140: Make Your Art No Matter What with Beth Pickens

with host artist Miriam Schulman

Today, I’ve invited Beth Pickens to The Inspiration Place Podcast and we’re talking all about moving beyond creative hurdles.


In this podcast, you will discover…

  • Motivation and inspiration for you to create no matter what your circumstances are

By the way, I loved Beth’s book Make Your Art No Matter What so much that I decided to give away copies to my listeners, and here’s how:

Just follows these steps:

1️⃣ Leave a review on Apple Podcasts for The Inspiration Place Podcast before 5pm on Monday, May 17th by going to schulmanart.com/itunes

2️⃣ Take a screenshot of your review just before you submit it and send us an email at support@theinspirationplace.net with your name + shipping address.

3️⃣ Your copy of Make Your Art No Matter What will be on its way!

If you don’t know how to leave a review, check out this link for simple instructions: schulmanart.com/review-podcast
There’s written instructions as well as a video to walk ya through it…

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About Beth

Beth Pickens is a Los Angeles-based consultant for artists and arts organizations. She is the author of Make Your Art No Matter What: Moving Beyond Creative Hurdles (Chronicle Books, 2021) and Your Art Will Save Your Life (Feminist Press, 2018). She is represented by Laura Lee Mattingly at Present Perfect.

Pickens earned her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Missouri. Since 2010, she has provided career consultation, grant writing, fundraising, and financial, project, and strategic planning services for artists and arts organizations throughout the U.S. She teaches at the California Institute of the Arts School of Theater and teaches workshops at universities, companies, and art spaces throughout the U.S.

Instagram: @BethPickensConsulting

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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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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