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Positively Creative

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Rank #100 in Visual Arts category

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Visual Arts
Entrepreneurship
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The Positively Creative Podcast was created by Dorothy Collier, artist of Dorothy Art, for creative entrepreneurs. When Dorothy started having a positive outlook on every aspect of her life, including her art career, the creativity and opportunities started overflowing! Join her as she chats with other small business owners, discussing the ins and outs of how to run a creative business and how her creative friends are making it in their respective fields.

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The Positively Creative Podcast was created by Dorothy Collier, artist of Dorothy Art, for creative entrepreneurs. When Dorothy started having a positive outlook on every aspect of her life, including her art career, the creativity and opportunities started overflowing! Join her as she chats with other small business owners, discussing the ins and outs of how to run a creative business and how her creative friends are making it in their respective fields.

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By Kelli Wassom Art - Sep 12 2019
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Listening to different artists and creatives talk about their experiences while I paint in my studio gives me college studio vibes. I love gaining wisdom and inspiration from this podcast. Every interview is interesting and so well done!

A Guarantee for Inspiration!

By Melissa Lewis Art - Sep 12 2019
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Listening to Dorothy’s Podcast is a GUARANTEE for walking away from it encouraged and inspired! Whether it’s getting in front of my paints and canvas or applying something to my creative business, this podcast will do that for you.

iTunes Ratings

107 Ratings
Average Ratings
96
5
2
3
1

Love this podcast!

By Kelli Wassom Art - Sep 12 2019
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Listening to different artists and creatives talk about their experiences while I paint in my studio gives me college studio vibes. I love gaining wisdom and inspiration from this podcast. Every interview is interesting and so well done!

A Guarantee for Inspiration!

By Melissa Lewis Art - Sep 12 2019
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Listening to Dorothy’s Podcast is a GUARANTEE for walking away from it encouraged and inspired! Whether it’s getting in front of my paints and canvas or applying something to my creative business, this podcast will do that for you.

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The Positively Creative Podcast was created by Dorothy Collier, artist of Dorothy Art, for creative entrepreneurs. When Dorothy started having a positive outlook on every aspect of her life, including her art career, the creativity and opportunities started overflowing! Join her as she chats with other small business owners, discussing the ins and outs of how to run a creative business and how her creative friends are making it in their respective fields.

Rank #1: 044 - Kate Waddell, Painter, on Staying Consistent, Galleries vs. Online Sales, & Staying Encouraged Through Seasons of Frustration

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I'm so excited to chat with Kate Waddell on today's episode! We talk about how she's built her business through commissions, online sales and galleries and how she decides which paintings become prints. We also talk about working through slow time periods and how to stop comparing yourself to others.

About Kate:Here are some little tid-bits about me: I was born and raised in Columbus, Ga and then ventured on to the fairytale city of Charleston, SC where I attended the College of Charleston & earned my degree in Studio Art. After my first painting class at the college, I left very discouraged in my seemingly horrible painting style and was determined to never paint again. My professor, Tony Csavas, encouraged me in my different style and is one of the main reasons why I kept painting. Too, I am a follower of Jesus and through painting, I see the beauty of His creation & the Joy that comes from that.

I have always loved people, the human figure and color. Inspired mostly by light and color, I try to embody Cezanne in painting subjects in such a way that allows a human eye to detect the image through color and line. With that, my hope is to paint the things I see in a refreshing and distinct way.

Website: https://katewaddellart.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/katewaddellart/

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/katewaddellart/

Well & Wonder Gallery: http://wellandwondercollective.com/

To get 50% off your first year with Honeybook, go to positivelycreative.net/honeybook!

About The Positively Creative Podcast:

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 they make it in their respective fields.

To learn more about The Positively Creative Podcast, visit our website or head over to our Patreon page! You can also find Dorothy on Instagram at @positivelycreativepodcast and @dorothyart!

Jul 19 2018

46mins

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Rank #2: 068 - Jess Franks, Fine Artist on Layering Acrylic, Working with Minted, & Colorful Collections

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Today on the podcast I am joined by fine artist Jess Franks. We talked about her creative childhood, the winding journey she took to becoming an artist and why she is drawn to her current artistic style. Jess also shares the power of layers and changing subjects as well as her personal opinion about painting with acrylic vs. oil.

About Jess Franks:

Jess Franks is known for vibrant acrylic paintings that dance the line between real and abstract. As a magazine graphic designer by trade (including work for Greenville Magazine, South Carolina Magazine, and Mechanical Engineering Magazine), she has spent countless hours on her computer poring over photography. A few years ago she discovered that painting not only allows her to delve back into a more tactile world, but also to create scenes in radical colors that no photo could capture. She uses the familiar structures of the natural world around her to explore new palettes, resulting in paintings that are at once both unexpected yet accessible.

In between paintings, Jess has spent much of her time researching how social media and online commerce can create communities and sustain artists through untraditional avenues. She has found an incredibly interactive art-collecting community on Instagram and uses that platform as her primary location for studio updates and shop news. Her prints are sold at Minted, Anthropologie, WestElm, and MaineCottage. Jess has placed in multiple contests on Minted, including first and second place wins in the Minted X West Elm contests, and a third place win in the Minted X Domino contest.

She lives with her husband and brood of children in New England.

Website: https://www.jessfranksart.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jessfranksart/

Links:

Fredericks Canvas

Minted

To get 50% off your first year with Honeybook, go to positivelycreative.net/honeybook!

About The Positively Creative Podcast:

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 they make it in their respective fields.

To learn more about The Positively Creative Podcast, visit our website or head over to our Patreon page! You can also find Dorothy on Instagram at @positivelycreativepodcast and @dorothyart!

May 30 2019

45mins

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Rank #3: 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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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

Aug 31 2017

2hr 1min

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Rank #4: 051 - Bari J, Surface Pattern Designer, on Licensing Artwork, Pattern Design Workflow, & Getting a Book Deal!

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Have you ever thought about licensing your artwork? Well, today I'm talking with Bari J all about how she got started as a surface pattern designer and how she put herself out there to get her first fabric company to license. We chat about how to educate yourself about pattern design, her favorite products she's created, and all about her new book. We also dive into her process and how she finds inspiration for her collections.

About Bari J:Bari J. is a lifestyle brand that spans many categories including wall art, fabric, home decor, stationery, cards, wall murals, wall paper, stencils and more.  

I'm an artist. As a very visual person, I probably always was, but I didn't always create art. I was a fashionista sort in high school, and I was crazy for interior design. But I was busy singing and dancing and being an actress. I never ever thought I could make art. My mom was the artist. I was the actress. That was that.

I came to art in my early thirties as a way to express myself when my children were young. Out of college, I had worked in advertising. And though I started college as a theatre major I graduated college with a degree in Social Sciences and Women's Studies. Not really related to art, I'd say.

But when our now almost grown girls were little, I was always puttering around. I wanted our home to be different. I didn't want it to look like a page from a Pottery Barn catalog. I wanted it to look like us. And I also didn't want to dress from a catalog. At the time, I started making jewelry from found objects and then collage art as well.

Soon I was sewing handbags and created a small business under the name Bari J. selling luscious fabric bags... and the Curated Maximalist Style was born (though I didn't know that quite yet). After several years, I decided I needed my own fabric for the bags, and with a background in graphic design for advertising, I started teaching myself to design fabric. A year later, I licensed my first line of fabric. It was a "painterly" line called Full Bloom that most assumed I had painted by hand. But I hadn't. For years I continued to create art just in the computer... and then I took the leap. Paint. And I was hooked.

Now years later I know what was always true. I am an artist. And I am a painter.

Since then I have created 15 collections of fabric, art for wall paper, home decor, wall art, and much more.

The Curated Maximalist Style has become part of who I am and what I do.

Links:

Episode 45 - Angie Avard Turner, Lawyer of Prepd for Success on Protecting Your Intellectual Property, Contracts for Creatives, & Copyrighting Images

Website: https://barijdesigns.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/barij/

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/barij/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BariJdesigns/

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9pNVddXV5GWCkXHl5ZvbhQ

To get 50% off your first year with Honeybook, go to positivelycreative.net/honeybook!

About The Positively Creative Podcast:

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 they make it in their respective fields.

To learn more about The Positively Creative Podcast, visit our website or head over to our Patreon page! You can also find Dorothy on Instagram at @positivelycreativepodcast and @dorothyart!

Sep 13 2018

46mins

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Rank #5: Episode 34 - Evelyn Henson, Illustrator, on Building a Brand, Dropshipping Products Online & Learning From Mistakes

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On this episode of Positively Creative, Evelyn Henson shares about developing products & figuring out how to ship them. Evelyn also talks about the pros of dropshipping products, how she leverages her shopify store, and the trial and error of being a business owner and how she uses her mistakes to grow!

About Evelyn:

Brushed with a love for all things creative, I grew up in Columbus, GA. After my 3rd grade teacher pulled me aside for writing "too small" (I had just made tiny handwriting the classroom trend), I probably should have known I would be an artist of some sort, but it took me about a decade after that day to finally pick up the paintbrush.

I first discovered my love for painting when I attempted a floral still life as a Mother's Day gift in 2012 after two friends kindly gave me an old box of paints they didn't want. I honestly haven't been able to put down the paint brush since---there's something about art that brings out my happiest, brightest self.  

I started selling my work in May 2013 following my college graduation. At the time, I didn't know what I was going to do with my life, so let's just say I'm very thankful that my art business turned out to be more successful than my post-grad job hunt. It started with just a few art prints on Etsy, and has slowly evolved into a colorful & happy brand that has been seen in Glamour, Domino, Redbook, People, and more.

I'm currently based in Charlotte, NC.

Led by the mantra "painting is a celebration of life" I seek to create stylish art that's uplifting & bright. My happy palette finds inspiration in the colors and patterns within everyday life. Picasso said that "inspiration exists, but it has to find you working," &, thanks to countless hours spent with a paintbrush in hand, art's taught me to recognize appreciate the little things. Through this colorfully inspired lens, I hope to create pieces that brighten your day and bring sunshine to your home.

Website: https://www.evelynhenson.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/evelyn_henson/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/evelynhenson

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/evelynhenson/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/evelynhenson

Links:

To get 50% off your first year with Honeybook, go to positivelycreative.net/honeybook!

About The Positively Creative Podcast:

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 they make it in their respective fields.

To learn more about The Positively Creative Podcast, visit our website or head over to our Patreon page! You can also find Dorothy on Instagram at @positivelycreativepodcast and @dorothyart!

Apr 05 2018

47mins

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Rank #6: 037 - Carrie Schmitt, Fine Artist, on Awakening Your Creative Spirit & Honoring Signs for Your Future Self

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Today's incredible conversation is with Carrie Schmitt. We talk about how she found art, how it saved her life and the way she paints intuitively. Carrie also shares about her retreats, how to stay connected to our art, and how to be creative when time is an issue.

About Carrie:

I began painting in 2009 after being diagnosed with a life threatening allergy to heat while living in my hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio. Bedridden and unable to go outside for months, one day a voice popped in my head and said, “Now that your life is over, you might as well do what you want and paint.” Thankfully, I listened. Painting became a therapeutic practice and act of tenderness amidst the darkness.

Today, I am a full time artist, art retreat facilitator, and author of Painted Blossoms: Creating Expressive Flowers with Mixed Media. I currently live in Seattle, WA. I license my art for home decor, clothing and other lifestyle products with companies such as Hallmark, Dianoche Designs, teNeues Publishing, and more. Stores that carry my art products include Target, Kirklands, Pier 1 Imports, and World Market.

Website: http://www.carrieschmittdesign.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/carrieschmitt/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CarrieSchmittArtAndDesign/

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/carrieart/

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/carrie-schmitt-75aa9162/

Links:

To get 50% off your first year with Honeybook, go to positivelycreative.net/honeybook!

About The Positively Creative Podcast:

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 they make it in their respective fields.

To learn more about The Positively Creative Podcast, visit our website or head over to our Patreon page! You can also find Dorothy on Instagram at @positivelycreativepodcast and @dorothyart!

May 03 2018

53mins

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Rank #7: 005 - Valerie McKeehan of Lily and Val on Licensing Artwork, Working with a Spouse, and Opening a Brick & Mortar Shop

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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

May 19 2017

1hr 3mins

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Rank #8: 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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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

Nov 02 2017

1hr 8mins

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Rank #9: 015 - Stacie Bloomfield of Gingiber on Licensing Illustrations, Growing Wholesale, & Pivoting in Your Business

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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

Jul 27 2017

1hr 30mins

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Rank #10: 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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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

May 19 2017

1hr 9mins

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Rank #11: 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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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

Jul 06 2017

1hr 10mins

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Rank #12: 047 - Allie Dattilio, Fine Artist, on New Mama Life, Painting Collections, & Selling and Shipping Artwork

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Today in my chat with Allie Dattilio, we talk about studio spaces, being a mama and an artist, and Allie's journey as an accountant and painter. We also dive in to shipping and how she develops collections.

About Allie:Allie is an oil painter and mixed media artist, residing in her hometown of Hagerstown, Maryland with her husband Mark, son Ward, and their two pups, Lena and Roam.

She graduated from St. Mary's College of Maryland in 2011, with a Bachelor of Arts in Art & Art History, and a minor in Mathematics. This juxtaposition of the creative and analytical has shaped her into a Type-A artist who thrives off of challenging both sides of her brain, pushing the limits of her palette and paintbrush and exploring strategy as a small business owner.

Her paintings dwell in homes and collections internationally, across 5 continents. (Africa and Antarctica are next!) When she's not in her studio, she can be found blowing raspberries into her baby's scrumptious belly rolls, tending to her family's organic garden, and slowly remodeling and designing their fixer-upper.

Her work is about hope - weathering the literal and metaphorical storms, and seeing the light at the horizon. Aesthetically, drawn to the contrast of dark, moody skies, against the rich glow of 24 karat gold leaf.

Her landscapes live somewhere between abstract and real, a particular vagueness intended to challenge the viewer to discover the image on their own terms, applying their own histories and memories onto the piece.

Website: https://alliedattilio.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alliedattilio/

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/alliedattilio/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AmaryllisTruth

To get 50% off your first year with Honeybook, go to positivelycreative.net/honeybook!

About The Positively Creative Podcast:

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 they make it in their respective fields.

To learn more about The Positively Creative Podcast, visit our website or head over to our Patreon page! You can also find Dorothy on Instagram at @positivelycreativepodcast and @dorothyart!

Aug 16 2018

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Rank #13: 030 - Dorothy's 2017 Reflections on Making What You Want to Make, Being Your Own Boss, & Daily Journals on InstaStories

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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

Nov 09 2017

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Rank #14: 072 - Kimberly Sundt on Customer Experience, Vision Boards, & Bringing Value to your Customers

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Do you ever think about what kind of experience you’re providing to your customers? Today on the podcast, I'm chatting with Kimberly Sundt on how to add value to your customers. We talk about the feeling we want our customers to have and how important it is to share your story as an online shop owner. We even chat about vision boards and how helpful they are in creating a positive customer experience.

About Kimberly Sundt:

Based in Atlanta, Kimberly helps hospitality-based businesses bring together marketing, customer experience and execution. In boutique hotels and other spaces, she focuses on customer experiences that affect the way guests feel, lead to stronger relationships, and is seen in customer chatter. This results in a brand that resonates, has a soul, and lives throughout all parts of a business.  Her blog, Pineapple Ponderings, is Thoughts on the Style and Business of Hospitality

Website: https://www.kimberlysundt.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kimberlysundt/

Blog: https://www.pineappleponderings.com

Links:

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You know I love sharing resources that I’m using and one of those is Constant Contact. Head to positivelycreative.net/resourses to start your free trial!

About The Positively Creative Podcast:

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 they make it in their respective fields.

To learn more about The Positively Creative Podcast, visit our website or head over to our Patreon page! You can also find Dorothy on Instagram at @positivelycreativepodcast and @dorothyart!

Aug 22 2019

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Rank #15: 069 - Amy Kinslow - Southern Fried Design Barn on Working with Wholesale Reps, Selling at Craft & Barn Markets, & Building a Product Line

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On today's episode, Amy Kinslow walks us through her journey of transitioning her side hustle to a full time career. She shares why being slow and steady has been so important to her growth as an entrepreneur. Amy also gives us some great tips for selling at a craft and barn market and the difference between a showroom booth and her craft booth. She goes over how she's decided what products to develop and what made her decide to go beyond stationery. This is a jam packed interview loaded with great takeaways.

About Amy Kinslow:

Southern Fried Design Barn is a full-service design studio and southern-inspired gift company based in Nashville, Tennessee. Owned and operated by graphic designer, Amy Kinslow. Amy offers graphic design services including logo design, product design, social media graphics and much more. SFDB’s gift company ranges from stationery products, art prints, gift tags, zipper pouches, shirts, and kitchen towels. Sold retail and wholesale, SFDB is currently carried in over 250 stores nationwide.

Amy graduated Middle Tennessee State University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in graphic design. She has held corporate designer positions for Fortune 500 company, Country Music Television and for the gift industry leader, C.R. Gibson. Her work has been featured on the CMT Music Awards, in Southern Living Magazine and sold in T.J. Maxx, Target and Staples. In addition, she has collaborated on gift products for Nashville restaurant, The Loveless Cafe and ABC’s The Chew star, Carla Hall and her Brooklyn, New York based restaurant, Carl Hall’s Southern Kitchen.

Since a very young age, Amy knew she wanted to be in the art field for your life career. Growing up on a cattle farm in Middle Tennessee, Amy understood hard work and also learned to appreciate the priceless things in life; such as, summers outdoors, family, and her faith. The stories her grandparents and parents would share about their life growing up never grew old to her. In college, she began to really take interest in southern history and culture. It helped to revive those family stories she was told as a child.

SFDB products are proudly designed and printed in Nashville, Tennessee. Amy has teamed up with local silkscreen studios and printers to help produce products. Many of our kitchen towels and shirts are still hand-silkscreened today. Not only are you supporting Amy when purchasing a SFDB product but you’re also supporting these fellow Nashville artisans and businesses as well.

Website: https://www.southernfrieddesign.com/

Facebook: https://twitter.com/southernfriedtn

Twitter: https://twitter.com/southernfriedtn

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/southernfrieddesignbarn/

Links:

To get 50% off your first year with Honeybook, go to positivelycreative.net/honeybook!

About The Positively Creative Podcast:

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 they make it in their respective fields.

To learn more about The Positively Creative Podcast, visit our website or head over to our Patreon page! You can also find Dorothy on Instagram at @positivelycreativepodcast and @dorothyart!

Jun 13 2019

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Rank #16: 039 - Katie Salmon of Katie Does Marketing on Promotional Calendars & Planning Better Instagram Posts in Less Time

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On this episode of Positively Creative, I talk with Katie Salmon of Katie Does Marketing about how to create a promotional calendar, why it's important to your business and how to know what and when to post. Katie also shares her thoughts on Instagram, email marketing and how to engage without feeling like you are constantly self-promoting. Be sure to grab Katie's free guide in the links below!

About Katie:

Hi, I’m Katie! I help shop owners and makers sell their products.

When I was a pre-teen I decided to be a fashion designer. I bought a sketchbook, learned to sew, and spent my babysitting money on a “Teen Vogue” subscription. I was sure I was just a few years shy of my “Project Runway” debut.…But it only took me a few weeks as a fashion merchandising student at the University of Georgia to conclude that I would, in fact, be a horrible fashion designer. (Turns out loving soft, pretty things doesn’t mean you’d be great at creating them.)

The creativity I lacked to design a dress, though, found full expression in Marketing 101 and I fell in love with the strategies that help creative people like you sell their “stuff.” Because business isn’t exactly an “If you build it, they will come” scenario, right? Your target customers are ready for your unique brand to meet their needs. But it’s not always easy to let them know you exist.  

I started Katie Does Marketing to help shop owners and makers develop a marketing plan that gets their product in front of the right people at the right time to make a sale. So whether your brand has been around for decades or you don’t even know where to start, I’m eager to help you take the next strategic step.

Let’s get started!

Website: http://www.katiedoesmarketing.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/katiebsalmon/

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/katiebsalmon

Links:

Free Guide How to Plan Better Instagram Posts in Less Time: katiedoesmarketing.com/pcpodcast Really Good Emails: https://reallygoodemails.com/

To get 50% off your first year with Honeybook, go to positivelycreative.net/honeybook!

About The Positively Creative Podcast:

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 they make it in their respective fields.

To learn more about The Positively Creative Podcast, visit our website or head over to our Patreon page! You can also find Dorothy on Instagram at @positivelycreativepodcast and @dorothyart!

Jun 07 2018

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Rank #17: 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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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

Jun 22 2017

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Rank #18: 056 - Panel Q&A on Craft Fair Booths with David Quarles of IV, Carter Beard of Riverside 1844, & Lindsey & Kristen Archer of ARCHd

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Today is a recording of a panel discussion for Rising Tide Society on craft fairs. Thanks to Epicenter, Memphis Slim Collaboratory, IV, Riverside 1844, ARCHd, & Rising Tide Society for making this episode possible! I hope this panel helps you gain some insight as you start participating in art and craft shows!

Links:

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Episode 20 - 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

Epicenter: http://www.epimemphis.com/

Memphis Slim Collaboratory: http://memphisslimhouse.com/

IV: https://www.ivbydavid.com/

Riverside 1844: https://www.facebook.com/Riverside1844/

ARCH’d: https://getarchd.com/

Rising Tide Society: https://www.honeybook.com/risingtide/

To get 50% off your first year with Honeybook, go to positivelycreative.net/honeybook!

About The Positively Creative Podcast:

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 they make it in their respective fields.

To learn more about The Positively Creative Podcast, visit our website or head over to our Patreon page! You can also find Dorothy on Instagram at @positivelycreativepodcast and @dorothyart!

Oct 18 2018

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Rank #19: THROWBACK! 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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Today's episode is one for the books!  Host Dorothy Collier moderates Pro Panel: Market Booths, hosted by Creative Works & Tuesdays Together.  Panelists Sarah Baumann of Signet Sealed, Josh Samuels of EllaJude, Samilia Colar ofTextyle, & Mary Claire White of Falling into Place share their wealth of knowledge on the nitty gritty of craft festivals and 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

Apr 19 2018

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Rank #20: 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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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

Oct 05 2017

54mins

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