201: Your Values Matter with Shubhashree Sangameswaran and Miriam Schulman

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with host artist Miriam Schulman

Unlike many careers you can commit to, art and creativity is unique for many reasons. You may find other skillful careers people do as a side hustle in addition to their day job, but unless it’s creative work, how many accountants are doing taxes because it just feels good to their soul and their mental health?  

Art releases dopamine, it is therapeutic, and often it’s a form of self-expression and self-care. The list of benefits for amateurs and professionals are equally powerful. 

In this episode, Shubhashree Sangameswaran joins me and discusses all the ways art has added value to not only her life, but to the lives of others. It’s truly a gift that keeps giving when you find a way to align it perfectly with your values. 

Shubhashree started her work career as an engineer and didn’t reignite her passion for art until several years later. She is an illustrator, former artist and activist for sustainability. Though she left her career in engineering, Shubhashree is mindful of her role within society and its impact on her children. She lives a life aligned with her values through her art as an online instructor and creator. 

In this podcast, you will discover…

Key lessons with Shubhashree for everyone: 

  • A daily art practice for yourself has huge benefits in your self-care
  • Being curious creates new paths and opportunities if you allow it
  • You can use your art to spread positivity and messages of sustainability
  • Pivoting careers for what makes you feel alive and connected is possible even for a mother with a full-time career in engineering 

“Taking the time out to draw every single day for 100 days, in some way felt like I was just taking some part of the day back to myself” -Shubhashree Sangameswaran 

Links Mentioned

Shubhashree has been creating journals and illustrations for the Brooklyn Art Project dedicated to sustainability. You can check out both of her books Slowing Down and Let’s Talk Trash to support the cause. 

Connect with Shubhashree Sangameswaran: 



For Free Watercolor Resources: 

Check out Miriam’s Watercolor Supply List 

Check out Miriam’s Watercolor Portrait Masterclass 

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Let's Talk Trash: Everyday ideas towards a less messy world by [Shubhashree Sangameswaran]

About Shubhashree

Shub is an illustrator, visual artist, writer, and runs Slowing Down Circle, a space for everyone to take some time out for themselves and use art as a tool to slow down and reflect. She is also a Mom to a little human girl and a little feline fellow. Sustainability is a topic close to her heart and she has published a couple of illustrated books for adults and kids on the topic. She also loves all things food, and when she isn’t eating, cooking, or baking, she’s probably illustrating food.

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!

Fabulous resource for artists!
Love the mix of art and business here! Just what the world needs more of.



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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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