153: Go All-In with Your Art Career Featuring Lettering Artist Doris Wai

with host artist Miriam Schulman

Let go of your fear, go all in with your art, and experience a more extraordinary life!

In this podcast, you will discover…

  • Why an art career is best when you jump in the deep end, rather than dipping your toes in the kiddy pool.
  • How to balance an art career with motherhood.

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About Doris

Doris Wai is the artist and owner behind Love Lettering, a studio based in Toronto, Canada dedicated to the beauty and potential of hand lettering.

Fascinated with type and calligraphy since childhood, Doris, an illustration graduate from the Ontario College of Art & Design University, considers herself an illustrator that focuses on letters.

Her passion has led her to becoming a published author of Extraordinary Hand Lettering, her work featured in numerous magazines such as Uppercase Mag, Flow Magazine, Wedluxe and more. She also had her first solo gallery exhibit called Bottled Feelings in 2020 and is an NFT artist as well. Her clients include Sephora, Hallmark, Michaels Canada, Moet Chandon, HGTV and more.

IG: @lovelettering_doriswai
Twitter: @doris_wai
Showtime: https://tryshowtime.com/LoveLettering
Youtube: The Lettering Lifestyle

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 or become better artists. 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, Artpreneur, is scheduled to be released in February 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!

I’ve been listening to this podcast for several months now and am still always excited whenever a new episode is out! The guests are extremely inspiring. I’m always motivated to paint after listening.”

~@geeder06, Giedre Astrauskas


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I’m Miriam Schulman, your curator of inspiration.

I inspire art-lovers to reconnect with their creativity, learn new skills and techniques, 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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