211: What We Can Learn from the Old Masters

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with host artist Miriam Schulman


In this podcast, you will discover…

What Can We Learn From the Masters?  

How do we deal with the pain in the world and still carry on? I know it feels like we’re living during one of the most challenging times, but the truth is, there has always been chaos and pain and heartache in the world.  

When you feel down, poetry may help. Listen to hear the poem Musee des Beaux Arts by W. H. Auden for a bit of inspiration. 

Declare Your Identity as an Artist  

Impostor syndrome. Who am I to write a book or sell my art? I’ve been there, and I also realized I could figure it out.   

If you are struggling to call yourself an artist here’s what I want you to do. Declare it to everyone! Share this from a place of connection. When you practice showing up in the world as an artist you begin to re-write your story.  

Get Artist Affirmations Here (Plus the bonus from Amy Porterfield)   

What Kinds of Online Classes Can You Create as an Artist 

When you are starting out in the digital course world, it’s overwhelming. There are so many options, so I recommend starting with these 3 concepts:  

  • A starter course like Watercolor Secrets  
  • A spotlight course like Spirited Sunflowers  
  • A signature course like Watercolor Portrait Academy 

This is the framework I used to grow my business. I have a great resource to help you get started: The Course Creator Starter Kit 

For even more help you can get access to a free training from expert Amy Porterfield. Join her 5 Day Bootcamp to help you claim success when it comes to teaching your online class.  

Discover the 9 Tools Recommended by Top Artists to Create Stunning Art Videos 

When I first started creating art video tutorials, I was overwhelmed with all the options. I asked for help to get the right set up that works for me. After 10 years, I’ve streamlined things and I’m sharing them with you today.  

  1. Digital Camcorder with a rotating view finder  
  2. Tripod with multi-angle rotation 
  3. Webcam for your laptop or PC  
  4. Microphone  
  5. Lighting (especially if you don’t have lots of natural light)  
  6. Cyberlink software 
  7. Memory card for your camcorder  
  8. Kajabi – online course platform  
  9. Zoom  

Get the list of these resources here.  

Fight for Your Art Dreams  

100 years ago today, the 19th amendment was signed giving women the right to vote. It’s also the anniversary of Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream Speech.”  

There are numerous women artists that inspire me. I can name so many just off the top of my head so was disappointing to hear that less than 10% of the art at the MOMA were by women artists. That was in 2002, and sadly it hasn’t changed much in the past 20 years.  

We don’t have to be a statistic. We can fight. I believe in you, in your art, and your dream. 

Links Mentioned

Here’s a quick recap of all the free resources we talked about today-

12 Artpreneur Affirmations schulmanArt.com/AFFIRMATIONS
Course Creator Starter Kit schulmanart.com/GUIDE
Art Video Tech set up list schulmanart.com/tech 

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!

Always inspiring
This an upbeat and informative podcast that never fails to leave me with a nugget or two of inspiration and knowledge. It’s always interesting and Miriam’s enthusiasm is infectious. It’s a weekly listen for me.



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  1. My husband and I stayed in a very rustic cabin, with no electricity and no wifi in the valley where the cabin stood. It was heavenly and so peaceful, I loved it and wanted to stay forever – except for the bats! The first night we got the one bat to go out the door. The next night no such luck and two of them tormented us all night, flying in circles, right over the bed over and over and over! I slept with the blankets over my head. The owner had been living in the cabin and thought we were imagining things, but he was pretty much def. They verified that there were bats and all we got was an apology – oh well. I grew up in the mountains and islands without electricity, but this experience was a new one for me! Funny your friends reactions. I noticed the next day the ground outside was littered with tiny dusty bat carcasses. No thought of going to get any rabbies shots and we survived! Thank you for the wonderful poetry and positive words.


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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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