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How authentic should you be on Social Media? Mom guilt and double standards.

How authentic should you be on Social Media? Mom guilt and double standards.

June 29, 2022

Jules, Rachel, and Stephanie discuss how authentic should you be on social media and with your audience?  If you have a question you'd like us to discuss feel free to  email us at hello@artistssoar.com

Key talking points: 

  • How curated do you need to be?
  • How much passion should you put into the posts?
  • What goes on behind the scenes of some of these "influencers"?
  • How are individual artists putting together their Reels?
  • We have so much more to get "camera-ready" or "Pinterest Perfect" as women. The double-standard of it all...
  • We get real about what we feel about trying to be "perfect" all the time or everything for everybody...It's exhausting...
  • Women supporting women...surround yourself with women who empower, encourage, and support you. 
  • We are all going through stuff...be kind to one another. 

We are keeping it real, let us know what you do to keep your social media real, email us at hello@artistssoar.com 

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Resources Mentioned

 

Our Websites and Shops

Stephanie:  https://www.stephanieweaverartist.com/

https://www.etsy.com/shop/artfurpaws

 

Julie:  https://www.juliemstudios.com/

https://www.etsy.com/shop/peacockblueart

 

Rachel:  https://bubblybibbly.com/ 

https://www.etsy.com/shop/BBStudioShop 

https://www.etsy.com/shop/mothersrecipes

 

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Does creativity require constraints?

Does creativity require constraints?

June 22, 2022

Jules, Rachel, and Stephanie does creativity require constraints!  If you have a question you'd like us to discuss feel free to  email us at hello@artistssoar.com

Key talking points: 

    • This is a bit of a tougher question than what we originally thought..
    • Until we realized constraint is actually a "direction".
    • This is something we all naturally do

What was the most challenging constraint you've ever done? Or what constraint have you put on your work?

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Resources Mentioned

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Our Websites and Shops

Stephanie:  https://www.stephanieweaverartist.com/

https://www.etsy.com/shop/artfurpaws

 

Julie:  https://www.juliemstudios.com/

https://www.etsy.com/shop/peacockblueart

 

Rachel:  https://bubblybibbly.com/ 

https://www.etsy.com/shop/BBStudioShop 

https://www.etsy.com/shop/mothersrecipes

 

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Art on Instagram tips and strategies for success

Art on Instagram tips and strategies for success

June 15, 2022

Jules, Rachel, and Stephanie discuss Instagram tips and strategies for success.  If you have a question you'd like us to discuss feel free to  email us at hello@artistssoar.com

Key talking points: 

  • Follow our Instagrams :)

    • @juliemstudios
    • @stephanieweaverartist
    • @bubbly.bibbly
  • Do we use Facebook and Instagram the same?  No - Facebook is better for engagement/conversations
  • Jules has a creator account - she explains why she switched from a Business account to a Creator account.
  • Do you use Instagram Reels and what is recommended or what Art Directors and Art Agents are looking for.
  • Stephanie uses Instagram more to provide information visually but experiences more engagement with conversations with Facebook.
  • Stephanie and Jules use Instagram for research.

What are your thoughts on all of this?  What have you had success with on Instagram and challenges you've experienced with Instagram, email us at hello@artistssoar.com 

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Resources Mentioned

  • Join the Positive Painters to be part of the Lunch and Learn on 7/28 with Clara Chong will discuss "Gaining Leads Organically" at 8am Central.  Positive Painters

Our Websites and Shops

Stephanie:  https://www.stephanieweaverartist.com/

https://www.etsy.com/shop/artfurpaws

 

Julie:  https://www.juliemstudios.com/

https://www.etsy.com/shop/peacockblueart

 

Rachel:  https://bubblybibbly.com/ 

https://www.etsy.com/shop/BBStudioShop 

https://www.etsy.com/shop/mothersrecipes

 

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Why are artists so closed off or show WIP.And why artists won’t take apprentices

Why are artists so closed off or show WIP.And why artists won’t take apprentices

June 8, 2022

Jules, Rachel, and Stephanie discuss why artists are so closed off and why they won't show off their art or take on apprentices.  If you have a question you'd like us to discuss feel free to  email us at hello@artistssoar.com

Key talking points: 

  • Every artist takes on a subject or approaches art and art business differently because they are different.  So is there really competition among apprentices?
  • Are interns the new apprentices?
  • Direct interaction cannot be replaced with a video.  For a real internship or apprenticeship, you need to have a direct discussion.
  • What about coaching?  Coaching is more for growing beyond what you are right now.
  • Quote "Our generation monetized the crap out of everything."
  • If you want to hire an intern or apprentice, you need to review your state labor laws.
  • We prefer to use FreeUp or Fivvr to handle the jobs we don't want to do. 
  • Are we standoff because we don't want to be judged or should you be open about your process and the evolution of the piece?

What are your thoughts on all of this?  Are you closed off or consider your process part of the creative journey you want to share, email us at hello@artistssoar.com 

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Resources Mentioned

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Our Websites and Shops

Stephanie:  https://www.stephanieweaverartist.com/

https://www.etsy.com/shop/artfurpaws

 

Julie:  https://www.juliemstudios.com/

https://www.etsy.com/shop/peacockblueart

 

Rachel:  https://bubblybibbly.com/ 

https://www.etsy.com/shop/BBStudioShop 

https://www.etsy.com/shop/mothersrecipes

 

Got a Listener Question? 

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Attorney Kiffanie Stahl J.D Chats with Us About Artist Copyrights and More!

Attorney Kiffanie Stahl J.D Chats with Us About Artist Copyrights and More!

June 1, 2022

Jules, Rachel, and Stephanie have a very special guest with them, Kiffanie Stahle J.D. to chat with us about what to do when you get a copycat and so much more!!

AS AN FYI - We strive for great audio, but sometimes tech doesn't want to work as well as we desire.  In this recording, we had an occasional slow bandwidth, regardless of this occasional issue, we hope you find this fabulous and valuable, and we appreciate your patience. 

If you have a question you'd like us to discuss feel free to  email us at hello@artistssoar.com

Key talking points: 

    • Legal remedies are for them to stop, give a retroactive royalty license, or pay you money. 
    • There will be the mental, emotional, and potentially creative blocks that can come along with these situations.
    • Never keep your work offline out of fear of copycats.
    • To protect yourself:
      • Register with U.S. Copyright office BEFORE a copycat strikes.  This will then make the offender pay for attorney fees.
      • Register BEFORE first publication.
    • What to consider for Surface Pattern Design as derivative work.  
    • When to submit a DMCA takedown notice and who to submit it to. 
    • CASE Act small claims copycat court releases on 6/25/2022.
    • Kiffanie addresses when is it worth engaging an attorney about a copycat.
    • NFTs' role with a copycat falls more in line with an exclusive license.  This is open for issues and a whole other discussion we hope to address in the future.
    • What should mural artists consider with their copyrights - was it a "tricky work for hire".  Really evaluate the agreement to see what you gave them permission to do. 
    • For more legal questions check out The Artist Courtyard Membership Community.

Email us at hello@artistssoar.com 

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Resources Mentioned

 

Our Websites and Shops

Stephanie:  https://www.stephanieweaverartist.com/

https://www.etsy.com/shop/artfurpaws

 

Julie:  https://www.juliemstudios.com/

https://www.etsy.com/shop/peacockblueart

 

Rachel:  https://bubblybibbly.com/ 

https://www.etsy.com/shop/BBStudioShop 

https://www.etsy.com/shop/mothersrecipes

 

Got a Listener Question? 

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Print on demand and the rising shipping costs

Print on demand and the rising shipping costs

May 25, 2022

Jules, Rachel, and Stephanie discuss the rising shipping costs with Print on Demand and what they do to account for it!  If you have a question you'd like us to discuss feel free to  email us at hello@artistssoar.com

Key talking points: 

    • We are increasing the cost to account for the increased pricing we are experiencing.
    • Art is a luxury item, so the target market isn't as susceptible to the increased prices.
    • As artists, you need to be smart business entrepreneurs and not absorb the costs.
    • It would be best if you did not profit from shipping.
    • Order prints or start a collaboration with a local printing company to save on shipping.
    • Consider switching materials for a more cost-efficient way of shipping. 

What are you doing about the rising costs, email us at hello@artistssoar.com 

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Resources Mentioned

 

Our Websites and Shops

Stephanie:  https://www.stephanieweaverartist.com/

https://www.etsy.com/shop/artfurpaws

 

Julie:  https://www.juliemstudios.com/

https://www.etsy.com/shop/peacockblueart

 

Rachel:  https://bubblybibbly.com/ 

https://www.etsy.com/shop/BBStudioShop 

https://www.etsy.com/shop/mothersrecipes

 

Got a Listener Question? 

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Listener Q&A: How Important Are Titles and Why are Artists Underpaid?

Listener Q&A: How Important Are Titles and Why are Artists Underpaid?

May 11, 2022

Jules, Rachel, and Stephanie discuss listener questions!  If you have a question you'd like us to discuss feel free to  email us at hello@artistssoar.com

Key talking points: 

  • How important are titles to your artwork?

    • It depends if it is about a story, or for commercial purposes.
    • It also depends if you are focused on SEO (search engine optimization).
    • It also helps with inventory
  • Why are artists so underpaid? 
    • "Exposure" 
    • Royalties range from 2- 8%, and if you have an agent they take 10-15%
    • 1) Artists are doing it to themselves
      • we aren't negotiating or pricing their artwork to reflect their skill and experience level.
      • they aren't doing the research in the marketplace
    • 2) there is not a natural selection to weed out the ones that aren't necessarily going to be a professional.
    • artists are given a stereotype that art doesn't have value,
    • Know the value.

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Resources Mentioned

 

Our Websites and Shops

Stephanie:  https://www.stephanieweaverartist.com/

https://www.etsy.com/shop/artfurpaws

 

Julie:  https://www.juliemstudios.com/

https://www.etsy.com/shop/peacockblueart

 

Rachel:  https://bubblybibbly.com/ 

https://www.etsy.com/shop/BBStudioShop 

https://www.etsy.com/shop/mothersrecipes

 

Got a Listener Question? 

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Top Tools We Use To Stay Creative and Productive

Top Tools We Use To Stay Creative and Productive

May 4, 2022

Jules, Rachel, and Stephanie discuss Stephanie's tools you can use to ensure you are always creating the designs and products you love. If you have a question you'd like us to discuss feel free to  email us at hello@artistssoar.com

Key talking points:  

  • Productive

    • Clickup.com - for task management and project management.
    • Stephanie's recommendation would be to start with Airtable for a low cost, the lower learning curve to figure out your process flow.
  • Creative  
    • Inspiration to be creative and the tool of choice to help be creative for Julie is Adobe Photoshop.
    • Another is Pinterest, Discover on Instagram.  
    • Julie also uses OneNote to list ideas of inspiration 
    • Stephanie talks with her kids to build some creative ideas and meets with fellow artists to talk through ideas.

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Resources Mentioned

Airtable is a great place to start for managing inventory.  The course Inventory management course and database template is available to members of PositivePainter.com 

Clickup.com - more advanced project management system that gets you ready to outsource your work.

 

Our Websites and Shops

Stephanie:  https://www.stephanieweaverartist.com/

https://www.etsy.com/shop/artfurpaws

 

Julie:  https://www.juliemstudios.com/

https://www.etsy.com/shop/peacockblueart

 

Rachel:  https://bubblybibbly.com/ 

https://www.etsy.com/shop/BBStudioShop 

https://www.etsy.com/shop/mothersrecipes

 

Got a Listener Question? 

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Why artists need a website?AND what are some considerations when putting one together.

Why artists need a website?AND what are some considerations when putting one together.

April 27, 2022

Jules, Rachel, and Stephanie discuss Stephanie's do artists need a website.  If you have a question you'd like us to discuss feel free to email us at hello@artistssoar.com

Key talking points: 

    • a resounding yes!

      • a website is a portfolio.  
      • Quick websites you can set up are Behance, Wix, and many others
      •  by having your own website you are getting a captive audience.
      • lzbthcreative.com is a member in Stephanie's Positive Painter Program who has done a phenomenal job of evolving her website to define her purpose.
      • when you own your own website, you can customize it to your style
      • when you own your website you can't be shut down by Facebook, Instagram etc...
      • bubblybibbly.com if you love reading and libations that can go with them.
      • listen for more options in the podcast 
      • Protect Your Image Tips
        • watermark your artwork
        • disable right-clicking
        • have the images be 72dpi so they can't be reproduced.
  • What to name your website:

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Resources

Check out these two articles: 

06_Art Business Tip: Art Business Revenue Streams – Part 1 - Define Artist Website

07_Art Business Tip: Art Business Revenue Streams – Part 2 - Artist Website

Our Websites and Shops

Stephanie:  https://www.stephanieweaverartist.com/

https://www.etsy.com/shop/artfurpaws

 

Julie:  https://www.juliemstudios.com/

https://www.etsy.com/shop/peacockblueart

 

Rachel:  https://bubblybibbly.com/ 

https://www.etsy.com/shop/BBStudioShop 

https://www.etsy.com/shop/mothersrecipes

 

Got a Listener Question? 

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What is the best piece and worst piece of advice you’ve gotten?

What is the best piece and worst piece of advice you’ve gotten?

April 20, 2022

Jules, Rachel, and Stephanie discuss Stephanie's answer a listener question "what was the best piece of advice" and then we added "what was the worst piece of advice"!  If you have a question you'd like us to discuss feel free to  email us at hello@artistssoar.com

Key talking points: 

    • Stephanie's best advice she received was to use her cell phone to convert the image to black and white to see the values better.

      • Another app is called "Grid Painter" which helps you see black and white and reduces the number of values
    • Julie's best advice received was "People buy your joy" by Lila Rodgers.  
    • Rachel's best advice from Jennifer Redstreake was "paint what you see" because everyone sees things differently.
    • Worst Advice:
      • Stephanie's someone said to buy the cheapest paint because you'll over paint.  Instead buy good paint like Williamsburg Paint, Old Holland, and Gamblin, because it is high-quality paint, Polychromos, Prisma colors.  The same applies for the other brands.
      • Julie's bad advice that she received was "just put it out there".  Instead of just putting it out there, Julie only posts things she doesn't have any reservations about - she only posts what she's proud of.  
        • Good enough for everyone else is not good enough for you. 
        • Do you pull off pieces that you are no longer proud of?  Julie doesn't because it is too difficult to do it.  Pulled stuff from my website - yes.
      • Rachel's worst piece of advice was to send the Star Wars people images of her artwork to see if they would allow her to sell them.  
    • What do you do with archived/old pieces that you aren't proud of?
      • Stephanie and Julie - start fresh.  The old pieces showed where we were and were lessons learned.
    • Get back to the fun, not every piece needs to be monetized.  You don't have to sell the work if you don't want to. 

 

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Our Websites and Shops

Stephanie:  https://www.stephanieweaverartist.com/

https://www.etsy.com/shop/artfurpaws

 

Julie:  https://www.juliemstudios.com/

https://www.etsy.com/shop/peacockblueart

 

Rachel:  https://bubblybibbly.com/ 

https://www.etsy.com/shop/BBStudioShop 

https://www.etsy.com/shop/mothersrecipes

 

Got a Listener Question? 

Email us at: hello@artistssoar.com

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