative to get $50 off your ticket. Conferences are a great way to connect with other creatives, learn a…
 
Have you ever thought about licensing your artwork? Well, today I'm talking with Bari J all about how she got started as a surface pattern designer and how she put herself out there to get her first fabric company to license. We chat about how to educate yourself about pattern design, her favorite products she's created, and all about her new book.…
 
The Positively Creative Summit is here! Buy tickets here! Only $18 Saturday, September 8th 8:30 - 11:30 at Memphis College of Art Join us for a morning business conference for creative entrepreneurs! Hear from local industry leaders, sharing their stories of community over competition and learn collaboratively through medium specific break out sess…
 
The Positively Creative Summit is here! Buy tickets here! Only $18 Saturday, September 8th 8:30 - 11:30 Join us for a morning business conference for creative entrepreneurs! Hear from local industry leaders, sharing their stories of community over competition and learn collaboratively through medium specific break out sessions. Katrina Berg is on t…
 
Alyssa Jill Harris of Willa Heart is on the show today chatting with me about how she started her art career and how manifestation has played a huge role in her art. We also dive into the collaboration process and how her journey with Dyslexia has influenced her as a business owner. About Alyssa:Well, lets see... I am a virgo who does not enjoy lon…
 
Today in my chat with Allie Dattilio, we talk about studio spaces, being a mama and an artist, and Allie's journey as an accountant and painter. We also dive in to shipping and how she develops collections. About Allie:Allie is an oil painter and mixed media artist, residing in her hometown of Hagerstown, Maryland with her husband Mark, son Ward, a…
 
Bookkeeping and taxes can be one of the hardest parts of owning a handmade business, but Janet LeBlanc of Paper & Spark makes it easy to understand and easy to do! We discuss how to treat your business like a business and not a hobby, taxes and how to be prepared for them and how to price your work. You can find all of Janet's products at Paper & S…
 
Today we are talking Law with Angie Avard Turner a lawyer turned creative turned lawyer for creatives! We talk all about the 5 contracts our business needs, when something is copyrighted and how you can protect your works. This is a must listen for any creative business! About Angie:Angie Avard Turner is a creative entrepreneur with over 20 years o…
 
I'm so excited to chat with Kate Waddell on today's episode! We talk about how she's built her business through commissions, online sales and galleries and how she decides which paintings become prints. We also talk about working through slow time periods and how to stop comparing yourself to others. About Kate:Here are some little tid-bits about m…
 
We recently went to Disney and in the process of planning my trip, I stumbled across Lottie. Lottie Guntank designs custom outfits for kids to wear when they go to the Disney Parks. She started designing these amazing custom pieces after being diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder. We chat about her work and how she's grown her business by word of …
 
Today I talk with Alex Bray of Prairie Letter Shop! We talk about the wedding industry & how it’s different from selling any other product. She shares with us about seasons of growth, the difference between a product being profitable and popular, and how to get started in the wedding industry as an artist. About Alex:Alex Bray grew up on the West C…
 
Today we are talking numbers with Shanna Skidmore. We chat about how to use numbers to understand and grow our businesses. Shanna also breaks down having a life and business you love and why she took a break from social media. This is a great conversation about life, business and money! About Shanna:Hey! I’m Shanna, a business strategist & financia…
 
On today's episode, I chat with Hope Taylor about how she went full-time in her photography business at age 18, why workshops and conferences are so important and how to decide which one's to go to, and how she makes her business work. She also gives us some great tips for social media and how to make it easier for your business. It was so fun to c…
 
On this episode of Positively Creative, I talk with Katie Salmon of Katie Does Marketing about how to create a promotional calendar, why it's important to your business and how to know what and when to post. Katie also shares her thoughts on Instagram, email marketing and how to engage without feeling like you are constantly self-promoting. Be sure…
 
On today’s episode of Positively Creative, I chat with Emily Kerr-Finell about the mission of Wholesale In A Box and we really dig deep into wholesale: how to know if you are ready for wholesale, how to get started, and how to find retailers. This is such a candid conversation about wholesale, tradeshows, and how to pitch to retailers, that you won…
 
Today's incredible conversation is with Carrie Schmitt. We talk about how she found art, how it saved her life and the way she paints intuitively. Carrie also shares about her retreats, how to stay connected to our art, and how to be creative when time is an issue. About Carrie: I began painting in 2009 after being diagnosed with a life threatening…
 
In this episode, Dorothy Shain shares about her life in Greenville, SC, how she discovered she could have a career in art and how she views her style and voice. We also chat about collaborations that have shaped her business, how to overcome the fear of rejection when seeking partnerships and why building connections is important. About Dorothy: Do…
 
Today's episode is one for the books! Host Dorothy Collier moderates Pro Panel: Market Booths, hosted by Creative Works & Tuesdays Together. Panelists Sarah Baumann of Signet Sealed, Josh Samuels of EllaJude, Samilia Colar ofTextyle, & Mary Claire White of Falling into Place share their wealth of knowledge on the nitty gritty of craft festivals and…
 
In this episode, Cindy Hohman of Art Marketing Project shares about the importance of knowing how to market your fine art business. We chat about branding, find your unique style and ideal buyer, and the importance of authenticity. About Cindy: You’re passionate about creating art and I’m passionate about helping you make a living. As the founder o…
 
On this episode of Positively Creative, Evelyn Henson shares about developing products & figuring out how to ship them. Evelyn also talks about the pros of dropshipping products, how she leverages her shopify store, and the trial and error of being a business owner and how she uses her mistakes to grow! About Evelyn: Brushed with a love for all thi…
 
On this episode of Positively Creative, Maggie Covert LeBlanc of Walking Man Studios talks with us about being an artist in New Orleans, keeping her business going while experiencing a family tragedy and how her art helped her heal after the loss of her niece. We also chat about her custom work and her adorable dog series! About Maggie: Maggie Cove…
 
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