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Positively Creative

Dorothy Collier, Artist of Dorothy Art

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.

Episodes

022 - Kristen & Lindsey Archer of Arch'd on Working with Family, Creating Products in Batches & Assembly Lines, & Having Day Jobs That Help Your Creativity Thrive for Your Creative Career
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022 - Kristen & Lindsey Archer of Arch'd on Working with Family, Creating Products in Batches & Assembly Lines, & Having Day Jobs That Help Your Creativity Thrive for Your Creative Career

Dorothy loved having this opportunity to sit down with two wonderfully creative Memphis women, the Archer sisters, Kristen & Lindsey Archer.  Arch'd takes the sisters creativity and transfers it directly to the wood, via Kristen’s photography and Lindsey’s graphic design.  They fill us in on their assembly line process, working in batches, how they working with family, and how they like doing things that are creative outside of businesses.

https://getarchd.com/

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On Today's Show:

(10:00) their artmaking process

(12:00) first products

(13:30) assembly line process, working in batches

(18:00) on hiring studio assistants

(19:00) on graphic design & photography that make up the artwork

(19:30) expanding their products with different cities skews

(20:00) NYC trip

(20:30) photography flight in Manhattan

(26:00) full time jobs at Kappa Delta Headquarters, how their positions relate to their skills making and creating with Arch'd

(30:00) on being sisters that live and work together

(33:00) Tennessee Brewery and Open Letter to Justin Timberlake

(35:00) surprisingly successful products

(37:00) on shipping products internationally

(44:00) New Arch'd booth by Zachary Call

(47:00) Cooper Young, Merry Marketplace, Gingerbread House

(52:00) giveaways at art festivals, carstickers.com

(54:00) on consigning work at local shops

(58:00) packaging artwork to take to shows

(59:30) buying art while they travel

(1:01:00) doing things that are creative outside of your business

 

 

021 - Katherine Corden on Growing her Painting Hobby as a Side Hustle with a Full Time Career, Saying Yes to What She Wants, Painting Commissions, & Batching Work to Prioritize Her Time
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021 - Katherine Corden on Growing her Painting Hobby as a Side Hustle with a Full Time Career, Saying Yes to What She Wants, Painting Commissions, & Batching Work to Prioritize Her Time

Today's Positively Creative podcast episode, Dorothy chats with Katherine Corden on how she grew her painting hobby into a side hustle while being a full time physical therapist, how she has learned to say yes and no to live the life that she wants, and how she batches her work to prioritize her time. 

"Saying yes to something means saying no to something else, and it goes vice versa, so saying no to something means that you're making room to say yes for something else.  So unless something is exactly what I need, have time for, or want in the present moment, I've said no to it." -Katherine Corden

To see Katherine's Work:

http://katherinecorden.com/

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On Today's Show:

(7:00) how she started just a year ago

(11:00) lack of art business education in the university setting

(12:00) Skillshare

(19:00) her sketching and painting process

(19:00) Golden Paints and how she has a limited palette

(21:30) her commission process

(22:00) Honeybook

(29:00) Jenna Kutcher's Goal Digger Podcast

(30:00) Present Over Perfect, Big Magic, Essentialism

(33:00) prioritizing saying yes and no

(38:00) Katherine's typical day - batching her work

(42:00) Randolph Street Market

(43:00) Raw Art Show & Conception

(48:00) overcoming hurdles while painting at night after her full time job

(52:00) J. Villa Workshop, MG Fancy Font, Meg Made

(55:00) Tuesdays Together

 

 

020 - Pro Panel Q&A: Maker Booths on applying to craft fairs, how to set up your booth, to selling at festivals with Signet Sealed, Texstyle, Ella Jude, & Falling Into Place
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020 - Pro Panel Q&A: Maker Booths on applying to craft fairs, how to set up your booth, to selling at festivals with Signet Sealed, Texstyle, Ella Jude, & Falling Into Place

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 of Textyle, & Mary Claire White of Falling into Place share their wealth of knowledge on the nitty gritty of craft festivals and what it takes from A to Z.  They discuss application tips and tricks when trying to get into juried shows, on why applying early to shows matters, how to prepare your product before the show and how to display it within your booth once at the art fair, how to sell to customers and so much more!  

 

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On Today's Show:

(5:00) Dan with Creative Works, Conference in October

(10:00) Introductions, how many shows the panel does a year, and first mishaps

(22:00) Application process and finding shows 

(26:00) Zapplication

(28:00) Sourcebook

(32:00) How do you prepare your products for a show?

(38:00) packaging, giveaways, and pricing

(41:00) What's in your show bag?

(43:00) What goes into building your booth?  

(51:00) Falling Into Place Displays

(55:00) Booth signage and booth placement

(1:05:00) Why "I'll be back..." is a lie

(1:06:00) What is your sales approach when people come into your booth?

(1:14:00) show specials

(1:18:00) e-book on how to sell at shows

(1:18:00) Renegade Pinterest board

(1:19:00) show insurance, collecting sales tax

(1:27:00) Southern Artist Facebook group

(1:30:00) "Spilling out" of your booth 

(1:32:00) taking payment on the phone vs. ipad

(1:35:00) setting up inventory in Square

(1:36:00) sources for packaging - ULine, Clear Bags, Nashville Wraps, Bags Unlimited, Planet Packaging in Memphis, Papermark

(1:38:00) price points that sell, your prices in regards to wholesale, undercutting your competition

(1:42:00) Have you ever run into theft?

(1:44:00) Bringing animals to festivals

(1:47:00) brand identity

(1:51:00) Where do you sit in the booth?

(1:54:00) network issues when taking credit cards

(1:56:00) how much product do you put out?

(1:58:00) admission ticket to get in to shows vs. free to general public shows

 

019 - Amanda Torres of The Curious Coconut on Paleo & Auto Immune Protocol Cooking, the Launch of Her First Cookbook, & Marketing Through Pinterest, Facebook, & Instagram, & Monetizing a Blog
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019 - Amanda Torres of The Curious Coconut on Paleo & Auto Immune Protocol Cooking, the Launch of Her First Cookbook, & Marketing Through Pinterest, Facebook, & Instagram, & Monetizing a Blog

On today's Positively Creative Podcast episode, neuroscientist Amanda Torres, a paleo and autoimmune protocol recipe blogger, shares with Dorothy about her personal health journey, the launch of her first cookbook, Latin American Paleo Cooking, on monetizing her blog through affiliate programs, and how she builds her community through Instagram Stories & Facebook Live. 

For more of Amanda's work:

https://thecuriouscoconut.com/

On Today's Show:

(4:00) How she was diagnosed with pre diabetes, had developed an autoimmune skin condition, to lost weight (80 pounds!), and turning her health around. 

(5:30) Discovering the paleo diet - Mark Sisson A Primal Blueprint

(8:30) Barefoot running led her to primal living

(14:00) Institute for Functional Medicine - takes a root cause approach 

(14:30) Starting The Curious Coconut blog after two years of paleo diet 

(22:00) on monetizing the blog

(23:30) collaborating with other bloggers to create e-cookbooks

(27:00) multiple streams of income, including affiliate marketing

(34:00) on photographing the food 

(36:00) Celebrating her first cookbook, Latin American Paleo Cooking

(38:00) How she wrote a cookbook in 4 months

(40:00) Jennifer Robins, Predominately Paleo

(42:00) the process of starting the relationship with the publisher and the steps of creating the book

(49:00) on promoting the book

(52:00) on moving from an online business to a physical product and how Instagram stories and Facebook live has helped

(55:00) how she gets inspired to create recipes

(58:00) on measuring by weight and not by volume when cooking

(59:30) on gluten and dairy and healthy alternatives 

(1:02:00) Jeremy Draper, Well Fit Medicine

(1:05:00) acupuncture and Chinese herbs

(1:06:00) Mike Falcone, Twin Reeds Calming Influence in Overton Square & Shady Grove Presbyterian Church

(1:07:00) On finding a good Chinese medicine doctor

(1:09:00) on building a website with Squarespace

(1:13:00) Smarterqueue, Tailwind, spending ~1 hour in Pinterest to build her audience, Quantcast, & a business profile on Instagram 

(1:24:00) The Curious Coconut's Front Porch

Holistic health · Paleolithic diet · Autoimmune disease · Traditional Chinese medicine · Mindfulness

 

 

018 - Erin Austen Abbott of Amelia on Owning and Curating for Her Gift Shop Amelia, Writing Her New Book, How to Make It, Being a Contributor to Design*Sponge, & More
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018 - Erin Austen Abbott of Amelia on Owning and Curating for Her Gift Shop Amelia, Writing Her New Book, How to Make It, Being a Contributor to Design*Sponge, & More

Today on Positively Creative, Dorothy chats with Erin Austen Abbott about all of the different creative avenues Erin ventures as a facilitator and curator in the creative community.  Erin shares all about her shop Amelia and the recent shop move from Oxford to Water Valley, Mississippi, where the shop has grown to house a gallery as well as classes and workshops.  Erin discusses her new book, How to Make It, a look into 25 creative entrepreneurs and makers and their creative processes.  They also discuss Erin's writings for Design Sponge, her own photography, and much more!

"It's been a real lesson for me on what people want...It's also an education process, educating people why things cost what they cost, why handmade is so important, why we need this kind of movement in our country and world because it's important to know where your items are coming from and to gift things that are more special than something you could pick up at a Black Friday sale."  -Erin Austin Abbott 

 

For more Erin Austen Abbott & Amelia:

https://ameliapresents.com/

Amelia Presents Instagram

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On Today's Show:

(7:30) Amelia - shop, gallery, and classes

(11:30) From the 187 square feet on the Oxford Square to all under one roof in Main Street in Water Valley, MS

(16:00) The Living Room Gallery, Glennray Tutor , Jonathan Kent Adams , A Study in Color

(20:00) One Night Stand Show that Erin curates

(25:00) How to Make It book , Chronicle Books 

(26:30) Studio Stories on Instagram 

(31:00) on photographing and writing for the book 

(34:00) going on tour for the book 

(36:00) on traveling, Field Trip blog

(36:30) working for Design*Sponge

(43:00) Erin's typical day and how she organizes 

(45:00) Dorothy blabs on about Trello

(47:00) on when and what to post on Amelia Presents Instagram 

(53:00) Sarah, Occasionette, Girls Can Tell , Storehouse in New Jersey

(54:00) Elizabeth Suzann, Jojotastic

(55:00) Shopkeep Facebook Group

(1:00:00) on finding artists to carry in the shop

(1:05:00) Up & Vanished Podcast

(1:06:00) On how she got the name Amelia Presents

 

017 - Abby Phillips of Memphis Fashion Design Network on Creating Memphis Fashion Week, Building a Collaborative Design Studio, & Education Courses for Designers
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017 - Abby Phillips of Memphis Fashion Design Network on Creating Memphis Fashion Week, Building a Collaborative Design Studio, & Education Courses for Designers

Today Dorothy sits down with Abby Phillips of Memphis Fashion Design Network.  Abby fills us in on how she created Memphis Fashion Week, which hosts well known fashion designers as well as emerging designers.   Abby has grown this nonprofit into a flourishing thriving success.  Memphis Fashion Design Network now encompasses a collaborative design studio, The Lab, and education certification courses at Memphis College of Art.

"We knew right away that we had to keep doing it.  I don't feel like I built it, I feel like we kept following what people were wanting.  It was the opposite of 'if you build it they will come.'  It was like, they're coming, we better get this done!" - Abby Phillips 

"I think that's a big thing as well...committing yourself to being 100% present for what you're working on, whether that a mom, or work, or whatever it may be." - Abby Phillips

Follow Memphis Fashion Design Network here:

http://www.memphisfashiondesignnetwork.com/

http://www.memphisfashionweek.org/

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On Today's Show:

(3:00) Abby's background with theater, film, & casting

(5:30) Casting models for Nashville Fashion Week

(6:00) The birth of Memphis Fashion Weekend

(9:00) Pavo, Meosha, Jack Robinson Gallery, A. Schwab , Joseph's, Kittie Kyle

(14:00) On building the education platform for designers with Memphis College of Art

(17:00) Tara Skelley

(18:30) AAUW & certificate program for designers

(20:30) Emerging Memphis Designer

(22:00) On getting big names for the fashion shows

(25:00) Annie Griffin, freeze models, runway shows, Monte, Shela Jay Design, Tiena, This is Sloane, Nicole Miller

(27:00) The Lab , The pop up shop, and all of the resources offered with membership to The Lab

(35:00) trunk shows

(36:00) Tiena Gwin, Belk Southern Designer

(37:00) The future of Memphis Fashion Design Network 

(41:00) Events during Memphis Fashion Week

(44:00) Emily Harvey of EmKat Design

(46:00) Abby's mother, first female board President of Boys & Girls Clubs Memphis

(47:00) Junior League of Memphis, Memphis Ad Fed Board, Leadership Memphis

(48:00) on being a working mom 

(53:00) How I Built This, Ted Talks, Freakonomics, Emily Wapnick Multipotentialite , The Limit Does Not Exist

(56:00) Living LeReve , Style by LD, Pretty in Pink Megan 

 

016 - Amanda Campbell of Amanda Louise Interiors on Targeting her Ideal Client through Email Marketing & Blogging, Creating Styled Spaces for her Customers, & Collaborating with Artists
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016 - Amanda Campbell of Amanda Louise Interiors on Targeting her Ideal Client through Email Marketing & Blogging, Creating Styled Spaces for her Customers, & Collaborating with Artists

On today's show, Dorothy sits down to talk with Amanda Campbell of Amanda Louise Interiors, from Greenville, South Carolina.  Listen along as Amanda shares how she built her client list through social media, works with clients to create their ideal styled space, and talks about recent and upcoming collaborations.  

"I really think that the biggest part of style and figuring out your home is just buying things that you really love.  Collecting things that really mean something to you and you're really drawn to, and not worrying about if it's on trend or really even what will look best in your space.  There's something for just buying things that speak to you."

"Trello is my best friend in the whole world...it has seriously changed my whole life." 

"Some of those big hurdles that I've gone through has really been one of the best things."

"My husband says that i rearrange our living room every time there's a really good football game on, because I just sit there and rearrange furniture in my head and have to get up and start moving things, or start hanging art around the television...haha...but in the beginning it was really a laboratory for what I was trying to learn and do and it was where I really didn't have any restrictions on what I could play with and what I could do, like mixing colors and patterns.  There were no stakes on if people were happy or going to like it, because it was just for me so I think I was able to try a lot of things and work through what worked for my brand and for my own home and now because I put that out there in the world, now people are allowing me to put that in their own homes and trusting me with that."

See more of Amanda's work here:

http://amandalouiseinteriors.blogspot.com/

www.instagram.com/amandalouiseinteriors

 

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On Today's Show:

(5:00) on referrals and getting clients based on her aesthetic

(6:00) on starting by decorating her own home and sharing on social media 

(7:30) e-design, source products online, renovations, and delegating to the client

(10:30) getting better to saying no to jobs that aren't her aesthetic

(11:00) Amanda's color palettes

(13:00) on mixing high and low

(15:00) on sourcing

(15:00) sending emails at night

(17:00) working on a rebrand and new logo

(19:00) hardest part of pulling a room together 

(26:00) her favorite thing to accessorize with 

(28:00) collaborations with other creatives

(28:30) Art & Light Gallery

(29:30) art community in Greenville, SC

(31:00) happy hour with creatives and learning from others

(37:00) keeping her head down so not to be intimidated

(41:00) Southern Living summer supper

(44:00) easy decorating hacks to bring life to a room

(45:00) the amount of projects in this season of life

(55:00) on working through new chapters in life and transitioning on time

(1:03:00) new ways of revenues

(1:24:00) on how she got started

(1:26:00) HGTV Magazine November Issue

(1:28:00) In the Company of Women, Living with Pattern

015 - Stacie Bloomfield of Gingiber on Licensing Illustrations, Growing Wholesale, & Pivoting in Your Business
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015 - Stacie Bloomfield of Gingiber on Licensing Illustrations, Growing Wholesale, & Pivoting in Your Business

Today Dorothy talks to Stacie Bloomfield of Gingiber, a paper goods and home decor company that offers classic animal-centric illustrated designs that are sweet enough for children, but smart enough for adults.  Stacie fills us in on the nitty gritty of growing Gingiber from the ground up, online and in the wholesale world, now in 300 + retail stores and licenses her artwork to many big name brands.  She discusses how important it is to be capable of pivoting in your business when needed.  

"Gingiber is hear to make people happy.  Whatever we have on a card, whatever we have an image, whatever we have on a tea towel, it's going to make someone smile."  

"The reason people will keep working with you, it's not just if you were a good artist, it's if you are a nice person they will remember you.  You can say thank you, and then you can show your thank you with a note in the mail, or sending an email.  Little acts of gratitude go a long way and building those relationships.  If you have a good opportunity, recognize it is, and do some research, send them a thank you note, and really work on that relationship."

"I don't need better products.  I just need slightly better than person to my left and person to my right.  Or, I just need to find a way to stand out a little bit more." 

See more of Gingiber here:

https://gingiber.com/

 

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On Today's Show:

(4:00) On Gingiber's start

(5:45) Decor8 blog - Holly Becker

(6:00) Featured Etsy seller 2011 THE WEEK AFTER HER BABY WAS DUE!!!

(9:00) On how wholesale has grown to 300+ retailers

(10:00) Grace with Pink Olive School

(11:00) National Stationery Show

(14:00) producing her tea towels with Orchard Street Press

(16:00) Meet the Gingiber team 

(21:00) working with wholesale reps Paper & Heart  & Gelhert Group & Elements Rep Group

(27:00) displays for retail shops 

(30:00) Atlanta Wholesale Market

(33:00) Wholesale Booth in a Box in lieu of NSS

(37:00) 16 week small business course with SBA 

(41:00) How I Built This podcast 

(42:00) on licensing your work

(44:00) Land of Nod, Crane & Co, West Elm, MODA Fabrics partnerships

(52:00) on Shopify

(53:00) Trello boards for wholesale, increasing reorders

(57:00) Stacie's creative process as a working mom

(1:02:00) upcoming work with illustrations

(1:05:00) Beth 1canoe2

(1:06:00) Kristen Ley Thimblepress

( 1:07:00) mogleaPaper Bandit Press, Emily McDowell, & Erin Austin Abbott of Amelia Presents

(1:14:00) The Gingiber Studio 

(1:19:00) team retreat & guidebook

014 - Meredith Piper Art on Having a Studio Retail Space with High Foot Traffic, Creating a Signature Art Form of Encased Weavings, & Painting Live at Events
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014 - Meredith Piper Art on Having a Studio Retail Space with High Foot Traffic, Creating a Signature Art Form of Encased Weavings, & Painting Live at Events

On today's show, Dorothy speaks with Meredith Piper of Greenville, South Carolina about her artwork, studio practices, and art shows around the southeast.  Meredith works in oil, acrylic, soft pastels, and creates her beautiful wooden framed encased weavings.  Listen along as Meredith describes her studio in Downtown Greenville and all about how to juggle a retail space while painting.  Meredith also clues us into how she creates a painting at a live event.  Dorothy found another bestie!  The two artists have too many things in common to count!  And those things were just discovered with this first conversation that was recorded!

"Being one of the earlier (pieces of art)...I feel like that always takes longer because you don't know what you're doing, you're just exploring, which is awesome but those are some of the most beautiful sweet moments...that exploration of the unknown if you have not done it before, you have no idea what's going to happen or how it's going to turn out.  Those are some of the best memories as well that I cherish."  - Meredith Piper 

 

See more of Meredith's work:

https://www.meredithpiper.com/

www.instagram.com/meredithpiperart

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On Today's Show:

(3:00) On having a studio with foot traffic, different types of buyers, and the layout of the studio shops in Downtown Greenville, SC

(9:30) Her studio neighbor, Larry Seymour

(11:30) Meredith & Dorothy both double majored in Psychology and Art!

(14:00) The Enneagram

(16:00) Louisiana roots

(16:30) on propagating her art subjects

(18:00) on working with different mediums

(18:30) on painting small first 

(21:00) on teaching in the public school system

(24:00) Double Decker Art Festival

(26:00) Renegade Craft Fair

(28:00) The birth of the encased weavings

(31:00) Dorothy's 3D teacher, Bill Beckwith

(34:00) on working in batches

(36:30) Meredith's husband, Douglas' artwork

(39:00) on live event painting

(49:00) Mark Malfinger

(49:30) Glori Day Loften

(49:30) Amanda Louise Interiors

(49:30) Dorothy Shain

(50:00) Sunny Mullarky

(50:00) Taylor Cox

(55:00) Meredith's newest art collection release Thursday, June 27th 

(1:00:00) Red River Revel

(1:02:30) on mesh booth walls 

(1:08:00) The Way I Heard It

(1:10:00) Present Over Perfect

(1:12:00) Indie Craft Parade

 

013 - Emily Jeffords on Painting Collections, Getting Buyers to Connect with her Art via Instagram, and Only Doing the Creative Work she Enjoys
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013 - Emily Jeffords on Painting Collections, Getting Buyers to Connect with her Art via Instagram, and Only Doing the Creative Work she Enjoys

Dorothy chats with Emily Jeffords, a fine artist from Greenville, South Carolina.  Emily's well known for her dreamy abstract oil landscape paintings, her more than perfectly beautiful Instagram account, and her workshops ranging from local to abroad.

"If you're doing what you're enjoying and if you're doing what makes you happy in the moment, that's going to be the most successful. That's going to be the most vibrant for you and your collectors, if that's what's going to resonate, if you want to have collaborations with big brands or blogs, the things that make you happy speaks the loudest." -Emily Jeffords

"People need to connect with art a bit more tangibly than maybe we've been able to in the past." -Emily Jeffords, on why she shares her story via Instagram 

See more of Emily Jeffords' work:

http://emilyjeffords.com/

www.instagram.com/emilyjeffords

Follow along and join the Positively Creative Community:

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On Today's Show:

(4:45) Emily's Instagram Philosophy 

(6:30) #doitfortheprocess

(9:30) how to recreate the fun part of creating in your brain 

(10:30) Instagram for Creatives 

(11:30) Business Coaching, Workshops

(11:45) French Workshop this summer

(15:30) on being pregnant during a Europe trip

(19:30) A typical day for Emily

(20:00) Her studio space

(24:00) fine art prints + new print collection

(26:00) on releasing collections

(34:00) different streams of revenue

(35:30) Joseph Bradley

(37:00) Glory Day Loflin

(38:00) Dorothy Shain

(39:00) preparing for baby

(42:00) on collaborations

 

012 - Mary Claire White of Falling Into Place on Opening a Retail Store, Visioning What You Want for Your Business, Branding a Candle Line, and Etsy Wholesale
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012 - Mary Claire White of Falling Into Place on Opening a Retail Store, Visioning What You Want for Your Business, Branding a Candle Line, and Etsy Wholesale

Dorothy chats with Mary Claire White of Falling Into Place in Memphis, TN.  She’s been making candles since she was in the womb (no really...her mom started making candles while she was pregnant with Mary Claire!)  She shares how Etsy Open Call launched her wholesale candle business and how she successfully opened the Falling Into Place gift shop on Broad Avenue, making it profitable after year one.  Mary Claire discusses how she says and writes down what she wants to happen for the Universe to hear her dreams.  They talk about how she doesn’t let anything sit, which contributes to her success.  

“You always want to have that feeling of everything is just falling into place.  But everything doesn’t just fall into place! It falls into place or it appears to fall into place because you’ve worked your butt off.”  - Mary Claire White

 

See more of Falling Into Place:

http://www.fallingintoplace.net/

https://www.facebook.com/fallingintoplaceshop

https://www.instagram.com/fallingintoplaceshop/

https://www.etsy.com/shop/FIPcandles

https://www.etsy.com/shop/FIPdisplays

 

Follow along and join the Positively Creative Community:

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www.instagram.com/positivelycreativepodcast

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On Today’s Show:

 

(6:00) Cooper Young Festival (Memphis, TN) & Germantown Festival (Germantown, TN)

(7:00) Double Decker (Oxford, MS) & Franklin Main Street Festival (Franklin, TN)

(10:00) On teaching elementary school

(17:00) Memshop

(17:00) Putting what you want out into the Universe in language and writing

(18:00) On planning and budgeting when opening a shop

(20:00) On researching for the shop in California

(24:00) City & State

(24:00) On designing the shop

(26:00) Elyse Wigen of Prim Society

(27:00) Small retailers need makers as employees

(30:00) Redesigning the candle line

(31:00) Indie Holiday Market

(32:00) Etsy Open Call & Etsy Wholesale

(38:00) On hiring employees for the shop and their roles within the shop

(42:00) Renegade Craft Fair

(43:00) On the importance of photography for makers

(44:00) Annabella Charles Photography

(46:00) On how to attend a show states away and shipping via freight

(46:30) Falling Into Place Displays at craft shows

(48:00) How the shop got its name

(51:00) The Falling Into Place candle line

(52:30) Lionheart collaboration zodiac card/candle line

(59:00) On not letting anything sit

(1:00:00) Making a map for Broad Avenue

(1:04:00) Falling Into Place Workshops

011 - Kelly Parker Smith & Caroline Hull of Creative Biz Rebellion Podcast on Starting a Podcast, the Etsy Action Plan, The Mompreneur Hustle, and More
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011 - Kelly Parker Smith & Caroline Hull of Creative Biz Rebellion Podcast on Starting a Podcast, the Etsy Action Plan, The Mompreneur Hustle, and More

Join Dorothy as she chats with Kelly Parker Smith and Caroline Hull about their new podcast, Creative Biz Rebellion.  They dive into various topics for product based businesses in their weekly episodes, from having an Etsy Action Plan to goals and resolutions.  Listen in on how Kelly and Caroline run the podcast and their respective creative companies from their homes, Hello World Paper Co. and Caroline Creates, all while being moms!

  "We want to have, not balance, but harmony in our lives." - Kelly Parker Smith   Follow along for more Creative Biz Rebellion:   www.creativebizrebellion.com www.instagram.com/creativebizrebellion https://www.facebook.com/groups/creativebizrebellion/     Follow along and join the Positively Creative Community:   www.positivelycreative.net www.instagram.com/positivelycreativepodcast www.facebook.com/groups/positivelycreativepodcast

 

On Today's Show:

(4:00) Caroline Creates

(5:00) Hello World Paper Co.

(6:00) How Caroline & Kelly met - Creative Founders

(7:00) The start of the podcast

(9:00) On just starting the work

(10:45) Dana Malstaff's Trello Course

(14:30) Etsy Action Plan

(17:45) On having a positive attitude

(18:45) Rock Your Shop Summer Challenge Free Course

(21:00) Easy Shop Calendar

(21:00) Rock Your Shipping Mini Course

(22:00) Resources

(23:00) Creative Biz Rebellion's Guests

(27:00) Work from home Mom life

(45:00) On podcast advertisers

(53:30) Paige Poppe

(54:00) Lara Casey

(55:00) On trying to simplify

(1:00:00) Inkwell Press

(1:05:00) Jessica Swift Pattern Camp

(1:06:00) Kelly's Patterns

 

 

 

 

010 - Sarah Baumann of Signet Sealed on Starting a Creative Business in College, Art Shows & Pop Ups, and Encouraging Community as a Rising Tide Society Leader
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010 - Sarah Baumann of Signet Sealed on Starting a Creative Business in College, Art Shows & Pop Ups, and Encouraging Community as a Rising Tide Society Leader

Dorothy sits down with her newest art friend and eerily similar "twin," Sarah Baumann of Signet Sealed to talk about how Sarah's diary doodling became a full time art career by focusing on a niche.  Sarah walks us through the product process, from drawing to laying out the illustrations for different products featuring the dozens of cities she's captured.  Dorothy and Sarah hit on the highlights of the new Memphis Chapter of Tuesdays Together for Rising Tide Society.    See more of Signet Sealed's work: www.signetsealed.com https://www.instagram.com/signetsealed/   See more of Rising Tide Society: http://www.risingtidesociety.com https://www.instagram.com/tuesdaystogethermemphis/ https://www.risingtidesocietymemphis.com   Follow along and join the Positively Creative Community:   www.positivelycreative.net www.instagram.com/positivelycreativepodcast www.facebook.com/groups/positivelycreativepodcast     (8:30) Paper & Honey Laura Joseph  (9:00) House show  (12:00) This seems like the time to try it (13:00) Diving head first at Stationery Academy  (16:00) Working out of a college house with roommates & at a studio vs working from home  (17:30) Cooper Young Festival  (19:00) How Sarah and Dorothy met and how they're twins  (25:00) Rising Tide Society - Tuesdays Together Memphis (29:00) Figuring out your audience at shows  (30:00) Ideal Client  (31:00) back to back art shows  (34:00) the process of products  (39:00) southern artist Facebook group  (45:00) South Main pop up shops (48:00) website building & Etsy  (50:00) Instagram stories  (50:00) Jenna Kutcher / Goal Digger Podcast  (53:00) the drawing process  (55:00) Jenean Morrison  (59:00) HoneyBook & Rising Tide Community app (1:04:00) risingtidesocietymemphis.com & Members of the Month (1:08:00) Made By Memphis  (1:13:00) Creative Heart Conference  (1:35:00) Naming your brand 

009 - Mini Episode with Dorothy - Work During an Emergency
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009 - Mini Episode with Dorothy - Work During an Emergency

Figuring out how to maintain your work to-do list during an emergency can be a struggle.  This week I'm discussing what I'm currently doing to try to make sure my art life gets enough attention during a recent family emergency.  

*Update - I'm THRILLED to let y'all know that my family member is on his way to recovery!  He is still in ICU.  I am so happy that I got to speak with him yesterday!  What a MIRACLE!!!*

Dorothy discusses that open communication, delegating, putting things on autopilot, and forgiveness all play a role in working during any unexpected emergency. 

 

008 - Caitlin Horton of Horton Brand Strategy on How to Take a Strategic Approach to Design and Marketing for Your Business
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008 - Caitlin Horton of Horton Brand Strategy on How to Take a Strategic Approach to Design and Marketing for Your Business

Dorothy chats with Caitlin of Horton Brand Strategy on how she works with entrepreneurs to make their "inside match their outside,” working on the business side of things as well as visual side to make sure that your target audience is reached and to connect with them in a genuine way, helping you solve your clients problem with your products and services.  Caitlin’s Brand Exploration Kit helps in the collaboration Landmark Method Process to really hone in on the overall goal for your company   "Marketing is the core of any business." - Caitlin Horton   See more of Caitlin Horton:   www.caitlinlhorton.com www.facebook.com/hortonbrandstrategy www.instagram.com/dizzycaitlin     Follow along and join the Positively Creative Community:   www.positivelycreative.net www.instagram.com/positivelycreativepodcast www.facebook.com/groups/positivelycreativepodcast   Follow along with Dorothy Art: www.dorothycollier.com www.instagram.com/dorothyart www.facebook.com/dorothyart   On Today’s Show:   (9:00) The mission behind Horton Brand Strategy (10:00) Caitlin’s background leading up to her current career (11:30) Rebecca Phillips with Memphis Type History teaches her graphic design (11:30) Front Porch Art selling artwork online  (13:00) On receiving her MBA (15:00) On being process oriented (15:00) Landmark Method for Branding (19:00) Designing for the Company’s Voice (21:00) How her marketing background helps with branding (26:00) Having someone pick your brain to find out your expertise (27:00) Are you a PRO?! (28:00) Is this the most important thing I could be doing to reach my goal? (29:00) On living in Shanghai, China (33:00) Her workday while living abroad (48:00) Being Boss podcast and New Orleans trip (49:00) Radiolab, Reply All, & My Favorite Murder (57:00) On business podcasts & books she enjoys (1:05:00) Inner vs. Outer Pressure (1:13:30) Her 30 Day Focused Brand Challenge (1:16:00) Horton Brand Strategy Pricing Guide (1:18:00) Memphis Type History Podcast & on self publishing

007 - Liana Kangas on Comic & Magazine Illustration and Breaking Into New Creative Communities
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007 - Liana Kangas on Comic & Magazine Illustration and Breaking Into New Creative Communities

Today I’m speaking with Liana Kangas, a freelance comic artist and illustrator.  We talk about her new comic, BlackOUT, her graphic design equipment and process, and how she balances her art career and personal life.  Liana is a pro at diving headfirst into new creative communities, as she’s lived in many cities over the past few years!     See more of Liana Kangas:   http://www.lianakangas.com/ https://www.patreon.com/lianakangas https://twitter.com/lianakangas https://www.instagram.com/lianakangas/ https://www.facebook.com/ComicBlackout/ Shop: https://society6.com/lianadesigns Shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/lianakangas     Follow along and join the Positively Creative Community:   www.positivelycreative.net www.instagram.com/positivelycreativepodcast www.facebook.com/groups/positivelycreativepodcast   On Today’s Show:   (5:00) Hello Giggles (5:50) Only Netflix Can Judge Me (9:00) The birth of Comic BlackOUT (11:00) On self publishing (15:30) Graphic Design tools  (19:00) Liana’s timeline and deadlines (20:00) Daily Routine (23:00) On moving and finding your new creative home & tribe (28:00) How amazing the Memphis art community is! (30:00) Jim Mahfood (31:30) On comic conventions (37:00) How her style has evolved (40:00) new products and enamel pins (43:00) Treat Yo’self Parks and Rec print (46:00) Is a show a hit? (47:00) Finding a part-time job that relates to your art career (53:00) multiple projects happening at once (56:00) Stock & Belle (1:00:00) On moving to New Jersey

 

006 - Hillary Butler Fine Art on Hosting Art Workshops, How to Balance New Mama Life and Her Art Career & More
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006 - Hillary Butler Fine Art on Hosting Art Workshops, How to Balance New Mama Life and Her Art Career & More

Today’s Positively Creative guest is Hillary Butler, an abstract artist that believes if you show up and do the work, your creativity will flow.  As a new mom, Hillary fills me in on how she uses her time wisely in the studio, creating commission pieces through her mock up method.  She shares how she shows gratitude towards her customers through her emails and through giving the best gifts ever!     See more of Hillary Butler Fine Art: www.hillarybutler.com www.instagram.com/hillarybutlerfineart   Follow along and join the Positively Creative Community:   www.positivelycreative.net www.instagram.com/positivelycreativepodcast www.facebook.com/groups/positivelycreativepodcast   On Today’s Show:   (9:00) On being a new mama while still painting (12:45) How to host art workshops (13:30) Blueprint Retreat (16:00) On teaching at Falling into Place (21:00) Her mock up method for commissions (28:30) Releasing collections (35:00) Connecting with your audience in person (50:00) Austin Kleon’s Show Your Work! & Steal Like an Artist (56:00) S-Town (1:00:00) Manage Your Day-to-Day (1:13:00) On being the best gift giver ever (1:18:00) How to reply when asked about being an artist

005 - Valerie McKeehan of Lily and Val on Licensing Artwork, Working with a Spouse, and Opening a Brick & Mortar Shop
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005 - Valerie McKeehan of Lily and Val on Licensing Artwork, Working with a Spouse, and Opening a Brick & Mortar Shop

Today’s Positively Creative guest is Valerie McKeehan, creator of the chalk lettering art company and gift and lifestyle brand, Lily and Val.  Valerie speaks on how she creates new products, the new product the Keepsake Kitchen Diary, and how they recently opened a brick and mortar shop.  Listen along for her tips on managing and building a team with your spouse, licensing vs. manufacturing, and evolving the brand's aesthetic.

See more of Lily & Val: www.lilyandval.com www.instagram.com/valeriemckeehan www.instagram.com/lilyandval   Follow along and join the Positively Creative Community:   www.positivelycreative.net www.instagram.com/positivelycreativepodcast www.facebook.com/groups/positivelycreativepodcast

On Today's Show:

(2:00) How Lily & Val started

(6:00) Marketing background helped build the brand

(8:00) Manufacturing and licensing

(14:00) Working with a Spouse

(15:00) Keepsake Kitchen Diary

(19:00) Brick & Mortar Location

(20:00) Valerie's Daily Routine

(21:00) On managing a collaborative environment

(25:00) Valerie's creative routine

(26:00) The Power of Full Engagement book

(29:00) Society for Creative Founders

(40:00) National Stationery Show

(49:00) On evolving the brand

(58:00) Teaching Workshops

 

004 - Kat Gordon of Muddy’s Bake Shop on Building Community in Your Business & More
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004 - Kat Gordon of Muddy’s Bake Shop on Building Community in Your Business & More

Today on Positively Creative Dorothy chats with Kat Gordon, owner of Muddy’s Bake Shop in Memphis, Tennessee.  She takes us behind the scenes of the 50+ employee, tri-location bakery business from Mud Lab, the test kitchen club which has a lengthy application process for creating a new recipe for the bakery to the Muddy’s volunteer community outreach program for her employees.  Book clubs, employee retreats, art market, custom kitchen…what does Muddy’s not do?!     “I feel like this is the secret of visioning and why visioning works is that once you are open about what it is you want, people want to help you.” -Kat Gordon, on working to fulfill the Muddy’s team's 2020 vision of launching a pie in the sky!   “My business is my medium.” -Kat Gordon   “We get so caught up in the grass is always greener, but it’s easy to just not totally appreciate the challenges for the gift that they are.” -Kat Gordon   See more of Muddy’s:   www.muddysbakeshop.com www.instagram.com/muddysbakeshop     Follow along and join the Positively Creative Community:   www.positivelycreative.net www.instagram.com/positivelycreativepodcast www.facebook.com/groups/positivelycreativepodcast     On Today’s Show: (4:00) How Muddy’s became a company, even without a grand opening (11:30) Muddy’s community service program (17:30) Memphis Indie Spring Market (19:00) Muddy’s Book Club (21:00) Ego is the Enemy (22:00) Kitchen Tours (26:00) Muddy’s retreat (28:00) Kat’s new teaching workshops (35:00) Muddy’s Test Kitchen (46:00) Custom Kitchen / Johnny’s Christening Cake (47:00) On auditing product prices (49:00) Her thoughts on the business’ growth (56:00) The hiring process (1:00:00) Mail Order Muddy’s (1:06:00) Artist & Fabulous mother-in-law Nancy Cheairs (1:07:00) Flicker Street Studio (1:08:00) Jeni’s Ice Cream (1:14:00) Host a Front Porch Party!

 

003 - Kristen Ley of Thimblepress on Building a Brand Through Hard Work & Faith, Managing a Team, & How New Products Form In House and Through Collaborations
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003 - Kristen Ley of Thimblepress on Building a Brand Through Hard Work & Faith, Managing a Team, & How New Products Form In House and Through Collaborations

Today’s Positively Creative guest is Kristen Ley, founder and owner of Thimblepress, a lifestyle company that encourages kindness and inspires fun, through her letterpress and watercolor greeting cards, kindness cards, Push-Pop Confetti, and tons of other adorable products!  Kristen fills us in on her creative process, ranging from how she came up with the "Your butt looks great in those jeans!" card to The Day Dreamer Journal.  Kristen and Dorothy discuss the backstory of Thimblepress' early days, how she manages her team and working on collaborations all inside the Thimblepress headquarters in Jackson, Mississippi, and how she stays positive by leaning on her faith to stay optimistic.  

 

"You really want to hire your weaknesses." -Kristen Ley

"If I could laugh through my whole life, I would be a happy girl. Keeping that kid-like innocence and mentality I think is one of the biggest things you can do for enjoying your life." - Kristen Ley

"There's bravery in seeking after opportunity." -Kristen Ley

"When you're passionate about something, sometimes you can put blinders on.  Which is good and bad." -Kristen Ley

 

See more of Thimblepress' work:

www.thimblepress.com

Thimblepress' The Thread Blog

Thimblepress for Target

 

Follow along and join the Positively Creative Community:   www.positivelycreative.net www.instagram.com/positivelycreativepodcast www.facebook.com/groups/positivelycreativepodcast

 

On Today's Show:

(10:00) Double Decker Art Festival 

(11:00) Renegade Craft Fair

(16:00) Thimblepress won best booth display

(20:00) National Stationery Show

(22:00) State Flower Collection

(24:00) On Hiring Employees

(28:00) Visual Layout of Brick & Mortar Thimblepress

(38:00) Her Creative Process / Kindness Cards / The Day Dreamer

(48:00) Thimblepress x Target Collaboration

(57:00) pillows throwonline.com

(58:00) Speak Wines

 

002 - The Hustle is Real with Liz Cooke of Lionheart Prints
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002 - The Hustle is Real with Liz Cooke of Lionheart Prints

Today Dorothy’s speaking with Liz Cooke of Lionheart Prints, a paper and gift company in New Orleans, Louisiana.  Liz creates hand lettered messages for the kind, brave, and fun.  We discuss how Lionheart Prints got its start to now opening and running a successful brick and mortar shop, about her selling her work at the National Stationery Show, and how she hustles to get it all done.     "I want to be your life coach on paper!" -Liz Cooke   See more of Lionheart’s work:   www.lionheartprints.com www.instagram.com/lionheartprints www.instagram.com/lizmautecooke www.facebook.com/lionheartprints   Follow along and join the Positively Creative Community:   www.positivelycreative.net www.instagram.com/positivelycreativepodcast www.facebook.com/groups/positivelycreativepodcast   On Today's Episode:   (5:00) Paper Source (12:00) Whitney Engllish (13:00) Stationery Academy / Society for Creative Founders (15:00) Gemma O'Brien (17:00) Fleurty Girl (21:00) Yeaux Leaux cups (31:00) National Stationery Show (33:00) Creative Mornings - Tattly (34:00) Little Histories (52:00) Charlie / Emily McDowell (54:00) Liz's NSS booth fiasco (54:00) Fox + Fallow (54:00) Kristen Ley (1:30:00) Rifle Paper Co. (1:34:00) Thimblepress for Target    

Welcome to Positively Creative Podcast with Dorothy Collier of Dorothy Art
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Welcome to Positively Creative Podcast with Dorothy Collier of Dorothy Art

Meet Dorothy Collier, the artist behind Dorothy Art and the host of the new podcast, Positively Creative!  She is so excited to be creating this podcast, featuring and celebrating makers and small businesses in the creative community.  She lives and creates her mixed media oil paintings on vintage book pages in Memphis, Tennessee. When Dorothy started having a positive outlook on every aspect of her life, including her Dorothy Art career, the creativity and opportunities started overflowing!  

 

See more of Dorothy's artwork:

www.dorothycollier.com

www.instagram.com/dorothyart

www.facebook.com/dorothyart

 

Follow along and join the Positively Creative Community:

www.positivelycreative.net

www.instagram.com/positivelycreativepodcast 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/positivelycreativecommunity/?fref=nf

 

023 - Kristin Vermilya on How to Create Product & Brand Photography, Her Podcast How to Fail!, & Tips on Blogging
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023 - Kristin Vermilya on How to Create Product & Brand Photography, Her Podcast How to Fail!, & Tips on Blogging

On today's episode Dorothy speaks with Kristin Vermilya on product photography, brand photography, on launching her podcast, How to Fail, and on blogging tips.  Through her photography she helps connect your brand by sharing your personality with your dream audience and your communities.  

http://www.kristinvermilya.co/

http://www.howtofailpodcast.co/

https://www.instagram.com/kristinvermilya/

On Today's Show:

(7:00) her photography tiers on product photography

(8:00) on figuring out your brand

(9:00) how to set up a DIY product photoshoot

(10:00) seamless paper a continuous white backdrop

(11:30) how to edit photos on your iPhone

(12:00) a color story app

(16:00) her take on flat lay photos and donuts

(17:30) Planoly, an app that plans your Instagram photos!  A MUST NEED!

(18:00) brand photography

(22:00) DIY stock photography for artists and makers

(24:00) How to Fail! Podcast

(28:00) one of Kristin's recent failures

(30:00) on Instagram following

(37:00) Creative Biz Rebellion

(42:00) blogging tips, Think Creative Collective, Femtrepreneur

(52:00) Reina and Co, Emily McDowell, Lara Casey Cultivate What Matters

 

 

022 - Kristen & Lindsey Archer of Arch'd on Working with Family, Creating Products in Batches & Assembly Lines, & Having Day Jobs That Help Your Creativity Thrive for Your Creative Career
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022 - Kristen & Lindsey Archer of Arch'd on Working with Family, Creating Products in Batches & Assembly Lines, & Having Day Jobs That Help Your Creativity Thrive for Your Creative Career

Dorothy loved having this opportunity to sit down with two wonderfully creative Memphis women, the Archer sisters, Kristen & Lindsey Archer.  Arch'd takes the sisters creativity and transfers it directly to the wood, via Kristen’s photography and Lindsey’s graphic design.  They fill us in on their assembly line process, working in batches, how they working with family, and how they like doing things that are creative outside of businesses.

https://getarchd.com/

Subscribe to the Positively Creative Newsletter here!

 

On Today's Show:

(10:00) their artmaking process

(12:00) first products

(13:30) assembly line process, working in batches

(18:00) on hiring studio assistants

(19:00) on graphic design & photography that make up the artwork

(19:30) expanding their products with different cities skews

(20:00) NYC trip

(20:30) photography flight in Manhattan

(26:00) full time jobs at Kappa Delta Headquarters, how their positions relate to their skills making and creating with Arch'd

(30:00) on being sisters that live and work together

(33:00) Tennessee Brewery and Open Letter to Justin Timberlake

(35:00) surprisingly successful products

(37:00) on shipping products internationally

(44:00) New Arch'd booth by Zachary Call

(47:00) Cooper Young, Merry Marketplace, Gingerbread House

(52:00) giveaways at art festivals, carstickers.com

(54:00) on consigning work at local shops

(58:00) packaging artwork to take to shows

(59:30) buying art while they travel

(1:01:00) doing things that are creative outside of your business

 

 

021 - Katherine Corden on Growing her Painting Hobby as a Side Hustle with a Full Time Career, Saying Yes to What She Wants, Painting Commissions, & Batching Work to Prioritize Her Time
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021 - Katherine Corden on Growing her Painting Hobby as a Side Hustle with a Full Time Career, Saying Yes to What She Wants, Painting Commissions, & Batching Work to Prioritize Her Time

Today's Positively Creative podcast episode, Dorothy chats with Katherine Corden on how she grew her painting hobby into a side hustle while being a full time physical therapist, how she has learned to say yes and no to live the life that she wants, and how she batches her work to prioritize her time. 

"Saying yes to something means saying no to something else, and it goes vice versa, so saying no to something means that you're making room to say yes for something else.  So unless something is exactly what I need, have time for, or want in the present moment, I've said no to it." -Katherine Corden

To see Katherine's Work:

http://katherinecorden.com/

For more Positively Creative:

www.positivelycreative.net

On Today's Show:

(7:00) how she started just a year ago

(11:00) lack of art business education in the university setting

(12:00) Skillshare

(19:00) her sketching and painting process

(19:00) Golden Paints and how she has a limited palette

(21:30) her commission process

(22:00) Honeybook

(29:00) Jenna Kutcher's Goal Digger Podcast

(30:00) Present Over Perfect, Big Magic, Essentialism

(33:00) prioritizing saying yes and no

(38:00) Katherine's typical day - batching her work

(42:00) Randolph Street Market

(43:00) Raw Art Show & Conception

(48:00) overcoming hurdles while painting at night after her full time job

(52:00) J. Villa Workshop, MG Fancy Font, Meg Made

(55:00) Tuesdays Together

 

 

020 - Pro Panel Q&A: Maker Booths on applying to craft fairs, how to set up your booth, to selling at festivals with Signet Sealed, Texstyle, Ella Jude, & Falling Into Place
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020 - Pro Panel Q&A: Maker Booths on applying to craft fairs, how to set up your booth, to selling at festivals with Signet Sealed, Texstyle, Ella Jude, & Falling Into Place

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 of Textyle, & Mary Claire White of Falling into Place share their wealth of knowledge on the nitty gritty of craft festivals and what it takes from A to Z.  They discuss application tips and tricks when trying to get into juried shows, on why applying early to shows matters, how to prepare your product before the show and how to display it within your booth once at the art fair, how to sell to customers and so much more!  

 

$15 e-book on how to sell at shows

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On Today's Show:

(5:00) Dan with Creative Works, Conference in October

(10:00) Introductions, how many shows the panel does a year, and first mishaps

(22:00) Application process and finding shows 

(26:00) Zapplication

(28:00) Sourcebook

(32:00) How do you prepare your products for a show?

(38:00) packaging, giveaways, and pricing

(41:00) What's in your show bag?

(43:00) What goes into building your booth?  

(51:00) Falling Into Place Displays

(55:00) Booth signage and booth placement

(1:05:00) Why "I'll be back..." is a lie

(1:06:00) What is your sales approach when people come into your booth?

(1:14:00) show specials

(1:18:00) e-book on how to sell at shows

(1:18:00) Renegade Pinterest board

(1:19:00) show insurance, collecting sales tax

(1:27:00) Southern Artist Facebook group

(1:30:00) "Spilling out" of your booth 

(1:32:00) taking payment on the phone vs. ipad

(1:35:00) setting up inventory in Square

(1:36:00) sources for packaging - ULine, Clear Bags, Nashville Wraps, Bags Unlimited, Planet Packaging in Memphis, Papermark

(1:38:00) price points that sell, your prices in regards to wholesale, undercutting your competition

(1:42:00) Have you ever run into theft?

(1:44:00) Bringing animals to festivals

(1:47:00) brand identity

(1:51:00) Where do you sit in the booth?

(1:54:00) network issues when taking credit cards

(1:56:00) how much product do you put out?

(1:58:00) admission ticket to get in to shows vs. free to general public shows

 

019 - Amanda Torres of The Curious Coconut on Paleo & Auto Immune Protocol Cooking, the Launch of Her First Cookbook, & Marketing Through Pinterest, Facebook, & Instagram, & Monetizing a Blog
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019 - Amanda Torres of The Curious Coconut on Paleo & Auto Immune Protocol Cooking, the Launch of Her First Cookbook, & Marketing Through Pinterest, Facebook, & Instagram, & Monetizing a Blog

On today's Positively Creative Podcast episode, neuroscientist Amanda Torres, a paleo and autoimmune protocol recipe blogger, shares with Dorothy about her personal health journey, the launch of her first cookbook, Latin American Paleo Cooking, on monetizing her blog through affiliate programs, and how she builds her community through Instagram Stories & Facebook Live. 

For more of Amanda's work:

https://thecuriouscoconut.com/

On Today's Show:

(4:00) How she was diagnosed with pre diabetes, had developed an autoimmune skin condition, to lost weight (80 pounds!), and turning her health around. 

(5:30) Discovering the paleo diet - Mark Sisson A Primal Blueprint

(8:30) Barefoot running led her to primal living

(14:00) Institute for Functional Medicine - takes a root cause approach 

(14:30) Starting The Curious Coconut blog after two years of paleo diet 

(22:00) on monetizing the blog

(23:30) collaborating with other bloggers to create e-cookbooks

(27:00) multiple streams of income, including affiliate marketing

(34:00) on photographing the food 

(36:00) Celebrating her first cookbook, Latin American Paleo Cooking

(38:00) How she wrote a cookbook in 4 months

(40:00) Jennifer Robins, Predominately Paleo

(42:00) the process of starting the relationship with the publisher and the steps of creating the book

(49:00) on promoting the book

(52:00) on moving from an online business to a physical product and how Instagram stories and Facebook live has helped

(55:00) how she gets inspired to create recipes

(58:00) on measuring by weight and not by volume when cooking

(59:30) on gluten and dairy and healthy alternatives 

(1:02:00) Jeremy Draper, Well Fit Medicine

(1:05:00) acupuncture and Chinese herbs

(1:06:00) Mike Falcone, Twin Reeds Calming Influence in Overton Square & Shady Grove Presbyterian Church

(1:07:00) On finding a good Chinese medicine doctor

(1:09:00) on building a website with Squarespace

(1:13:00) Smarterqueue, Tailwind, spending ~1 hour in Pinterest to build her audience, Quantcast, & a business profile on Instagram 

(1:24:00) The Curious Coconut's Front Porch

Holistic health · Paleolithic diet · Autoimmune disease · Traditional Chinese medicine · Mindfulness

 

 

018 - Erin Austen Abbott of Amelia on Owning and Curating for Her Gift Shop Amelia, Writing Her New Book, How to Make It, Being a Contributor to Design*Sponge, & More
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018 - Erin Austen Abbott of Amelia on Owning and Curating for Her Gift Shop Amelia, Writing Her New Book, How to Make It, Being a Contributor to Design*Sponge, & More

Today on Positively Creative, Dorothy chats with Erin Austen Abbott about all of the different creative avenues Erin ventures as a facilitator and curator in the creative community.  Erin shares all about her shop Amelia and the recent shop move from Oxford to Water Valley, Mississippi, where the shop has grown to house a gallery as well as classes and workshops.  Erin discusses her new book, How to Make It, a look into 25 creative entrepreneurs and makers and their creative processes.  They also discuss Erin's writings for Design Sponge, her own photography, and much more!

"It's been a real lesson for me on what people want...It's also an education process, educating people why things cost what they cost, why handmade is so important, why we need this kind of movement in our country and world because it's important to know where your items are coming from and to gift things that are more special than something you could pick up at a Black Friday sale."  -Erin Austin Abbott 

 

For more Erin Austen Abbott & Amelia:

https://ameliapresents.com/

Amelia Presents Instagram

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On Today's Show:

(7:30) Amelia - shop, gallery, and classes

(11:30) From the 187 square feet on the Oxford Square to all under one roof in Main Street in Water Valley, MS

(16:00) The Living Room Gallery, Glennray Tutor , Jonathan Kent Adams , A Study in Color

(20:00) One Night Stand Show that Erin curates

(25:00) How to Make It book , Chronicle Books 

(26:30) Studio Stories on Instagram 

(31:00) on photographing and writing for the book 

(34:00) going on tour for the book 

(36:00) on traveling, Field Trip blog

(36:30) working for Design*Sponge

(43:00) Erin's typical day and how she organizes 

(45:00) Dorothy blabs on about Trello

(47:00) on when and what to post on Amelia Presents Instagram 

(53:00) Sarah, Occasionette, Girls Can Tell , Storehouse in New Jersey

(54:00) Elizabeth Suzann, Jojotastic

(55:00) Shopkeep Facebook Group

(1:00:00) on finding artists to carry in the shop

(1:05:00) Up & Vanished Podcast

(1:06:00) On how she got the name Amelia Presents

 

017 - Abby Phillips of Memphis Fashion Design Network on Creating Memphis Fashion Week, Building a Collaborative Design Studio, & Education Courses for Designers
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017 - Abby Phillips of Memphis Fashion Design Network on Creating Memphis Fashion Week, Building a Collaborative Design Studio, & Education Courses for Designers

Today Dorothy sits down with Abby Phillips of Memphis Fashion Design Network.  Abby fills us in on how she created Memphis Fashion Week, which hosts well known fashion designers as well as emerging designers.   Abby has grown this nonprofit into a flourishing thriving success.  Memphis Fashion Design Network now encompasses a collaborative design studio, The Lab, and education certification courses at Memphis College of Art.

"We knew right away that we had to keep doing it.  I don't feel like I built it, I feel like we kept following what people were wanting.  It was the opposite of 'if you build it they will come.'  It was like, they're coming, we better get this done!" - Abby Phillips 

"I think that's a big thing as well...committing yourself to being 100% present for what you're working on, whether that a mom, or work, or whatever it may be." - Abby Phillips

Follow Memphis Fashion Design Network here:

http://www.memphisfashiondesignnetwork.com/

http://www.memphisfashionweek.org/

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On Today's Show:

(3:00) Abby's background with theater, film, & casting

(5:30) Casting models for Nashville Fashion Week

(6:00) The birth of Memphis Fashion Weekend

(9:00) Pavo, Meosha, Jack Robinson Gallery, A. Schwab , Joseph's, Kittie Kyle

(14:00) On building the education platform for designers with Memphis College of Art

(17:00) Tara Skelley

(18:30) AAUW & certificate program for designers

(20:30) Emerging Memphis Designer

(22:00) On getting big names for the fashion shows

(25:00) Annie Griffin, freeze models, runway shows, Monte, Shela Jay Design, Tiena, This is Sloane, Nicole Miller

(27:00) The Lab , The pop up shop, and all of the resources offered with membership to The Lab

(35:00) trunk shows

(36:00) Tiena Gwin, Belk Southern Designer

(37:00) The future of Memphis Fashion Design Network 

(41:00) Events during Memphis Fashion Week

(44:00) Emily Harvey of EmKat Design

(46:00) Abby's mother, first female board President of Boys & Girls Clubs Memphis

(47:00) Junior League of Memphis, Memphis Ad Fed Board, Leadership Memphis

(48:00) on being a working mom 

(53:00) How I Built This, Ted Talks, Freakonomics, Emily Wapnick Multipotentialite , The Limit Does Not Exist

(56:00) Living LeReve , Style by LD, Pretty in Pink Megan 

 

016 - Amanda Campbell of Amanda Louise Interiors on Targeting her Ideal Client through Email Marketing & Blogging, Creating Styled Spaces for her Customers, & Collaborating with Artists
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016 - Amanda Campbell of Amanda Louise Interiors on Targeting her Ideal Client through Email Marketing & Blogging, Creating Styled Spaces for her Customers, & Collaborating with Artists

On today's show, Dorothy sits down to talk with Amanda Campbell of Amanda Louise Interiors, from Greenville, South Carolina.  Listen along as Amanda shares how she built her client list through social media, works with clients to create their ideal styled space, and talks about recent and upcoming collaborations.  

"I really think that the biggest part of style and figuring out your home is just buying things that you really love.  Collecting things that really mean something to you and you're really drawn to, and not worrying about if it's on trend or really even what will look best in your space.  There's something for just buying things that speak to you."

"Trello is my best friend in the whole world...it has seriously changed my whole life." 

"Some of those big hurdles that I've gone through has really been one of the best things."

"My husband says that i rearrange our living room every time there's a really good football game on, because I just sit there and rearrange furniture in my head and have to get up and start moving things, or start hanging art around the television...haha...but in the beginning it was really a laboratory for what I was trying to learn and do and it was where I really didn't have any restrictions on what I could play with and what I could do, like mixing colors and patterns.  There were no stakes on if people were happy or going to like it, because it was just for me so I think I was able to try a lot of things and work through what worked for my brand and for my own home and now because I put that out there in the world, now people are allowing me to put that in their own homes and trusting me with that."

See more of Amanda's work here:

http://amandalouiseinteriors.blogspot.com/

www.instagram.com/amandalouiseinteriors

 

Follow Along with Positively Creative here:

www.positivelycreative.net

www.instagram.com/positivelycreativepodcast

 

On Today's Show:

(5:00) on referrals and getting clients based on her aesthetic

(6:00) on starting by decorating her own home and sharing on social media 

(7:30) e-design, source products online, renovations, and delegating to the client

(10:30) getting better to saying no to jobs that aren't her aesthetic

(11:00) Amanda's color palettes

(13:00) on mixing high and low

(15:00) on sourcing

(15:00) sending emails at night

(17:00) working on a rebrand and new logo

(19:00) hardest part of pulling a room together 

(26:00) her favorite thing to accessorize with 

(28:00) collaborations with other creatives

(28:30) Art & Light Gallery

(29:30) art community in Greenville, SC

(31:00) happy hour with creatives and learning from others

(37:00) keeping her head down so not to be intimidated

(41:00) Southern Living summer supper

(44:00) easy decorating hacks to bring life to a room

(45:00) the amount of projects in this season of life

(55:00) on working through new chapters in life and transitioning on time

(1:03:00) new ways of revenues

(1:24:00) on how she got started

(1:26:00) HGTV Magazine November Issue

(1:28:00) In the Company of Women, Living with Pattern

015 - Stacie Bloomfield of Gingiber on Licensing Illustrations, Growing Wholesale, & Pivoting in Your Business
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015 - Stacie Bloomfield of Gingiber on Licensing Illustrations, Growing Wholesale, & Pivoting in Your Business

Today Dorothy talks to Stacie Bloomfield of Gingiber, a paper goods and home decor company that offers classic animal-centric illustrated designs that are sweet enough for children, but smart enough for adults.  Stacie fills us in on the nitty gritty of growing Gingiber from the ground up, online and in the wholesale world, now in 300 + retail stores and licenses her artwork to many big name brands.  She discusses how important it is to be capable of pivoting in your business when needed.  

"Gingiber is hear to make people happy.  Whatever we have on a card, whatever we have an image, whatever we have on a tea towel, it's going to make someone smile."  

"The reason people will keep working with you, it's not just if you were a good artist, it's if you are a nice person they will remember you.  You can say thank you, and then you can show your thank you with a note in the mail, or sending an email.  Little acts of gratitude go a long way and building those relationships.  If you have a good opportunity, recognize it is, and do some research, send them a thank you note, and really work on that relationship."

"I don't need better products.  I just need slightly better than person to my left and person to my right.  Or, I just need to find a way to stand out a little bit more." 

See more of Gingiber here:

https://gingiber.com/

 

Find resources, instagram, and our

Facebook Community at:

www.positivelycreative.net

 

On Today's Show:

(4:00) On Gingiber's start

(5:45) Decor8 blog - Holly Becker

(6:00) Featured Etsy seller 2011 THE WEEK AFTER HER BABY WAS DUE!!!

(9:00) On how wholesale has grown to 300+ retailers

(10:00) Grace with Pink Olive School

(11:00) National Stationery Show

(14:00) producing her tea towels with Orchard Street Press

(16:00) Meet the Gingiber team 

(21:00) working with wholesale reps Paper & Heart  & Gelhert Group & Elements Rep Group

(27:00) displays for retail shops 

(30:00) Atlanta Wholesale Market

(33:00) Wholesale Booth in a Box in lieu of NSS

(37:00) 16 week small business course with SBA 

(41:00) How I Built This podcast 

(42:00) on licensing your work

(44:00) Land of Nod, Crane & Co, West Elm, MODA Fabrics partnerships

(52:00) on Shopify

(53:00) Trello boards for wholesale, increasing reorders

(57:00) Stacie's creative process as a working mom

(1:02:00) upcoming work with illustrations

(1:05:00) Beth 1canoe2

(1:06:00) Kristen Ley Thimblepress

( 1:07:00) mogleaPaper Bandit Press, Emily McDowell, & Erin Austin Abbott of Amelia Presents

(1:14:00) The Gingiber Studio 

(1:19:00) team retreat & guidebook

014 - Meredith Piper Art on Having a Studio Retail Space with High Foot Traffic, Creating a Signature Art Form of Encased Weavings, & Painting Live at Events
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014 - Meredith Piper Art on Having a Studio Retail Space with High Foot Traffic, Creating a Signature Art Form of Encased Weavings, & Painting Live at Events

On today's show, Dorothy speaks with Meredith Piper of Greenville, South Carolina about her artwork, studio practices, and art shows around the southeast.  Meredith works in oil, acrylic, soft pastels, and creates her beautiful wooden framed encased weavings.  Listen along as Meredith describes her studio in Downtown Greenville and all about how to juggle a retail space while painting.  Meredith also clues us into how she creates a painting at a live event.  Dorothy found another bestie!  The two artists have too many things in common to count!  And those things were just discovered with this first conversation that was recorded!

"Being one of the earlier (pieces of art)...I feel like that always takes longer because you don't know what you're doing, you're just exploring, which is awesome but those are some of the most beautiful sweet moments...that exploration of the unknown if you have not done it before, you have no idea what's going to happen or how it's going to turn out.  Those are some of the best memories as well that I cherish."  - Meredith Piper 

 

See more of Meredith's work:

https://www.meredithpiper.com/

www.instagram.com/meredithpiperart

Follow along with Positively Creative:

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www.instagram.com/positivelycreativepodcast

https://www.facebook.com/groups/positivelycreativepodcast/

On Today's Show:

(3:00) On having a studio with foot traffic, different types of buyers, and the layout of the studio shops in Downtown Greenville, SC

(9:30) Her studio neighbor, Larry Seymour

(11:30) Meredith & Dorothy both double majored in Psychology and Art!

(14:00) The Enneagram

(16:00) Louisiana roots

(16:30) on propagating her art subjects

(18:00) on working with different mediums

(18:30) on painting small first 

(21:00) on teaching in the public school system

(24:00) Double Decker Art Festival

(26:00) Renegade Craft Fair

(28:00) The birth of the encased weavings

(31:00) Dorothy's 3D teacher, Bill Beckwith

(34:00) on working in batches

(36:30) Meredith's husband, Douglas' artwork

(39:00) on live event painting

(49:00) Mark Malfinger

(49:30) Glori Day Loften

(49:30) Amanda Louise Interiors

(49:30) Dorothy Shain

(50:00) Sunny Mullarky

(50:00) Taylor Cox

(55:00) Meredith's newest art collection release Thursday, June 27th 

(1:00:00) Red River Revel

(1:02:30) on mesh booth walls 

(1:08:00) The Way I Heard It

(1:10:00) Present Over Perfect

(1:12:00) Indie Craft Parade

 

013 - Emily Jeffords on Painting Collections, Getting Buyers to Connect with her Art via Instagram, and Only Doing the Creative Work she Enjoys
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013 - Emily Jeffords on Painting Collections, Getting Buyers to Connect with her Art via Instagram, and Only Doing the Creative Work she Enjoys

Dorothy chats with Emily Jeffords, a fine artist from Greenville, South Carolina.  Emily's well known for her dreamy abstract oil landscape paintings, her more than perfectly beautiful Instagram account, and her workshops ranging from local to abroad.

"If you're doing what you're enjoying and if you're doing what makes you happy in the moment, that's going to be the most successful. That's going to be the most vibrant for you and your collectors, if that's what's going to resonate, if you want to have collaborations with big brands or blogs, the things that make you happy speaks the loudest." -Emily Jeffords

"People need to connect with art a bit more tangibly than maybe we've been able to in the past." -Emily Jeffords, on why she shares her story via Instagram 

See more of Emily Jeffords' work:

http://emilyjeffords.com/

www.instagram.com/emilyjeffords

Follow along and join the Positively Creative Community:

www.positivelycreative.net

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On Today's Show:

(4:45) Emily's Instagram Philosophy 

(6:30) #doitfortheprocess

(9:30) how to recreate the fun part of creating in your brain 

(10:30) Instagram for Creatives 

(11:30) Business Coaching, Workshops

(11:45) French Workshop this summer

(15:30) on being pregnant during a Europe trip

(19:30) A typical day for Emily

(20:00) Her studio space

(24:00) fine art prints + new print collection

(26:00) on releasing collections

(34:00) different streams of revenue

(35:30) Joseph Bradley

(37:00) Glory Day Loflin

(38:00) Dorothy Shain

(39:00) preparing for baby

(42:00) on collaborations

 

012 - Mary Claire White of Falling Into Place on Opening a Retail Store, Visioning What You Want for Your Business, Branding a Candle Line, and Etsy Wholesale
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012 - Mary Claire White of Falling Into Place on Opening a Retail Store, Visioning What You Want for Your Business, Branding a Candle Line, and Etsy Wholesale

Dorothy chats with Mary Claire White of Falling Into Place in Memphis, TN.  She’s been making candles since she was in the womb (no really...her mom started making candles while she was pregnant with Mary Claire!)  She shares how Etsy Open Call launched her wholesale candle business and how she successfully opened the Falling Into Place gift shop on Broad Avenue, making it profitable after year one.  Mary Claire discusses how she says and writes down what she wants to happen for the Universe to hear her dreams.  They talk about how she doesn’t let anything sit, which contributes to her success.  

“You always want to have that feeling of everything is just falling into place.  But everything doesn’t just fall into place! It falls into place or it appears to fall into place because you’ve worked your butt off.”  - Mary Claire White

 

See more of Falling Into Place:

http://www.fallingintoplace.net/

https://www.facebook.com/fallingintoplaceshop

https://www.instagram.com/fallingintoplaceshop/

https://www.etsy.com/shop/FIPcandles

https://www.etsy.com/shop/FIPdisplays

 

Follow along and join the Positively Creative Community:

www.positivelycreative.net

www.instagram.com/positivelycreativepodcast

www.facebook.com/groups/positivelycreativepodcast

On Today’s Show:

 

(6:00) Cooper Young Festival (Memphis, TN) & Germantown Festival (Germantown, TN)

(7:00) Double Decker (Oxford, MS) & Franklin Main Street Festival (Franklin, TN)

(10:00) On teaching elementary school

(17:00) Memshop

(17:00) Putting what you want out into the Universe in language and writing

(18:00) On planning and budgeting when opening a shop

(20:00) On researching for the shop in California

(24:00) City & State

(24:00) On designing the shop

(26:00) Elyse Wigen of Prim Society

(27:00) Small retailers need makers as employees

(30:00) Redesigning the candle line

(31:00) Indie Holiday Market

(32:00) Etsy Open Call & Etsy Wholesale

(38:00) On hiring employees for the shop and their roles within the shop

(42:00) Renegade Craft Fair

(43:00) On the importance of photography for makers

(44:00) Annabella Charles Photography

(46:00) On how to attend a show states away and shipping via freight

(46:30) Falling Into Place Displays at craft shows

(48:00) How the shop got its name

(51:00) The Falling Into Place candle line

(52:30) Lionheart collaboration zodiac card/candle line

(59:00) On not letting anything sit

(1:00:00) Making a map for Broad Avenue

(1:04:00) Falling Into Place Workshops

011 - Kelly Parker Smith & Caroline Hull of Creative Biz Rebellion Podcast on Starting a Podcast, the Etsy Action Plan, The Mompreneur Hustle, and More
01:12:44
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011 - Kelly Parker Smith & Caroline Hull of Creative Biz Rebellion Podcast on Starting a Podcast, the Etsy Action Plan, The Mompreneur Hustle, and More

Join Dorothy as she chats with Kelly Parker Smith and Caroline Hull about their new podcast, Creative Biz Rebellion.  They dive into various topics for product based businesses in their weekly episodes, from having an Etsy Action Plan to goals and resolutions.  Listen in on how Kelly and Caroline run the podcast and their respective creative companies from their homes, Hello World Paper Co. and Caroline Creates, all while being moms!

  "We want to have, not balance, but harmony in our lives." - Kelly Parker Smith   Follow along for more Creative Biz Rebellion:   www.creativebizrebellion.com www.instagram.com/creativebizrebellion https://www.facebook.com/groups/creativebizrebellion/     Follow along and join the Positively Creative Community:   www.positivelycreative.net www.instagram.com/positivelycreativepodcast www.facebook.com/groups/positivelycreativepodcast

 

On Today's Show:

(4:00) Caroline Creates

(5:00) Hello World Paper Co.

(6:00) How Caroline & Kelly met - Creative Founders

(7:00) The start of the podcast

(9:00) On just starting the work

(10:45) Dana Malstaff's Trello Course

(14:30) Etsy Action Plan

(17:45) On having a positive attitude

(18:45) Rock Your Shop Summer Challenge Free Course

(21:00) Easy Shop Calendar

(21:00) Rock Your Shipping Mini Course

(22:00) Resources

(23:00) Creative Biz Rebellion's Guests

(27:00) Work from home Mom life

(45:00) On podcast advertisers

(53:30) Paige Poppe

(54:00) Lara Casey

(55:00) On trying to simplify

(1:00:00) Inkwell Press

(1:05:00) Jessica Swift Pattern Camp

(1:06:00) Kelly's Patterns

 

 

 

 

010 - Sarah Baumann of Signet Sealed on Starting a Creative Business in College, Art Shows & Pop Ups, and Encouraging Community as a Rising Tide Society Leader
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010 - Sarah Baumann of Signet Sealed on Starting a Creative Business in College, Art Shows & Pop Ups, and Encouraging Community as a Rising Tide Society Leader

Dorothy sits down with her newest art friend and eerily similar "twin," Sarah Baumann of Signet Sealed to talk about how Sarah's diary doodling became a full time art career by focusing on a niche.  Sarah walks us through the product process, from drawing to laying out the illustrations for different products featuring the dozens of cities she's captured.  Dorothy and Sarah hit on the highlights of the new Memphis Chapter of Tuesdays Together for Rising Tide Society.    See more of Signet Sealed's work: www.signetsealed.com https://www.instagram.com/signetsealed/   See more of Rising Tide Society: http://www.risingtidesociety.com https://www.instagram.com/tuesdaystogethermemphis/ https://www.risingtidesocietymemphis.com   Follow along and join the Positively Creative Community:   www.positivelycreative.net www.instagram.com/positivelycreativepodcast www.facebook.com/groups/positivelycreativepodcast     (8:30) Paper & Honey Laura Joseph  (9:00) House show  (12:00) This seems like the time to try it (13:00) Diving head first at Stationery Academy  (16:00) Working out of a college house with roommates & at a studio vs working from home  (17:30) Cooper Young Festival  (19:00) How Sarah and Dorothy met and how they're twins  (25:00) Rising Tide Society - Tuesdays Together Memphis (29:00) Figuring out your audience at shows  (30:00) Ideal Client  (31:00) back to back art shows  (34:00) the process of products  (39:00) southern artist Facebook group  (45:00) South Main pop up shops (48:00) website building & Etsy  (50:00) Instagram stories  (50:00) Jenna Kutcher / Goal Digger Podcast  (53:00) the drawing process  (55:00) Jenean Morrison  (59:00) HoneyBook & Rising Tide Community app (1:04:00) risingtidesocietymemphis.com & Members of the Month (1:08:00) Made By Memphis  (1:13:00) Creative Heart Conference  (1:35:00) Naming your brand 

009 - Mini Episode with Dorothy - Work During an Emergency
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2017-09-21 14:00:31 UTC 11:48
009 - Mini Episode with Dorothy - Work During an Emergency

Figuring out how to maintain your work to-do list during an emergency can be a struggle.  This week I'm discussing what I'm currently doing to try to make sure my art life gets enough attention during a recent family emergency.  

*Update - I'm THRILLED to let y'all know that my family member is on his way to recovery!  He is still in ICU.  I am so happy that I got to speak with him yesterday!  What a MIRACLE!!!*

Dorothy discusses that open communication, delegating, putting things on autopilot, and forgiveness all play a role in working during any unexpected emergency. 

 

008 - Caitlin Horton of Horton Brand Strategy on How to Take a Strategic Approach to Design and Marketing for Your Business
01:22:46
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008 - Caitlin Horton of Horton Brand Strategy on How to Take a Strategic Approach to Design and Marketing for Your Business

Dorothy chats with Caitlin of Horton Brand Strategy on how she works with entrepreneurs to make their "inside match their outside,” working on the business side of things as well as visual side to make sure that your target audience is reached and to connect with them in a genuine way, helping you solve your clients problem with your products and services.  Caitlin’s Brand Exploration Kit helps in the collaboration Landmark Method Process to really hone in on the overall goal for your company   "Marketing is the core of any business." - Caitlin Horton   See more of Caitlin Horton:   www.caitlinlhorton.com www.facebook.com/hortonbrandstrategy www.instagram.com/dizzycaitlin     Follow along and join the Positively Creative Community:   www.positivelycreative.net www.instagram.com/positivelycreativepodcast www.facebook.com/groups/positivelycreativepodcast   Follow along with Dorothy Art: www.dorothycollier.com www.instagram.com/dorothyart www.facebook.com/dorothyart   On Today’s Show:   (9:00) The mission behind Horton Brand Strategy (10:00) Caitlin’s background leading up to her current career (11:30) Rebecca Phillips with Memphis Type History teaches her graphic design (11:30) Front Porch Art selling artwork online  (13:00) On receiving her MBA (15:00) On being process oriented (15:00) Landmark Method for Branding (19:00) Designing for the Company’s Voice (21:00) How her marketing background helps with branding (26:00) Having someone pick your brain to find out your expertise (27:00) Are you a PRO?! (28:00) Is this the most important thing I could be doing to reach my goal? (29:00) On living in Shanghai, China (33:00) Her workday while living abroad (48:00) Being Boss podcast and New Orleans trip (49:00) Radiolab, Reply All, & My Favorite Murder (57:00) On business podcasts & books she enjoys (1:05:00) Inner vs. Outer Pressure (1:13:30) Her 30 Day Focused Brand Challenge (1:16:00) Horton Brand Strategy Pricing Guide (1:18:00) Memphis Type History Podcast & on self publishing

007 - Liana Kangas on Comic & Magazine Illustration and Breaking Into New Creative Communities
01:09:06
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007 - Liana Kangas on Comic & Magazine Illustration and Breaking Into New Creative Communities

Today I’m speaking with Liana Kangas, a freelance comic artist and illustrator.  We talk about her new comic, BlackOUT, her graphic design equipment and process, and how she balances her art career and personal life.  Liana is a pro at diving headfirst into new creative communities, as she’s lived in many cities over the past few years!     See more of Liana Kangas:   http://www.lianakangas.com/ https://www.patreon.com/lianakangas https://twitter.com/lianakangas https://www.instagram.com/lianakangas/ https://www.facebook.com/ComicBlackout/ Shop: https://society6.com/lianadesigns Shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/lianakangas     Follow along and join the Positively Creative Community:   www.positivelycreative.net www.instagram.com/positivelycreativepodcast www.facebook.com/groups/positivelycreativepodcast   On Today’s Show:   (5:00) Hello Giggles (5:50) Only Netflix Can Judge Me (9:00) The birth of Comic BlackOUT (11:00) On self publishing (15:30) Graphic Design tools  (19:00) Liana’s timeline and deadlines (20:00) Daily Routine (23:00) On moving and finding your new creative home & tribe (28:00) How amazing the Memphis art community is! (30:00) Jim Mahfood (31:30) On comic conventions (37:00) How her style has evolved (40:00) new products and enamel pins (43:00) Treat Yo’self Parks and Rec print (46:00) Is a show a hit? (47:00) Finding a part-time job that relates to your art career (53:00) multiple projects happening at once (56:00) Stock & Belle (1:00:00) On moving to New Jersey

 

006 - Hillary Butler Fine Art on Hosting Art Workshops, How to Balance New Mama Life and Her Art Career & More
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006 - Hillary Butler Fine Art on Hosting Art Workshops, How to Balance New Mama Life and Her Art Career & More

Today’s Positively Creative guest is Hillary Butler, an abstract artist that believes if you show up and do the work, your creativity will flow.  As a new mom, Hillary fills me in on how she uses her time wisely in the studio, creating commission pieces through her mock up method.  She shares how she shows gratitude towards her customers through her emails and through giving the best gifts ever!     See more of Hillary Butler Fine Art: www.hillarybutler.com www.instagram.com/hillarybutlerfineart   Follow along and join the Positively Creative Community:   www.positivelycreative.net www.instagram.com/positivelycreativepodcast www.facebook.com/groups/positivelycreativepodcast   On Today’s Show:   (9:00) On being a new mama while still painting (12:45) How to host art workshops (13:30) Blueprint Retreat (16:00) On teaching at Falling into Place (21:00) Her mock up method for commissions (28:30) Releasing collections (35:00) Connecting with your audience in person (50:00) Austin Kleon’s Show Your Work! & Steal Like an Artist (56:00) S-Town (1:00:00) Manage Your Day-to-Day (1:13:00) On being the best gift giver ever (1:18:00) How to reply when asked about being an artist

005 - Valerie McKeehan of Lily and Val on Licensing Artwork, Working with a Spouse, and Opening a Brick & Mortar Shop
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005 - Valerie McKeehan of Lily and Val on Licensing Artwork, Working with a Spouse, and Opening a Brick & Mortar Shop

Today’s Positively Creative guest is Valerie McKeehan, creator of the chalk lettering art company and gift and lifestyle brand, Lily and Val.  Valerie speaks on how she creates new products, the new product the Keepsake Kitchen Diary, and how they recently opened a brick and mortar shop.  Listen along for her tips on managing and building a team with your spouse, licensing vs. manufacturing, and evolving the brand's aesthetic.

See more of Lily & Val: www.lilyandval.com www.instagram.com/valeriemckeehan www.instagram.com/lilyandval   Follow along and join the Positively Creative Community:   www.positivelycreative.net www.instagram.com/positivelycreativepodcast www.facebook.com/groups/positivelycreativepodcast

On Today's Show:

(2:00) How Lily & Val started

(6:00) Marketing background helped build the brand

(8:00) Manufacturing and licensing

(14:00) Working with a Spouse

(15:00) Keepsake Kitchen Diary

(19:00) Brick & Mortar Location

(20:00) Valerie's Daily Routine

(21:00) On managing a collaborative environment

(25:00) Valerie's creative routine

(26:00) The Power of Full Engagement book

(29:00) Society for Creative Founders

(40:00) National Stationery Show

(49:00) On evolving the brand

(58:00) Teaching Workshops

 

004 - Kat Gordon of Muddy’s Bake Shop on Building Community in Your Business & More
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004 - Kat Gordon of Muddy’s Bake Shop on Building Community in Your Business & More

Today on Positively Creative Dorothy chats with Kat Gordon, owner of Muddy’s Bake Shop in Memphis, Tennessee.  She takes us behind the scenes of the 50+ employee, tri-location bakery business from Mud Lab, the test kitchen club which has a lengthy application process for creating a new recipe for the bakery to the Muddy’s volunteer community outreach program for her employees.  Book clubs, employee retreats, art market, custom kitchen…what does Muddy’s not do?!     “I feel like this is the secret of visioning and why visioning works is that once you are open about what it is you want, people want to help you.” -Kat Gordon, on working to fulfill the Muddy’s team's 2020 vision of launching a pie in the sky!   “My business is my medium.” -Kat Gordon   “We get so caught up in the grass is always greener, but it’s easy to just not totally appreciate the challenges for the gift that they are.” -Kat Gordon   See more of Muddy’s:   www.muddysbakeshop.com www.instagram.com/muddysbakeshop     Follow along and join the Positively Creative Community:   www.positivelycreative.net www.instagram.com/positivelycreativepodcast www.facebook.com/groups/positivelycreativepodcast     On Today’s Show: (4:00) How Muddy’s became a company, even without a grand opening (11:30) Muddy’s community service program (17:30) Memphis Indie Spring Market (19:00) Muddy’s Book Club (21:00) Ego is the Enemy (22:00) Kitchen Tours (26:00) Muddy’s retreat (28:00) Kat’s new teaching workshops (35:00) Muddy’s Test Kitchen (46:00) Custom Kitchen / Johnny’s Christening Cake (47:00) On auditing product prices (49:00) Her thoughts on the business’ growth (56:00) The hiring process (1:00:00) Mail Order Muddy’s (1:06:00) Artist & Fabulous mother-in-law Nancy Cheairs (1:07:00) Flicker Street Studio (1:08:00) Jeni’s Ice Cream (1:14:00) Host a Front Porch Party!

 

003 - Kristen Ley of Thimblepress on Building a Brand Through Hard Work & Faith, Managing a Team, & How New Products Form In House and Through Collaborations
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003 - Kristen Ley of Thimblepress on Building a Brand Through Hard Work & Faith, Managing a Team, & How New Products Form In House and Through Collaborations

Today’s Positively Creative guest is Kristen Ley, founder and owner of Thimblepress, a lifestyle company that encourages kindness and inspires fun, through her letterpress and watercolor greeting cards, kindness cards, Push-Pop Confetti, and tons of other adorable products!  Kristen fills us in on her creative process, ranging from how she came up with the "Your butt looks great in those jeans!" card to The Day Dreamer Journal.  Kristen and Dorothy discuss the backstory of Thimblepress' early days, how she manages her team and working on collaborations all inside the Thimblepress headquarters in Jackson, Mississippi, and how she stays positive by leaning on her faith to stay optimistic.  

 

"You really want to hire your weaknesses." -Kristen Ley

"If I could laugh through my whole life, I would be a happy girl. Keeping that kid-like innocence and mentality I think is one of the biggest things you can do for enjoying your life." - Kristen Ley

"There's bravery in seeking after opportunity." -Kristen Ley

"When you're passionate about something, sometimes you can put blinders on.  Which is good and bad." -Kristen Ley

 

See more of Thimblepress' work:

www.thimblepress.com

Thimblepress' The Thread Blog

Thimblepress for Target

 

Follow along and join the Positively Creative Community:   www.positivelycreative.net www.instagram.com/positivelycreativepodcast www.facebook.com/groups/positivelycreativepodcast

 

On Today's Show:

(10:00) Double Decker Art Festival 

(11:00) Renegade Craft Fair

(16:00) Thimblepress won best booth display

(20:00) National Stationery Show

(22:00) State Flower Collection

(24:00) On Hiring Employees

(28:00) Visual Layout of Brick & Mortar Thimblepress

(38:00) Her Creative Process / Kindness Cards / The Day Dreamer

(48:00) Thimblepress x Target Collaboration

(57:00) pillows throwonline.com

(58:00) Speak Wines

 

002 - The Hustle is Real with Liz Cooke of Lionheart Prints
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002 - The Hustle is Real with Liz Cooke of Lionheart Prints

Today Dorothy’s speaking with Liz Cooke of Lionheart Prints, a paper and gift company in New Orleans, Louisiana.  Liz creates hand lettered messages for the kind, brave, and fun.  We discuss how Lionheart Prints got its start to now opening and running a successful brick and mortar shop, about her selling her work at the National Stationery Show, and how she hustles to get it all done.     "I want to be your life coach on paper!" -Liz Cooke   See more of Lionheart’s work:   www.lionheartprints.com www.instagram.com/lionheartprints www.instagram.com/lizmautecooke www.facebook.com/lionheartprints   Follow along and join the Positively Creative Community:   www.positivelycreative.net www.instagram.com/positivelycreativepodcast www.facebook.com/groups/positivelycreativepodcast   On Today's Episode:   (5:00) Paper Source (12:00) Whitney Engllish (13:00) Stationery Academy / Society for Creative Founders (15:00) Gemma O'Brien (17:00) Fleurty Girl (21:00) Yeaux Leaux cups (31:00) National Stationery Show (33:00) Creative Mornings - Tattly (34:00) Little Histories (52:00) Charlie / Emily McDowell (54:00) Liz's NSS booth fiasco (54:00) Fox + Fallow (54:00) Kristen Ley (1:30:00) Rifle Paper Co. (1:34:00) Thimblepress for Target    

Welcome to Positively Creative Podcast with Dorothy Collier of Dorothy Art
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Welcome to Positively Creative Podcast with Dorothy Collier of Dorothy Art

Meet Dorothy Collier, the artist behind Dorothy Art and the host of the new podcast, Positively Creative!  She is so excited to be creating this podcast, featuring and celebrating makers and small businesses in the creative community.  She lives and creates her mixed media oil paintings on vintage book pages in Memphis, Tennessee. When Dorothy started having a positive outlook on every aspect of her life, including her Dorothy Art career, the creativity and opportunities started overflowing!  

 

See more of Dorothy's artwork:

www.dorothycollier.com

www.instagram.com/dorothyart

www.facebook.com/dorothyart

 

Follow along and join the Positively Creative Community:

www.positivelycreative.net

www.instagram.com/positivelycreativepodcast 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/positivelycreativecommunity/?fref=nf

 

Episode 23 - Kristin Vermilya on How to Create Product & Brand Photography, Her Podcast How to Fail!, & Tips on Blogging
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Episode 23 - Kristin Vermilya on How to Create Product & Brand Photography, Her Podcast How to Fail!, & Tips on Blogging

On today's episode Dorothy speaks with Kristin Vermilya on product photography, brand photography, on launching her podcast, How to Fail, and on blogging tips.  Through her photography she helps connect your brand by sharing your personality with your dream audience and your communities.  

http://www.kristinvermilya.co/

http://www.howtofailpodcast.co/

https://www.instagram.com/kristinvermilya/

On Today's Show:

(7:00) her photography tiers on product photography

(8:00) on figuring out your brand

(9:00) how to set up a DIY product photoshoot

(10:00) seamless paper a continuous white backdrop

(11:30) how to edit photos on your iPhone

(12:00) a color story app

(16:00) her take on flat lay photos and donuts

(17:30) Planoly, an app that plans your Instagram photos!  A MUST NEED!

(18:00) brand photography

(22:00) DIY stock photography for artists and makers

(24:00) How to Fail! Podcast

(28:00) one of Kristin's recent failures

(30:00) on Instagram following

(37:00) Creative Biz Rebellion

(42:00) blogging tips, Think Creative Collective, Femtrepreneur

(52:00) Reina and Co, Emily McDowell, Lara Casey Cultivate What Matters

 

 

022 - Kristen & Lindsey Archer of Arch'd on Working with Family, Creating Products in Batches & Assembly Lines, & Having Day Jobs That Help Your Creativity Thrive for Your Creative Career
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022 - Kristen & Lindsey Archer of Arch'd on Working with Family, Creating Products in Batches & Assembly Lines, & Having Day Jobs That Help Your Creativity Thrive for Your Creative Career

Dorothy loved having this opportunity to sit down with two wonderfully creative Memphis women, the Archer sisters, Kristen & Lindsey Archer.  Arch'd takes the sisters creativity and transfers it directly to the wood, via Kristen’s photography and Lindsey’s graphic design.  They fill us in on their assembly line process, working in batches, how they working with family, and how they like doing things that are creative outside of businesses.

https://getarchd.com/

Subscribe to the Positively Creative Newsletter here!

 

On Today's Show:

(10:00) their artmaking process

(12:00) first products

(13:30) assembly line process, working in batches

(18:00) on hiring studio assistants

(19:00) on graphic design & photography that make up the artwork

(19:30) expanding their products with different cities skews

(20:00) NYC trip

(20:30) photography flight in Manhattan

(26:00) full time jobs at Kappa Delta Headquarters, how their positions relate to their skills making and creating with Arch'd

(30:00) on being sisters that live and work together

(33:00) Tennessee Brewery and Open Letter to Justin Timberlake

(35:00) surprisingly successful products

(37:00) on shipping products internationally

(44:00) New Arch'd booth by Zachary Call

(47:00) Cooper Young, Merry Marketplace, Gingerbread House

(52:00) giveaways at art festivals, carstickers.com

(54:00) on consigning work at local shops

(58:00) packaging artwork to take to shows

(59:30) buying art while they travel

(1:01:00) doing things that are creative outside of your business

 

 

021 - Katherine Corden on Growing her Painting Hobby as a Side Hustle with a Full Time Career, Saying Yes to What She Wants, Painting Commissions, & Batching Work to Prioritize Her Time
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021 - Katherine Corden on Growing her Painting Hobby as a Side Hustle with a Full Time Career, Saying Yes to What She Wants, Painting Commissions, & Batching Work to Prioritize Her Time

Today's Positively Creative podcast episode, Dorothy chats with Katherine Corden on how she grew her painting hobby into a side hustle while being a full time physical therapist, how she has learned to say yes and no to live the life that she wants, and how she batches her work to prioritize her time. 

"Saying yes to something means saying no to something else, and it goes vice versa, so saying no to something means that you're making room to say yes for something else.  So unless something is exactly what I need, have time for, or want in the present moment, I've said no to it." -Katherine Corden

To see Katherine's Work:

http://katherinecorden.com/

For more Positively Creative:

www.positivelycreative.net

On Today's Show:

(7:00) how she started just a year ago

(11:00) lack of art business education in the university setting

(12:00) Skillshare

(19:00) her sketching and painting process

(19:00) Golden Paints and how she has a limited palette

(21:30) her commission process

(22:00) Honeybook

(29:00) Jenna Kutcher's Goal Digger Podcast

(30:00) Present Over Perfect, Big Magic, Essentialism

(33:00) prioritizing saying yes and no

(38:00) Katherine's typical day - batching her work

(42:00) Randolph Street Market

(43:00) Raw Art Show & Conception

(48:00) overcoming hurdles while painting at night after her full time job

(52:00) J. Villa Workshop, MG Fancy Font, Meg Made

(55:00) Tuesdays Together

 

 

020 - Pro Panel Q&A: Maker Booths on applying to craft fairs, how to set up your booth, to selling at festivals with Signet Sealed, Texstyle, Ella Jude, & Falling Into Place
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020 - Pro Panel Q&A: Maker Booths on applying to craft fairs, how to set up your booth, to selling at festivals with Signet Sealed, Texstyle, Ella Jude, & Falling Into Place

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 of Textyle, & Mary Claire White of Falling into Place share their wealth of knowledge on the nitty gritty of craft festivals and what it takes from A to Z.  They discuss application tips and tricks when trying to get into juried shows, on why applying early to shows matters, how to prepare your product before the show and how to display it within your booth once at the art fair, how to sell to customers and so much more!  

 

$15 e-book on how to sell at shows

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On Today's Show:

(5:00) Dan with Creative Works, Conference in October

(10:00) Introductions, how many shows the panel does a year, and first mishaps

(22:00) Application process and finding shows 

(26:00) Zapplication

(28:00) Sourcebook

(32:00) How do you prepare your products for a show?

(38:00) packaging, giveaways, and pricing

(41:00) What's in your show bag?

(43:00) What goes into building your booth?  

(51:00) Falling Into Place Displays

(55:00) Booth signage and booth placement

(1:05:00) Why "I'll be back..." is a lie

(1:06:00) What is your sales approach when people come into your booth?

(1:14:00) show specials

(1:18:00) e-book on how to sell at shows

(1:18:00) Renegade Pinterest board

(1:19:00) show insurance, collecting sales tax

(1:27:00) Southern Artist Facebook group

(1:30:00) "Spilling out" of your booth 

(1:32:00) taking payment on the phone vs. ipad

(1:35:00) setting up inventory in Square

(1:36:00) sources for packaging - ULine, Clear Bags, Nashville Wraps, Bags Unlimited, Planet Packaging in Memphis, Papermark

(1:38:00) price points that sell, your prices in regards to wholesale, undercutting your competition

(1:42:00) Have you ever run into theft?

(1:44:00) Bringing animals to festivals

(1:47:00) brand identity

(1:51:00) Where do you sit in the booth?

(1:54:00) network issues when taking credit cards

(1:56:00) how much product do you put out?

(1:58:00) admission ticket to get in to shows vs. free to general public shows

 

019 - Amanda Torres of The Curious Coconut on Paleo & Auto Immune Protocol Cooking, the Launch of Her First Cookbook, & Marketing Through Pinterest, Facebook, & Instagram, & Monetizing a Blog
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019 - Amanda Torres of The Curious Coconut on Paleo & Auto Immune Protocol Cooking, the Launch of Her First Cookbook, & Marketing Through Pinterest, Facebook, & Instagram, & Monetizing a Blog

On today's Positively Creative Podcast episode, neuroscientist Amanda Torres, a paleo and autoimmune protocol recipe blogger, shares with Dorothy about her personal health journey, the launch of her first cookbook, Latin American Paleo Cooking, on monetizing her blog through affiliate programs, and how she builds her community through Instagram Stories & Facebook Live. 

For more of Amanda's work:

https://thecuriouscoconut.com/

On Today's Show:

(4:00) How she was diagnosed with pre diabetes, had developed an autoimmune skin condition, to lost weight (80 pounds!), and turning her health around. 

(5:30) Discovering the paleo diet - Mark Sisson A Primal Blueprint

(8:30) Barefoot running led her to primal living

(14:00) Institute for Functional Medicine - takes a root cause approach 

(14:30) Starting The Curious Coconut blog after two years of paleo diet 

(22:00) on monetizing the blog

(23:30) collaborating with other bloggers to create e-cookbooks

(27:00) multiple streams of income, including affiliate marketing

(34:00) on photographing the food 

(36:00) Celebrating her first cookbook, Latin American Paleo Cooking

(38:00) How she wrote a cookbook in 4 months

(40:00) Jennifer Robins, Predominately Paleo

(42:00) the process of starting the relationship with the publisher and the steps of creating the book

(49:00) on promoting the book

(52:00) on moving from an online business to a physical product and how Instagram stories and Facebook live has helped

(55:00) how she gets inspired to create recipes

(58:00) on measuring by weight and not by volume when cooking

(59:30) on gluten and dairy and healthy alternatives 

(1:02:00) Jeremy Draper, Well Fit Medicine

(1:05:00) acupuncture and Chinese herbs

(1:06:00) Mike Falcone, Twin Reeds Calming Influence in Overton Square & Shady Grove Presbyterian Church

(1:07:00) On finding a good Chinese medicine doctor

(1:09:00) on building a website with Squarespace

(1:13:00) Smarterqueue, Tailwind, spending ~1 hour in Pinterest to build her audience, Quantcast, & a business profile on Instagram 

(1:24:00) The Curious Coconut's Front Porch

Holistic health · Paleolithic diet · Autoimmune disease · Traditional Chinese medicine · Mindfulness

 

 

018 - Erin Austen Abbott of Amelia on Owning and Curating for Her Gift Shop Amelia, Writing Her New Book, How to Make It, Being a Contributor to Design*Sponge, & More
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018 - Erin Austen Abbott of Amelia on Owning and Curating for Her Gift Shop Amelia, Writing Her New Book, How to Make It, Being a Contributor to Design*Sponge, & More

Today on Positively Creative, Dorothy chats with Erin Austen Abbott about all of the different creative avenues Erin ventures as a facilitator and curator in the creative community.  Erin shares all about her shop Amelia and the recent shop move from Oxford to Water Valley, Mississippi, where the shop has grown to house a gallery as well as classes and workshops.  Erin discusses her new book, How to Make It, a look into 25 creative entrepreneurs and makers and their creative processes.  They also discuss Erin's writings for Design Sponge, her own photography, and much more!

"It's been a real lesson for me on what people want...It's also an education process, educating people why things cost what they cost, why handmade is so important, why we need this kind of movement in our country and world because it's important to know where your items are coming from and to gift things that are more special than something you could pick up at a Black Friday sale."  -Erin Austin Abbott 

 

For more Erin Austen Abbott & Amelia:

https://ameliapresents.com/

Amelia Presents Instagram

For more Positively Creative:

Positively Creative Website

Positively Creative Instagram

 

On Today's Show:

(7:30) Amelia - shop, gallery, and classes

(11:30) From the 187 square feet on the Oxford Square to all under one roof in Main Street in Water Valley, MS

(16:00) The Living Room Gallery, Glennray Tutor , Jonathan Kent Adams , A Study in Color

(20:00) One Night Stand Show that Erin curates

(25:00) How to Make It book , Chronicle Books 

(26:30) Studio Stories on Instagram 

(31:00) on photographing and writing for the book 

(34:00) going on tour for the book 

(36:00) on traveling, Field Trip blog

(36:30) working for Design*Sponge

(43:00) Erin's typical day and how she organizes 

(45:00) Dorothy blabs on about Trello

(47:00) on when and what to post on Amelia Presents Instagram 

(53:00) Sarah, Occasionette, Girls Can Tell , Storehouse in New Jersey

(54:00) Elizabeth Suzann, Jojotastic

(55:00) Shopkeep Facebook Group

(1:00:00) on finding artists to carry in the shop

(1:05:00) Up & Vanished Podcast

(1:06:00) On how she got the name Amelia Presents

 

017 - Abby Phillips of Memphis Fashion Design Network on Creating Memphis Fashion Week, Building a Collaborative Design Studio, & Education Courses for Designers
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017 - Abby Phillips of Memphis Fashion Design Network on Creating Memphis Fashion Week, Building a Collaborative Design Studio, & Education Courses for Designers

Today Dorothy sits down with Abby Phillips of Memphis Fashion Design Network.  Abby fills us in on how she created Memphis Fashion Week, which hosts well known fashion designers as well as emerging designers.   Abby has grown this nonprofit into a flourishing thriving success.  Memphis Fashion Design Network now encompasses a collaborative design studio, The Lab, and education certification courses at Memphis College of Art.

"We knew right away that we had to keep doing it.  I don't feel like I built it, I feel like we kept following what people were wanting.  It was the opposite of 'if you build it they will come.'  It was like, they're coming, we better get this done!" - Abby Phillips 

"I think that's a big thing as well...committing yourself to being 100% present for what you're working on, whether that a mom, or work, or whatever it may be." - Abby Phillips

Follow Memphis Fashion Design Network here:

http://www.memphisfashiondesignnetwork.com/

http://www.memphisfashionweek.org/

Follow Positively Creative here:

www.positivelycreative.net

www.instagram.com/positivelycreativepodcast

On Today's Show:

(3:00) Abby's background with theater, film, & casting

(5:30) Casting models for Nashville Fashion Week

(6:00) The birth of Memphis Fashion Weekend

(9:00) Pavo, Meosha, Jack Robinson Gallery, A. Schwab , Joseph's, Kittie Kyle

(14:00) On building the education platform for designers with Memphis College of Art

(17:00) Tara Skelley

(18:30) AAUW & certificate program for designers

(20:30) Emerging Memphis Designer

(22:00) On getting big names for the fashion shows

(25:00) Annie Griffin, freeze models, runway shows, Monte, Shela Jay Design, Tiena, This is Sloane, Nicole Miller

(27:00) The Lab , The pop up shop, and all of the resources offered with membership to The Lab

(35:00) trunk shows

(36:00) Tiena Gwin, Belk Southern Designer

(37:00) The future of Memphis Fashion Design Network 

(41:00) Events during Memphis Fashion Week

(44:00) Emily Harvey of EmKat Design

(46:00) Abby's mother, first female board President of Boys & Girls Clubs Memphis

(47:00) Junior League of Memphis, Memphis Ad Fed Board, Leadership Memphis

(48:00) on being a working mom 

(53:00) How I Built This, Ted Talks, Freakonomics, Emily Wapnick Multipotentialite , The Limit Does Not Exist

(56:00) Living LeReve , Style by LD, Pretty in Pink Megan 

 

016 - Amanda Campbell of Amanda Louise Interiors on Targeting her Ideal Client through Email Marketing & Blogging, Creating Styled Spaces for her Customers, & Collaborating with Artists
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016 - Amanda Campbell of Amanda Louise Interiors on Targeting her Ideal Client through Email Marketing & Blogging, Creating Styled Spaces for her Customers, & Collaborating with Artists

On today's show, Dorothy sits down to talk with Amanda Campbell of Amanda Louise Interiors, from Greenville, South Carolina.  Listen along as Amanda shares how she built her client list through social media, works with clients to create their ideal styled space, and talks about recent and upcoming collaborations.  

"I really think that the biggest part of style and figuring out your home is just buying things that you really love.  Collecting things that really mean something to you and you're really drawn to, and not worrying about if it's on trend or really even what will look best in your space.  There's something for just buying things that speak to you."

"Trello is my best friend in the whole world...it has seriously changed my whole life." 

"Some of those big hurdles that I've gone through has really been one of the best things."

"My husband says that i rearrange our living room every time there's a really good football game on, because I just sit there and rearrange furniture in my head and have to get up and start moving things, or start hanging art around the television...haha...but in the beginning it was really a laboratory for what I was trying to learn and do and it was where I really didn't have any restrictions on what I could play with and what I could do, like mixing colors and patterns.  There were no stakes on if people were happy or going to like it, because it was just for me so I think I was able to try a lot of things and work through what worked for my brand and for my own home and now because I put that out there in the world, now people are allowing me to put that in their own homes and trusting me with that."

See more of Amanda's work here:

http://amandalouiseinteriors.blogspot.com/

www.instagram.com/amandalouiseinteriors

 

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www.positivelycreative.net

www.instagram.com/positivelycreativepodcast

 

On Today's Show:

(5:00) on referrals and getting clients based on her aesthetic

(6:00) on starting by decorating her own home and sharing on social media 

(7:30) e-design, source products online, renovations, and delegating to the client

(10:30) getting better to saying no to jobs that aren't her aesthetic

(11:00) Amanda's color palettes

(13:00) on mixing high and low

(15:00) on sourcing

(15:00) sending emails at night

(17:00) working on a rebrand and new logo

(19:00) hardest part of pulling a room together 

(26:00) her favorite thing to accessorize with 

(28:00) collaborations with other creatives

(28:30) Art & Light Gallery

(29:30) art community in Greenville, SC

(31:00) happy hour with creatives and learning from others

(37:00) keeping her head down so not to be intimidated

(41:00) Southern Living summer supper

(44:00) easy decorating hacks to bring life to a room

(45:00) the amount of projects in this season of life

(55:00) on working through new chapters in life and transitioning on time

(1:03:00) new ways of revenues

(1:24:00) on how she got started

(1:26:00) HGTV Magazine November Issue

(1:28:00) In the Company of Women, Living with Pattern

015 - Stacie Bloomfield of Gingiber on Licensing Illustrations, Growing Wholesale, & Pivoting in Your Business
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2017-09-23 00:50:10 UTC 01:30:09
015 - Stacie Bloomfield of Gingiber on Licensing Illustrations, Growing Wholesale, & Pivoting in Your Business

Today Dorothy talks to Stacie Bloomfield of Gingiber, a paper goods and home decor company that offers classic animal-centric illustrated designs that are sweet enough for children, but smart enough for adults.  Stacie fills us in on the nitty gritty of growing Gingiber from the ground up, online and in the wholesale world, now in 300 + retail stores and licenses her artwork to many big name brands.  She discusses how important it is to be capable of pivoting in your business when needed.  

"Gingiber is hear to make people happy.  Whatever we have on a card, whatever we have an image, whatever we have on a tea towel, it's going to make someone smile."  

"The reason people will keep working with you, it's not just if you were a good artist, it's if you are a nice person they will remember you.  You can say thank you, and then you can show your thank you with a note in the mail, or sending an email.  Little acts of gratitude go a long way and building those relationships.  If you have a good opportunity, recognize it is, and do some research, send them a thank you note, and really work on that relationship."

"I don't need better products.  I just need slightly better than person to my left and person to my right.  Or, I just need to find a way to stand out a little bit more." 

See more of Gingiber here:

https://gingiber.com/

 

Find resources, instagram, and our

Facebook Community at:

www.positivelycreative.net

 

On Today's Show:

(4:00) On Gingiber's start

(5:45) Decor8 blog - Holly Becker

(6:00) Featured Etsy seller 2011 THE WEEK AFTER HER BABY WAS DUE!!!

(9:00) On how wholesale has grown to 300+ retailers

(10:00) Grace with Pink Olive School

(11:00) National Stationery Show

(14:00) producing her tea towels with Orchard Street Press

(16:00) Meet the Gingiber team 

(21:00) working with wholesale reps Paper & Heart  & Gelhert Group & Elements Rep Group

(27:00) displays for retail shops 

(30:00) Atlanta Wholesale Market

(33:00) Wholesale Booth in a Box in lieu of NSS

(37:00) 16 week small business course with SBA 

(41:00) How I Built This podcast 

(42:00) on licensing your work

(44:00) Land of Nod, Crane & Co, West Elm, MODA Fabrics partnerships

(52:00) on Shopify

(53:00) Trello boards for wholesale, increasing reorders

(57:00) Stacie's creative process as a working mom

(1:02:00) upcoming work with illustrations

(1:05:00) Beth 1canoe2

(1:06:00) Kristen Ley Thimblepress

( 1:07:00) mogleaPaper Bandit Press, Emily McDowell, & Erin Austin Abbott of Amelia Presents

(1:14:00) The Gingiber Studio 

(1:19:00) team retreat & guidebook

014 - Meredith Piper Art on Having a Studio Retail Space with High Foot Traffic, Creating a Signature Art Form of Encased Weavings, & Painting Live at Events
01:15:45
2017-09-23 00:50:10 UTC 01:15:45
014 - Meredith Piper Art on Having a Studio Retail Space with High Foot Traffic, Creating a Signature Art Form of Encased Weavings, & Painting Live at Events

On today's show, Dorothy speaks with Meredith Piper of Greenville, South Carolina about her artwork, studio practices, and art shows around the southeast.  Meredith works in oil, acrylic, soft pastels, and creates her beautiful wooden framed encased weavings.  Listen along as Meredith describes her studio in Downtown Greenville and all about how to juggle a retail space while painting.  Meredith also clues us into how she creates a painting at a live event.  Dorothy found another bestie!  The two artists have too many things in common to count!  And those things were just discovered with this first conversation that was recorded!

"Being one of the earlier (pieces of art)...I feel like that always takes longer because you don't know what you're doing, you're just exploring, which is awesome but those are some of the most beautiful sweet moments...that exploration of the unknown if you have not done it before, you have no idea what's going to happen or how it's going to turn out.  Those are some of the best memories as well that I cherish."  - Meredith Piper 

 

See more of Meredith's work:

https://www.meredithpiper.com/

www.instagram.com/meredithpiperart

Follow along with Positively Creative:

www.positivelycreative.net

www.instagram.com/positivelycreativepodcast

https://www.facebook.com/groups/positivelycreativepodcast/

On Today's Show:

(3:00) On having a studio with foot traffic, different types of buyers, and the layout of the studio shops in Downtown Greenville, SC

(9:30) Her studio neighbor, Larry Seymour

(11:30) Meredith & Dorothy both double majored in Psychology and Art!

(14:00) The Enneagram

(16:00) Louisiana roots

(16:30) on propagating her art subjects

(18:00) on working with different mediums

(18:30) on painting small first 

(21:00) on teaching in the public school system

(24:00) Double Decker Art Festival

(26:00) Renegade Craft Fair

(28:00) The birth of the encased weavings

(31:00) Dorothy's 3D teacher, Bill Beckwith

(34:00) on working in batches

(36:30) Meredith's husband, Douglas' artwork

(39:00) on live event painting

(49:00) Mark Malfinger

(49:30) Glori Day Loften

(49:30) Amanda Louise Interiors

(49:30) Dorothy Shain

(50:00) Sunny Mullarky

(50:00) Taylor Cox

(55:00) Meredith's newest art collection release Thursday, June 27th 

(1:00:00) Red River Revel

(1:02:30) on mesh booth walls 

(1:08:00) The Way I Heard It

(1:10:00) Present Over Perfect

(1:12:00) Indie Craft Parade

 

013 - Emily Jeffords on Painting Collections, Getting Buyers to Connect with her Art via Instagram, and Only Doing the Creative Work she Enjoys
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2017-09-23 00:50:10 UTC 46:39
013 - Emily Jeffords on Painting Collections, Getting Buyers to Connect with her Art via Instagram, and Only Doing the Creative Work she Enjoys

Dorothy chats with Emily Jeffords, a fine artist from Greenville, South Carolina.  Emily's well known for her dreamy abstract oil landscape paintings, her more than perfectly beautiful Instagram account, and her workshops ranging from local to abroad.

"If you're doing what you're enjoying and if you're doing what makes you happy in the moment, that's going to be the most successful. That's going to be the most vibrant for you and your collectors, if that's what's going to resonate, if you want to have collaborations with big brands or blogs, the things that make you happy speaks the loudest." -Emily Jeffords

"People need to connect with art a bit more tangibly than maybe we've been able to in the past." -Emily Jeffords, on why she shares her story via Instagram 

See more of Emily Jeffords' work:

http://emilyjeffords.com/

www.instagram.com/emilyjeffords

Follow along and join the Positively Creative Community:

www.positivelycreative.net

www.instagram.com/positivelycreativepodcast

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On Today's Show:

(4:45) Emily's Instagram Philosophy 

(6:30) #doitfortheprocess

(9:30) how to recreate the fun part of creating in your brain 

(10:30) Instagram for Creatives 

(11:30) Business Coaching, Workshops

(11:45) French Workshop this summer

(15:30) on being pregnant during a Europe trip

(19:30) A typical day for Emily

(20:00) Her studio space

(24:00) fine art prints + new print collection

(26:00) on releasing collections

(34:00) different streams of revenue

(35:30) Joseph Bradley

(37:00) Glory Day Loflin

(38:00) Dorothy Shain

(39:00) preparing for baby

(42:00) on collaborations

 

012 - Mary Claire White of Falling Into Place on Opening a Retail Store, Visioning What You Want for Your Business, Branding a Candle Line, and Etsy Wholesale
01:10:39
2017-09-23 00:50:10 UTC 01:10:39
012 - Mary Claire White of Falling Into Place on Opening a Retail Store, Visioning What You Want for Your Business, Branding a Candle Line, and Etsy Wholesale

Dorothy chats with Mary Claire White of Falling Into Place in Memphis, TN.  She’s been making candles since she was in the womb (no really...her mom started making candles while she was pregnant with Mary Claire!)  She shares how Etsy Open Call launched her wholesale candle business and how she successfully opened the Falling Into Place gift shop on Broad Avenue, making it profitable after year one.  Mary Claire discusses how she says and writes down what she wants to happen for the Universe to hear her dreams.  They talk about how she doesn’t let anything sit, which contributes to her success.  

“You always want to have that feeling of everything is just falling into place.  But everything doesn’t just fall into place! It falls into place or it appears to fall into place because you’ve worked your butt off.”  - Mary Claire White

 

See more of Falling Into Place:

http://www.fallingintoplace.net/

https://www.facebook.com/fallingintoplaceshop

https://www.instagram.com/fallingintoplaceshop/

https://www.etsy.com/shop/FIPcandles

https://www.etsy.com/shop/FIPdisplays

 

Follow along and join the Positively Creative Community:

www.positivelycreative.net

www.instagram.com/positivelycreativepodcast

www.facebook.com/groups/positivelycreativepodcast

On Today’s Show:

 

(6:00) Cooper Young Festival (Memphis, TN) & Germantown Festival (Germantown, TN)

(7:00) Double Decker (Oxford, MS) & Franklin Main Street Festival (Franklin, TN)

(10:00) On teaching elementary school

(17:00) Memshop

(17:00) Putting what you want out into the Universe in language and writing

(18:00) On planning and budgeting when opening a shop

(20:00) On researching for the shop in California

(24:00) City & State

(24:00) On designing the shop

(26:00) Elyse Wigen of Prim Society

(27:00) Small retailers need makers as employees

(30:00) Redesigning the candle line

(31:00) Indie Holiday Market

(32:00) Etsy Open Call & Etsy Wholesale

(38:00) On hiring employees for the shop and their roles within the shop

(42:00) Renegade Craft Fair

(43:00) On the importance of photography for makers

(44:00) Annabella Charles Photography

(46:00) On how to attend a show states away and shipping via freight

(46:30) Falling Into Place Displays at craft shows

(48:00) How the shop got its name

(51:00) The Falling Into Place candle line

(52:30) Lionheart collaboration zodiac card/candle line

(59:00) On not letting anything sit

(1:00:00) Making a map for Broad Avenue

(1:04:00) Falling Into Place Workshops

011 - Kelly Parker Smith & Caroline Hull of Creative Biz Rebellion Podcast on Starting a Podcast, the Etsy Action Plan, The Mompreneur Hustle, and More
01:12:44
2017-09-23 00:50:10 UTC 01:12:44
011 - Kelly Parker Smith & Caroline Hull of Creative Biz Rebellion Podcast on Starting a Podcast, the Etsy Action Plan, The Mompreneur Hustle, and More

Join Dorothy as she chats with Kelly Parker Smith and Caroline Hull about their new podcast, Creative Biz Rebellion.  They dive into various topics for product based businesses in their weekly episodes, from having an Etsy Action Plan to goals and resolutions.  Listen in on how Kelly and Caroline run the podcast and their respective creative companies from their homes, Hello World Paper Co. and Caroline Creates, all while being moms!

  "We want to have, not balance, but harmony in our lives." - Kelly Parker Smith   Follow along for more Creative Biz Rebellion:   www.creativebizrebellion.com www.instagram.com/creativebizrebellion https://www.facebook.com/groups/creativebizrebellion/     Follow along and join the Positively Creative Community:   www.positivelycreative.net www.instagram.com/positivelycreativepodcast www.facebook.com/groups/positivelycreativepodcast

 

On Today's Show:

(4:00) Caroline Creates

(5:00) Hello World Paper Co.

(6:00) How Caroline & Kelly met - Creative Founders

(7:00) The start of the podcast

(9:00) On just starting the work

(10:45) Dana Malstaff's Trello Course

(14:30) Etsy Action Plan

(17:45) On having a positive attitude

(18:45) Rock Your Shop Summer Challenge Free Course

(21:00) Easy Shop Calendar

(21:00) Rock Your Shipping Mini Course

(22:00) Resources

(23:00) Creative Biz Rebellion's Guests

(27:00) Work from home Mom life

(45:00) On podcast advertisers

(53:30) Paige Poppe

(54:00) Lara Casey

(55:00) On trying to simplify

(1:00:00) Inkwell Press

(1:05:00) Jessica Swift Pattern Camp

(1:06:00) Kelly's Patterns

 

 

 

 

010 - Sarah Baumann of Signet Sealed on Starting a Creative Business in College, Art Shows & Pop Ups, and Encouraging Community as a Rising Tide Society Leader
01:39:26
2017-09-23 00:50:10 UTC 01:39:26
010 - Sarah Baumann of Signet Sealed on Starting a Creative Business in College, Art Shows & Pop Ups, and Encouraging Community as a Rising Tide Society Leader

Dorothy sits down with her newest art friend and eerily similar "twin," Sarah Baumann of Signet Sealed to talk about how Sarah's diary doodling became a full time art career by focusing on a niche.  Sarah walks us through the product process, from drawing to laying out the illustrations for different products featuring the dozens of cities she's captured.  Dorothy and Sarah hit on the highlights of the new Memphis Chapter of Tuesdays Together for Rising Tide Society.    See more of Signet Sealed's work: www.signetsealed.com https://www.instagram.com/signetsealed/   See more of Rising Tide Society: http://www.risingtidesociety.com https://www.instagram.com/tuesdaystogethermemphis/ https://www.risingtidesocietymemphis.com   Follow along and join the Positively Creative Community:   www.positivelycreative.net www.instagram.com/positivelycreativepodcast www.facebook.com/groups/positivelycreativepodcast     (8:30) Paper & Honey Laura Joseph  (9:00) House show  (12:00) This seems like the time to try it (13:00) Diving head first at Stationery Academy  (16:00) Working out of a college house with roommates & at a studio vs working from home  (17:30) Cooper Young Festival  (19:00) How Sarah and Dorothy met and how they're twins  (25:00) Rising Tide Society - Tuesdays Together Memphis (29:00) Figuring out your audience at shows  (30:00) Ideal Client  (31:00) back to back art shows  (34:00) the process of products  (39:00) southern artist Facebook group  (45:00) South Main pop up shops (48:00) website building & Etsy  (50:00) Instagram stories  (50:00) Jenna Kutcher / Goal Digger Podcast  (53:00) the drawing process  (55:00) Jenean Morrison  (59:00) HoneyBook & Rising Tide Community app (1:04:00) risingtidesocietymemphis.com & Members of the Month (1:08:00) Made By Memphis  (1:13:00) Creative Heart Conference  (1:35:00) Naming your brand 

009 - Mini Episode with Dorothy - Work During an Emergency
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2017-09-23 00:50:10 UTC 11:48
009 - Mini Episode with Dorothy - Work During an Emergency

Figuring out how to maintain your work to-do list during an emergency can be a struggle.  This week I'm discussing what I'm currently doing to try to make sure my art life gets enough attention during a recent family emergency.  

*Update - I'm THRILLED to let y'all know that my family member is on his way to recovery!  He is still in ICU.  I am so happy that I got to speak with him yesterday!  What a MIRACLE!!!*

Dorothy discusses that open communication, delegating, putting things on autopilot, and forgiveness all play a role in working during any unexpected emergency. 

 

008 - Caitlin Horton of Horton Brand Strategy on How to Take a Strategic Approach to Design and Marketing for Your Business
01:22:46
2017-09-23 00:50:10 UTC 01:22:46
008 - Caitlin Horton of Horton Brand Strategy on How to Take a Strategic Approach to Design and Marketing for Your Business

Dorothy chats with Caitlin of Horton Brand Strategy on how she works with entrepreneurs to make their "inside match their outside,” working on the business side of things as well as visual side to make sure that your target audience is reached and to connect with them in a genuine way, helping you solve your clients problem with your products and services.  Caitlin’s Brand Exploration Kit helps in the collaboration Landmark Method Process to really hone in on the overall goal for your company   "Marketing is the core of any business." - Caitlin Horton   See more of Caitlin Horton:   www.caitlinlhorton.com www.facebook.com/hortonbrandstrategy www.instagram.com/dizzycaitlin     Follow along and join the Positively Creative Community:   www.positivelycreative.net www.instagram.com/positivelycreativepodcast www.facebook.com/groups/positivelycreativepodcast   Follow along with Dorothy Art: www.dorothycollier.com www.instagram.com/dorothyart www.facebook.com/dorothyart   On Today’s Show:   (9:00) The mission behind Horton Brand Strategy (10:00) Caitlin’s background leading up to her current career (11:30) Rebecca Phillips with Memphis Type History teaches her graphic design (11:30) Front Porch Art selling artwork online  (13:00) On receiving her MBA (15:00) On being process oriented (15:00) Landmark Method for Branding (19:00) Designing for the Company’s Voice (21:00) How her marketing background helps with branding (26:00) Having someone pick your brain to find out your expertise (27:00) Are you a PRO?! (28:00) Is this the most important thing I could be doing to reach my goal? (29:00) On living in Shanghai, China (33:00) Her workday while living abroad (48:00) Being Boss podcast and New Orleans trip (49:00) Radiolab, Reply All, & My Favorite Murder (57:00) On business podcasts & books she enjoys (1:05:00) Inner vs. Outer Pressure (1:13:30) Her 30 Day Focused Brand Challenge (1:16:00) Horton Brand Strategy Pricing Guide (1:18:00) Memphis Type History Podcast & on self publishing

007 - Liana Kangas on Comic & Magazine Illustration and Breaking Into New Creative Communities
01:09:06
2017-09-23 00:50:10 UTC 01:09:06
007 - Liana Kangas on Comic & Magazine Illustration and Breaking Into New Creative Communities

Today I’m speaking with Liana Kangas, a freelance comic artist and illustrator.  We talk about her new comic, BlackOUT, her graphic design equipment and process, and how she balances her art career and personal life.  Liana is a pro at diving headfirst into new creative communities, as she’s lived in many cities over the past few years!     See more of Liana Kangas:   http://www.lianakangas.com/ https://www.patreon.com/lianakangas https://twitter.com/lianakangas https://www.instagram.com/lianakangas/ https://www.facebook.com/ComicBlackout/ Shop: https://society6.com/lianadesigns Shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/lianakangas     Follow along and join the Positively Creative Community:   www.positivelycreative.net www.instagram.com/positivelycreativepodcast www.facebook.com/groups/positivelycreativepodcast   On Today’s Show:   (5:00) Hello Giggles (5:50) Only Netflix Can Judge Me (9:00) The birth of Comic BlackOUT (11:00) On self publishing (15:30) Graphic Design tools  (19:00) Liana’s timeline and deadlines (20:00) Daily Routine (23:00) On moving and finding your new creative home & tribe (28:00) How amazing the Memphis art community is! (30:00) Jim Mahfood (31:30) On comic conventions (37:00) How her style has evolved (40:00) new products and enamel pins (43:00) Treat Yo’self Parks and Rec print (46:00) Is a show a hit? (47:00) Finding a part-time job that relates to your art career (53:00) multiple projects happening at once (56:00) Stock & Belle (1:00:00) On moving to New Jersey

 

006 - Hillary Butler Fine Art on Hosting Art Workshops, How to Balance New Mama Life and Her Art Career & More
01:24:25
2017-09-23 00:50:10 UTC 01:24:25
006 - Hillary Butler Fine Art on Hosting Art Workshops, How to Balance New Mama Life and Her Art Career & More

Today’s Positively Creative guest is Hillary Butler, an abstract artist that believes if you show up and do the work, your creativity will flow.  As a new mom, Hillary fills me in on how she uses her time wisely in the studio, creating commission pieces through her mock up method.  She shares how she shows gratitude towards her customers through her emails and through giving the best gifts ever!     See more of Hillary Butler Fine Art: www.hillarybutler.com www.instagram.com/hillarybutlerfineart   Follow along and join the Positively Creative Community:   www.positivelycreative.net www.instagram.com/positivelycreativepodcast www.facebook.com/groups/positivelycreativepodcast   On Today’s Show:   (9:00) On being a new mama while still painting (12:45) How to host art workshops (13:30) Blueprint Retreat (16:00) On teaching at Falling into Place (21:00) Her mock up method for commissions (28:30) Releasing collections (35:00) Connecting with your audience in person (50:00) Austin Kleon’s Show Your Work! & Steal Like an Artist (56:00) S-Town (1:00:00) Manage Your Day-to-Day (1:13:00) On being the best gift giver ever (1:18:00) How to reply when asked about being an artist

005 - Valerie McKeehan of Lily and Val on Licensing Artwork, Working with a Spouse, and Opening a Brick & Mortar Shop
01:03:26
2017-09-23 00:50:10 UTC 01:03:26
005 - Valerie McKeehan of Lily and Val on Licensing Artwork, Working with a Spouse, and Opening a Brick & Mortar Shop

Today’s Positively Creative guest is Valerie McKeehan, creator of the chalk lettering art company and gift and lifestyle brand, Lily and Val.  Valerie speaks on how she creates new products, the new product the Keepsake Kitchen Diary, and how they recently opened a brick and mortar shop.  Listen along for her tips on managing and building a team with your spouse, licensing vs. manufacturing, and evolving the brand's aesthetic.

See more of Lily & Val: www.lilyandval.com www.instagram.com/valeriemckeehan www.instagram.com/lilyandval   Follow along and join the Positively Creative Community:   www.positivelycreative.net www.instagram.com/positivelycreativepodcast www.facebook.com/groups/positivelycreativepodcast

On Today's Show:

(2:00) How Lily & Val started

(6:00) Marketing background helped build the brand

(8:00) Manufacturing and licensing

(14:00) Working with a Spouse

(15:00) Keepsake Kitchen Diary

(19:00) Brick & Mortar Location

(20:00) Valerie's Daily Routine

(21:00) On managing a collaborative environment

(25:00) Valerie's creative routine

(26:00) The Power of Full Engagement book

(29:00) Society for Creative Founders

(40:00) National Stationery Show

(49:00) On evolving the brand

(58:00) Teaching Workshops

 

004 - Kat Gordon of Muddy’s Bake Shop on Building Community in Your Business & More
01:18:45
2017-09-23 00:50:10 UTC 01:18:45
004 - Kat Gordon of Muddy’s Bake Shop on Building Community in Your Business & More

Today on Positively Creative Dorothy chats with Kat Gordon, owner of Muddy’s Bake Shop in Memphis, Tennessee.  She takes us behind the scenes of the 50+ employee, tri-location bakery business from Mud Lab, the test kitchen club which has a lengthy application process for creating a new recipe for the bakery to the Muddy’s volunteer community outreach program for her employees.  Book clubs, employee retreats, art market, custom kitchen…what does Muddy’s not do?!     “I feel like this is the secret of visioning and why visioning works is that once you are open about what it is you want, people want to help you.” -Kat Gordon, on working to fulfill the Muddy’s team's 2020 vision of launching a pie in the sky!   “My business is my medium.” -Kat Gordon   “We get so caught up in the grass is always greener, but it’s easy to just not totally appreciate the challenges for the gift that they are.” -Kat Gordon   See more of Muddy’s:   www.muddysbakeshop.com www.instagram.com/muddysbakeshop     Follow along and join the Positively Creative Community:   www.positivelycreative.net www.instagram.com/positivelycreativepodcast www.facebook.com/groups/positivelycreativepodcast     On Today’s Show: (4:00) How Muddy’s became a company, even without a grand opening (11:30) Muddy’s community service program (17:30) Memphis Indie Spring Market (19:00) Muddy’s Book Club (21:00) Ego is the Enemy (22:00) Kitchen Tours (26:00) Muddy’s retreat (28:00) Kat’s new teaching workshops (35:00) Muddy’s Test Kitchen (46:00) Custom Kitchen / Johnny’s Christening Cake (47:00) On auditing product prices (49:00) Her thoughts on the business’ growth (56:00) The hiring process (1:00:00) Mail Order Muddy’s (1:06:00) Artist & Fabulous mother-in-law Nancy Cheairs (1:07:00) Flicker Street Studio (1:08:00) Jeni’s Ice Cream (1:14:00) Host a Front Porch Party!

 

003 - Kristen Ley of Thimblepress on Building a Brand Through Hard Work & Faith, Managing a Team, & How New Products Form In House and Through Collaborations
01:09:32
2017-09-23 00:50:10 UTC 01:09:32
003 - Kristen Ley of Thimblepress on Building a Brand Through Hard Work & Faith, Managing a Team, & How New Products Form In House and Through Collaborations

Today’s Positively Creative guest is Kristen Ley, founder and owner of Thimblepress, a lifestyle company that encourages kindness and inspires fun, through her letterpress and watercolor greeting cards, kindness cards, Push-Pop Confetti, and tons of other adorable products!  Kristen fills us in on her creative process, ranging from how she came up with the "Your butt looks great in those jeans!" card to The Day Dreamer Journal.  Kristen and Dorothy discuss the backstory of Thimblepress' early days, how she manages her team and working on collaborations all inside the Thimblepress headquarters in Jackson, Mississippi, and how she stays positive by leaning on her faith to stay optimistic.  

 

"You really want to hire your weaknesses." -Kristen Ley

"If I could laugh through my whole life, I would be a happy girl. Keeping that kid-like innocence and mentality I think is one of the biggest things you can do for enjoying your life." - Kristen Ley

"There's bravery in seeking after opportunity." -Kristen Ley

"When you're passionate about something, sometimes you can put blinders on.  Which is good and bad." -Kristen Ley

 

See more of Thimblepress' work:

www.thimblepress.com

Thimblepress' The Thread Blog

Thimblepress for Target

 

Follow along and join the Positively Creative Community:   www.positivelycreative.net www.instagram.com/positivelycreativepodcast www.facebook.com/groups/positivelycreativepodcast

 

On Today's Show:

(10:00) Double Decker Art Festival 

(11:00) Renegade Craft Fair

(16:00) Thimblepress won best booth display

(20:00) National Stationery Show

(22:00) State Flower Collection

(24:00) On Hiring Employees

(28:00) Visual Layout of Brick & Mortar Thimblepress

(38:00) Her Creative Process / Kindness Cards / The Day Dreamer

(48:00) Thimblepress x Target Collaboration

(57:00) pillows throwonline.com

(58:00) Speak Wines

 

002 - The Hustle is Real with Liz Cooke of Lionheart Prints
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002 - The Hustle is Real with Liz Cooke of Lionheart Prints

Today Dorothy’s speaking with Liz Cooke of Lionheart Prints, a paper and gift company in New Orleans, Louisiana.  Liz creates hand lettered messages for the kind, brave, and fun.  We discuss how Lionheart Prints got its start to now opening and running a successful brick and mortar shop, about her selling her work at the National Stationery Show, and how she hustles to get it all done.     "I want to be your life coach on paper!" -Liz Cooke   See more of Lionheart’s work:   www.lionheartprints.com www.instagram.com/lionheartprints www.instagram.com/lizmautecooke www.facebook.com/lionheartprints   Follow along and join the Positively Creative Community:   www.positivelycreative.net www.instagram.com/positivelycreativepodcast www.facebook.com/groups/positivelycreativepodcast   On Today's Episode:   (5:00) Paper Source (12:00) Whitney Engllish (13:00) Stationery Academy / Society for Creative Founders (15:00) Gemma O'Brien (17:00) Fleurty Girl (21:00) Yeaux Leaux cups (31:00) National Stationery Show (33:00) Creative Mornings - Tattly (34:00) Little Histories (52:00) Charlie / Emily McDowell (54:00) Liz's NSS booth fiasco (54:00) Fox + Fallow (54:00) Kristen Ley (1:30:00) Rifle Paper Co. (1:34:00) Thimblepress for Target    

Welcome to Positively Creative Podcast with Dorothy Collier of Dorothy Art
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Welcome to Positively Creative Podcast with Dorothy Collier of Dorothy Art

Meet Dorothy Collier, the artist behind Dorothy Art and the host of the new podcast, Positively Creative!  She is so excited to be creating this podcast, featuring and celebrating makers and small businesses in the creative community.  She lives and creates her mixed media oil paintings on vintage book pages in Memphis, Tennessee. When Dorothy started having a positive outlook on every aspect of her life, including her Dorothy Art career, the creativity and opportunities started overflowing!  

 

See more of Dorothy's artwork:

www.dorothycollier.com

www.instagram.com/dorothyart

www.facebook.com/dorothyart

 

Follow along and join the Positively Creative Community:

www.positivelycreative.net

www.instagram.com/positivelycreativepodcast 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/positivelycreativecommunity/?fref=nf

 

Episode 23 - Kristin Vermilya on How to Create Product & Brand Photography, Her Podcast How to Fail!, & Tips on Blogging
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Episode 23 - Kristin Vermilya on How to Create Product & Brand Photography, Her Podcast How to Fail!, & Tips on Blogging

On today's episode Dorothy speaks with Kristin Vermilya on product photography, brand photography, on launching her podcast, How to Fail, and on blogging tips.  Through her photography she helps connect your brand by sharing your personality with your dream audience and your communities.  

http://www.kristinvermilya.co/

http://www.howtofailpodcast.co/

https://www.instagram.com/kristinvermilya/

On Today's Show:

(7:00) her photography tiers on product photography

(8:00) on figuring out your brand

(9:00) how to set up a DIY product photoshoot

(10:00) seamless paper a continuous white backdrop

(11:30) how to edit photos on your iPhone

(12:00) a color story app

(16:00) her take on flat lay photos and donuts

(17:30) Planoly, an app that plans your Instagram photos!  A MUST NEED!

(18:00) brand photography

(22:00) DIY stock photography for artists and makers

(24:00) How to Fail! Podcast

(28:00) one of Kristin's recent failures

(30:00) on Instagram following

(37:00) Creative Biz Rebellion

(42:00) blogging tips, Think Creative Collective, Femtrepreneur

(52:00) Reina and Co, Emily McDowell, Lara Casey Cultivate What Matters

 

 

022 - Kristen & Lindsey Archer of Arch'd on Working with Family, Creating Products in Batches & Assembly Lines, & Having Day Jobs That Help Your Creativity Thrive for Your Creative Career
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022 - Kristen & Lindsey Archer of Arch'd on Working with Family, Creating Products in Batches & Assembly Lines, & Having Day Jobs That Help Your Creativity Thrive for Your Creative Career

Dorothy loved having this opportunity to sit down with two wonderfully creative Memphis women, the Archer sisters, Kristen & Lindsey Archer.  Arch'd takes the sisters creativity and transfers it directly to the wood, via Kristen’s photography and Lindsey’s graphic design.  They fill us in on their assembly line process, working in batches, how they working with family, and how they like doing things that are creative outside of businesses.

https://getarchd.com/

Subscribe to the Positively Creative Newsletter here!

 

On Today's Show:

(10:00) their artmaking process

(12:00) first products

(13:30) assembly line process, working in batches

(18:00) on hiring studio assistants

(19:00) on graphic design & photography that make up the artwork

(19:30) expanding their products with different cities skews

(20:00) NYC trip

(20:30) photography flight in Manhattan

(26:00) full time jobs at Kappa Delta Headquarters, how their positions relate to their skills making and creating with Arch'd

(30:00) on being sisters that live and work together

(33:00) Tennessee Brewery and Open Letter to Justin Timberlake

(35:00) surprisingly successful products

(37:00) on shipping products internationally

(44:00) New Arch'd booth by Zachary Call

(47:00) Cooper Young, Merry Marketplace, Gingerbread House

(52:00) giveaways at art festivals, carstickers.com

(54:00) on consigning work at local shops

(58:00) packaging artwork to take to shows

(59:30) buying art while they travel

(1:01:00) doing things that are creative outside of your business

 

 

021 - Katherine Corden on Growing her Painting Hobby as a Side Hustle with a Full Time Career, Saying Yes to What She Wants, Painting Commissions, & Batching Work to Prioritize Her Time
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021 - Katherine Corden on Growing her Painting Hobby as a Side Hustle with a Full Time Career, Saying Yes to What She Wants, Painting Commissions, & Batching Work to Prioritize Her Time

Today's Positively Creative podcast episode, Dorothy chats with Katherine Corden on how she grew her painting hobby into a side hustle while being a full time physical therapist, how she has learned to say yes and no to live the life that she wants, and how she batches her work to prioritize her time. 

"Saying yes to something means saying no to something else, and it goes vice versa, so saying no to something means that you're making room to say yes for something else.  So unless something is exactly what I need, have time for, or want in the present moment, I've said no to it." -Katherine Corden

To see Katherine's Work:

http://katherinecorden.com/

For more Positively Creative:

www.positivelycreative.net

On Today's Show:

(7:00) how she started just a year ago

(11:00) lack of art business education in the university setting

(12:00) Skillshare

(19:00) her sketching and painting process

(19:00) Golden Paints and how she has a limited palette

(21:30) her commission process

(22:00) Honeybook

(29:00) Jenna Kutcher's Goal Digger Podcast

(30:00) Present Over Perfect, Big Magic, Essentialism

(33:00) prioritizing saying yes and no

(38:00) Katherine's typical day - batching her work

(42:00) Randolph Street Market

(43:00) Raw Art Show & Conception

(48:00) overcoming hurdles while painting at night after her full time job

(52:00) J. Villa Workshop, MG Fancy Font, Meg Made

(55:00) Tuesdays Together

 

 

020 - Pro Panel Q&A: Maker Booths on applying to craft fairs, how to set up your booth, to selling at festivals with Signet Sealed, Texstyle, Ella Jude, & Falling Into Place
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020 - Pro Panel Q&A: Maker Booths on applying to craft fairs, how to set up your booth, to selling at festivals with Signet Sealed, Texstyle, Ella Jude, & Falling Into Place

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 of Textyle, & Mary Claire White of Falling into Place share their wealth of knowledge on the nitty gritty of craft festivals and what it takes from A to Z.  They discuss application tips and tricks when trying to get into juried shows, on why applying early to shows matters, how to prepare your product before the show and how to display it within your booth once at the art fair, how to sell to customers and so much more!  

 

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On Today's Show:

(5:00) Dan with Creative Works, Conference in October

(10:00) Introductions, how many shows the panel does a year, and first mishaps

(22:00) Application process and finding shows 

(26:00) Zapplication

(28:00) Sourcebook

(32:00) How do you prepare your products for a show?

(38:00) packaging, giveaways, and pricing

(41:00) What's in your show bag?

(43:00) What goes into building your booth?  

(51:00) Falling Into Place Displays

(55:00) Booth signage and booth placement

(1:05:00) Why "I'll be back..." is a lie

(1:06:00) What is your sales approach when people come into your booth?

(1:14:00) show specials

(1:18:00) e-book on how to sell at shows

(1:18:00) Renegade Pinterest board

(1:19:00) show insurance, collecting sales tax

(1:27:00) Southern Artist Facebook group

(1:30:00) "Spilling out" of your booth 

(1:32:00) taking payment on the phone vs. ipad

(1:35:00) setting up inventory in Square

(1:36:00) sources for packaging - ULine, Clear Bags, Nashville Wraps, Bags Unlimited, Planet Packaging in Memphis, Papermark

(1:38:00) price points that sell, your prices in regards to wholesale, undercutting your competition

(1:42:00) Have you ever run into theft?

(1:44:00) Bringing animals to festivals

(1:47:00) brand identity

(1:51:00) Where do you sit in the booth?

(1:54:00) network issues when taking credit cards

(1:56:00) how much product do you put out?

(1:58:00) admission ticket to get in to shows vs. free to general public shows

 

019 - Amanda Torres of The Curious Coconut on Paleo & Auto Immune Protocol Cooking, the Launch of Her First Cookbook, & Marketing Through Pinterest, Facebook, & Instagram, & Monetizing a Blog
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019 - Amanda Torres of The Curious Coconut on Paleo & Auto Immune Protocol Cooking, the Launch of Her First Cookbook, & Marketing Through Pinterest, Facebook, & Instagram, & Monetizing a Blog

On today's Positively Creative Podcast episode, neuroscientist Amanda Torres, a paleo and autoimmune protocol recipe blogger, shares with Dorothy about her personal health journey, the launch of her first cookbook, Latin American Paleo Cooking, on monetizing her blog through affiliate programs, and how she builds her community through Instagram Stories & Facebook Live. 

For more of Amanda's work:

https://thecuriouscoconut.com/

On Today's Show:

(4:00) How she was diagnosed with pre diabetes, had developed an autoimmune skin condition, to lost weight (80 pounds!), and turning her health around. 

(5:30) Discovering the paleo diet - Mark Sisson A Primal Blueprint

(8:30) Barefoot running led her to primal living

(14:00) Institute for Functional Medicine - takes a root cause approach 

(14:30) Starting The Curious Coconut blog after two years of paleo diet 

(22:00) on monetizing the blog

(23:30) collaborating with other bloggers to create e-cookbooks

(27:00) multiple streams of income, including affiliate marketing

(34:00) on photographing the food 

(36:00) Celebrating her first cookbook, Latin American Paleo Cooking

(38:00) How she wrote a cookbook in 4 months

(40:00) Jennifer Robins, Predominately Paleo

(42:00) the process of starting the relationship with the publisher and the steps of creating the book

(49:00) on promoting the book

(52:00) on moving from an online business to a physical product and how Instagram stories and Facebook live has helped

(55:00) how she gets inspired to create recipes

(58:00) on measuring by weight and not by volume when cooking

(59:30) on gluten and dairy and healthy alternatives 

(1:02:00) Jeremy Draper, Well Fit Medicine

(1:05:00) acupuncture and Chinese herbs

(1:06:00) Mike Falcone, Twin Reeds Calming Influence in Overton Square & Shady Grove Presbyterian Church

(1:07:00) On finding a good Chinese medicine doctor

(1:09:00) on building a website with Squarespace

(1:13:00) Smarterqueue, Tailwind, spending ~1 hour in Pinterest to build her audience, Quantcast, & a business profile on Instagram 

(1:24:00) The Curious Coconut's Front Porch

Holistic health · Paleolithic diet · Autoimmune disease · Traditional Chinese medicine · Mindfulness

 

 

018 - Erin Austen Abbott of Amelia on Owning and Curating for Her Gift Shop Amelia, Writing Her New Book, How to Make It, Being a Contributor to Design*Sponge, & More
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018 - Erin Austen Abbott of Amelia on Owning and Curating for Her Gift Shop Amelia, Writing Her New Book, How to Make It, Being a Contributor to Design*Sponge, & More

Today on Positively Creative, Dorothy chats with Erin Austen Abbott about all of the different creative avenues Erin ventures as a facilitator and curator in the creative community.  Erin shares all about her shop Amelia and the recent shop move from Oxford to Water Valley, Mississippi, where the shop has grown to house a gallery as well as classes and workshops.  Erin discusses her new book, How to Make It, a look into 25 creative entrepreneurs and makers and their creative processes.  They also discuss Erin's writings for Design Sponge, her own photography, and much more!

"It's been a real lesson for me on what people want...It's also an education process, educating people why things cost what they cost, why handmade is so important, why we need this kind of movement in our country and world because it's important to know where your items are coming from and to gift things that are more special than something you could pick up at a Black Friday sale."  -Erin Austin Abbott 

 

For more Erin Austen Abbott & Amelia:

https://ameliapresents.com/

Amelia Presents Instagram

For more Positively Creative:

Positively Creative Website

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On Today's Show:

(7:30) Amelia - shop, gallery, and classes

(11:30) From the 187 square feet on the Oxford Square to all under one roof in Main Street in Water Valley, MS

(16:00) The Living Room Gallery, Glennray Tutor , Jonathan Kent Adams , A Study in Color

(20:00) One Night Stand Show that Erin curates

(25:00) How to Make It book , Chronicle Books 

(26:30) Studio Stories on Instagram 

(31:00) on photographing and writing for the book 

(34:00) going on tour for the book 

(36:00) on traveling, Field Trip blog

(36:30) working for Design*Sponge

(43:00) Erin's typical day and how she organizes 

(45:00) Dorothy blabs on about Trello

(47:00) on when and what to post on Amelia Presents Instagram 

(53:00) Sarah, Occasionette, Girls Can Tell , Storehouse in New Jersey

(54:00) Elizabeth Suzann, Jojotastic

(55:00) Shopkeep Facebook Group

(1:00:00) on finding artists to carry in the shop

(1:05:00) Up & Vanished Podcast

(1:06:00) On how she got the name Amelia Presents

 

017 - Abby Phillips of Memphis Fashion Design Network on Creating Memphis Fashion Week, Building a Collaborative Design Studio, & Education Courses for Designers
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017 - Abby Phillips of Memphis Fashion Design Network on Creating Memphis Fashion Week, Building a Collaborative Design Studio, & Education Courses for Designers

Today Dorothy sits down with Abby Phillips of Memphis Fashion Design Network.  Abby fills us in on how she created Memphis Fashion Week, which hosts well known fashion designers as well as emerging designers.   Abby has grown this nonprofit into a flourishing thriving success.  Memphis Fashion Design Network now encompasses a collaborative design studio, The Lab, and education certification courses at Memphis College of Art.

"We knew right away that we had to keep doing it.  I don't feel like I built it, I feel like we kept following what people were wanting.  It was the opposite of 'if you build it they will come.'  It was like, they're coming, we better get this done!" - Abby Phillips 

"I think that's a big thing as well...committing yourself to being 100% present for what you're working on, whether that a mom, or work, or whatever it may be." - Abby Phillips

Follow Memphis Fashion Design Network here:

http://www.memphisfashiondesignnetwork.com/

http://www.memphisfashionweek.org/

Follow Positively Creative here:

www.positivelycreative.net

www.instagram.com/positivelycreativepodcast

On Today's Show:

(3:00) Abby's background with theater, film, & casting

(5:30) Casting models for Nashville Fashion Week

(6:00) The birth of Memphis Fashion Weekend

(9:00) Pavo, Meosha, Jack Robinson Gallery, A. Schwab , Joseph's, Kittie Kyle

(14:00) On building the education platform for designers with Memphis College of Art

(17:00) Tara Skelley

(18:30) AAUW & certificate program for designers

(20:30) Emerging Memphis Designer

(22:00) On getting big names for the fashion shows

(25:00) Annie Griffin, freeze models, runway shows, Monte, Shela Jay Design, Tiena, This is Sloane, Nicole Miller

(27:00) The Lab , The pop up shop, and all of the resources offered with membership to The Lab

(35:00) trunk shows

(36:00) Tiena Gwin, Belk Southern Designer

(37:00) The future of Memphis Fashion Design Network 

(41:00) Events during Memphis Fashion Week

(44:00) Emily Harvey of EmKat Design

(46:00) Abby's mother, first female board President of Boys & Girls Clubs Memphis

(47:00) Junior League of Memphis, Memphis Ad Fed Board, Leadership Memphis

(48:00) on being a working mom 

(53:00) How I Built This, Ted Talks, Freakonomics, Emily Wapnick Multipotentialite , The Limit Does Not Exist

(56:00) Living LeReve , Style by LD, Pretty in Pink Megan 

 

016 - Amanda Campbell of Amanda Louise Interiors on Targeting her Ideal Client through Email Marketing & Blogging, Creating Styled Spaces for her Customers, & Collaborating with Artists
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2017-09-27 13:16:29 UTC 01:32:40
016 - Amanda Campbell of Amanda Louise Interiors on Targeting her Ideal Client through Email Marketing & Blogging, Creating Styled Spaces for her Customers, & Collaborating with Artists

On today's show, Dorothy sits down to talk with Amanda Campbell of Amanda Louise Interiors, from Greenville, South Carolina.  Listen along as Amanda shares how she built her client list through social media, works with clients to create their ideal styled space, and talks about recent and upcoming collaborations.  

"I really think that the biggest part of style and figuring out your home is just buying things that you really love.  Collecting things that really mean something to you and you're really drawn to, and not worrying about if it's on trend or really even what will look best in your space.  There's something for just buying things that speak to you."

"Trello is my best friend in the whole world...it has seriously changed my whole life." 

"Some of those big hurdles that I've gone through has really been one of the best things."

"My husband says that i rearrange our living room every time there's a really good football game on, because I just sit there and rearrange furniture in my head and have to get up and start moving things, or start hanging art around the television...haha...but in the beginning it was really a laboratory for what I was trying to learn and do and it was where I really didn't have any restrictions on what I could play with and what I could do, like mixing colors and patterns.  There were no stakes on if people were happy or going to like it, because it was just for me so I think I was able to try a lot of things and work through what worked for my brand and for my own home and now because I put that out there in the world, now people are allowing me to put that in their own homes and trusting me with that."

See more of Amanda's work here:

http://amandalouiseinteriors.blogspot.com/

www.instagram.com/amandalouiseinteriors

 

Follow Along with Positively Creative here:

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www.instagram.com/positivelycreativepodcast

 

On Today's Show:

(5:00) on referrals and getting clients based on her aesthetic

(6:00) on starting by decorating her own home and sharing on social media 

(7:30) e-design, source products online, renovations, and delegating to the client

(10:30) getting better to saying no to jobs that aren't her aesthetic

(11:00) Amanda's color palettes

(13:00) on mixing high and low

(15:00) on sourcing

(15:00) sending emails at night

(17:00) working on a rebrand and new logo

(19:00) hardest part of pulling a room together 

(26:00) her favorite thing to accessorize with 

(28:00) collaborations with other creatives

(28:30) Art & Light Gallery

(29:30) art community in Greenville, SC

(31:00) happy hour with creatives and learning from others

(37:00) keeping her head down so not to be intimidated

(41:00) Southern Living summer supper

(44:00) easy decorating hacks to bring life to a room

(45:00) the amount of projects in this season of life

(55:00) on working through new chapters in life and transitioning on time

(1:03:00) new ways of revenues

(1:24:00) on how she got started

(1:26:00) HGTV Magazine November Issue

(1:28:00) In the Company of Women, Living with Pattern

015 - Stacie Bloomfield of Gingiber on Licensing Illustrations, Growing Wholesale, & Pivoting in Your Business
01:30:09
2017-09-27 13:16:29 UTC 01:30:09
015 - Stacie Bloomfield of Gingiber on Licensing Illustrations, Growing Wholesale, & Pivoting in Your Business

Today Dorothy talks to Stacie Bloomfield of Gingiber, a paper goods and home decor company that offers classic animal-centric illustrated designs that are sweet enough for children, but smart enough for adults.  Stacie fills us in on the nitty gritty of growing Gingiber from the ground up, online and in the wholesale world, now in 300 + retail stores and licenses her artwork to many big name brands.  She discusses how important it is to be capable of pivoting in your business when needed.  

"Gingiber is hear to make people happy.  Whatever we have on a card, whatever we have an image, whatever we have on a tea towel, it's going to make someone smile."  

"The reason people will keep working with you, it's not just if you were a good artist, it's if you are a nice person they will remember you.  You can say thank you, and then you can show your thank you with a note in the mail, or sending an email.  Little acts of gratitude go a long way and building those relationships.  If you have a good opportunity, recognize it is, and do some research, send them a thank you note, and really work on that relationship."

"I don't need better products.  I just need slightly better than person to my left and person to my right.  Or, I just need to find a way to stand out a little bit more." 

See more of Gingiber here:

https://gingiber.com/

 

Find resources, instagram, and our

Facebook Community at:

www.positivelycreative.net

 

On Today's Show:

(4:00) On Gingiber's start

(5:45) Decor8 blog - Holly Becker

(6:00) Featured Etsy seller 2011 THE WEEK AFTER HER BABY WAS DUE!!!

(9:00) On how wholesale has grown to 300+ retailers

(10:00) Grace with Pink Olive School

(11:00) National Stationery Show

(14:00) producing her tea towels with Orchard Street Press

(16:00) Meet the Gingiber team 

(21:00) working with wholesale reps Paper & Heart  & Gelhert Group & Elements Rep Group

(27:00) displays for retail shops 

(30:00) Atlanta Wholesale Market

(33:00) Wholesale Booth in a Box in lieu of NSS

(37:00) 16 week small business course with SBA 

(41:00) How I Built This podcast 

(42:00) on licensing your work

(44:00) Land of Nod, Crane & Co, West Elm, MODA Fabrics partnerships

(52:00) on Shopify

(53:00) Trello boards for wholesale, increasing reorders

(57:00) Stacie's creative process as a working mom

(1:02:00) upcoming work with illustrations

(1:05:00) Beth 1canoe2

(1:06:00) Kristen Ley Thimblepress

( 1:07:00) mogleaPaper Bandit Press, Emily McDowell, & Erin Austin Abbott of Amelia Presents

(1:14:00) The Gingiber Studio 

(1:19:00) team retreat & guidebook

014 - Meredith Piper Art on Having a Studio Retail Space with High Foot Traffic, Creating a Signature Art Form of Encased Weavings, & Painting Live at Events
01:15:45
2017-09-27 13:16:29 UTC 01:15:45
014 - Meredith Piper Art on Having a Studio Retail Space with High Foot Traffic, Creating a Signature Art Form of Encased Weavings, & Painting Live at Events

On today's show, Dorothy speaks with Meredith Piper of Greenville, South Carolina about her artwork, studio practices, and art shows around the southeast.  Meredith works in oil, acrylic, soft pastels, and creates her beautiful wooden framed encased weavings.  Listen along as Meredith describes her studio in Downtown Greenville and all about how to juggle a retail space while painting.  Meredith also clues us into how she creates a painting at a live event.  Dorothy found another bestie!  The two artists have too many things in common to count!  And those things were just discovered with this first conversation that was recorded!

"Being one of the earlier (pieces of art)...I feel like that always takes longer because you don't know what you're doing, you're just exploring, which is awesome but those are some of the most beautiful sweet moments...that exploration of the unknown if you have not done it before, you have no idea what's going to happen or how it's going to turn out.  Those are some of the best memories as well that I cherish."  - Meredith Piper 

 

See more of Meredith's work:

https://www.meredithpiper.com/

www.instagram.com/meredithpiperart

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www.positivelycreative.net

www.instagram.com/positivelycreativepodcast

https://www.facebook.com/groups/positivelycreativepodcast/

On Today's Show:

(3:00) On having a studio with foot traffic, different types of buyers, and the layout of the studio shops in Downtown Greenville, SC

(9:30) Her studio neighbor, Larry Seymour

(11:30) Meredith & Dorothy both double majored in Psychology and Art!

(14:00) The Enneagram

(16:00) Louisiana roots

(16:30) on propagating her art subjects

(18:00) on working with different mediums

(18:30) on painting small first 

(21:00) on teaching in the public school system

(24:00) Double Decker Art Festival

(26:00) Renegade Craft Fair

(28:00) The birth of the encased weavings

(31:00) Dorothy's 3D teacher, Bill Beckwith

(34:00) on working in batches

(36:30) Meredith's husband, Douglas' artwork

(39:00) on live event painting

(49:00) Mark Malfinger

(49:30) Glori Day Loften

(49:30) Amanda Louise Interiors

(49:30) Dorothy Shain

(50:00) Sunny Mullarky

(50:00) Taylor Cox

(55:00) Meredith's newest art collection release Thursday, June 27th 

(1:00:00) Red River Revel

(1:02:30) on mesh booth walls 

(1:08:00) The Way I Heard It

(1:10:00) Present Over Perfect

(1:12:00) Indie Craft Parade

 

013 - Emily Jeffords on Painting Collections, Getting Buyers to Connect with her Art via Instagram, and Only Doing the Creative Work she Enjoys
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013 - Emily Jeffords on Painting Collections, Getting Buyers to Connect with her Art via Instagram, and Only Doing the Creative Work she Enjoys

Dorothy chats with Emily Jeffords, a fine artist from Greenville, South Carolina.  Emily's well known for her dreamy abstract oil landscape paintings, her more than perfectly beautiful Instagram account, and her workshops ranging from local to abroad.

"If you're doing what you're enjoying and if you're doing what makes you happy in the moment, that's going to be the most successful. That's going to be the most vibrant for you and your collectors, if that's what's going to resonate, if you want to have collaborations with big brands or blogs, the things that make you happy speaks the loudest." -Emily Jeffords

"People need to connect with art a bit more tangibly than maybe we've been able to in the past." -Emily Jeffords, on why she shares her story via Instagram 

See more of Emily Jeffords' work:

http://emilyjeffords.com/

www.instagram.com/emilyjeffords

Follow along and join the Positively Creative Community:

www.positivelycreative.net

www.instagram.com/positivelycreativepodcast

www.facebook.com/groups/positivelycreativepodcast

 

On Today's Show:

(4:45) Emily's Instagram Philosophy 

(6:30) #doitfortheprocess

(9:30) how to recreate the fun part of creating in your brain 

(10:30) Instagram for Creatives 

(11:30) Business Coaching, Workshops

(11:45) French Workshop this summer

(15:30) on being pregnant during a Europe trip

(19:30) A typical day for Emily

(20:00) Her studio space

(24:00) fine art prints + new print collection

(26:00) on releasing collections

(34:00) different streams of revenue

(35:30) Joseph Bradley

(37:00) Glory Day Loflin

(38:00) Dorothy Shain

(39:00) preparing for baby

(42:00) on collaborations

 

012 - Mary Claire White of Falling Into Place on Opening a Retail Store, Visioning What You Want for Your Business, Branding a Candle Line, and Etsy Wholesale
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012 - Mary Claire White of Falling Into Place on Opening a Retail Store, Visioning What You Want for Your Business, Branding a Candle Line, and Etsy Wholesale

Dorothy chats with Mary Claire White of Falling Into Place in Memphis, TN.  She’s been making candles since she was in the womb (no really...her mom started making candles while she was pregnant with Mary Claire!)  She shares how Etsy Open Call launched her wholesale candle business and how she successfully opened the Falling Into Place gift shop on Broad Avenue, making it profitable after year one.  Mary Claire discusses how she says and writes down what she wants to happen for the Universe to hear her dreams.  They talk about how she doesn’t let anything sit, which contributes to her success.  

“You always want to have that feeling of everything is just falling into place.  But everything doesn’t just fall into place! It falls into place or it appears to fall into place because you’ve worked your butt off.”  - Mary Claire White

 

See more of Falling Into Place:

http://www.fallingintoplace.net/

https://www.facebook.com/fallingintoplaceshop

https://www.instagram.com/fallingintoplaceshop/

https://www.etsy.com/shop/FIPcandles

https://www.etsy.com/shop/FIPdisplays

 

Follow along and join the Positively Creative Community:

www.positivelycreative.net

www.instagram.com/positivelycreativepodcast

www.facebook.com/groups/positivelycreativepodcast

On Today’s Show:

 

(6:00) Cooper Young Festival (Memphis, TN) & Germantown Festival (Germantown, TN)

(7:00) Double Decker (Oxford, MS) & Franklin Main Street Festival (Franklin, TN)

(10:00) On teaching elementary school

(17:00) Memshop

(17:00) Putting what you want out into the Universe in language and writing

(18:00) On planning and budgeting when opening a shop

(20:00) On researching for the shop in California

(24:00) City & State

(24:00) On designing the shop

(26:00) Elyse Wigen of Prim Society

(27:00) Small retailers need makers as employees

(30:00) Redesigning the candle line

(31:00) Indie Holiday Market

(32:00) Etsy Open Call & Etsy Wholesale

(38:00) On hiring employees for the shop and their roles within the shop

(42:00) Renegade Craft Fair

(43:00) On the importance of photography for makers

(44:00) Annabella Charles Photography

(46:00) On how to attend a show states away and shipping via freight

(46:30) Falling Into Place Displays at craft shows

(48:00) How the shop got its name

(51:00) The Falling Into Place candle line

(52:30) Lionheart collaboration zodiac card/candle line

(59:00) On not letting anything sit

(1:00:00) Making a map for Broad Avenue

(1:04:00) Falling Into Place Workshops

011 - Kelly Parker Smith & Caroline Hull of Creative Biz Rebellion Podcast on Starting a Podcast, the Etsy Action Plan, The Mompreneur Hustle, and More
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011 - Kelly Parker Smith & Caroline Hull of Creative Biz Rebellion Podcast on Starting a Podcast, the Etsy Action Plan, The Mompreneur Hustle, and More

Join Dorothy as she chats with Kelly Parker Smith and Caroline Hull about their new podcast, Creative Biz Rebellion.  They dive into various topics for product based businesses in their weekly episodes, from having an Etsy Action Plan to goals and resolutions.  Listen in on how Kelly and Caroline run the podcast and their respective creative companies from their homes, Hello World Paper Co. and Caroline Creates, all while being moms!

  "We want to have, not balance, but harmony in our lives." - Kelly Parker Smith   Follow along for more Creative Biz Rebellion:   www.creativebizrebellion.com www.instagram.com/creativebizrebellion https://www.facebook.com/groups/creativebizrebellion/     Follow along and join the Positively Creative Community:   www.positivelycreative.net www.instagram.com/positivelycreativepodcast www.facebook.com/groups/positivelycreativepodcast

 

On Today's Show:

(4:00) Caroline Creates

(5:00) Hello World Paper Co.

(6:00) How Caroline & Kelly met - Creative Founders

(7:00) The start of the podcast

(9:00) On just starting the work

(10:45) Dana Malstaff's Trello Course

(14:30) Etsy Action Plan

(17:45) On having a positive attitude

(18:45) Rock Your Shop Summer Challenge Free Course

(21:00) Easy Shop Calendar

(21:00) Rock Your Shipping Mini Course

(22:00) Resources

(23:00) Creative Biz Rebellion's Guests

(27:00) Work from home Mom life

(45:00) On podcast advertisers

(53:30) Paige Poppe

(54:00) Lara Casey

(55:00) On trying to simplify

(1:00:00) Inkwell Press

(1:05:00) Jessica Swift Pattern Camp

(1:06:00) Kelly's Patterns

 

 

 

 

010 - Sarah Baumann of Signet Sealed on Starting a Creative Business in College, Art Shows & Pop Ups, and Encouraging Community as a Rising Tide Society Leader
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010 - Sarah Baumann of Signet Sealed on Starting a Creative Business in College, Art Shows & Pop Ups, and Encouraging Community as a Rising Tide Society Leader

Dorothy sits down with her newest art friend and eerily similar "twin," Sarah Baumann of Signet Sealed to talk about how Sarah's diary doodling became a full time art career by focusing on a niche.  Sarah walks us through the product process, from drawing to laying out the illustrations for different products featuring the dozens of cities she's captured.  Dorothy and Sarah hit on the highlights of the new Memphis Chapter of Tuesdays Together for Rising Tide Society.    See more of Signet Sealed's work: www.signetsealed.com https://www.instagram.com/signetsealed/   See more of Rising Tide Society: http://www.risingtidesociety.com https://www.instagram.com/tuesdaystogethermemphis/ https://www.risingtidesocietymemphis.com   Follow along and join the Positively Creative Community:   www.positivelycreative.net www.instagram.com/positivelycreativepodcast www.facebook.com/groups/positivelycreativepodcast     (8:30) Paper & Honey Laura Joseph  (9:00) House show  (12:00) This seems like the time to try it (13:00) Diving head first at Stationery Academy  (16:00) Working out of a college house with roommates & at a studio vs working from home  (17:30) Cooper Young Festival  (19:00) How Sarah and Dorothy met and how they're twins  (25:00) Rising Tide Society - Tuesdays Together Memphis (29:00) Figuring out your audience at shows  (30:00) Ideal Client  (31:00) back to back art shows  (34:00) the process of products  (39:00) southern artist Facebook group  (45:00) South Main pop up shops (48:00) website building & Etsy  (50:00) Instagram stories  (50:00) Jenna Kutcher / Goal Digger Podcast  (53:00) the drawing process  (55:00) Jenean Morrison  (59:00) HoneyBook & Rising Tide Community app (1:04:00) risingtidesocietymemphis.com & Members of the Month (1:08:00) Made By Memphis  (1:13:00) Creative Heart Conference  (1:35:00) Naming your brand 

009 - Mini Episode with Dorothy - Work During an Emergency
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009 - Mini Episode with Dorothy - Work During an Emergency

Figuring out how to maintain your work to-do list during an emergency can be a struggle.  This week I'm discussing what I'm currently doing to try to make sure my art life gets enough attention during a recent family emergency.  

*Update - I'm THRILLED to let y'all know that my family member is on his way to recovery!  He is still in ICU.  I am so happy that I got to speak with him yesterday!  What a MIRACLE!!!*

Dorothy discusses that open communication, delegating, putting things on autopilot, and forgiveness all play a role in working during any unexpected emergency. 

 

008 - Caitlin Horton of Horton Brand Strategy on How to Take a Strategic Approach to Design and Marketing for Your Business
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008 - Caitlin Horton of Horton Brand Strategy on How to Take a Strategic Approach to Design and Marketing for Your Business

Dorothy chats with Caitlin of Horton Brand Strategy on how she works with entrepreneurs to make their "inside match their outside,” working on the business side of things as well as visual side to make sure that your target audience is reached and to connect with them in a genuine way, helping you solve your clients problem with your products and services.  Caitlin’s Brand Exploration Kit helps in the collaboration Landmark Method Process to really hone in on the overall goal for your company   "Marketing is the core of any business." - Caitlin Horton   See more of Caitlin Horton:   www.caitlinlhorton.com www.facebook.com/hortonbrandstrategy www.instagram.com/dizzycaitlin     Follow along and join the Positively Creative Community:   www.positivelycreative.net www.instagram.com/positivelycreativepodcast www.facebook.com/groups/positivelycreativepodcast   Follow along with Dorothy Art: www.dorothycollier.com www.instagram.com/dorothyart www.facebook.com/dorothyart   On Today’s Show:   (9:00) The mission behind Horton Brand Strategy (10:00) Caitlin’s background leading up to her current career (11:30) Rebecca Phillips with Memphis Type History teaches her graphic design (11:30) Front Porch Art selling artwork online  (13:00) On receiving her MBA (15:00) On being process oriented (15:00) Landmark Method for Branding (19:00) Designing for the Company’s Voice (21:00) How her marketing background helps with branding (26:00) Having someone pick your brain to find out your expertise (27:00) Are you a PRO?! (28:00) Is this the most important thing I could be doing to reach my goal? (29:00) On living in Shanghai, China (33:00) Her workday while living abroad (48:00) Being Boss podcast and New Orleans trip (49:00) Radiolab, Reply All, & My Favorite Murder (57:00) On business podcasts & books she enjoys (1:05:00) Inner vs. Outer Pressure (1:13:30) Her 30 Day Focused Brand Challenge (1:16:00) Horton Brand Strategy Pricing Guide (1:18:00) Memphis Type History Podcast & on self publishing

007 - Liana Kangas on Comic & Magazine Illustration and Breaking Into New Creative Communities
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007 - Liana Kangas on Comic & Magazine Illustration and Breaking Into New Creative Communities

Today I’m speaking with Liana Kangas, a freelance comic artist and illustrator.  We talk about her new comic, BlackOUT, her graphic design equipment and process, and how she balances her art career and personal life.  Liana is a pro at diving headfirst into new creative communities, as she’s lived in many cities over the past few years!     See more of Liana Kangas:   http://www.lianakangas.com/ https://www.patreon.com/lianakangas https://twitter.com/lianakangas https://www.instagram.com/lianakangas/ https://www.facebook.com/ComicBlackout/ Shop: https://society6.com/lianadesigns Shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/lianakangas     Follow along and join the Positively Creative Community:   www.positivelycreative.net www.instagram.com/positivelycreativepodcast www.facebook.com/groups/positivelycreativepodcast   On Today’s Show:   (5:00) Hello Giggles (5:50) Only Netflix Can Judge Me (9:00) The birth of Comic BlackOUT (11:00) On self publishing (15:30) Graphic Design tools  (19:00) Liana’s timeline and deadlines (20:00) Daily Routine (23:00) On moving and finding your new creative home & tribe (28:00) How amazing the Memphis art community is! (30:00) Jim Mahfood (31:30) On comic conventions (37:00) How her style has evolved (40:00) new products and enamel pins (43:00) Treat Yo’self Parks and Rec print (46:00) Is a show a hit? (47:00) Finding a part-time job that relates to your art career (53:00) multiple projects happening at once (56:00) Stock & Belle (1:00:00) On moving to New Jersey

 

006 - Hillary Butler Fine Art on Hosting Art Workshops, How to Balance New Mama Life and Her Art Career & More
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006 - Hillary Butler Fine Art on Hosting Art Workshops, How to Balance New Mama Life and Her Art Career & More

Today’s Positively Creative guest is Hillary Butler, an abstract artist that believes if you show up and do the work, your creativity will flow.  As a new mom, Hillary fills me in on how she uses her time wisely in the studio, creating commission pieces through her mock up method.  She shares how she shows gratitude towards her customers through her emails and through giving the best gifts ever!     See more of Hillary Butler Fine Art: www.hillarybutler.com www.instagram.com/hillarybutlerfineart   Follow along and join the Positively Creative Community:   www.positivelycreative.net www.instagram.com/positivelycreativepodcast www.facebook.com/groups/positivelycreativepodcast   On Today’s Show:   (9:00) On being a new mama while still painting (12:45) How to host art workshops (13:30) Blueprint Retreat (16:00) On teaching at Falling into Place (21:00) Her mock up method for commissions (28:30) Releasing collections (35:00) Connecting with your audience in person (50:00) Austin Kleon’s Show Your Work! & Steal Like an Artist (56:00) S-Town (1:00:00) Manage Your Day-to-Day (1:13:00) On being the best gift giver ever (1:18:00) How to reply when asked about being an artist

005 - Valerie McKeehan of Lily and Val on Licensing Artwork, Working with a Spouse, and Opening a Brick & Mortar Shop
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005 - Valerie McKeehan of Lily and Val on Licensing Artwork, Working with a Spouse, and Opening a Brick & Mortar Shop

Today’s Positively Creative guest is Valerie McKeehan, creator of the chalk lettering art company and gift and lifestyle brand, Lily and Val.  Valerie speaks on how she creates new products, the new product the Keepsake Kitchen Diary, and how they recently opened a brick and mortar shop.  Listen along for her tips on managing and building a team with your spouse, licensing vs. manufacturing, and evolving the brand's aesthetic.

See more of Lily & Val: www.lilyandval.com www.instagram.com/valeriemckeehan www.instagram.com/lilyandval   Follow along and join the Positively Creative Community:   www.positivelycreative.net www.instagram.com/positivelycreativepodcast www.facebook.com/groups/positivelycreativepodcast

On Today's Show:

(2:00) How Lily & Val started

(6:00) Marketing background helped build the brand

(8:00) Manufacturing and licensing

(14:00) Working with a Spouse

(15:00) Keepsake Kitchen Diary

(19:00) Brick & Mortar Location

(20:00) Valerie's Daily Routine

(21:00) On managing a collaborative environment

(25:00) Valerie's creative routine

(26:00) The Power of Full Engagement book

(29:00) Society for Creative Founders

(40:00) National Stationery Show

(49:00) On evolving the brand

(58:00) Teaching Workshops

 

004 - Kat Gordon of Muddy’s Bake Shop on Building Community in Your Business & More
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004 - Kat Gordon of Muddy’s Bake Shop on Building Community in Your Business & More

Today on Positively Creative Dorothy chats with Kat Gordon, owner of Muddy’s Bake Shop in Memphis, Tennessee.  She takes us behind the scenes of the 50+ employee, tri-location bakery business from Mud Lab, the test kitchen club which has a lengthy application process for creating a new recipe for the bakery to the Muddy’s volunteer community outreach program for her employees.  Book clubs, employee retreats, art market, custom kitchen…what does Muddy’s not do?!     “I feel like this is the secret of visioning and why visioning works is that once you are open about what it is you want, people want to help you.” -Kat Gordon, on working to fulfill the Muddy’s team's 2020 vision of launching a pie in the sky!   “My business is my medium.” -Kat Gordon   “We get so caught up in the grass is always greener, but it’s easy to just not totally appreciate the challenges for the gift that they are.” -Kat Gordon   See more of Muddy’s:   www.muddysbakeshop.com www.instagram.com/muddysbakeshop     Follow along and join the Positively Creative Community:   www.positivelycreative.net www.instagram.com/positivelycreativepodcast www.facebook.com/groups/positivelycreativepodcast     On Today’s Show: (4:00) How Muddy’s became a company, even without a grand opening (11:30) Muddy’s community service program (17:30) Memphis Indie Spring Market (19:00) Muddy’s Book Club (21:00) Ego is the Enemy (22:00) Kitchen Tours (26:00) Muddy’s retreat (28:00) Kat’s new teaching workshops (35:00) Muddy’s Test Kitchen (46:00) Custom Kitchen / Johnny’s Christening Cake (47:00) On auditing product prices (49:00) Her thoughts on the business’ growth (56:00) The hiring process (1:00:00) Mail Order Muddy’s (1:06:00) Artist & Fabulous mother-in-law Nancy Cheairs (1:07:00) Flicker Street Studio (1:08:00) Jeni’s Ice Cream (1:14:00) Host a Front Porch Party!

 

003 - Kristen Ley of Thimblepress on Building a Brand Through Hard Work & Faith, Managing a Team, & How New Products Form In House and Through Collaborations
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003 - Kristen Ley of Thimblepress on Building a Brand Through Hard Work & Faith, Managing a Team, & How New Products Form In House and Through Collaborations

Today’s Positively Creative guest is Kristen Ley, founder and owner of Thimblepress, a lifestyle company that encourages kindness and inspires fun, through her letterpress and watercolor greeting cards, kindness cards, Push-Pop Confetti, and tons of other adorable products!  Kristen fills us in on her creative process, ranging from how she came up with the "Your butt looks great in those jeans!" card to The Day Dreamer Journal.  Kristen and Dorothy discuss the backstory of Thimblepress' early days, how she manages her team and working on collaborations all inside the Thimblepress headquarters in Jackson, Mississippi, and how she stays positive by leaning on her faith to stay optimistic.  

 

"You really want to hire your weaknesses." -Kristen Ley

"If I could laugh through my whole life, I would be a happy girl. Keeping that kid-like innocence and mentality I think is one of the biggest things you can do for enjoying your life." - Kristen Ley

"There's bravery in seeking after opportunity." -Kristen Ley

"When you're passionate about something, sometimes you can put blinders on.  Which is good and bad." -Kristen Ley

 

See more of Thimblepress' work:

www.thimblepress.com

Thimblepress' The Thread Blog

Thimblepress for Target

 

Follow along and join the Positively Creative Community:   www.positivelycreative.net www.instagram.com/positivelycreativepodcast www.facebook.com/groups/positivelycreativepodcast

 

On Today's Show:

(10:00) Double Decker Art Festival 

(11:00) Renegade Craft Fair

(16:00) Thimblepress won best booth display

(20:00) National Stationery Show

(22:00) State Flower Collection

(24:00) On Hiring Employees

(28:00) Visual Layout of Brick & Mortar Thimblepress

(38:00) Her Creative Process / Kindness Cards / The Day Dreamer

(48:00) Thimblepress x Target Collaboration

(57:00) pillows throwonline.com

(58:00) Speak Wines

 

002 - The Hustle is Real with Liz Cooke of Lionheart Prints
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002 - The Hustle is Real with Liz Cooke of Lionheart Prints

Today Dorothy’s speaking with Liz Cooke of Lionheart Prints, a paper and gift company in New Orleans, Louisiana.  Liz creates hand lettered messages for the kind, brave, and fun.  We discuss how Lionheart Prints got its start to now opening and running a successful brick and mortar shop, about her selling her work at the National Stationery Show, and how she hustles to get it all done.     "I want to be your life coach on paper!" -Liz Cooke   See more of Lionheart’s work:   www.lionheartprints.com www.instagram.com/lionheartprints www.instagram.com/lizmautecooke www.facebook.com/lionheartprints   Follow along and join the Positively Creative Community:   www.positivelycreative.net www.instagram.com/positivelycreativepodcast www.facebook.com/groups/positivelycreativepodcast   On Today's Episode:   (5:00) Paper Source (12:00) Whitney Engllish (13:00) Stationery Academy / Society for Creative Founders (15:00) Gemma O'Brien (17:00) Fleurty Girl (21:00) Yeaux Leaux cups (31:00) National Stationery Show (33:00) Creative Mornings - Tattly (34:00) Little Histories (52:00) Charlie / Emily McDowell (54:00) Liz's NSS booth fiasco (54:00) Fox + Fallow (54:00) Kristen Ley (1:30:00) Rifle Paper Co. (1:34:00) Thimblepress for Target    

Welcome to Positively Creative Podcast with Dorothy Collier of Dorothy Art
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Welcome to Positively Creative Podcast with Dorothy Collier of Dorothy Art

Meet Dorothy Collier, the artist behind Dorothy Art and the host of the new podcast, Positively Creative!  She is so excited to be creating this podcast, featuring and celebrating makers and small businesses in the creative community.  She lives and creates her mixed media oil paintings on vintage book pages in Memphis, Tennessee. When Dorothy started having a positive outlook on every aspect of her life, including her Dorothy Art career, the creativity and opportunities started overflowing!  

 

See more of Dorothy's artwork:

www.dorothycollier.com

www.instagram.com/dorothyart

www.facebook.com/dorothyart

 

Follow along and join the Positively Creative Community:

www.positivelycreative.net

www.instagram.com/positivelycreativepodcast 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/positivelycreativecommunity/?fref=nf

 

025 - Jessica & Clifford Huizenga of The Confetti Bar on Styling Photos & Scheduling Instagram with Planoly, SEO and Ranking High in Google, & Working with Your Spouse
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025 - Jessica & Clifford Huizenga of The Confetti Bar on Styling Photos & Scheduling Instagram with Planoly, SEO and Ranking High in Google, & Working with Your Spouse

Dorothy chats with Jessica & Clifford Huizenga of The Confetti Bar on how Jessica got the ball rolling so quickly, transitioning to The Confetti Bar as her full time career within 6 months.  Clifford is a digital wiz and has created a wonderful site with great SEO.  Clifford is a "personal believer in that a lot of the web field should be demystified and there's a lot of things people don't realize what they could do if they spent a little time learning how things work."  

For more Confetti Bar:

https://www.theconfettibar.com/

https://www.instagram.com/theconfettibar/

On Today's Show:

(9:00) Jessica's creative past and present  http://jessicaserrahuizenga.com/

(11:00) Cliff's role on the backend of the site and heavy customization with gravity forms through Wordpress

(15:00) Custom confetti vs ready-made and seasonal mixes of confetti

(18:00) The Confetti Bar's Instagram and streamlining with Planoly

(23:00) Ranking high in Google

(29:00) Creating styled photos for Instagram with confetti & writing notes for ideas

(32:00) The Confetti Bar's daily schedule

(39:00) on wholesale and National Stationery Show

(48:00) Maria Brophy Art Money Success

(50:00) on creating fine artwork

(52:00) on telling people you create custom confetti at a cocktail party

 

 

 

Episode 24 - Deanna Hamsley on Selling Artwork Through Facebook Advertising, Getting Started By Hosting Workshops, & Tips for Connecting with Customers at Art Shows
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Episode 24 - Deanna Hamsley on Selling Artwork Through Facebook Advertising, Getting Started By Hosting Workshops, & Tips for Connecting with Customers at Art Shows

Today's episode is a fun conversation with fine artist Deanna Hamsley about the art world and how she has grown her following and her customer base by giving Facebook followers a Call to Action, showing her work at local art shows, and getting her start by hosting workshops.  We all know that as a full time artist, we are juggling all the things in every aspect of our business, but Deanna has us beat.  She paints in her sleep! 

For more Deanna Hamsley:

https://www.deannahamsleyartwork.com/

Deanna Hamsley Facebook Page

For more Positively Creative:

www.positivelycreative.net

www.instagram.com/positivelycreative

www.instragram.com/dorothyart

 

On Today's Episode:

(7:00) on juggling all the things

(9:00) hosting workshops with wooden word art

(10:00) the strength of Facebook advertising

(13:00) The name Grace Given Gifts

(17:00) the commitment and investment in people through posting on her Facebook page

(24:00) giving a call to action on Facebook 

(28:00) having customers commit with commissions and taking payments for commissions

(29:00) Having your audience see you as a person and not a business through Facebook advertising

(40:00) Community Over Competition, but put on your blinders

(43:00) Feeling like a failure when we are not being creative

(45:00) Being a work from home mom with 5 children

(50:00) Craft Festivals and Art Shows, Hope Market, Memphis, TN

(55:00) Holly Day Marketplace in Murfreesboro, TN

(57:00) Tips for having a booth at a craft fair or art show

(1:04:00) The creative community on Instagram

(1:05:00) How she scored a free beach trip through her art

(1:13:00) Deanna's creative process

 

Episode 23 - Kristin Vermilya on How to Create Product & Brand Photography, Her Podcast How to Fail!, & Tips on Blogging
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Episode 23 - Kristin Vermilya on How to Create Product & Brand Photography, Her Podcast How to Fail!, & Tips on Blogging

On today's episode Dorothy speaks with Kristin Vermilya on product photography, brand photography, on launching her podcast, How to Fail, and on blogging tips.  Through her photography she helps connect your brand by sharing your personality with your dream audience and your communities.  

http://www.kristinvermilya.co/

http://www.howtofailpodcast.co/

https://www.instagram.com/kristinvermilya/

On Today's Show:

(7:00) her photography tiers on product photography

(8:00) on figuring out your brand

(9:00) how to set up a DIY product photoshoot

(10:00) seamless paper a continuous white backdrop

(11:30) how to edit photos on your iPhone

(12:00) a color story app

(16:00) her take on flat lay photos and donuts

(17:30) Planoly, an app that plans your Instagram photos!  A MUST NEED!

(18:00) brand photography

(22:00) DIY stock photography for artists and makers

(24:00) How to Fail! Podcast

(28:00) one of Kristin's recent failures

(30:00) on Instagram following

(37:00) Creative Biz Rebellion

(42:00) blogging tips, Think Creative Collective, Femtrepreneur

(52:00) Reina and Co, Emily McDowell, Lara Casey Cultivate What Matters

 

 

022 - Kristen & Lindsey Archer of Arch'd on Working with Family, Creating Products in Batches & Assembly Lines, & Having Day Jobs That Help Your Creativity Thrive for Your Creative Career
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022 - Kristen & Lindsey Archer of Arch'd on Working with Family, Creating Products in Batches & Assembly Lines, & Having Day Jobs That Help Your Creativity Thrive for Your Creative Career

Dorothy loved having this opportunity to sit down with two wonderfully creative Memphis women, the Archer sisters, Kristen & Lindsey Archer.  Arch'd takes the sisters creativity and transfers it directly to the wood, via Kristen’s photography and Lindsey’s graphic design.  They fill us in on their assembly line process, working in batches, how they working with family, and how they like doing things that are creative outside of businesses.

https://getarchd.com/

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On Today's Show:

(10:00) their artmaking process

(12:00) first products

(13:30) assembly line process, working in batches

(18:00) on hiring studio assistants

(19:00) on graphic design & photography that make up the artwork

(19:30) expanding their products with different cities skews

(20:00) NYC trip

(20:30) photography flight in Manhattan

(26:00) full time jobs at Kappa Delta Headquarters, how their positions relate to their skills making and creating with Arch'd

(30:00) on being sisters that live and work together

(33:00) Tennessee Brewery and Open Letter to Justin Timberlake

(35:00) surprisingly successful products

(37:00) on shipping products internationally

(44:00) New Arch'd booth by Zachary Call

(47:00) Cooper Young, Merry Marketplace, Gingerbread House

(52:00) giveaways at art festivals, carstickers.com

(54:00) on consigning work at local shops

(58:00) packaging artwork to take to shows

(59:30) buying art while they travel

(1:01:00) doing things that are creative outside of your business

 

 

021 - Katherine Corden on Growing her Painting Hobby as a Side Hustle with a Full Time Career, Saying Yes to What She Wants, Painting Commissions, & Batching Work to Prioritize Her Time
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021 - Katherine Corden on Growing her Painting Hobby as a Side Hustle with a Full Time Career, Saying Yes to What She Wants, Painting Commissions, & Batching Work to Prioritize Her Time

Today's Positively Creative podcast episode, Dorothy chats with Katherine Corden on how she grew her painting hobby into a side hustle while being a full time physical therapist, how she has learned to say yes and no to live the life that she wants, and how she batches her work to prioritize her time. 

"Saying yes to something means saying no to something else, and it goes vice versa, so saying no to something means that you're making room to say yes for something else.  So unless something is exactly what I need, have time for, or want in the present moment, I've said no to it." -Katherine Corden

To see Katherine's Work:

http://katherinecorden.com/

For more Positively Creative:

www.positivelycreative.net

On Today's Show:

(7:00) how she started just a year ago

(11:00) lack of art business education in the university setting

(12:00) Skillshare

(19:00) her sketching and painting process

(19:00) Golden Paints and how she has a limited palette

(21:30) her commission process

(22:00) Honeybook

(29:00) Jenna Kutcher's Goal Digger Podcast

(30:00) Present Over Perfect, Big Magic, Essentialism

(33:00) prioritizing saying yes and no

(38:00) Katherine's typical day - batching her work

(42:00) Randolph Street Market

(43:00) Raw Art Show & Conception

(48:00) overcoming hurdles while painting at night after her full time job

(52:00) J. Villa Workshop, MG Fancy Font, Meg Made

(55:00) Tuesdays Together

 

 

020 - Pro Panel Q&A: Maker Booths on applying to craft fairs, how to set up your booth, to selling at festivals with Signet Sealed, Texstyle, Ella Jude, & Falling Into Place
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020 - Pro Panel Q&A: Maker Booths on applying to craft fairs, how to set up your booth, to selling at festivals with Signet Sealed, Texstyle, Ella Jude, & Falling Into Place

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 of Textyle, & Mary Claire White of Falling into Place share their wealth of knowledge on the nitty gritty of craft festivals and what it takes from A to Z.  They discuss application tips and tricks when trying to get into juried shows, on why applying early to shows matters, how to prepare your product before the show and how to display it within your booth once at the art fair, how to sell to customers and so much more!  

 

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On Today's Show:

(5:00) Dan with Creative Works, Conference in October

(10:00) Introductions, how many shows the panel does a year, and first mishaps

(22:00) Application process and finding shows 

(26:00) Zapplication

(28:00) Sourcebook

(32:00) How do you prepare your products for a show?

(38:00) packaging, giveaways, and pricing

(41:00) What's in your show bag?

(43:00) What goes into building your booth?  

(51:00) Falling Into Place Displays

(55:00) Booth signage and booth placement

(1:05:00) Why "I'll be back..." is a lie

(1:06:00) What is your sales approach when people come into your booth?

(1:14:00) show specials

(1:18:00) e-book on how to sell at shows

(1:18:00) Renegade Pinterest board

(1:19:00) show insurance, collecting sales tax

(1:27:00) Southern Artist Facebook group

(1:30:00) "Spilling out" of your booth 

(1:32:00) taking payment on the phone vs. ipad

(1:35:00) setting up inventory in Square

(1:36:00) sources for packaging - ULine, Clear Bags, Nashville Wraps, Bags Unlimited, Planet Packaging in Memphis, Papermark

(1:38:00) price points that sell, your prices in regards to wholesale, undercutting your competition

(1:42:00) Have you ever run into theft?

(1:44:00) Bringing animals to festivals

(1:47:00) brand identity

(1:51:00) Where do you sit in the booth?

(1:54:00) network issues when taking credit cards

(1:56:00) how much product do you put out?

(1:58:00) admission ticket to get in to shows vs. free to general public shows

 

019 - Amanda Torres of The Curious Coconut on Paleo & Auto Immune Protocol Cooking, the Launch of Her First Cookbook, & Marketing Through Pinterest, Facebook, & Instagram, & Monetizing a Blog
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019 - Amanda Torres of The Curious Coconut on Paleo & Auto Immune Protocol Cooking, the Launch of Her First Cookbook, & Marketing Through Pinterest, Facebook, & Instagram, & Monetizing a Blog

On today's Positively Creative Podcast episode, neuroscientist Amanda Torres, a paleo and autoimmune protocol recipe blogger, shares with Dorothy about her personal health journey, the launch of her first cookbook, Latin American Paleo Cooking, on monetizing her blog through affiliate programs, and how she builds her community through Instagram Stories & Facebook Live. 

For more of Amanda's work:

https://thecuriouscoconut.com/

On Today's Show:

(4:00) How she was diagnosed with pre diabetes, had developed an autoimmune skin condition, to lost weight (80 pounds!), and turning her health around. 

(5:30) Discovering the paleo diet - Mark Sisson A Primal Blueprint

(8:30) Barefoot running led her to primal living

(14:00) Institute for Functional Medicine - takes a root cause approach 

(14:30) Starting The Curious Coconut blog after two years of paleo diet 

(22:00) on monetizing the blog

(23:30) collaborating with other bloggers to create e-cookbooks

(27:00) multiple streams of income, including affiliate marketing

(34:00) on photographing the food 

(36:00) Celebrating her first cookbook, Latin American Paleo Cooking

(38:00) How she wrote a cookbook in 4 months

(40:00) Jennifer Robins, Predominately Paleo

(42:00) the process of starting the relationship with the publisher and the steps of creating the book

(49:00) on promoting the book

(52:00) on moving from an online business to a physical product and how Instagram stories and Facebook live has helped

(55:00) how she gets inspired to create recipes

(58:00) on measuring by weight and not by volume when cooking

(59:30) on gluten and dairy and healthy alternatives 

(1:02:00) Jeremy Draper, Well Fit Medicine

(1:05:00) acupuncture and Chinese herbs

(1:06:00) Mike Falcone, Twin Reeds Calming Influence in Overton Square & Shady Grove Presbyterian Church

(1:07:00) On finding a good Chinese medicine doctor

(1:09:00) on building a website with Squarespace

(1:13:00) Smarterqueue, Tailwind, spending ~1 hour in Pinterest to build her audience, Quantcast, & a business profile on Instagram 

(1:24:00) The Curious Coconut's Front Porch

Holistic health · Paleolithic diet · Autoimmune disease · Traditional Chinese medicine · Mindfulness

 

 

018 - Erin Austen Abbott of Amelia on Owning and Curating for Her Gift Shop Amelia, Writing Her New Book, How to Make It, Being a Contributor to Design*Sponge, & More
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018 - Erin Austen Abbott of Amelia on Owning and Curating for Her Gift Shop Amelia, Writing Her New Book, How to Make It, Being a Contributor to Design*Sponge, & More

Today on Positively Creative, Dorothy chats with Erin Austen Abbott about all of the different creative avenues Erin ventures as a facilitator and curator in the creative community.  Erin shares all about her shop Amelia and the recent shop move from Oxford to Water Valley, Mississippi, where the shop has grown to house a gallery as well as classes and workshops.  Erin discusses her new book, How to Make It, a look into 25 creative entrepreneurs and makers and their creative processes.  They also discuss Erin's writings for Design Sponge, her own photography, and much more!

"It's been a real lesson for me on what people want...It's also an education process, educating people why things cost what they cost, why handmade is so important, why we need this kind of movement in our country and world because it's important to know where your items are coming from and to gift things that are more special than something you could pick up at a Black Friday sale."  -Erin Austin Abbott 

 

For more Erin Austen Abbott & Amelia:

https://ameliapresents.com/

Amelia Presents Instagram

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On Today's Show:

(7:30) Amelia - shop, gallery, and classes

(11:30) From the 187 square feet on the Oxford Square to all under one roof in Main Street in Water Valley, MS

(16:00) The Living Room Gallery, Glennray Tutor , Jonathan Kent Adams , A Study in Color

(20:00) One Night Stand Show that Erin curates

(25:00) How to Make It book , Chronicle Books 

(26:30) Studio Stories on Instagram 

(31:00) on photographing and writing for the book 

(34:00) going on tour for the book 

(36:00) on traveling, Field Trip blog

(36:30) working for Design*Sponge

(43:00) Erin's typical day and how she organizes 

(45:00) Dorothy blabs on about Trello

(47:00) on when and what to post on Amelia Presents Instagram 

(53:00) Sarah, Occasionette, Girls Can Tell , Storehouse in New Jersey

(54:00) Elizabeth Suzann, Jojotastic

(55:00) Shopkeep Facebook Group

(1:00:00) on finding artists to carry in the shop

(1:05:00) Up & Vanished Podcast

(1:06:00) On how she got the name Amelia Presents

 

017 - Abby Phillips of Memphis Fashion Design Network on Creating Memphis Fashion Week, Building a Collaborative Design Studio, & Education Courses for Designers
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017 - Abby Phillips of Memphis Fashion Design Network on Creating Memphis Fashion Week, Building a Collaborative Design Studio, & Education Courses for Designers

Today Dorothy sits down with Abby Phillips of Memphis Fashion Design Network.  Abby fills us in on how she created Memphis Fashion Week, which hosts well known fashion designers as well as emerging designers.   Abby has grown this nonprofit into a flourishing thriving success.  Memphis Fashion Design Network now encompasses a collaborative design studio, The Lab, and education certification courses at Memphis College of Art.

"We knew right away that we had to keep doing it.  I don't feel like I built it, I feel like we kept following what people were wanting.  It was the opposite of 'if you build it they will come.'  It was like, they're coming, we better get this done!" - Abby Phillips 

"I think that's a big thing as well...committing yourself to being 100% present for what you're working on, whether that a mom, or work, or whatever it may be." - Abby Phillips

Follow Memphis Fashion Design Network here:

http://www.memphisfashiondesignnetwork.com/

http://www.memphisfashionweek.org/

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On Today's Show:

(3:00) Abby's background with theater, film, & casting

(5:30) Casting models for Nashville Fashion Week

(6:00) The birth of Memphis Fashion Weekend

(9:00) Pavo, Meosha, Jack Robinson Gallery, A. Schwab , Joseph's, Kittie Kyle

(14:00) On building the education platform for designers with Memphis College of Art

(17:00) Tara Skelley

(18:30) AAUW & certificate program for designers

(20:30) Emerging Memphis Designer

(22:00) On getting big names for the fashion shows

(25:00) Annie Griffin, freeze models, runway shows, Monte, Shela Jay Design, Tiena, This is Sloane, Nicole Miller

(27:00) The Lab , The pop up shop, and all of the resources offered with membership to The Lab

(35:00) trunk shows

(36:00) Tiena Gwin, Belk Southern Designer

(37:00) The future of Memphis Fashion Design Network 

(41:00) Events during Memphis Fashion Week

(44:00) Emily Harvey of EmKat Design

(46:00) Abby's mother, first female board President of Boys & Girls Clubs Memphis

(47:00) Junior League of Memphis, Memphis Ad Fed Board, Leadership Memphis

(48:00) on being a working mom 

(53:00) How I Built This, Ted Talks, Freakonomics, Emily Wapnick Multipotentialite , The Limit Does Not Exist

(56:00) Living LeReve , Style by LD, Pretty in Pink Megan 

 

016 - Amanda Campbell of Amanda Louise Interiors on Targeting her Ideal Client through Email Marketing & Blogging, Creating Styled Spaces for her Customers, & Collaborating with Artists
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016 - Amanda Campbell of Amanda Louise Interiors on Targeting her Ideal Client through Email Marketing & Blogging, Creating Styled Spaces for her Customers, & Collaborating with Artists

On today's show, Dorothy sits down to talk with Amanda Campbell of Amanda Louise Interiors, from Greenville, South Carolina.  Listen along as Amanda shares how she built her client list through social media, works with clients to create their ideal styled space, and talks about recent and upcoming collaborations.  

"I really think that the biggest part of style and figuring out your home is just buying things that you really love.  Collecting things that really mean something to you and you're really drawn to, and not worrying about if it's on trend or really even what will look best in your space.  There's something for just buying things that speak to you."

"Trello is my best friend in the whole world...it has seriously changed my whole life." 

"Some of those big hurdles that I've gone through has really been one of the best things."

"My husband says that i rearrange our living room every time there's a really good football game on, because I just sit there and rearrange furniture in my head and have to get up and start moving things, or start hanging art around the television...haha...but in the beginning it was really a laboratory for what I was trying to learn and do and it was where I really didn't have any restrictions on what I could play with and what I could do, like mixing colors and patterns.  There were no stakes on if people were happy or going to like it, because it was just for me so I think I was able to try a lot of things and work through what worked for my brand and for my own home and now because I put that out there in the world, now people are allowing me to put that in their own homes and trusting me with that."

See more of Amanda's work here:

http://amandalouiseinteriors.blogspot.com/

www.instagram.com/amandalouiseinteriors

 

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On Today's Show:

(5:00) on referrals and getting clients based on her aesthetic

(6:00) on starting by decorating her own home and sharing on social media 

(7:30) e-design, source products online, renovations, and delegating to the client

(10:30) getting better to saying no to jobs that aren't her aesthetic

(11:00) Amanda's color palettes

(13:00) on mixing high and low

(15:00) on sourcing

(15:00) sending emails at night

(17:00) working on a rebrand and new logo

(19:00) hardest part of pulling a room together 

(26:00) her favorite thing to accessorize with 

(28:00) collaborations with other creatives

(28:30) Art & Light Gallery

(29:30) art community in Greenville, SC

(31:00) happy hour with creatives and learning from others

(37:00) keeping her head down so not to be intimidated

(41:00) Southern Living summer supper

(44:00) easy decorating hacks to bring life to a room

(45:00) the amount of projects in this season of life

(55:00) on working through new chapters in life and transitioning on time

(1:03:00) new ways of revenues

(1:24:00) on how she got started

(1:26:00) HGTV Magazine November Issue

(1:28:00) In the Company of Women, Living with Pattern

015 - Stacie Bloomfield of Gingiber on Licensing Illustrations, Growing Wholesale, & Pivoting in Your Business
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015 - Stacie Bloomfield of Gingiber on Licensing Illustrations, Growing Wholesale, & Pivoting in Your Business

Today Dorothy talks to Stacie Bloomfield of Gingiber, a paper goods and home decor company that offers classic animal-centric illustrated designs that are sweet enough for children, but smart enough for adults.  Stacie fills us in on the nitty gritty of growing Gingiber from the ground up, online and in the wholesale world, now in 300 + retail stores and licenses her artwork to many big name brands.  She discusses how important it is to be capable of pivoting in your business when needed.  

"Gingiber is hear to make people happy.  Whatever we have on a card, whatever we have an image, whatever we have on a tea towel, it's going to make someone smile."  

"The reason people will keep working with you, it's not just if you were a good artist, it's if you are a nice person they will remember you.  You can say thank you, and then you can show your thank you with a note in the mail, or sending an email.  Little acts of gratitude go a long way and building those relationships.  If you have a good opportunity, recognize it is, and do some research, send them a thank you note, and really work on that relationship."

"I don't need better products.  I just need slightly better than person to my left and person to my right.  Or, I just need to find a way to stand out a little bit more." 

See more of Gingiber here:

https://gingiber.com/

 

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Facebook Community at:

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On Today's Show:

(4:00) On Gingiber's start

(5:45) Decor8 blog - Holly Becker

(6:00) Featured Etsy seller 2011 THE WEEK AFTER HER BABY WAS DUE!!!

(9:00) On how wholesale has grown to 300+ retailers

(10:00) Grace with Pink Olive School

(11:00) National Stationery Show

(14:00) producing her tea towels with Orchard Street Press

(16:00) Meet the Gingiber team 

(21:00) working with wholesale reps Paper & Heart  & Gelhert Group & Elements Rep Group

(27:00) displays for retail shops 

(30:00) Atlanta Wholesale Market

(33:00) Wholesale Booth in a Box in lieu of NSS

(37:00) 16 week small business course with SBA 

(41:00) How I Built This podcast 

(42:00) on licensing your work

(44:00) Land of Nod, Crane & Co, West Elm, MODA Fabrics partnerships

(52:00) on Shopify

(53:00) Trello boards for wholesale, increasing reorders

(57:00) Stacie's creative process as a working mom

(1:02:00) upcoming work with illustrations

(1:05:00) Beth 1canoe2

(1:06:00) Kristen Ley Thimblepress

( 1:07:00) mogleaPaper Bandit Press, Emily McDowell, & Erin Austin Abbott of Amelia Presents

(1:14:00) The Gingiber Studio 

(1:19:00) team retreat & guidebook

014 - Meredith Piper Art on Having a Studio Retail Space with High Foot Traffic, Creating a Signature Art Form of Encased Weavings, & Painting Live at Events
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014 - Meredith Piper Art on Having a Studio Retail Space with High Foot Traffic, Creating a Signature Art Form of Encased Weavings, & Painting Live at Events

On today's show, Dorothy speaks with Meredith Piper of Greenville, South Carolina about her artwork, studio practices, and art shows around the southeast.  Meredith works in oil, acrylic, soft pastels, and creates her beautiful wooden framed encased weavings.  Listen along as Meredith describes her studio in Downtown Greenville and all about how to juggle a retail space while painting.  Meredith also clues us into how she creates a painting at a live event.  Dorothy found another bestie!  The two artists have too many things in common to count!  And those things were just discovered with this first conversation that was recorded!

"Being one of the earlier (pieces of art)...I feel like that always takes longer because you don't know what you're doing, you're just exploring, which is awesome but those are some of the most beautiful sweet moments...that exploration of the unknown if you have not done it before, you have no idea what's going to happen or how it's going to turn out.  Those are some of the best memories as well that I cherish."  - Meredith Piper 

 

See more of Meredith's work:

https://www.meredithpiper.com/

www.instagram.com/meredithpiperart

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On Today's Show:

(3:00) On having a studio with foot traffic, different types of buyers, and the layout of the studio shops in Downtown Greenville, SC

(9:30) Her studio neighbor, Larry Seymour

(11:30) Meredith & Dorothy both double majored in Psychology and Art!

(14:00) The Enneagram

(16:00) Louisiana roots

(16:30) on propagating her art subjects

(18:00) on working with different mediums

(18:30) on painting small first 

(21:00) on teaching in the public school system

(24:00) Double Decker Art Festival

(26:00) Renegade Craft Fair

(28:00) The birth of the encased weavings

(31:00) Dorothy's 3D teacher, Bill Beckwith

(34:00) on working in batches

(36:30) Meredith's husband, Douglas' artwork

(39:00) on live event painting

(49:00) Mark Malfinger

(49:30) Glori Day Loften

(49:30) Amanda Louise Interiors

(49:30) Dorothy Shain

(50:00) Sunny Mullarky

(50:00) Taylor Cox

(55:00) Meredith's newest art collection release Thursday, June 27th 

(1:00:00) Red River Revel

(1:02:30) on mesh booth walls 

(1:08:00) The Way I Heard It

(1:10:00) Present Over Perfect

(1:12:00) Indie Craft Parade

 

013 - Emily Jeffords on Painting Collections, Getting Buyers to Connect with her Art via Instagram, and Only Doing the Creative Work she Enjoys
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013 - Emily Jeffords on Painting Collections, Getting Buyers to Connect with her Art via Instagram, and Only Doing the Creative Work she Enjoys

Dorothy chats with Emily Jeffords, a fine artist from Greenville, South Carolina.  Emily's well known for her dreamy abstract oil landscape paintings, her more than perfectly beautiful Instagram account, and her workshops ranging from local to abroad.

"If you're doing what you're enjoying and if you're doing what makes you happy in the moment, that's going to be the most successful. That's going to be the most vibrant for you and your collectors, if that's what's going to resonate, if you want to have collaborations with big brands or blogs, the things that make you happy speaks the loudest." -Emily Jeffords

"People need to connect with art a bit more tangibly than maybe we've been able to in the past." -Emily Jeffords, on why she shares her story via Instagram 

See more of Emily Jeffords' work:

http://emilyjeffords.com/

www.instagram.com/emilyjeffords

Follow along and join the Positively Creative Community:

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On Today's Show:

(4:45) Emily's Instagram Philosophy 

(6:30) #doitfortheprocess

(9:30) how to recreate the fun part of creating in your brain 

(10:30) Instagram for Creatives 

(11:30) Business Coaching, Workshops

(11:45) French Workshop this summer

(15:30) on being pregnant during a Europe trip

(19:30) A typical day for Emily

(20:00) Her studio space

(24:00) fine art prints + new print collection

(26:00) on releasing collections

(34:00) different streams of revenue

(35:30) Joseph Bradley

(37:00) Glory Day Loflin

(38:00) Dorothy Shain

(39:00) preparing for baby

(42:00) on collaborations

 

012 - Mary Claire White of Falling Into Place on Opening a Retail Store, Visioning What You Want for Your Business, Branding a Candle Line, and Etsy Wholesale
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012 - Mary Claire White of Falling Into Place on Opening a Retail Store, Visioning What You Want for Your Business, Branding a Candle Line, and Etsy Wholesale

Dorothy chats with Mary Claire White of Falling Into Place in Memphis, TN.  She’s been making candles since she was in the womb (no really...her mom started making candles while she was pregnant with Mary Claire!)  She shares how Etsy Open Call launched her wholesale candle business and how she successfully opened the Falling Into Place gift shop on Broad Avenue, making it profitable after year one.  Mary Claire discusses how she says and writes down what she wants to happen for the Universe to hear her dreams.  They talk about how she doesn’t let anything sit, which contributes to her success.  

“You always want to have that feeling of everything is just falling into place.  But everything doesn’t just fall into place! It falls into place or it appears to fall into place because you’ve worked your butt off.”  - Mary Claire White

 

See more of Falling Into Place:

http://www.fallingintoplace.net/

https://www.facebook.com/fallingintoplaceshop

https://www.instagram.com/fallingintoplaceshop/

https://www.etsy.com/shop/FIPcandles

https://www.etsy.com/shop/FIPdisplays

 

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On Today’s Show:

 

(6:00) Cooper Young Festival (Memphis, TN) & Germantown Festival (Germantown, TN)

(7:00) Double Decker (Oxford, MS) & Franklin Main Street Festival (Franklin, TN)

(10:00) On teaching elementary school

(17:00) Memshop

(17:00) Putting what you want out into the Universe in language and writing

(18:00) On planning and budgeting when opening a shop

(20:00) On researching for the shop in California

(24:00) City & State

(24:00) On designing the shop

(26:00) Elyse Wigen of Prim Society

(27:00) Small retailers need makers as employees

(30:00) Redesigning the candle line

(31:00) Indie Holiday Market

(32:00) Etsy Open Call & Etsy Wholesale

(38:00) On hiring employees for the shop and their roles within the shop

(42:00) Renegade Craft Fair

(43:00) On the importance of photography for makers

(44:00) Annabella Charles Photography

(46:00) On how to attend a show states away and shipping via freight

(46:30) Falling Into Place Displays at craft shows

(48:00) How the shop got its name

(51:00) The Falling Into Place candle line

(52:30) Lionheart collaboration zodiac card/candle line

(59:00) On not letting anything sit

(1:00:00) Making a map for Broad Avenue

(1:04:00) Falling Into Place Workshops

011 - Kelly Parker Smith & Caroline Hull of Creative Biz Rebellion Podcast on Starting a Podcast, the Etsy Action Plan, The Mompreneur Hustle, and More
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011 - Kelly Parker Smith & Caroline Hull of Creative Biz Rebellion Podcast on Starting a Podcast, the Etsy Action Plan, The Mompreneur Hustle, and More

Join Dorothy as she chats with Kelly Parker Smith and Caroline Hull about their new podcast, Creative Biz Rebellion.  They dive into various topics for product based businesses in their weekly episodes, from having an Etsy Action Plan to goals and resolutions.  Listen in on how Kelly and Caroline run the podcast and their respective creative companies from their homes, Hello World Paper Co. and Caroline Creates, all while being moms!

  "We want to have, not balance, but harmony in our lives." - Kelly Parker Smith   Follow along for more Creative Biz Rebellion:   www.creativebizrebellion.com www.instagram.com/creativebizrebellion https://www.facebook.com/groups/creativebizrebellion/     Follow along and join the Positively Creative Community:   www.positivelycreative.net www.instagram.com/positivelycreativepodcast www.facebook.com/groups/positivelycreativepodcast

 

On Today's Show:

(4:00) Caroline Creates

(5:00) Hello World Paper Co.

(6:00) How Caroline & Kelly met - Creative Founders

(7:00) The start of the podcast

(9:00) On just starting the work

(10:45) Dana Malstaff's Trello Course

(14:30) Etsy Action Plan

(17:45) On having a positive attitude

(18:45) Rock Your Shop Summer Challenge Free Course

(21:00) Easy Shop Calendar

(21:00) Rock Your Shipping Mini Course

(22:00) Resources

(23:00) Creative Biz Rebellion's Guests

(27:00) Work from home Mom life

(45:00) On podcast advertisers

(53:30) Paige Poppe

(54:00) Lara Casey

(55:00) On trying to simplify

(1:00:00) Inkwell Press

(1:05:00) Jessica Swift Pattern Camp

(1:06:00) Kelly's Patterns

 

 

 

 

010 - Sarah Baumann of Signet Sealed on Starting a Creative Business in College, Art Shows & Pop Ups, and Encouraging Community as a Rising Tide Society Leader
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010 - Sarah Baumann of Signet Sealed on Starting a Creative Business in College, Art Shows & Pop Ups, and Encouraging Community as a Rising Tide Society Leader

Dorothy sits down with her newest art friend and eerily similar "twin," Sarah Baumann of Signet Sealed to talk about how Sarah's diary doodling became a full time art career by focusing on a niche.  Sarah walks us through the product process, from drawing to laying out the illustrations for different products featuring the dozens of cities she's captured.  Dorothy and Sarah hit on the highlights of the new Memphis Chapter of Tuesdays Together for Rising Tide Society.    See more of Signet Sealed's work: www.signetsealed.com https://www.instagram.com/signetsealed/   See more of Rising Tide Society: http://www.risingtidesociety.com https://www.instagram.com/tuesdaystogethermemphis/ https://www.risingtidesocietymemphis.com   Follow along and join the Positively Creative Community:   www.positivelycreative.net www.instagram.com/positivelycreativepodcast www.facebook.com/groups/positivelycreativepodcast     (8:30) Paper & Honey Laura Joseph  (9:00) House show  (12:00) This seems like the time to try it (13:00) Diving head first at Stationery Academy  (16:00) Working out of a college house with roommates & at a studio vs working from home  (17:30) Cooper Young Festival  (19:00) How Sarah and Dorothy met and how they're twins  (25:00) Rising Tide Society - Tuesdays Together Memphis (29:00) Figuring out your audience at shows  (30:00) Ideal Client  (31:00) back to back art shows  (34:00) the process of products  (39:00) southern artist Facebook group  (45:00) South Main pop up shops (48:00) website building & Etsy  (50:00) Instagram stories  (50:00) Jenna Kutcher / Goal Digger Podcast  (53:00) the drawing process  (55:00) Jenean Morrison  (59:00) HoneyBook & Rising Tide Community app (1:04:00) risingtidesocietymemphis.com & Members of the Month (1:08:00) Made By Memphis  (1:13:00) Creative Heart Conference  (1:35:00) Naming your brand 

009 - Mini Episode with Dorothy - Work During an Emergency
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009 - Mini Episode with Dorothy - Work During an Emergency

Figuring out how to maintain your work to-do list during an emergency can be a struggle.  This week I'm discussing what I'm currently doing to try to make sure my art life gets enough attention during a recent family emergency.  

*Update - I'm THRILLED to let y'all know that my family member is on his way to recovery!  He is still in ICU.  I am so happy that I got to speak with him yesterday!  What a MIRACLE!!!*

Dorothy discusses that open communication, delegating, putting things on autopilot, and forgiveness all play a role in working during any unexpected emergency. 

 

008 - Caitlin Horton of Horton Brand Strategy on How to Take a Strategic Approach to Design and Marketing for Your Business
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008 - Caitlin Horton of Horton Brand Strategy on How to Take a Strategic Approach to Design and Marketing for Your Business

Dorothy chats with Caitlin of Horton Brand Strategy on how she works with entrepreneurs to make their "inside match their outside,” working on the business side of things as well as visual side to make sure that your target audience is reached and to connect with them in a genuine way, helping you solve your clients problem with your products and services.  Caitlin’s Brand Exploration Kit helps in the collaboration Landmark Method Process to really hone in on the overall goal for your company   "Marketing is the core of any business." - Caitlin Horton   See more of Caitlin Horton:   www.caitlinlhorton.com www.facebook.com/hortonbrandstrategy www.instagram.com/dizzycaitlin     Follow along and join the Positively Creative Community:   www.positivelycreative.net www.instagram.com/positivelycreativepodcast www.facebook.com/groups/positivelycreativepodcast   Follow along with Dorothy Art: www.dorothycollier.com www.instagram.com/dorothyart www.facebook.com/dorothyart   On Today’s Show:   (9:00) The mission behind Horton Brand Strategy (10:00) Caitlin’s background leading up to her current career (11:30) Rebecca Phillips with Memphis Type History teaches her graphic design (11:30) Front Porch Art selling artwork online  (13:00) On receiving her MBA (15:00) On being process oriented (15:00) Landmark Method for Branding (19:00) Designing for the Company’s Voice (21:00) How her marketing background helps with branding (26:00) Having someone pick your brain to find out your expertise (27:00) Are you a PRO?! (28:00) Is this the most important thing I could be doing to reach my goal? (29:00) On living in Shanghai, China (33:00) Her workday while living abroad (48:00) Being Boss podcast and New Orleans trip (49:00) Radiolab, Reply All, & My Favorite Murder (57:00) On business podcasts & books she enjoys (1:05:00) Inner vs. Outer Pressure (1:13:30) Her 30 Day Focused Brand Challenge (1:16:00) Horton Brand Strategy Pricing Guide (1:18:00) Memphis Type History Podcast & on self publishing

007 - Liana Kangas on Comic & Magazine Illustration and Breaking Into New Creative Communities
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007 - Liana Kangas on Comic & Magazine Illustration and Breaking Into New Creative Communities

Today I’m speaking with Liana Kangas, a freelance comic artist and illustrator.  We talk about her new comic, BlackOUT, her graphic design equipment and process, and how she balances her art career and personal life.  Liana is a pro at diving headfirst into new creative communities, as she’s lived in many cities over the past few years!     See more of Liana Kangas:   http://www.lianakangas.com/ https://www.patreon.com/lianakangas https://twitter.com/lianakangas https://www.instagram.com/lianakangas/ https://www.facebook.com/ComicBlackout/ Shop: https://society6.com/lianadesigns Shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/lianakangas     Follow along and join the Positively Creative Community:   www.positivelycreative.net www.instagram.com/positivelycreativepodcast www.facebook.com/groups/positivelycreativepodcast   On Today’s Show:   (5:00) Hello Giggles (5:50) Only Netflix Can Judge Me (9:00) The birth of Comic BlackOUT (11:00) On self publishing (15:30) Graphic Design tools  (19:00) Liana’s timeline and deadlines (20:00) Daily Routine (23:00) On moving and finding your new creative home & tribe (28:00) How amazing the Memphis art community is! (30:00) Jim Mahfood (31:30) On comic conventions (37:00) How her style has evolved (40:00) new products and enamel pins (43:00) Treat Yo’self Parks and Rec print (46:00) Is a show a hit? (47:00) Finding a part-time job that relates to your art career (53:00) multiple projects happening at once (56:00) Stock & Belle (1:00:00) On moving to New Jersey

 

006 - Hillary Butler Fine Art on Hosting Art Workshops, How to Balance New Mama Life and Her Art Career & More
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006 - Hillary Butler Fine Art on Hosting Art Workshops, How to Balance New Mama Life and Her Art Career & More

Today’s Positively Creative guest is Hillary Butler, an abstract artist that believes if you show up and do the work, your creativity will flow.  As a new mom, Hillary fills me in on how she uses her time wisely in the studio, creating commission pieces through her mock up method.  She shares how she shows gratitude towards her customers through her emails and through giving the best gifts ever!     See more of Hillary Butler Fine Art: www.hillarybutler.com www.instagram.com/hillarybutlerfineart   Follow along and join the Positively Creative Community:   www.positivelycreative.net www.instagram.com/positivelycreativepodcast www.facebook.com/groups/positivelycreativepodcast   On Today’s Show:   (9:00) On being a new mama while still painting (12:45) How to host art workshops (13:30) Blueprint Retreat (16:00) On teaching at Falling into Place (21:00) Her mock up method for commissions (28:30) Releasing collections (35:00) Connecting with your audience in person (50:00) Austin Kleon’s Show Your Work! & Steal Like an Artist (56:00) S-Town (1:00:00) Manage Your Day-to-Day (1:13:00) On being the best gift giver ever (1:18:00) How to reply when asked about being an artist

005 - Valerie McKeehan of Lily and Val on Licensing Artwork, Working with a Spouse, and Opening a Brick & Mortar Shop
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005 - Valerie McKeehan of Lily and Val on Licensing Artwork, Working with a Spouse, and Opening a Brick & Mortar Shop

Today’s Positively Creative guest is Valerie McKeehan, creator of the chalk lettering art company and gift and lifestyle brand, Lily and Val.  Valerie speaks on how she creates new products, the new product the Keepsake Kitchen Diary, and how they recently opened a brick and mortar shop.  Listen along for her tips on managing and building a team with your spouse, licensing vs. manufacturing, and evolving the brand's aesthetic.

See more of Lily & Val: www.lilyandval.com www.instagram.com/valeriemckeehan www.instagram.com/lilyandval   Follow along and join the Positively Creative Community:   www.positivelycreative.net www.instagram.com/positivelycreativepodcast www.facebook.com/groups/positivelycreativepodcast

On Today's Show:

(2:00) How Lily & Val started

(6:00) Marketing background helped build the brand

(8:00) Manufacturing and licensing

(14:00) Working with a Spouse

(15:00) Keepsake Kitchen Diary

(19:00) Brick & Mortar Location

(20:00) Valerie's Daily Routine

(21:00) On managing a collaborative environment

(25:00) Valerie's creative routine

(26:00) The Power of Full Engagement book

(29:00) Society for Creative Founders

(40:00) National Stationery Show

(49:00) On evolving the brand

(58:00) Teaching Workshops

 

004 - Kat Gordon of Muddy’s Bake Shop on Building Community in Your Business & More
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004 - Kat Gordon of Muddy’s Bake Shop on Building Community in Your Business & More

Today on Positively Creative Dorothy chats with Kat Gordon, owner of Muddy’s Bake Shop in Memphis, Tennessee.  She takes us behind the scenes of the 50+ employee, tri-location bakery business from Mud Lab, the test kitchen club which has a lengthy application process for creating a new recipe for the bakery to the Muddy’s volunteer community outreach program for her employees.  Book clubs, employee retreats, art market, custom kitchen…what does Muddy’s not do?!     “I feel like this is the secret of visioning and why visioning works is that once you are open about what it is you want, people want to help you.” -Kat Gordon, on working to fulfill the Muddy’s team's 2020 vision of launching a pie in the sky!   “My business is my medium.” -Kat Gordon   “We get so caught up in the grass is always greener, but it’s easy to just not totally appreciate the challenges for the gift that they are.” -Kat Gordon   See more of Muddy’s:   www.muddysbakeshop.com www.instagram.com/muddysbakeshop     Follow along and join the Positively Creative Community:   www.positivelycreative.net www.instagram.com/positivelycreativepodcast www.facebook.com/groups/positivelycreativepodcast     On Today’s Show: (4:00) How Muddy’s became a company, even without a grand opening (11:30) Muddy’s community service program (17:30) Memphis Indie Spring Market (19:00) Muddy’s Book Club (21:00) Ego is the Enemy (22:00) Kitchen Tours (26:00) Muddy’s retreat (28:00) Kat’s new teaching workshops (35:00) Muddy’s Test Kitchen (46:00) Custom Kitchen / Johnny’s Christening Cake (47:00) On auditing product prices (49:00) Her thoughts on the business’ growth (56:00) The hiring process (1:00:00) Mail Order Muddy’s (1:06:00) Artist & Fabulous mother-in-law Nancy Cheairs (1:07:00) Flicker Street Studio (1:08:00) Jeni’s Ice Cream (1:14:00) Host a Front Porch Party!

 

003 - Kristen Ley of Thimblepress on Building a Brand Through Hard Work & Faith, Managing a Team, & How New Products Form In House and Through Collaborations
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003 - Kristen Ley of Thimblepress on Building a Brand Through Hard Work & Faith, Managing a Team, & How New Products Form In House and Through Collaborations

Today’s Positively Creative guest is Kristen Ley, founder and owner of Thimblepress, a lifestyle company that encourages kindness and inspires fun, through her letterpress and watercolor greeting cards, kindness cards, Push-Pop Confetti, and tons of other adorable products!  Kristen fills us in on her creative process, ranging from how she came up with the "Your butt looks great in those jeans!" card to The Day Dreamer Journal.  Kristen and Dorothy discuss the backstory of Thimblepress' early days, how she manages her team and working on collaborations all inside the Thimblepress headquarters in Jackson, Mississippi, and how she stays positive by leaning on her faith to stay optimistic.  

 

"You really want to hire your weaknesses." -Kristen Ley

"If I could laugh through my whole life, I would be a happy girl. Keeping that kid-like innocence and mentality I think is one of the biggest things you can do for enjoying your life." - Kristen Ley

"There's bravery in seeking after opportunity." -Kristen Ley

"When you're passionate about something, sometimes you can put blinders on.  Which is good and bad." -Kristen Ley

 

See more of Thimblepress' work:

www.thimblepress.com

Thimblepress' The Thread Blog

Thimblepress for Target

 

Follow along and join the Positively Creative Community:   www.positivelycreative.net www.instagram.com/positivelycreativepodcast www.facebook.com/groups/positivelycreativepodcast

 

On Today's Show:

(10:00) Double Decker Art Festival 

(11:00) Renegade Craft Fair

(16:00) Thimblepress won best booth display

(20:00) National Stationery Show

(22:00) State Flower Collection

(24:00) On Hiring Employees

(28:00) Visual Layout of Brick & Mortar Thimblepress

(38:00) Her Creative Process / Kindness Cards / The Day Dreamer

(48:00) Thimblepress x Target Collaboration

(57:00) pillows throwonline.com

(58:00) Speak Wines

 

002 - The Hustle is Real with Liz Cooke of Lionheart Prints
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002 - The Hustle is Real with Liz Cooke of Lionheart Prints

Today Dorothy’s speaking with Liz Cooke of Lionheart Prints, a paper and gift company in New Orleans, Louisiana.  Liz creates hand lettered messages for the kind, brave, and fun.  We discuss how Lionheart Prints got its start to now opening and running a successful brick and mortar shop, about her selling her work at the National Stationery Show, and how she hustles to get it all done.     "I want to be your life coach on paper!" -Liz Cooke   See more of Lionheart’s work:   www.lionheartprints.com www.instagram.com/lionheartprints www.instagram.com/lizmautecooke www.facebook.com/lionheartprints   Follow along and join the Positively Creative Community:   www.positivelycreative.net www.instagram.com/positivelycreativepodcast www.facebook.com/groups/positivelycreativepodcast   On Today's Episode:   (5:00) Paper Source (12:00) Whitney Engllish (13:00) Stationery Academy / Society for Creative Founders (15:00) Gemma O'Brien (17:00) Fleurty Girl (21:00) Yeaux Leaux cups (31:00) National Stationery Show (33:00) Creative Mornings - Tattly (34:00) Little Histories (52:00) Charlie / Emily McDowell (54:00) Liz's NSS booth fiasco (54:00) Fox + Fallow (54:00) Kristen Ley (1:30:00) Rifle Paper Co. (1:34:00) Thimblepress for Target    

Welcome to Positively Creative Podcast with Dorothy Collier of Dorothy Art
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Welcome to Positively Creative Podcast with Dorothy Collier of Dorothy Art

Meet Dorothy Collier, the artist behind Dorothy Art and the host of the new podcast, Positively Creative!  She is so excited to be creating this podcast, featuring and celebrating makers and small businesses in the creative community.  She lives and creates her mixed media oil paintings on vintage book pages in Memphis, Tennessee. When Dorothy started having a positive outlook on every aspect of her life, including her Dorothy Art career, the creativity and opportunities started overflowing!  

 

See more of Dorothy's artwork:

www.dorothycollier.com

www.instagram.com/dorothyart

www.facebook.com/dorothyart

 

Follow along and join the Positively Creative Community:

www.positivelycreative.net

www.instagram.com/positivelycreativepodcast 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/positivelycreativecommunity/?fref=nf

 

030 - Dorothy's 2017 Reflections on Making What You Want to Make, Being Your Own Boss, & Daily Journals on InstaStories
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030 - Dorothy's 2017 Reflections on Making What You Want to Make, Being Your Own Boss, & Daily Journals on InstaStories

In the last episode of season 1, I am sharing my "aha" moments and reflections of 2017.  I have so many things mentally on my plate that I need to purge the physical things around me.  I share my struggles of being my own boss, how I happily don't get everything done each day, and why I share my daily journal in Instagram stories.  Much much more as well!  I'll be back in early January 2018 with many new interviews for you!  Happy holidays, y'all!

www.dorothycollier.com

On Today's Show:

(2:00) Make what you want to make.

(7:00) Why am I doing what I'm doing?  "I'm not myself when I'm not creating." - Dorothy

(10:30) Emily Jeffords' episode on her lifestyle

(12:00) Being your own boss and thinking I can "do it all"

(14:00) Andy J Pizza Creative Pep Talk

(15:00) No one knows what all you didn't get done that day

(16:00) It takes a village

(19:00) For me to be the best mom that I can, I need to be creating.

(22:00) Emily with EmKat Design

(25:00) My Dorothy Art Instagram Stories - daily journal 

(26:30) Liana Kangas

(31:00) The 5 Second Rule by Mel Robbins

(35:00) The KonMari Method with Emily Wickliff of The Methodical Life

(35:00) The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

(39:00) Working in batches

(41:00) On Positively Creative Podcast

(45:00) On being the Memphis co-leader of Rising Tide Society's Tuesdays Together - Our local website, our local facebook group, Rising Tide Society website, Rising Tide Society Facebook group, Founder Natalie Franke

 

029 - Maria Brophy, Art Business Consultant on Programing Your Mind with Prosperous Thoughts to Create Your Future, Discussing Money, & Running Your Art Business Like a Business
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029 - Maria Brophy, Art Business Consultant on Programing Your Mind with Prosperous Thoughts to Create Your Future, Discussing Money, & Running Your Art Business Like a Business

Dorothy sits down with Maria Brophy, an artist consultant and author of Art Money Success.  Maria has dedicated her life to figuring out the strategies on how to make a good living by being an artist.  Maria shares with us how to bring your thoughts back to what you want, and to not focus on what isn't serving you.  

For more Maria Brophy:

http://mariabrophy.com/

Shop the book, Art Money Success

Drew Brophy's Artwork:

http://drewbrophy.com/

 

On Today's Show:

(4:00) Maria's background and book, Art Money Success

(5:00) running your art business like a business

(8:30) "money is a form of love"

(11:00) commission policies and systems in your business

(15:00) positive thinking and protecting your mind

(24:30) Bob Proctor, You Were Born Rich

(26:00) pursuing ideas and goals

(30:00) getting what you want plus some

(35:00) unconventional ways to sell your art and getting paid for charity

(40:00) streams of income

(46:00) email marketing and seo 

(50:00) reproductions

(53:00) What's your business model?

(58:00) price quotes

 

028 - Carolyn Keating of Wholesale for Creatives on Wholesale Pricing, Working with Rep Groups, and Learning How Many Products You Need to Start a Wholesale Line
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028 - Carolyn Keating of Wholesale for Creatives on Wholesale Pricing, Working with Rep Groups, and Learning How Many Products You Need to Start a Wholesale Line

Dorothy speaks with Carolyn Keating of Wholesale for Creatives, which offers support, strategy, and systems for product based business owners.  We dive in with wholesale pricing, working with rep groups, and chat about how many products you need to start a wholesale line.

For more information:

http://wholesale4creatives.com/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/thewholesalecollective/

On Today's Show:

(6:00) how she started in the retail world

(13:00) is your business set up for wholesale?

(14:00) Wholesale for Creative's offerings

(14:30) Perfect Your Pricing Course

(16:00) Wholesale Pricing

(19:00) Wholesale Terms to Know

(32:00) How many items do you need to start wholesale?

(35:00) Wholesale shows and walking them first

(43:00) Working with Rep Groups

(51:00) Sourcing

(58:00) Nicole Schwartz - lawyer for product based businesses, Heather Crabtree's Savvy Group, Creative Biz Rebellion

 

 

Episode 27 - Anna Vergos Blair and Katherine Vergos Riederer of The Art Project on Building a Favorite Community Spot for Children, Planning Crafts for Kids, & Working with Family
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Episode 27 - Anna Vergos Blair and Katherine Vergos Riederer of The Art Project on Building a Favorite Community Spot for Children, Planning Crafts for Kids, & Working with Family

Dorothy had the pleasure of sitting down with sisters Katherine Vergos Riederer and Anna Vergos Blair of The Art Project to talk about their brick and mortar business, an art studio for kids!   They share how the idea came to be, getting started with building the studio, and the day to day activities and events they offer.

For more information visit:

http://www.artprojectmemphis.com/

 

“MAKE ART. LEAVE THE MESS.  Paint. Glitter. Glue. Chalk. Sand. Classes. Retail. Digitization. Coffee. Snacks. Beer.” -The Art Project

 

On Today's Show:

(6:00) How the idea for The Art Project came to be

(7:00) From working at the Rendezvous in Memphis https://www.hogsfly.com/, fashion design assistant at Ralph Lauren, and being an attorney  

(11:00) The Art Project’s location in Overton Square

(12:00) Researching with artists, art teachers, parents

(13:00) Blueprints with intention of what the children will be doing in the space

(16:00) Coming up with crafts and art projects, themes of the week and process based projects

(19:30) the layout of the space

(26:00) Art Free Play

(29:00) staffing their business

(30:00) Art Show featuring The Art Project staff

(39:00) Being a working mama

(43:00) Baby Art 

(45:00) working with family

(49:00) hosting artists to teach

(51:00) Kid Art Lit and Artful Parent

026 - Beth Winterburn, Fine Artist on Releasing Art Collections Online, Pricing Her Work, and Selling Work from Craft Fairs to Restaurants and Anthropologie
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026 - Beth Winterburn, Fine Artist on Releasing Art Collections Online, Pricing Her Work, and Selling Work from Craft Fairs to Restaurants and Anthropologie

Dorothy had the chance to sit down with Beth Winterburn, an abstract fine artist and discuss how she started creating abstract thanks to a friend's request.  Beth discusses how she prices her artwork and how she releases collections online, which helps with seasons of creating, packaging, uploading online, and helps give herself breaks.

For more Beth Winterburn:

http://www.ebw-artwork.com/

(3:00) Art 101 elements and principles of art as her guide

(5:00) @ebw_artwork

(6:00) Beth's art background

(17:00) growing her studio from kid mode

(19:00) her first abstract piece 4 years ago

(20:00) started selling from Instagram, her online portfolio

(26:00) using acrylic inks

(31:00) starting to sell at festivals, Double Decker, Memphis Maker Market

(33:00) went to workshops and one-on-one online classes, learning taxes and being a small business owner

(34:00) good advice on pricing her artwork 

(36:00) on selling artwork at restaurants, currently selling her artwork at Catherine & Marys, River Oaks

(37:00) Falling into Place, Pickering Boxwood, selling wholesale to France

(40:00) on releasing collections online 

(46:00) Crosstown Arts, Ken Hall curating, Janet Smith, Kat Gore, Lisa Williamson, Grit

(49:00) how she creates commission pieces

(54:00) collaboration with Artfully Walls and getting into Anthropologie

 

 

025 - Jessica & Clifford Huizenga of The Confetti Bar on Styling Photos & Scheduling Instagram with Planoly, SEO and Ranking High in Google, & Working with Your Spouse
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025 - Jessica & Clifford Huizenga of The Confetti Bar on Styling Photos & Scheduling Instagram with Planoly, SEO and Ranking High in Google, & Working with Your Spouse

Dorothy chats with Jessica & Clifford Huizenga of The Confetti Bar on how Jessica got the ball rolling so quickly, transitioning to The Confetti Bar as her full time career within 6 months.  Clifford is a digital wiz and has created a wonderful site with great SEO.  Clifford is a "personal believer in that a lot of the web field should be demystified and there's a lot of things people don't realize what they could do if they spent a little time learning how things work."  

For more Confetti Bar:

https://www.theconfettibar.com/

https://www.instagram.com/theconfettibar/

On Today's Show:

(9:00) Jessica's creative past and present  http://jessicaserrahuizenga.com/

(11:00) Cliff's role on the backend of the site and heavy customization with gravity forms through Wordpress

(15:00) Custom confetti vs ready-made and seasonal mixes of confetti

(18:00) The Confetti Bar's Instagram and streamlining with Planoly

(23:00) Ranking high in Google

(29:00) Creating styled photos for Instagram with confetti & writing notes for ideas

(32:00) The Confetti Bar's daily schedule

(39:00) on wholesale and National Stationery Show

(48:00) Maria Brophy Art Money Success

(50:00) on creating fine artwork

(52:00) on telling people you create custom confetti at a cocktail party

 

 

 

Episode 24 - Deanna Hamsley on Selling Artwork Through Facebook Advertising, Getting Started By Hosting Workshops, & Tips for Connecting with Customers at Art Shows
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Episode 24 - Deanna Hamsley on Selling Artwork Through Facebook Advertising, Getting Started By Hosting Workshops, & Tips for Connecting with Customers at Art Shows

Today's episode is a fun conversation with fine artist Deanna Hamsley about the art world and how she has grown her following and her customer base by giving Facebook followers a Call to Action, showing her work at local art shows, and getting her start by hosting workshops.  We all know that as a full time artist, we are juggling all the things in every aspect of our business, but Deanna has us beat.  She paints in her sleep! 

For more Deanna Hamsley:

https://www.deannahamsleyartwork.com/

Deanna Hamsley Facebook Page

For more Positively Creative:

www.positivelycreative.net

www.instagram.com/positivelycreative

www.instragram.com/dorothyart

 

On Today's Episode:

(7:00) on juggling all the things

(9:00) hosting workshops with wooden word art

(10:00) the strength of Facebook advertising

(13:00) The name Grace Given Gifts

(17:00) the commitment and investment in people through posting on her Facebook page

(24:00) giving a call to action on Facebook 

(28:00) having customers commit with commissions and taking payments for commissions

(29:00) Having your audience see you as a person and not a business through Facebook advertising

(40:00) Community Over Competition, but put on your blinders

(43:00) Feeling like a failure when we are not being creative

(45:00) Being a work from home mom with 5 children

(50:00) Craft Festivals and Art Shows, Hope Market, Memphis, TN

(55:00) Holly Day Marketplace in Murfreesboro, TN

(57:00) Tips for having a booth at a craft fair or art show

(1:04:00) The creative community on Instagram

(1:05:00) How she scored a free beach trip through her art

(1:13:00) Deanna's creative process

 

Episode 23 - Kristin Vermilya on How to Create Product & Brand Photography, Her Podcast How to Fail!, & Tips on Blogging
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Episode 23 - Kristin Vermilya on How to Create Product & Brand Photography, Her Podcast How to Fail!, & Tips on Blogging

On today's episode Dorothy speaks with Kristin Vermilya on product photography, brand photography, on launching her podcast, How to Fail, and on blogging tips.  Through her photography she helps connect your brand by sharing your personality with your dream audience and your communities.  

http://www.kristinvermilya.co/

http://www.howtofailpodcast.co/

https://www.instagram.com/kristinvermilya/

On Today's Show:

(7:00) her photography tiers on product photography

(8:00) on figuring out your brand

(9:00) how to set up a DIY product photoshoot

(10:00) seamless paper a continuous white backdrop

(11:30) how to edit photos on your iPhone

(12:00) a color story app

(16:00) her take on flat lay photos and donuts

(17:30) Planoly, an app that plans your Instagram photos!  A MUST NEED!

(18:00) brand photography

(22:00) DIY stock photography for artists and makers

(24:00) How to Fail! Podcast

(28:00) one of Kristin's recent failures

(30:00) on Instagram following

(37:00) Creative Biz Rebellion

(42:00) blogging tips, Think Creative Collective, Femtrepreneur

(52:00) Reina and Co, Emily McDowell, Lara Casey Cultivate What Matters

 

 

022 - Kristen & Lindsey Archer of Arch'd on Working with Family, Creating Products in Batches & Assembly Lines, & Having Day Jobs That Help Your Creativity Thrive for Your Creative Career
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022 - Kristen & Lindsey Archer of Arch'd on Working with Family, Creating Products in Batches & Assembly Lines, & Having Day Jobs That Help Your Creativity Thrive for Your Creative Career

Dorothy loved having this opportunity to sit down with two wonderfully creative Memphis women, the Archer sisters, Kristen & Lindsey Archer.  Arch'd takes the sisters creativity and transfers it directly to the wood, via Kristen’s photography and Lindsey’s graphic design.  They fill us in on their assembly line process, working in batches, how they working with family, and how they like doing things that are creative outside of businesses.

https://getarchd.com/

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On Today's Show:

(10:00) their artmaking process

(12:00) first products

(13:30) assembly line process, working in batches

(18:00) on hiring studio assistants

(19:00) on graphic design & photography that make up the artwork

(19:30) expanding their products with different cities skews

(20:00) NYC trip

(20:30) photography flight in Manhattan

(26:00) full time jobs at Kappa Delta Headquarters, how their positions relate to their skills making and creating with Arch'd

(30:00) on being sisters that live and work together

(33:00) Tennessee Brewery and Open Letter to Justin Timberlake

(35:00) surprisingly successful products

(37:00) on shipping products internationally

(44:00) New Arch'd booth by Zachary Call

(47:00) Cooper Young, Merry Marketplace, Gingerbread House

(52:00) giveaways at art festivals, carstickers.com

(54:00) on consigning work at local shops

(58:00) packaging artwork to take to shows

(59:30) buying art while they travel

(1:01:00) doing things that are creative outside of your business

 

 

021 - Katherine Corden on Growing her Painting Hobby as a Side Hustle with a Full Time Career, Saying Yes to What She Wants, Painting Commissions, & Batching Work to Prioritize Her Time
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021 - Katherine Corden on Growing her Painting Hobby as a Side Hustle with a Full Time Career, Saying Yes to What She Wants, Painting Commissions, & Batching Work to Prioritize Her Time

Today's Positively Creative podcast episode, Dorothy chats with Katherine Corden on how she grew her painting hobby into a side hustle while being a full time physical therapist, how she has learned to say yes and no to live the life that she wants, and how she batches her work to prioritize her time. 

"Saying yes to something means saying no to something else, and it goes vice versa, so saying no to something means that you're making room to say yes for something else.  So unless something is exactly what I need, have time for, or want in the present moment, I've said no to it." -Katherine Corden

To see Katherine's Work:

http://katherinecorden.com/

For more Positively Creative:

www.positivelycreative.net

On Today's Show:

(7:00) how she started just a year ago

(11:00) lack of art business education in the university setting

(12:00) Skillshare

(19:00) her sketching and painting process

(19:00) Golden Paints and how she has a limited palette

(21:30) her commission process

(22:00) Honeybook

(29:00) Jenna Kutcher's Goal Digger Podcast

(30:00) Present Over Perfect, Big Magic, Essentialism

(33:00) prioritizing saying yes and no

(38:00) Katherine's typical day - batching her work

(42:00) Randolph Street Market

(43:00) Raw Art Show & Conception

(48:00) overcoming hurdles while painting at night after her full time job

(52:00) J. Villa Workshop, MG Fancy Font, Meg Made

(55:00) Tuesdays Together

 

 

020 - Pro Panel Q&A: Maker Booths on applying to craft fairs, how to set up your booth, to selling at festivals with Signet Sealed, Texstyle, Ella Jude, & Falling Into Place
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020 - Pro Panel Q&A: Maker Booths on applying to craft fairs, how to set up your booth, to selling at festivals with Signet Sealed, Texstyle, Ella Jude, & Falling Into Place

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 of Textyle, & Mary Claire White of Falling into Place share their wealth of knowledge on the nitty gritty of craft festivals and what it takes from A to Z.  They discuss application tips and tricks when trying to get into juried shows, on why applying early to shows matters, how to prepare your product before the show and how to display it within your booth once at the art fair, how to sell to customers and so much more!  

 

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On Today's Show:

(5:00) Dan with Creative Works, Conference in October

(10:00) Introductions, how many shows the panel does a year, and first mishaps

(22:00) Application process and finding shows 

(26:00) Zapplication

(28:00) Sourcebook

(32:00) How do you prepare your products for a show?

(38:00) packaging, giveaways, and pricing

(41:00) What's in your show bag?

(43:00) What goes into building your booth?  

(51:00) Falling Into Place Displays

(55:00) Booth signage and booth placement

(1:05:00) Why "I'll be back..." is a lie

(1:06:00) What is your sales approach when people come into your booth?

(1:14:00) show specials

(1:18:00) e-book on how to sell at shows

(1:18:00) Renegade Pinterest board

(1:19:00) show insurance, collecting sales tax

(1:27:00) Southern Artist Facebook group

(1:30:00) "Spilling out" of your booth 

(1:32:00) taking payment on the phone vs. ipad

(1:35:00) setting up inventory in Square

(1:36:00) sources for packaging - ULine, Clear Bags, Nashville Wraps, Bags Unlimited, Planet Packaging in Memphis, Papermark

(1:38:00) price points that sell, your prices in regards to wholesale, undercutting your competition

(1:42:00) Have you ever run into theft?

(1:44:00) Bringing animals to festivals

(1:47:00) brand identity

(1:51:00) Where do you sit in the booth?

(1:54:00) network issues when taking credit cards

(1:56:00) how much product do you put out?

(1:58:00) admission ticket to get in to shows vs. free to general public shows

 

019 - Amanda Torres of The Curious Coconut on Paleo & Auto Immune Protocol Cooking, the Launch of Her First Cookbook, & Marketing Through Pinterest, Facebook, & Instagram, & Monetizing a Blog
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019 - Amanda Torres of The Curious Coconut on Paleo & Auto Immune Protocol Cooking, the Launch of Her First Cookbook, & Marketing Through Pinterest, Facebook, & Instagram, & Monetizing a Blog

On today's Positively Creative Podcast episode, neuroscientist Amanda Torres, a paleo and autoimmune protocol recipe blogger, shares with Dorothy about her personal health journey, the launch of her first cookbook, Latin American Paleo Cooking, on monetizing her blog through affiliate programs, and how she builds her community through Instagram Stories & Facebook Live. 

For more of Amanda's work:

https://thecuriouscoconut.com/

On Today's Show:

(4:00) How she was diagnosed with pre diabetes, had developed an autoimmune skin condition, to lost weight (80 pounds!), and turning her health around. 

(5:30) Discovering the paleo diet - Mark Sisson A Primal Blueprint

(8:30) Barefoot running led her to primal living

(14:00) Institute for Functional Medicine - takes a root cause approach 

(14:30) Starting The Curious Coconut blog after two years of paleo diet 

(22:00) on monetizing the blog

(23:30) collaborating with other bloggers to create e-cookbooks

(27:00) multiple streams of income, including affiliate marketing

(34:00) on photographing the food 

(36:00) Celebrating her first cookbook, Latin American Paleo Cooking

(38:00) How she wrote a cookbook in 4 months

(40:00) Jennifer Robins, Predominately Paleo

(42:00) the process of starting the relationship with the publisher and the steps of creating the book

(49:00) on promoting the book

(52:00) on moving from an online business to a physical product and how Instagram stories and Facebook live has helped

(55:00) how she gets inspired to create recipes

(58:00) on measuring by weight and not by volume when cooking

(59:30) on gluten and dairy and healthy alternatives 

(1:02:00) Jeremy Draper, Well Fit Medicine

(1:05:00) acupuncture and Chinese herbs

(1:06:00) Mike Falcone, Twin Reeds Calming Influence in Overton Square & Shady Grove Presbyterian Church

(1:07:00) On finding a good Chinese medicine doctor

(1:09:00) on building a website with Squarespace

(1:13:00) Smarterqueue, Tailwind, spending ~1 hour in Pinterest to build her audience, Quantcast, & a business profile on Instagram 

(1:24:00) The Curious Coconut's Front Porch

Holistic health · Paleolithic diet · Autoimmune disease · Traditional Chinese medicine · Mindfulness

 

 

018 - Erin Austen Abbott of Amelia on Owning and Curating for Her Gift Shop Amelia, Writing Her New Book, How to Make It, Being a Contributor to Design*Sponge, & More
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018 - Erin Austen Abbott of Amelia on Owning and Curating for Her Gift Shop Amelia, Writing Her New Book, How to Make It, Being a Contributor to Design*Sponge, & More

Today on Positively Creative, Dorothy chats with Erin Austen Abbott about all of the different creative avenues Erin ventures as a facilitator and curator in the creative community.  Erin shares all about her shop Amelia and the recent shop move from Oxford to Water Valley, Mississippi, where the shop has grown to house a gallery as well as classes and workshops.  Erin discusses her new book, How to Make It, a look into 25 creative entrepreneurs and makers and their creative processes.  They also discuss Erin's writings for Design Sponge, her own photography, and much more!

"It's been a real lesson for me on what people want...It's also an education process, educating people why things cost what they cost, why handmade is so important, why we need this kind of movement in our country and world because it's important to know where your items are coming from and to gift things that are more special than something you could pick up at a Black Friday sale."  -Erin Austin Abbott 

 

For more Erin Austen Abbott & Amelia:

https://ameliapresents.com/

Amelia Presents Instagram

For more Positively Creative:

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On Today's Show:

(7:30) Amelia - shop, gallery, and classes

(11:30) From the 187 square feet on the Oxford Square to all under one roof in Main Street in Water Valley, MS

(16:00) The Living Room Gallery, Glennray Tutor , Jonathan Kent Adams , A Study in Color

(20:00) One Night Stand Show that Erin curates

(25:00) How to Make It book , Chronicle Books 

(26:30) Studio Stories on Instagram 

(31:00) on photographing and writing for the book 

(34:00) going on tour for the book 

(36:00) on traveling, Field Trip blog

(36:30) working for Design*Sponge

(43:00) Erin's typical day and how she organizes 

(45:00) Dorothy blabs on about Trello

(47:00) on when and what to post on Amelia Presents Instagram 

(53:00) Sarah, Occasionette, Girls Can Tell , Storehouse in New Jersey

(54:00) Elizabeth Suzann, Jojotastic

(55:00) Shopkeep Facebook Group

(1:00:00) on finding artists to carry in the shop

(1:05:00) Up & Vanished Podcast

(1:06:00) On how she got the name Amelia Presents

 

017 - Abby Phillips of Memphis Fashion Design Network on Creating Memphis Fashion Week, Building a Collaborative Design Studio, & Education Courses for Designers
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017 - Abby Phillips of Memphis Fashion Design Network on Creating Memphis Fashion Week, Building a Collaborative Design Studio, & Education Courses for Designers

Today Dorothy sits down with Abby Phillips of Memphis Fashion Design Network.  Abby fills us in on how she created Memphis Fashion Week, which hosts well known fashion designers as well as emerging designers.   Abby has grown this nonprofit into a flourishing thriving success.  Memphis Fashion Design Network now encompasses a collaborative design studio, The Lab, and education certification courses at Memphis College of Art.

"We knew right away that we had to keep doing it.  I don't feel like I built it, I feel like we kept following what people were wanting.  It was the opposite of 'if you build it they will come.'  It was like, they're coming, we better get this done!" - Abby Phillips 

"I think that's a big thing as well...committing yourself to being 100% present for what you're working on, whether that a mom, or work, or whatever it may be." - Abby Phillips

Follow Memphis Fashion Design Network here:

http://www.memphisfashiondesignnetwork.com/

http://www.memphisfashionweek.org/

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www.positivelycreative.net

www.instagram.com/positivelycreativepodcast

On Today's Show:

(3:00) Abby's background with theater, film, & casting

(5:30) Casting models for Nashville Fashion Week

(6:00) The birth of Memphis Fashion Weekend

(9:00) Pavo, Meosha, Jack Robinson Gallery, A. Schwab , Joseph's, Kittie Kyle

(14:00) On building the education platform for designers with Memphis College of Art

(17:00) Tara Skelley

(18:30) AAUW & certificate program for designers

(20:30) Emerging Memphis Designer

(22:00) On getting big names for the fashion shows

(25:00) Annie Griffin, freeze models, runway shows, Monte, Shela Jay Design, Tiena, This is Sloane, Nicole Miller

(27:00) The Lab , The pop up shop, and all of the resources offered with membership to The Lab

(35:00) trunk shows

(36:00) Tiena Gwin, Belk Southern Designer

(37:00) The future of Memphis Fashion Design Network 

(41:00) Events during Memphis Fashion Week

(44:00) Emily Harvey of EmKat Design

(46:00) Abby's mother, first female board President of Boys & Girls Clubs Memphis

(47:00) Junior League of Memphis, Memphis Ad Fed Board, Leadership Memphis

(48:00) on being a working mom 

(53:00) How I Built This, Ted Talks, Freakonomics, Emily Wapnick Multipotentialite , The Limit Does Not Exist

(56:00) Living LeReve , Style by LD, Pretty in Pink Megan 

 

016 - Amanda Campbell of Amanda Louise Interiors on Targeting her Ideal Client through Email Marketing & Blogging, Creating Styled Spaces for her Customers, & Collaborating with Artists
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016 - Amanda Campbell of Amanda Louise Interiors on Targeting her Ideal Client through Email Marketing & Blogging, Creating Styled Spaces for her Customers, & Collaborating with Artists

On today's show, Dorothy sits down to talk with Amanda Campbell of Amanda Louise Interiors, from Greenville, South Carolina.  Listen along as Amanda shares how she built her client list through social media, works with clients to create their ideal styled space, and talks about recent and upcoming collaborations.  

"I really think that the biggest part of style and figuring out your home is just buying things that you really love.  Collecting things that really mean something to you and you're really drawn to, and not worrying about if it's on trend or really even what will look best in your space.  There's something for just buying things that speak to you."

"Trello is my best friend in the whole world...it has seriously changed my whole life." 

"Some of those big hurdles that I've gone through has really been one of the best things."

"My husband says that i rearrange our living room every time there's a really good football game on, because I just sit there and rearrange furniture in my head and have to get up and start moving things, or start hanging art around the television...haha...but in the beginning it was really a laboratory for what I was trying to learn and do and it was where I really didn't have any restrictions on what I could play with and what I could do, like mixing colors and patterns.  There were no stakes on if people were happy or going to like it, because it was just for me so I think I was able to try a lot of things and work through what worked for my brand and for my own home and now because I put that out there in the world, now people are allowing me to put that in their own homes and trusting me with that."

See more of Amanda's work here:

http://amandalouiseinteriors.blogspot.com/

www.instagram.com/amandalouiseinteriors

 

Follow Along with Positively Creative here:

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www.instagram.com/positivelycreativepodcast

 

On Today's Show:

(5:00) on referrals and getting clients based on her aesthetic

(6:00) on starting by decorating her own home and sharing on social media 

(7:30) e-design, source products online, renovations, and delegating to the client

(10:30) getting better to saying no to jobs that aren't her aesthetic

(11:00) Amanda's color palettes

(13:00) on mixing high and low

(15:00) on sourcing

(15:00) sending emails at night

(17:00) working on a rebrand and new logo

(19:00) hardest part of pulling a room together 

(26:00) her favorite thing to accessorize with 

(28:00) collaborations with other creatives

(28:30) Art & Light Gallery

(29:30) art community in Greenville, SC

(31:00) happy hour with creatives and learning from others

(37:00) keeping her head down so not to be intimidated

(41:00) Southern Living summer supper

(44:00) easy decorating hacks to bring life to a room

(45:00) the amount of projects in this season of life

(55:00) on working through new chapters in life and transitioning on time

(1:03:00) new ways of revenues

(1:24:00) on how she got started

(1:26:00) HGTV Magazine November Issue

(1:28:00) In the Company of Women, Living with Pattern

015 - Stacie Bloomfield of Gingiber on Licensing Illustrations, Growing Wholesale, & Pivoting in Your Business
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015 - Stacie Bloomfield of Gingiber on Licensing Illustrations, Growing Wholesale, & Pivoting in Your Business

Today Dorothy talks to Stacie Bloomfield of Gingiber, a paper goods and home decor company that offers classic animal-centric illustrated designs that are sweet enough for children, but smart enough for adults.  Stacie fills us in on the nitty gritty of growing Gingiber from the ground up, online and in the wholesale world, now in 300 + retail stores and licenses her artwork to many big name brands.  She discusses how important it is to be capable of pivoting in your business when needed.  

"Gingiber is hear to make people happy.  Whatever we have on a card, whatever we have an image, whatever we have on a tea towel, it's going to make someone smile."  

"The reason people will keep working with you, it's not just if you were a good artist, it's if you are a nice person they will remember you.  You can say thank you, and then you can show your thank you with a note in the mail, or sending an email.  Little acts of gratitude go a long way and building those relationships.  If you have a good opportunity, recognize it is, and do some research, send them a thank you note, and really work on that relationship."

"I don't need better products.  I just need slightly better than person to my left and person to my right.  Or, I just need to find a way to stand out a little bit more." 

See more of Gingiber here:

https://gingiber.com/

 

Find resources, instagram, and our

Facebook Community at:

www.positivelycreative.net

 

On Today's Show:

(4:00) On Gingiber's start

(5:45) Decor8 blog - Holly Becker

(6:00) Featured Etsy seller 2011 THE WEEK AFTER HER BABY WAS DUE!!!

(9:00) On how wholesale has grown to 300+ retailers

(10:00) Grace with Pink Olive School

(11:00) National Stationery Show

(14:00) producing her tea towels with Orchard Street Press

(16:00) Meet the Gingiber team 

(21:00) working with wholesale reps Paper & Heart  & Gelhert Group & Elements Rep Group

(27:00) displays for retail shops 

(30:00) Atlanta Wholesale Market

(33:00) Wholesale Booth in a Box in lieu of NSS

(37:00) 16 week small business course with SBA 

(41:00) How I Built This podcast 

(42:00) on licensing your work

(44:00) Land of Nod, Crane & Co, West Elm, MODA Fabrics partnerships

(52:00) on Shopify

(53:00) Trello boards for wholesale, increasing reorders

(57:00) Stacie's creative process as a working mom

(1:02:00) upcoming work with illustrations

(1:05:00) Beth 1canoe2

(1:06:00) Kristen Ley Thimblepress

( 1:07:00) mogleaPaper Bandit Press, Emily McDowell, & Erin Austin Abbott of Amelia Presents

(1:14:00) The Gingiber Studio 

(1:19:00) team retreat & guidebook

014 - Meredith Piper Art on Having a Studio Retail Space with High Foot Traffic, Creating a Signature Art Form of Encased Weavings, & Painting Live at Events
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014 - Meredith Piper Art on Having a Studio Retail Space with High Foot Traffic, Creating a Signature Art Form of Encased Weavings, & Painting Live at Events

On today's show, Dorothy speaks with Meredith Piper of Greenville, South Carolina about her artwork, studio practices, and art shows around the southeast.  Meredith works in oil, acrylic, soft pastels, and creates her beautiful wooden framed encased weavings.  Listen along as Meredith describes her studio in Downtown Greenville and all about how to juggle a retail space while painting.  Meredith also clues us into how she creates a painting at a live event.  Dorothy found another bestie!  The two artists have too many things in common to count!  And those things were just discovered with this first conversation that was recorded!

"Being one of the earlier (pieces of art)...I feel like that always takes longer because you don't know what you're doing, you're just exploring, which is awesome but those are some of the most beautiful sweet moments...that exploration of the unknown if you have not done it before, you have no idea what's going to happen or how it's going to turn out.  Those are some of the best memories as well that I cherish."  - Meredith Piper 

 

See more of Meredith's work:

https://www.meredithpiper.com/

www.instagram.com/meredithpiperart

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https://www.facebook.com/groups/positivelycreativepodcast/

On Today's Show:

(3:00) On having a studio with foot traffic, different types of buyers, and the layout of the studio shops in Downtown Greenville, SC

(9:30) Her studio neighbor, Larry Seymour

(11:30) Meredith & Dorothy both double majored in Psychology and Art!

(14:00) The Enneagram

(16:00) Louisiana roots

(16:30) on propagating her art subjects

(18:00) on working with different mediums

(18:30) on painting small first 

(21:00) on teaching in the public school system

(24:00) Double Decker Art Festival

(26:00) Renegade Craft Fair

(28:00) The birth of the encased weavings

(31:00) Dorothy's 3D teacher, Bill Beckwith

(34:00) on working in batches

(36:30) Meredith's husband, Douglas' artwork

(39:00) on live event painting

(49:00) Mark Malfinger

(49:30) Glori Day Loften

(49:30) Amanda Louise Interiors

(49:30) Dorothy Shain

(50:00) Sunny Mullarky

(50:00) Taylor Cox

(55:00) Meredith's newest art collection release Thursday, June 27th 

(1:00:00) Red River Revel

(1:02:30) on mesh booth walls 

(1:08:00) The Way I Heard It

(1:10:00) Present Over Perfect

(1:12:00) Indie Craft Parade

 

013 - Emily Jeffords on Painting Collections, Getting Buyers to Connect with her Art via Instagram, and Only Doing the Creative Work she Enjoys
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013 - Emily Jeffords on Painting Collections, Getting Buyers to Connect with her Art via Instagram, and Only Doing the Creative Work she Enjoys

Dorothy chats with Emily Jeffords, a fine artist from Greenville, South Carolina.  Emily's well known for her dreamy abstract oil landscape paintings, her more than perfectly beautiful Instagram account, and her workshops ranging from local to abroad.

"If you're doing what you're enjoying and if you're doing what makes you happy in the moment, that's going to be the most successful. That's going to be the most vibrant for you and your collectors, if that's what's going to resonate, if you want to have collaborations with big brands or blogs, the things that make you happy speaks the loudest." -Emily Jeffords

"People need to connect with art a bit more tangibly than maybe we've been able to in the past." -Emily Jeffords, on why she shares her story via Instagram 

See more of Emily Jeffords' work:

http://emilyjeffords.com/

www.instagram.com/emilyjeffords

Follow along and join the Positively Creative Community:

www.positivelycreative.net

www.instagram.com/positivelycreativepodcast

www.facebook.com/groups/positivelycreativepodcast

 

On Today's Show:

(4:45) Emily's Instagram Philosophy 

(6:30) #doitfortheprocess

(9:30) how to recreate the fun part of creating in your brain 

(10:30) Instagram for Creatives 

(11:30) Business Coaching, Workshops

(11:45) French Workshop this summer

(15:30) on being pregnant during a Europe trip

(19:30) A typical day for Emily

(20:00) Her studio space

(24:00) fine art prints + new print collection

(26:00) on releasing collections

(34:00) different streams of revenue

(35:30) Joseph Bradley

(37:00) Glory Day Loflin

(38:00) Dorothy Shain

(39:00) preparing for baby

(42:00) on collaborations

 

012 - Mary Claire White of Falling Into Place on Opening a Retail Store, Visioning What You Want for Your Business, Branding a Candle Line, and Etsy Wholesale
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012 - Mary Claire White of Falling Into Place on Opening a Retail Store, Visioning What You Want for Your Business, Branding a Candle Line, and Etsy Wholesale

Dorothy chats with Mary Claire White of Falling Into Place in Memphis, TN.  She’s been making candles since she was in the womb (no really...her mom started making candles while she was pregnant with Mary Claire!)  She shares how Etsy Open Call launched her wholesale candle business and how she successfully opened the Falling Into Place gift shop on Broad Avenue, making it profitable after year one.  Mary Claire discusses how she says and writes down what she wants to happen for the Universe to hear her dreams.  They talk about how she doesn’t let anything sit, which contributes to her success.  

“You always want to have that feeling of everything is just falling into place.  But everything doesn’t just fall into place! It falls into place or it appears to fall into place because you’ve worked your butt off.”  - Mary Claire White

 

See more of Falling Into Place:

http://www.fallingintoplace.net/

https://www.facebook.com/fallingintoplaceshop

https://www.instagram.com/fallingintoplaceshop/

https://www.etsy.com/shop/FIPcandles

https://www.etsy.com/shop/FIPdisplays

 

Follow along and join the Positively Creative Community:

www.positivelycreative.net

www.instagram.com/positivelycreativepodcast

www.facebook.com/groups/positivelycreativepodcast

On Today’s Show:

 

(6:00) Cooper Young Festival (Memphis, TN) & Germantown Festival (Germantown, TN)

(7:00) Double Decker (Oxford, MS) & Franklin Main Street Festival (Franklin, TN)

(10:00) On teaching elementary school

(17:00) Memshop

(17:00) Putting what you want out into the Universe in language and writing

(18:00) On planning and budgeting when opening a shop

(20:00) On researching for the shop in California

(24:00) City & State

(24:00) On designing the shop

(26:00) Elyse Wigen of Prim Society

(27:00) Small retailers need makers as employees

(30:00) Redesigning the candle line

(31:00) Indie Holiday Market

(32:00) Etsy Open Call & Etsy Wholesale

(38:00) On hiring employees for the shop and their roles within the shop

(42:00) Renegade Craft Fair

(43:00) On the importance of photography for makers

(44:00) Annabella Charles Photography

(46:00) On how to attend a show states away and shipping via freight

(46:30) Falling Into Place Displays at craft shows

(48:00) How the shop got its name

(51:00) The Falling Into Place candle line

(52:30) Lionheart collaboration zodiac card/candle line

(59:00) On not letting anything sit

(1:00:00) Making a map for Broad Avenue

(1:04:00) Falling Into Place Workshops

011 - Kelly Parker Smith & Caroline Hull of Creative Biz Rebellion Podcast on Starting a Podcast, the Etsy Action Plan, The Mompreneur Hustle, and More
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011 - Kelly Parker Smith & Caroline Hull of Creative Biz Rebellion Podcast on Starting a Podcast, the Etsy Action Plan, The Mompreneur Hustle, and More

Join Dorothy as she chats with Kelly Parker Smith and Caroline Hull about their new podcast, Creative Biz Rebellion.  They dive into various topics for product based businesses in their weekly episodes, from having an Etsy Action Plan to goals and resolutions.  Listen in on how Kelly and Caroline run the podcast and their respective creative companies from their homes, Hello World Paper Co. and Caroline Creates, all while being moms!

  "We want to have, not balance, but harmony in our lives." - Kelly Parker Smith   Follow along for more Creative Biz Rebellion:   www.creativebizrebellion.com www.instagram.com/creativebizrebellion https://www.facebook.com/groups/creativebizrebellion/     Follow along and join the Positively Creative Community:   www.positivelycreative.net www.instagram.com/positivelycreativepodcast www.facebook.com/groups/positivelycreativepodcast

 

On Today's Show:

(4:00) Caroline Creates

(5:00) Hello World Paper Co.

(6:00) How Caroline & Kelly met - Creative Founders

(7:00) The start of the podcast

(9:00) On just starting the work

(10:45) Dana Malstaff's Trello Course

(14:30) Etsy Action Plan

(17:45) On having a positive attitude

(18:45) Rock Your Shop Summer Challenge Free Course

(21:00) Easy Shop Calendar

(21:00) Rock Your Shipping Mini Course

(22:00) Resources

(23:00) Creative Biz Rebellion's Guests

(27:00) Work from home Mom life

(45:00) On podcast advertisers

(53:30) Paige Poppe

(54:00) Lara Casey

(55:00) On trying to simplify

(1:00:00) Inkwell Press

(1:05:00) Jessica Swift Pattern Camp

(1:06:00) Kelly's Patterns

 

 

 

 

010 - Sarah Baumann of Signet Sealed on Starting a Creative Business in College, Art Shows & Pop Ups, and Encouraging Community as a Rising Tide Society Leader
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010 - Sarah Baumann of Signet Sealed on Starting a Creative Business in College, Art Shows & Pop Ups, and Encouraging Community as a Rising Tide Society Leader

Dorothy sits down with her newest art friend and eerily similar "twin," Sarah Baumann of Signet Sealed to talk about how Sarah's diary doodling became a full time art career by focusing on a niche.  Sarah walks us through the product process, from drawing to laying out the illustrations for different products featuring the dozens of cities she's captured.  Dorothy and Sarah hit on the highlights of the new Memphis Chapter of Tuesdays Together for Rising Tide Society.    See more of Signet Sealed's work: www.signetsealed.com https://www.instagram.com/signetsealed/   See more of Rising Tide Society: http://www.risingtidesociety.com https://www.instagram.com/tuesdaystogethermemphis/ https://www.risingtidesocietymemphis.com   Follow along and join the Positively Creative Community:   www.positivelycreative.net www.instagram.com/positivelycreativepodcast www.facebook.com/groups/positivelycreativepodcast     (8:30) Paper & Honey Laura Joseph  (9:00) House show  (12:00) This seems like the time to try it (13:00) Diving head first at Stationery Academy  (16:00) Working out of a college house with roommates & at a studio vs working from home  (17:30) Cooper Young Festival  (19:00) How Sarah and Dorothy met and how they're twins  (25:00) Rising Tide Society - Tuesdays Together Memphis (29:00) Figuring out your audience at shows  (30:00) Ideal Client  (31:00) back to back art shows  (34:00) the process of products  (39:00) southern artist Facebook group  (45:00) South Main pop up shops (48:00) website building & Etsy  (50:00) Instagram stories  (50:00) Jenna Kutcher / Goal Digger Podcast  (53:00) the drawing process  (55:00) Jenean Morrison  (59:00) HoneyBook & Rising Tide Community app (1:04:00) risingtidesocietymemphis.com & Members of the Month (1:08:00) Made By Memphis  (1:13:00) Creative Heart Conference  (1:35:00) Naming your brand 

009 - Mini Episode with Dorothy - Work During an Emergency
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009 - Mini Episode with Dorothy - Work During an Emergency

Figuring out how to maintain your work to-do list during an emergency can be a struggle.  This week I'm discussing what I'm currently doing to try to make sure my art life gets enough attention during a recent family emergency.  

*Update - I'm THRILLED to let y'all know that my family member is on his way to recovery!  He is still in ICU.  I am so happy that I got to speak with him yesterday!  What a MIRACLE!!!*

Dorothy discusses that open communication, delegating, putting things on autopilot, and forgiveness all play a role in working during any unexpected emergency. 

 

008 - Caitlin Horton of Horton Brand Strategy on How to Take a Strategic Approach to Design and Marketing for Your Business
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008 - Caitlin Horton of Horton Brand Strategy on How to Take a Strategic Approach to Design and Marketing for Your Business

Dorothy chats with Caitlin of Horton Brand Strategy on how she works with entrepreneurs to make their "inside match their outside,” working on the business side of things as well as visual side to make sure that your target audience is reached and to connect with them in a genuine way, helping you solve your clients problem with your products and services.  Caitlin’s Brand Exploration Kit helps in the collaboration Landmark Method Process to really hone in on the overall goal for your company   "Marketing is the core of any business." - Caitlin Horton   See more of Caitlin Horton:   www.caitlinlhorton.com www.facebook.com/hortonbrandstrategy www.instagram.com/dizzycaitlin     Follow along and join the Positively Creative Community:   www.positivelycreative.net www.instagram.com/positivelycreativepodcast www.facebook.com/groups/positivelycreativepodcast   Follow along with Dorothy Art: www.dorothycollier.com www.instagram.com/dorothyart www.facebook.com/dorothyart   On Today’s Show:   (9:00) The mission behind Horton Brand Strategy (10:00) Caitlin’s background leading up to her current career (11:30) Rebecca Phillips with Memphis Type History teaches her graphic design (11:30) Front Porch Art selling artwork online  (13:00) On receiving her MBA (15:00) On being process oriented (15:00) Landmark Method for Branding (19:00) Designing for the Company’s Voice (21:00) How her marketing background helps with branding (26:00) Having someone pick your brain to find out your expertise (27:00) Are you a PRO?! (28:00) Is this the most important thing I could be doing to reach my goal? (29:00) On living in Shanghai, China (33:00) Her workday while living abroad (48:00) Being Boss podcast and New Orleans trip (49:00) Radiolab, Reply All, & My Favorite Murder (57:00) On business podcasts & books she enjoys (1:05:00) Inner vs. Outer Pressure (1:13:30) Her 30 Day Focused Brand Challenge (1:16:00) Horton Brand Strategy Pricing Guide (1:18:00) Memphis Type History Podcast & on self publishing

007 - Liana Kangas on Comic & Magazine Illustration and Breaking Into New Creative Communities
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007 - Liana Kangas on Comic & Magazine Illustration and Breaking Into New Creative Communities

Today I’m speaking with Liana Kangas, a freelance comic artist and illustrator.  We talk about her new comic, BlackOUT, her graphic design equipment and process, and how she balances her art career and personal life.  Liana is a pro at diving headfirst into new creative communities, as she’s lived in many cities over the past few years!     See more of Liana Kangas:   http://www.lianakangas.com/ https://www.patreon.com/lianakangas https://twitter.com/lianakangas https://www.instagram.com/lianakangas/ https://www.facebook.com/ComicBlackout/ Shop: https://society6.com/lianadesigns Shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/lianakangas     Follow along and join the Positively Creative Community:   www.positivelycreative.net www.instagram.com/positivelycreativepodcast www.facebook.com/groups/positivelycreativepodcast   On Today’s Show:   (5:00) Hello Giggles (5:50) Only Netflix Can Judge Me (9:00) The birth of Comic BlackOUT (11:00) On self publishing (15:30) Graphic Design tools  (19:00) Liana’s timeline and deadlines (20:00) Daily Routine (23:00) On moving and finding your new creative home & tribe (28:00) How amazing the Memphis art community is! (30:00) Jim Mahfood (31:30) On comic conventions (37:00) How her style has evolved (40:00) new products and enamel pins (43:00) Treat Yo’self Parks and Rec print (46:00) Is a show a hit? (47:00) Finding a part-time job that relates to your art career (53:00) multiple projects happening at once (56:00) Stock & Belle (1:00:00) On moving to New Jersey

 

006 - Hillary Butler Fine Art on Hosting Art Workshops, How to Balance New Mama Life and Her Art Career & More
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006 - Hillary Butler Fine Art on Hosting Art Workshops, How to Balance New Mama Life and Her Art Career & More

Today’s Positively Creative guest is Hillary Butler, an abstract artist that believes if you show up and do the work, your creativity will flow.  As a new mom, Hillary fills me in on how she uses her time wisely in the studio, creating commission pieces through her mock up method.  She shares how she shows gratitude towards her customers through her emails and through giving the best gifts ever!     See more of Hillary Butler Fine Art: www.hillarybutler.com www.instagram.com/hillarybutlerfineart   Follow along and join the Positively Creative Community:   www.positivelycreative.net www.instagram.com/positivelycreativepodcast www.facebook.com/groups/positivelycreativepodcast   On Today’s Show:   (9:00) On being a new mama while still painting (12:45) How to host art workshops (13:30) Blueprint Retreat (16:00) On teaching at Falling into Place (21:00) Her mock up method for commissions (28:30) Releasing collections (35:00) Connecting with your audience in person (50:00) Austin Kleon’s Show Your Work! & Steal Like an Artist (56:00) S-Town (1:00:00) Manage Your Day-to-Day (1:13:00) On being the best gift giver ever (1:18:00) How to reply when asked about being an artist

005 - Valerie McKeehan of Lily and Val on Licensing Artwork, Working with a Spouse, and Opening a Brick & Mortar Shop
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005 - Valerie McKeehan of Lily and Val on Licensing Artwork, Working with a Spouse, and Opening a Brick & Mortar Shop

Today’s Positively Creative guest is Valerie McKeehan, creator of the chalk lettering art company and gift and lifestyle brand, Lily and Val.  Valerie speaks on how she creates new products, the new product the Keepsake Kitchen Diary, and how they recently opened a brick and mortar shop.  Listen along for her tips on managing and building a team with your spouse, licensing vs. manufacturing, and evolving the brand's aesthetic.

See more of Lily & Val: www.lilyandval.com www.instagram.com/valeriemckeehan www.instagram.com/lilyandval   Follow along and join the Positively Creative Community:   www.positivelycreative.net www.instagram.com/positivelycreativepodcast www.facebook.com/groups/positivelycreativepodcast

On Today's Show:

(2:00) How Lily & Val started

(6:00) Marketing background helped build the brand

(8:00) Manufacturing and licensing

(14:00) Working with a Spouse

(15:00) Keepsake Kitchen Diary

(19:00) Brick & Mortar Location

(20:00) Valerie's Daily Routine

(21:00) On managing a collaborative environment

(25:00) Valerie's creative routine

(26:00) The Power of Full Engagement book

(29:00) Society for Creative Founders

(40:00) National Stationery Show

(49:00) On evolving the brand

(58:00) Teaching Workshops

 

004 - Kat Gordon of Muddy’s Bake Shop on Building Community in Your Business & More
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004 - Kat Gordon of Muddy’s Bake Shop on Building Community in Your Business & More

Today on Positively Creative Dorothy chats with Kat Gordon, owner of Muddy’s Bake Shop in Memphis, Tennessee.  She takes us behind the scenes of the 50+ employee, tri-location bakery business from Mud Lab, the test kitchen club which has a lengthy application process for creating a new recipe for the bakery to the Muddy’s volunteer community outreach program for her employees.  Book clubs, employee retreats, art market, custom kitchen…what does Muddy’s not do?!     “I feel like this is the secret of visioning and why visioning works is that once you are open about what it is you want, people want to help you.” -Kat Gordon, on working to fulfill the Muddy’s team's 2020 vision of launching a pie in the sky!   “My business is my medium.” -Kat Gordon   “We get so caught up in the grass is always greener, but it’s easy to just not totally appreciate the challenges for the gift that they are.” -Kat Gordon   See more of Muddy’s:   www.muddysbakeshop.com www.instagram.com/muddysbakeshop     Follow along and join the Positively Creative Community:   www.positivelycreative.net www.instagram.com/positivelycreativepodcast www.facebook.com/groups/positivelycreativepodcast     On Today’s Show: (4:00) How Muddy’s became a company, even without a grand opening (11:30) Muddy’s community service program (17:30) Memphis Indie Spring Market (19:00) Muddy’s Book Club (21:00) Ego is the Enemy (22:00) Kitchen Tours (26:00) Muddy’s retreat (28:00) Kat’s new teaching workshops (35:00) Muddy’s Test Kitchen (46:00) Custom Kitchen / Johnny’s Christening Cake (47:00) On auditing product prices (49:00) Her thoughts on the business’ growth (56:00) The hiring process (1:00:00) Mail Order Muddy’s (1:06:00) Artist & Fabulous mother-in-law Nancy Cheairs (1:07:00) Flicker Street Studio (1:08:00) Jeni’s Ice Cream (1:14:00) Host a Front Porch Party!

 

003 - Kristen Ley of Thimblepress on Building a Brand Through Hard Work & Faith, Managing a Team, & How New Products Form In House and Through Collaborations
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003 - Kristen Ley of Thimblepress on Building a Brand Through Hard Work & Faith, Managing a Team, & How New Products Form In House and Through Collaborations

Today’s Positively Creative guest is Kristen Ley, founder and owner of Thimblepress, a lifestyle company that encourages kindness and inspires fun, through her letterpress and watercolor greeting cards, kindness cards, Push-Pop Confetti, and tons of other adorable products!  Kristen fills us in on her creative process, ranging from how she came up with the "Your butt looks great in those jeans!" card to The Day Dreamer Journal.  Kristen and Dorothy discuss the backstory of Thimblepress' early days, how she manages her team and working on collaborations all inside the Thimblepress headquarters in Jackson, Mississippi, and how she stays positive by leaning on her faith to stay optimistic.  

 

"You really want to hire your weaknesses." -Kristen Ley

"If I could laugh through my whole life, I would be a happy girl. Keeping that kid-like innocence and mentality I think is one of the biggest things you can do for enjoying your life." - Kristen Ley

"There's bravery in seeking after opportunity." -Kristen Ley

"When you're passionate about something, sometimes you can put blinders on.  Which is good and bad." -Kristen Ley

 

See more of Thimblepress' work:

www.thimblepress.com

Thimblepress' The Thread Blog

Thimblepress for Target

 

Follow along and join the Positively Creative Community:   www.positivelycreative.net www.instagram.com/positivelycreativepodcast www.facebook.com/groups/positivelycreativepodcast

 

On Today's Show:

(10:00) Double Decker Art Festival 

(11:00) Renegade Craft Fair

(16:00) Thimblepress won best booth display

(20:00) National Stationery Show

(22:00) State Flower Collection

(24:00) On Hiring Employees

(28:00) Visual Layout of Brick & Mortar Thimblepress

(38:00) Her Creative Process / Kindness Cards / The Day Dreamer

(48:00) Thimblepress x Target Collaboration

(57:00) pillows throwonline.com

(58:00) Speak Wines

 

002 - The Hustle is Real with Liz Cooke of Lionheart Prints
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002 - The Hustle is Real with Liz Cooke of Lionheart Prints

Today Dorothy’s speaking with Liz Cooke of Lionheart Prints, a paper and gift company in New Orleans, Louisiana.  Liz creates hand lettered messages for the kind, brave, and fun.  We discuss how Lionheart Prints got its start to now opening and running a successful brick and mortar shop, about her selling her work at the National Stationery Show, and how she hustles to get it all done.     "I want to be your life coach on paper!" -Liz Cooke   See more of Lionheart’s work:   www.lionheartprints.com www.instagram.com/lionheartprints www.instagram.com/lizmautecooke www.facebook.com/lionheartprints   Follow along and join the Positively Creative Community:   www.positivelycreative.net www.instagram.com/positivelycreativepodcast www.facebook.com/groups/positivelycreativepodcast   On Today's Episode:   (5:00) Paper Source (12:00) Whitney Engllish (13:00) Stationery Academy / Society for Creative Founders (15:00) Gemma O'Brien (17:00) Fleurty Girl (21:00) Yeaux Leaux cups (31:00) National Stationery Show (33:00) Creative Mornings - Tattly (34:00) Little Histories (52:00) Charlie / Emily McDowell (54:00) Liz's NSS booth fiasco (54:00) Fox + Fallow (54:00) Kristen Ley (1:30:00) Rifle Paper Co. (1:34:00) Thimblepress for Target    

Welcome to Positively Creative Podcast with Dorothy Collier of Dorothy Art
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Welcome to Positively Creative Podcast with Dorothy Collier of Dorothy Art

Meet Dorothy Collier, the artist behind Dorothy Art and the host of the new podcast, Positively Creative!  She is so excited to be creating this podcast, featuring and celebrating makers and small businesses in the creative community.  She lives and creates her mixed media oil paintings on vintage book pages in Memphis, Tennessee. When Dorothy started having a positive outlook on every aspect of her life, including her Dorothy Art career, the creativity and opportunities started overflowing!  

 

See more of Dorothy's artwork:

www.dorothycollier.com

www.instagram.com/dorothyart

www.facebook.com/dorothyart

 

Follow along and join the Positively Creative Community:

www.positivelycreative.net

www.instagram.com/positivelycreativepodcast 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/positivelycreativecommunity/?fref=nf