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Rejection is inevitable - Ways to handle rejection

Rejection is inevitable - Ways to handle rejection

November 23, 2022

Jules, Rachel, and Stephanie chat about:

  • how rejection can make you better
  • and ways to handle rejection

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

Key Talking Points

  • Julie has changed her mindset to realize that you have to get a ton of 'Nos" before you get a yes.  
  • Recognize when you are experiencing imposter syndrome. 
  • You have to take the gut punch of rejection and keep going.
  • Turn the negative into a positive.  
  • You have to have a failure rate, and take the shots.
  • Evaluate and talk with other artists to see what is working for others.
  • Have some friends mill about in your booth to pique interest.  Do not be on your phone!
  • Consider giving a survey to find out what the audience or email subscriber wants.
  • Test different ways of doing things (A/B testing).
  • Mindset is the #1 thing to watch.
  • #2 Figure out how to turn it into a positive
  • Consider having a document that you can actually write what you want to say to get it out of the way (never share)
  • Create a "Fabulous File" to put all of the positive things people have said about your work. 
  • Write down what hurt you and burn the note.

We'd love to hear what you do to handle rejection, email us at hello@artistssoar.com 

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Want to learn how to paint, or be part of a growing and active community? Or just love painting? Then sign up for Stephanie's newsletter here: https://www.stephanieweaverartist.com/artist-newsletter

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Artists Software, Hardware and Brushes - distracting shiny objects or helpful new tools?

Artists Software, Hardware and Brushes - distracting shiny objects or helpful new tools?

November 18, 2022

Jules, Rachel, and Stephanie chat about the shiny new objects that has totally distracted them from actual art business work. 

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

Artist Spotlight

Jessica Swift - Instagram: JessicaSwift  - Julie has been a follower of Jessica for 10 years!  

Key Talking Points

  • Rachel's new shiny object is Rosemary Brushes! We all love their watercolor brushes and oil painting brushes.
  • Stephanie's new shiny object is a Wacom because Julie gave a Lunch and Learn to the Positive Painters and because of watching Julie, Stephanie went out and bought one. 
  • Stephanie and Julie got the same mouse to alleviate the wrist and shoulder pain Logitech Lift. 
  • Do these shiny objects distract us or enhance what we are doing?  Yes and no.  
  • Software is another shiny object that we are easily distracted by.  We chat about SurferSEO similar to RankIQ
  • Quiz for the software that you use - https://www.stephanieweaverartist.com/artists-soar-software

We'd love to hear what got you completely distracted, email us at hello@artistssoar.com 

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For More Information and Fabulous Resources:

Our Websites and Shops

Are you an avid reader?  Then sign up for Rachel's newsletter here: https://bubblybibbly.com/

Love illustrations and bright colors?  Then sign up for Jule's newsletter here: https://www.juliemstudios.com/

Want to learn how to paint, or be part of a growing and active community? Or just love painting? Then sign up for Stephanie's newsletter here: https://www.stephanieweaverartist.com/artist-newsletter

Got a Listener Question? 

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What new art supply are you addicted to?

What new art supply are you addicted to?

November 16, 2022

Jules, Rachel, and Stephanie chat about the art supply they are addicted to.

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

Artist Spotlight

Laurie Anne Art - Instagram - soft and relaxing landscape oil paintings.

Key Talking Points

  • Rachel and Stephanie are addicted to oil paint colors and are collecting them all: Sennelier, Michael Harding, Old Holland, Gamblin, and Williamsburg.
  • Julie's addicted to watercolor paints and playing with the colors!  She loves Sennelier and Winsor Newton Professional.  The Ocean Paper watercolor paints and Rosemary Brushes.

We'd love to hear what your favorite art supply is, email us at hello@artistssoar.com 

Rise with us! On Artists Soar!

For More Information and Fabulous Resources:

Our Websites and Shops

Are you an avid reader?  Then sign up for Rachel's newsletter here: https://bubblybibbly.com/

Love illustrations and bright colors?  Then sign up for Jule's newsletter here: https://www.juliemstudios.com/

Want to learn how to paint, or be part of a growing and active community? Or just love painting? Then sign up for Stephanie's newsletter here: https://www.stephanieweaverartist.com/artist-newsletter

Got a Listener Question? 

Email us at: hello@artistssoar.com

Email List - Everything You Need To Know with Guest Host Katrina Berg

Email List - Everything You Need To Know with Guest Host Katrina Berg

November 2, 2022

Jules, Rachel, and Stephanie chat with Katrina Berg about email lists:

  • why you need an email list

  • benefits of having an email list

  • what to put in your emails

  • how to start your list

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

Key Talking Points

  • Ideas for your newsletters:

    • Communicate what pieces will be available and for what price before the show.
    • Teach them about the process
    • Share your why and who you are
    • Segment the email list by things like: Collectors, Podcast, Classes etc. 
  • Benefits
    • Developing a relationship that may result in sales
    • Gain repeat customers
  • Frequency
    • Goal is to show up at least 1x per month or 1x per week.
  • What to include in the emails
    • Only 3 topics
    • As many links back to your website as possible (and test the links)
    • Keep it personal
    • Invite them to respond.
  • How to grow your email list
    • Find emails from past buyers and ask people to be added to your list
    • Giveaway to collect email addresses (and serve the ones that stay)
    • On your website:
      • Add to announcement bar
      • Add to the product page
      • Add to your blog page etc.

Actionable Items

  • decide your priorities (you might have to give up something to focus on your email list) - my priorities are my collectors, email list & podcast

  • sign up for 3 artist emails

  • go through past sales, emails, and repeat collectors, & get your list set up

  • make a timing goal (once a week, month, quarterly etc.) - put it in your calendar

  • have an ongoing list of topics you want to cover (events, process, why, materials, etc.)

  • promote your email list each week (social, in person, on yr website, in person, etc.)

We'd love to hear how you gain people on your email list, email us at hello@artistssoar.com 

Rise with us! On Artists Soar!

For More Information and Fabulous Resources:

Our Websites and Shops

Are you an avid reader?  Then sign up for Rachel's newsletter here: https://bubblybibbly.com/

Love illustrations and bright colors?  Then sign up for Jule's newsletter here: https://www.juliemstudios.com/

Want to learn how to paint, or be part of a growing and active community? Or just love painting? Then sign up for Stephanie's newsletter here: https://www.stephanieweaverartist.com/artist-newsletter

Got a Listener Question? 

Email us at: hello@artistssoar.com

What’s your problem? The lighter side of being an artist.

What’s your problem? The lighter side of being an artist.

October 26, 2022

Jules, Rachel, and Stephanie get on the lighter side of things to call each other out on what they hoard.  What do you collect?

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

Artist Spotlight

Jess Miller Draws - Digital Artist

https://jessmillerdraws.com

Key talking points: 

  • Julie has hundreds of notebooks, and pens and recently started collecting watercolor pallets.
  • Rachel has mugs.  Mugs have lots of uses: add cotton balls, q-tips, and make candles.
  • Stephanie hoards her own artwork and old ideas in paper and digital format. 

We'd love to hear to drive people to drive traffic to your website, email us at hello@artistssoar.com 

Rise with us! On Artists Soar!

Resources Mentioned

Our Websites and Shops

Are you an avid reader?  Then sign up for Rachel's newsletter here: https://bubblybibbly.com/

Love illustrations and bright colors?  Then sign up for Jule's newsletter here: https://www.juliemstudios.com/

Want to learn how to paint, or be part of a growing and active community? Or just love painting? Then sign up for Stephanie's newsletter here: https://www.stephanieweaverartist.com/artist-newsletter

Got a Listener Question? 

Email us at: hello@artistssoar.com

Marketing and driving traffic to your web page

Marketing and driving traffic to your web page

October 19, 2022

Jules, Rachel, and Stephanie discuss what they do to market their artwork, and services and drive traffic to their web page.

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

Artist Spotlight

Julie Noles - Pet Portrait Artists

https://www.julienoles.com/

Featured Artist On Positive Painters

Key talking points: 

  • Using tools to help better your chances of getting found in Google that focus on Search Engine Optimization (SEO).

  • Create long, helpful blog posts that people can download.
  • Stephanie and Julie use SocialBee to spread the word about their websites.
  • Rachel uses Facebook Ads.  She's also tried Google Ads.
  • Stephanie also uses Facebook and Pinterest Ads.

We'd love to hear to drive people to drive traffic to your website, 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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Horrible Customer Service Experience and Lessons Learned for Artists to Protect Their Files.

Horrible Customer Service Experience and Lessons Learned for Artists to Protect Their Files.

October 12, 2022

Jules, Rachel, and Stephanie discuss a terrible experience where Julie was locked out of her Adobe Profile because a hacker got into her account and changed her password.  The lack of customer support from Adobe led to a number of discoveries we discuss. 

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

Key talking points: 

  • DO NOT KEEP YOUR FILES ONLY ON THE CLOUD.
  • Save your images in 3 different places: 
    • Backup to hard drive (like an SSD Portable)
    • Another hard drive in a separate location
    • And a cloud-based backup service.
  • Save PSD files as TIFs.
  • Save Illustrator files as EPS files.
  • Enable 2 Factor Authentication for all of your cloud-based systems.

We'd love to hear about your experiences with terrible customer service and what you learned from the situation, 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? 

Email us at: hello@artistssoar.com

Networking, ugh! - It can be fun and it can totallybe exhausting…

Networking, ugh! - It can be fun and it can totallybe exhausting…

September 28, 2022

Jules, Rachel, and Stephanie discuss the importance of retreats and traveling and the impact they have had on their work. 

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

NEW Artist To Watch

Jodi Nuttal is a fabulous pastel artist.

Go To Her:Instagram to see her fabulous work!

Key talking points: 

  • Find what works for you to network.
  • You have to reach out rather than waiting on someone to contact you.
  • BNI - Business Networking International is a program we have tried and found success in, but it is not necessarily comfortable for Introverts.
  • Are we struggling even more with networking because of the pandemic?  
  • If you want to experience growth, you will have to grow yourself and extend into what you are not comfortable with.
  • Get good friends to bail you out if you get stuck with someone who won't stop talking.
    • Think about ways to get out of the conversation.

We'd love to hear about your experiences in networking and what works for you, email us at hello@artistssoar.com 

Rise with us! On Artists Soar!

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? 

Email us at: hello@artistssoar.com

Interview with Audra King who talks about How To Follow the Fun!

Interview with Audra King who talks about How To Follow the Fun!

September 26, 2022

Jules, Rachel, and Stephanie have a very special guest with them, Audra King from She Loves Her Biz to chat with us about how to find the fun in your creative business again!!

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

Key talking points: 

    • Don't follow the 'shoulds'.  And what are some ways to focus on what's important to you and not the 'shoulds'.

      • Omit the noise: perhaps take a break from Instagram or other social media.
    • To find the fun: the first thing to consider is what you want and then balance your schedule around that.
    • For Finding the fun in Marketing Audra recommends Brit Kolo's resource called "Marketing for your Personality Type".  
      • Julie hates Networking who is an INTJ.  So it is great to find things that DON'T work and then work towards what would work based on her personality. 
      • Stephanie is an ENTJ - does a weekly artisan market show where she paints and talks about the paintings and pets.  And while she's there collects email addresses to continue the relationship. 
        • She doesn't have joy in Instagram but does in Facebook.
      • Rachel enjoys Facebook Group because of the interactions and Google Ads where there are no interactions.
      • For the negative comments, be above and beyond by providing the information or a link to the answer that was previously provided. 
      • How to make sales fun? 
        • The key question is: Does the energy you are putting in equal the compensation you receive? 

Learn more about Audra here:

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.artinthestudio.com

 

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

Listener Q&A - Biggest Challenges, Time To Create and Working in Themes?

Listener Q&A - Biggest Challenges, Time To Create and Working in Themes?

September 14, 2022

Jules, Rachel, and Stephanie answer listener questions. 

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

NEW Artist To Watch

Katrina Berg is fabulous an oil painter and podcaster

the CANDYcolored studio podcast

Go To :https://katrinaberg.com/

Key talking points: 

  • Question: what is the biggest challenge you have faced while becoming an artist?
  • Question: Do we work in themes?
  • Question: What is your favorite time to create?

We'd love to hear of retreats you've been on or know about, email us at hello@artistssoar.com 

Rise with us! On Artists Soar!

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? 

Email us at: hello@artistssoar.com

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