113: Embrace Your Inner Weirdo

with host artist Miriam Schulman

Today, we’re talking all about how this time is shaping my art practice, and the lessons for you on bringing playfulness into your art.


In this podcast, you will discover…

  • Why you need to embrace your inner weirdo.
  • Why the opposite of play is not work. The opposite of play is depression — so to lift yourself out of depression, you need to bring playfulness into your art.
  • As artists, it’s very important to understand the relationship between stress and creativity.

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About the host, Miriam Schulman

In case we haven’t met yet, I’m an artist and founder of The Inspiration Place, where I help other artists learn how to profit from their passion. Through online classes, business coaching programs, and a top-ranked podcast, I’ve helped thousands of artists around the world develop their skill sets and create more time and freedom to do what they love. My signature coaching program, The Artist Incubator, helps artists go from so-so sales to sold-out collections.

A graduate of Dartmouth College and M.I.T, I initially pursued finance but after witnessing 9/11, I abandoned a lucrative hedge fund job to work on my art full time. Since then, my art and my story have been featured in major publications including Forbes, The New York Times, Art of Man, Art Journaling magazine as well as featured on NBC’s “Parenthood” and the Amazon series “Hunters” with Al Pacino. My forthcoming book with HarperCollins Leadership on how to make it as an artist is scheduled to be released January 31, 2023. When I’m not in the studio, you can find me hanging out with my husband, adult kids, and a tuxedo cat named Ebony. I’d love to invite you to check out one of my free resources for art lovers (of every passion level) at schulmanart.com/freebies


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Listener shout out of the week!

“Episode 113
Amazing insight, like she was looking into my life and reading my mind. The feelings I’ve been having, the reluctance to finish a commission, spinning my wheels and not moving forward, she addresses all of it. Thank you for a “spot on” uplifting chat from one weirdo to another!”

~Lin, @lindadoucette59


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3 thoughts on “113: Embrace Your Inner Weirdo”

  1. Everything you said resonated with me! I’ve been feeling stuck, uninspired and definitely not playful in the studio. Thank you for letting us know that we’re not the only ones experiencing this and there are ways to move forward. This episode was like getting a hug from a friend 😄.

  2. Great listen!! I often tell my husband I am going to play in my studio vs working ! It’s so true, because it really doesn’t feel like work


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I’m Miriam Schulman, your curator of inspiration.

I inspire art-lovers to reconnect with their creativity and profit from their art. Whether you paint simply for the joy of it or you’re serious about selling your work, and you’re ready to stop putting yourself on the back burner...You're in the right place. I've done it and I can inspire YOU how to do it too.

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