174: Starting Your Art Career during the Great Resignation with Patrick Guindon and Miriam Schulman

with host artist Miriam Schulman

We’re talking to an inspiring emerging artist. His expressive floral art focuses on good vibes: the art of living a vibrant, intuitive life and the feelings of gratitude, happiness, and joy. In 2021, he left his job as an elementary school teacher to spend more time with his art and family.

In this podcast, you will discover…

  • How this artist balances primary caretaking responsibilities with art-making
  • Why creating an ideal week and time blocking leads to more productivity and balance 
  • How building massive confidence led to him doubling his prices while still building sales

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About Patrick

Patrick Guindon (pronounced “Gain-doe”) is an artist and writer. Patrick’s expressive art is focused on good vibes: the art of living a vibrant, intuitive life and the feelings of gratitude, happiness and joy. His work is representative of these feelings, usually in the form of florals. In addition to originals, Patrick creates originals & commissions, bookmarks, postcards, prints, greeting cards and stickers. Overall, his work is about the little feelings of positivity that add up over time to build a beautiful life.

He works in acrylics and illustrates digitally. He paints at 5am when the house is quiet. When he isn’t making art, he and his wife are raising four feminist boys.

Formerly an elementary school teacher, Patrick is now living his dream as an artist on Prince Edward Island.
@patrickguindonart on both Facebook & Instagram:

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.

After witnessing 9/11, I abandoned a lucrative hedge fund job to work on my art full time. Since then, my art and story have been featured in major publications including Forbes, What Women Create, 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. Check out my best-selling book with HarperCollins Leadership, Artpreneur, how to make money from your creativity, wherever books are sold. When I’m not in the studio, I split my time between New York City and a farmhouse in the country. 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!

Inspiring for Artists in all niches

I love listening to Miriam every week. She has a wealth of knowledge about art practice and art teaching, and her she hand picks her guests so that we as artists only receive the best advice. This latest podcast with Beth Pickens was so inspiring and encouraging. The part that particularly resonated with me was never fearing to produce less than perfect work. It is all part of a warm up on the way to producing our best work. I recommend all artists out there to subscribe to the Inspiration Place podcast to not miss any of it.

~ Han_Maarya

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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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