We expect to improve our art every time we pick up a pencil, but sometimes we don’t feel like we’re improving at all. That’s not something felt by just you, we all feel like that from time to time. It can be frustrating and demotivating, but don’t worry because Sarah, Ping, and Dorien are here to give you some handy tips on how to get over this feeling.
Keeping organised as an artist can make things much easier for you while you’re working. The Thriving Women Artists, Sarah, Ping, and Dorien are here to give you some really great organisation tips to save you time and effort.
We all agree that disappointments are part of life, so they are a part of your artistic career too. Disappointments will happen, that’s part of the journey and there is so much to learn from them. This week on Thriving Women Artists, Ping, Sarah and Dorien will be discussing tips on how you can not let disappointment get the better of you and how you can turn everything into a learning moment.
Your artistic theme is often hidden from you and you have to reflect to discover what is hidden in your work. This week on Thriving Women Artists, Ping, Sarah and Dorien will be talking about their hidden themes in their art, how you can find your hidden themes, and how you can use that information to discover even more about yourself.
Do you find that your products just sit in your Etsy store and you don’t get many sales? This week on Thriving Women Artists, Ping, Sarah, and Dorien are giving you their top tips for becoming better at selling your art. Find out what you’ll need to start selling, how you can build and improve relationships, Pings 20/80 rule, the importance of marketing yourself, and setting your sales goals.
Getting Over the Fear of Promoting Yourself
Creativity is one of the most important things for an artist, but when you’re feeling a lack of creativity, what can you do to change that? This week on Thriving Women Artists, Ping, Sarah and Dorien will be sharing 12 tips for instant creativity. Find the tips in the show notes below and listen in to hear why these tips will help you find that inspiration you need.
Where have you come from and what is ahead of you? This week on Thriving Women Artists, Ping, Sarah, and Dorien are here to talk about which stage of the creative path you’re on. Find out why it’s important to be conscious of where you are on your path and where the three hosts are on their own creative journeys.
As artists, we’re generally more sensitive and more in tune with our emotions and physical wellbeing. In this episode of Thriving Women Artists, Ping, Sarah, and Dorien will be giving you tips for making sure you take care of your own wellbeing and discussing the problems we may face as artists.
How do you keep focused as an artist? We’ve all wasted time scrolling our phone or putting off one piece of work for another. This week on Thriving Women Artists, Ping, Sarah, and Dorien will be sharing their tips on staying focused, avoiding distractions, and being accountable.
There are very few examples of people who have made it in art entirely on their own. Nearly every successful artist has had help along the way. This week on Thriving Women Artists, Ping, Sarah, and Dorien will be discussing the difference between a mentor, a teacher, and someone who just inspires you.
What is networking and why is it important for an artist to do? This week on Thriving Women Artists, Ping, Sarah, and Dorien tell you why, give their experiences, and give you some great tips on how to network and build your own network of artists. Join the discussion on trust, self confidence, and faking it until you make it.
All of you lovely listeners have been sending in so many questions we had to bring you a part 2 of answering questions from listeners. When should you start selling your art? Would you recommend teaching online courses? What distracts you from making art and how do you deal with it? Ping, Sarah, and Dorien will be answering these questions and more.
The first guest on Thriving Women Artists had to be Katya Tikhova. Katya is an illustrator for children’s and middle grade publishing, as well as that, Katya is also a mother. Find out all about how Katya got into illustration, and hear her and Ping’s experiences of motherhood and being a parent while striving to succeed as artists.
It’s so life changing becoming a mother that Katya feared that she would lose her ability to make art or that she just wouldn’t have the time to...
The topic of discussion is collaboration this week on Thriving Women Artists. Join Ping, Sarah, and Dorien as they collaborate to share their knowledge with you. Find out what a collaboration is, the different forms, advantages and disadvantages, their own experiences, and important things to keep in mind.
We all have moments where we just can’t find the creativity we normally have to finish or even start a task. This is a creative block, and this week on Thriving Women Artists, Sarah, Ping, and Dorien will be telling you all about their own creative blocks, the different types, the reasons behind them, and why they can sometimes be a good thing.
Find out what a children’s book portfolio is, why you should have one, when you should use one, what to put in it, and much more on this week's Thriving Women Artists. Join Ping, Sarah, and Dorien as they discuss this topic and give you some great real world advice to help anyone starting out in the world of children’s book illustration.
Your children’s book portfolio should be filled with professional style work that publishers can look at and know your ability straight...
How do you price your art? It seems like such a hard question for an artist to answer. We’re taught not to talk about money, but that’s exactly what Sarah, Ping, and Dorien are talking about this week on the thriving Women Artist podcast. Find out not only how you should be pricing your work, but also why it is important to do so.
Working towards the right price is very important. You need to be happy with the amount you’re being paid and the client has to feel like it’s...
Today’s episode is all about you, our dear listeners! Ping, Sarah, and Dorien will be answering your questions this week on The Thriving Women Artist’s Podcast. Find out what the trio have to say about getting the right tools for the job, dealing with your inner critic, going from digital to a sketchbook, if talent is more important than hard work, and many more useful tips to help you create the art you love.
Remember that you’re doing it for yourself, and you’re allowed...
Happy New Year! It’s 2022 and everyone seems to be making plans. This week on The Thriving Women Artists’ Podcast, Ping, Sarah, and Dorien are talking about how making plans can help you with not just your art, but finding that elusive work life balance too. Don’t forget you can download your free Let’s Get Started worksheet in the resources below.
Planning makes you more efficient with how you use your time. The more efficient you are with your time, the less stressed you...
With 2022 fast approaching, Sarah, Dorien, and Ping look back on what they have learned in the last year. This week on Thriving Women Artists, find out their personal experiences as artists and how the three hosts have each individually learned from them. We hope you can take something from this and have a great New Year!
Sketchbooks are an interesting and personal place, it’s such an amazing way to improve and progress as an artist. This week on The Thriving Women Artists’ Podcast, Sarah, Ping, and Dorien discuss the benefits of working in a sketchbook, why they always have one with them, what you can use your sketchbook for, and how to start the habit of using one regularly. Make sure you follow @twapodcast on Instagram for a weekly drawing prompt.
If you’re using a sketchbook you don’t...
Your first commission, that’s a seriously big moment. But if you’ve never done any commission work before, then you might not know how it works. This week on Thriving Women Artists, Ping, Sarah, and Dorien will guide you through what you need to know through each step of the process. Find out how much you should charge? How do you communicate with the client? How does a contract work? And so many more useful tips for making your commissioned artwork.
How do you actually make money as an artist? Where can you sell your art and who are you selling it to? How can you make money in other ways? These are just some of the questions Ping, Sarah, and Dorien will be answering this week on the Thriving Women Artists podcast. Not every revenue generator is right for everyone, so listen in to discover what might be the best fit for you and your art.
Dorien sees commissions and assignments as different things. Commissions are art you...