with host artist Miriam Schulman
When you’re just getting started and getting your feet wet in a new space, it’s natural to look around and study the industry standards and norms. Obsessing over what you should do, how you should look, how you should be showing up can be paralyzing. Even worse, when you arrive and no one there looks like you, the thought of running away is hard to ignore.
Think about this…
There is no one path into art. There is no standard or art norms that should keep you from playing with and pursuing what makes you come to life. Art is healing and beautiful and has a universal song that sounds different to every artist out here.
Artists come in many shades and complexities from countless paths to find the creative spark that brings them to life. Today’s guest, Joy Ting Charde, ignited her creative spark as a way to communicate with her teacher and other students when she was new in the U.S. and couldn’t speak English.
Even still, her journey to art came after becoming an elementary school teacher. Not having professional training, working a full-time job that she actually enjoys is the part of this artist that is perhaps most relatable and familiar.
In this podcast, you will discover…
Joyful Takeaways for Non-Traditional Artists:
- A great journey can start with a small 7 day challenge
- Taking fun courses that spark your interests and curiosity can be life changing
- Like the Alchemist, journeys often take us full circle
- Having a fulfilling artistic journey doesn’t mean you have to leave your 9 to 5
“Give yourself a little challenge, and who knows, you might fall in love with it and end up doing the same kind of creative work for a long time.” -Joy Ting Charde
Joy started art licensing and has an agent, but her path there was not linear. The roads don’t have to make sense, you just have to show up willing to explore and be open to changes. Give yourself a chance to fall in love with new creative work.
Connect with Joy Ting Charde:
Check out Miriam’s Free Water Color Supply List
Schulman Art Instagram
About Joy Ting
Drawing has been a part of Joy’s life ever since she could remember. All throughout school, she found herself drawing and lettering for classmates and teachers. After a 9-year career in elementary education, she now works as an artist and she teaches art to people of all ages. She’s also a mom to two amazing boys. Throughout the day and in the wee hours of the morning, you can find her drawing or painting to continue her daily practice.
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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