179: Becoming a Bad Ass Artist with Tiare Smith and Miriam Schulman

with host artist Miriam Schulman

Tiare Smith joins me to share her artist’s journey. Like many of us, she didn’t pursue her art for many years. She first followed the path that well-meaning people assured her would be better for her financially. You’ll be inspired by her passion and energy for teaching others to embrace their own inner artist.

In this podcast, you will discover…

Hear why she put her pencil down for 18 years and why she was inspired to pick back up once again. She shares how her technique changed and evolved when she began creating again.

Tiare also explains the inspiration for her paintings of women. She pays tribute to the women in her life who nurtured and encouraged her. She also acknowledges growth and transformation in her work.

She explains why she doesn’t define the facial features in her paintings. We also talk about the significance of the dragonfly and why her flowers are another aspect of her unique vision.

Teaching is still part of her passion. She teaches mixed media art journaling to help people express themselves. It’s a great way to warm up and it provides freedom to try new things.

“Sometimes you just need to make art.”

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About Tiare

Tiare Smith is a mixed media artist and instructor. Born with art in her heart she has been creating since she could hold a crayon. Her preferred choice of mediums are ink, acrylics and pastels. Her art breathes color and love and creates a space where happiness, love and courage dwell.

Her work has been featured on HGTV, Huffington Post, FaberCastell, DecoArt and in numerous other magazines and blogs.

Her art was born from growing up in a wonderful community. It is why her art exists. Her art tells the story of community, strength, courage and love.

She inspires creatives to embrace their inner artist while also nurturing their hearts and memories.


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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~ConnieBDowell, @conniebdowell



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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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