192: Carving Time for Yourself with Sarah Matthews and Miriam Schulman

2022 IP Podcast - Episode 192 - Sarah Matthews - rectangle

with host artist Miriam Schulman

As we continue to deal with the tail end of the pandemic that rocked us all in 2020, we are starting to see artists emerging that found perseverance and something to hold on to. 

Sarah Matthews is an accomplished artist that specializes in printmaking and binding. She’s an Alma Thomas Fellow at the Studio Gallery in Washington, DC, and part of the permanent collections of Yale’s Manuscript Library. We can’t leave out that she’s also a wife and busy mom. 

In this episode, Sarah shares how her art survived the challenges and struggles Covid created. She has incredible experiences teaching art at a college level and sharing her gifts with people everywhere she can. 

In this podcast, you will discover…

Areas we explore with Sarah: 

  • How she got her art into Yale 
  • What is an artist’s book?
  • Sarah’s art classes for printmaking and binding
  • Sarah’s Covid experience and finding new opportunities
  • Behind the scenes of an artist’s marketing strategy 

“If there’s something that you really want to do, just go out and do it, […] we should be able to live our life to the fullest each and every day.” -Sarah Matthews 

Sarah’s journey through art is rich in culture, color, and beauty. You can check out her YouTube channel to get a taste of how to make stamps, blizzard books, upcycled books, collage prints and so much more. 

Links Mentioned

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Also mentioned in this episode: 

Mary Ruth’s Press Portfolio 

Sarah’s IG Visit to Baltimore Museum of Art 

Don’t miss my Mindset Playlist to quiet your inner critic and overcome self-doubt. 

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About Sarah

Sarah Matthews is a printmaker and book artist. Her work has been exhibited in the US and is a part of the permanent collections of Yale’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, George Washington University’s Gelman Library, University of Puget Sound, and Samford University. Sarah is currently the Alma Thomas Fellow at the Studio Gallery in Washington, DC. She is also a YouTuber and a designer for ArtFoamies.com.

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!

Smart and insightful
I’m a fan of this podcast because Miriam is extremely bright and always on the lookout for fresh ideas and helpful insights. Her guests are invariably people I haven’t heard of with perspectives I hadn’t considered before. Great job Miriam! I wish you every success and thank you for putting this material out there for us. It’s especially helpful to those of us who are new to the art world and/or have limited access to resources. ❤️



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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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