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.
- Digital Camcorder with a rotating view finder
- Tripod with multi-angle rotation
- Webcam for your laptop or PC
- Lighting (especially if you don’t have lots of natural light)
- Cyberlink software
- Memory card for your camcorder
- Kajabi – online course platform
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.
Here’s a quick recap of all the free resources we talked about today-
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!
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.