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Marisa Anne Cummings, a Los Angeles based artist + author + entrepreneur, actually started the Creative Thursday podcast in 2006. What? what! how is that even possible? And yes! she wishes she had kept it going after all these years. Yet as a small business owner, maybe you can relate? choices needed to be made, and a passion for painting and continuing to build her art business became her focus. Cut to over a decade later, armed with SO many more lessons learned, and a - can no longer be su ...
 
SLAY Podcast celebrates the bold, the beautiful and the strong! SLAY SUNDAY is a series of interviews with experts and disruptors from the world of business, entertainment and sport. We celebrate strength, diversity, grind and ownership as our guests reveal their career defining moments. THE CLIMB is a 10 minute running workout featuring motivational guidance from Olympian Louise Hazel, combined with the dopest playlist to help your Slay your day. THE ART OF SLAY is a step by step journey to ...
 
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Today on the show I have Marceline Smith of Hey BrownBerry. Marceline is a content creator, designer, event host and so much more. We talk about her creative roots, vulnerability, daily rituals and small business. After the show ended she summed up this conversation to me in an email as nourishing. I could not agree more and cannot wait for you hea…
 
Dance is Art. Art is Life. And the joy is truly in the journey. As Rina says, Dance with Abandon! It's not about where you're going, but how you feel on the way. This is the story of how a professional Flamenco Dancer, had a greater vision for supporting herself with her career, while being a mom and bringing her love of Flamenco to dancers all ove…
 
Today on the show I have Anushka of the Crimson Stitchery. Anushka is a knitter, designer, youtuber, musician and writer. We travel all over the place in this conversation – in the best possible way – from growing up with a family of creative dabblers, to lifelong learning, sock knitting, stream of consciousness writing…the list goes on. Anushka is…
 
And 1 Egg Chair. You'll have to head over to my blog to see the egg chair ;) As we head into more interesting times on top of already extremely interesting times, I'm going to shift to a new them here on the podcast and it begins with me sharing 4 tips for how I'm finding stability in chaos especially over the next few weeks. Come spend a Creative …
 
Do you wish things looked different for you? Whether it's your business, your Art, your finances, your health + wellbeing. Are you blaming others for where you aren't, yet? Are you second guessing your choices and finding fault with decisions you've made? Continuing on last week's theme, this choice, and change of attitude for me, was a tipping poi…
 
Today on the show I have Joji Locatelli – the designer behind countless knitting patterns that so many of us know and love - I know you’ll love hearing her unique story of growing up with one incredible mother to saying goodbye to the medical profession to embrace – KNITTING! Powerful stuff! Show notes here.…
 
Question: How do you respond when someone asks you to invest in their gifts? This 1 choice transformed my life and my income. This broadcast was brought to you hot off the presses, spontaneous, with a live audience, recorded from a Facebook Live. Join us in The Expansive Artists before midnight tonight! https://www.creativethursdaycourses.com/expan…
 
When life hands you lemons or rather a year like 2020, with so much uncertainty, insecurity and loss what do you choose? Do you gain courage or collapse, pivot or give-up, choose hopelessness or hope. I know listening to Sarah's story will bring you hope! and inspire you to make similar empowering choices that can transform your life in weeks. You …
 
Today on the show I'm excited to welcome Lizzie Shriner, the brains behind cult yarn store The Mermaid's Purl in Wickford, RI. Lizzie tells us about buying the shop at age 35 and what her journey has been like including all the ups and downs, plus how she's coping in current, covid times. I cannot wait for you to hear about her favorite way to rela…
 
Promise me you won't make this same mistake. Today I'm sharing a hard-learned, painful lesson that caused my business to stall. Also, I wish someone would've told this one secret to success that is shared by so many of the top entrepreneurs and business owners! Join us! For the Sell A Piece of Art this Week Challenge kicking off on Monday September…
 
Oh how I wish I was traveling on a train to Paris, right now....I digress. Are you an Artist who wants to make sales in your sleep? on a plane, on a train while you're traveling the world? this is how! You can find all things Marisa and Creative Thursday creativethursday.com creativethursdaycourses.com and on instagram and facebook @creativethursda…
 
Today on the show I have the Samantha Brunson, the founder of Bobble Club House, a social group that gathers around crafting and chillaxing (think Netflix binging!) She is also a blogger and designer too. What I’m most excited for you to hear about here is how from day one she built in fun, community and creativity into her business. So many times …
 
Sometimes we don't even realize it. But if you're being really honest with yourself, are you playing full out or are those sneaky feelings of self-doubt winning! Not anymore! not today! Not on this 200th episode!! Woohoo! We're celebrating with a GIVEAWAY. Leave a review, take a screenshot, dm me @creativethursday on Instagram with your screenshot …
 
So you want a career in Hollywood, or a career at all, just be nice. In the shuffle of every day life; and the extraordinary stress that we are experiencing today, spending even more time engaging from behind our computer screens~ the simple gesture of “Being Nice” seems to be getting lost, and it's a value that should never be forgotten. One of th…
 
So wait, how do you go from a career in Investment Banking to becoming a Mom of 3 and building her dream business as a Maker? An unexpected journey to finding and trusting her creative voice, finding her way back to what gave her joy all along and makes her body hum! Meet Anne Weil Designer + Author + Maker & Lover of Beautiful Things, and Founder …
 
From taking risks, jumping in to new ventures, pivoting + reinventing, meet Robert Mahar, one of the true Online Pioneers. Robert is an Artist + Designer + Master Teacher of Imaginative DIY projects, and "Making It" season one Alumni. And he's also obsessed (Robert's words) with all things Vintage books + crafts. One of the most talented, wonderful…
 
Today on the show I have the Grocery Girls!!!! Also known as Tracie Millar and Jodi Brown! If you’re anything like me, you spend time with these ladies on YouTube and Instagram, know a fair amount about them and yet you WANT to know a lot more! That’s where this podcast comes in...and we go deep. We cover their creative stories, how the YouTube cha…
 
Meet Emily McDowell, writer, illustrator aka feelings translator. In 2012 Emily started making cards because she saw a hole in the stationery market. She couldn't find any cards that reflected her reality: one that included messy relationships, dysfunctional families and her personal experience going through cancer and getting your traditional "get…
 
Today on the show I have Gavriella Treminio – she is a knitwear designer, natural hand dyer and much more – we’ll get into all of it! I’m excited for you to hear about the first sweater she knit and how that design by a previous podcast guest resonated with her. AND how scratching her own creative itch has served her business so well. Show notes he…
 
Today on the show I have Amanda Hsiao, the co-owner of the Observatory Shop – but really it’s a lot more than just a yarn shop and you’ll hear about that soon. Amanda’s story has this powerful theme of turning hard things into opportunities – from finding knitting in the wake of 9/11 to starting her business after she got laid off from her corporat…
 
(Is it even possible?) as a mom, business owner, and multi-passionate Creative to find balance? - Meet Alissa Haight Carlton, modern quilter, author, Emmy nominated (Project Runway and Making the Cut) casting director and co-founder of Vital Casting, fabric designer and original co-founder of the Modern Quilt Guild, living in Los Angeles. Join us a…
 
Tune in all the way until the end... There's a long story behind the unexpected challenges of making this series, especially Season 2, but that will be saved for another day and another podcast. Today it is my honor and pleasure to introduce you to my friend, first sewing teacher, and fellow Creative Business owner, Christine Haynes. A Sewing Autho…
 
What do you think is the number 1 reason Artists don't sell work? After working for years with Artists in Business and being one myself of course...my own experience around selling and not selling... this is an obvious oversight that I see happening all too often. It's time to rewrite a certain story Creative Friends, it's time. If you're seeing th…
 
Today on the show I have Jacqueline Cieslak. She is a knitwear designer with a passion for making the world more body positive – this means inclusive sizing, modeling all of her designs on herself and so much more. As usual, I am thrilled for you to hear this episode but also a little nervous. I get vulnerable her, Jacqueline gets vulnerable – it i…
 
Do you believe you can share your work with confidence, build your online business, and sell your work especially during and what will be an economy post Covid-19? Let's talk. "Sell A Piece of Art this Week" 3 Day Challenge. It's not too late, you can still join us! https://www.creativethursdaycourses.com/3-day-challenge You can find all things Mar…
 
We must be mindful when we give guidance to fellow Artists. Are we encouraging an increase in the value of the work created in our industry or continuing to perpetuate the old and outdated beliefs on how to price our work? Hearing recent advice given by an established Artist to an emerging Artist about pricing work, gave me pause and inspired me to…
 
Opening up my blind spots and especially when it comes to my podcast. I want to be better, do better and grow as a human, an Artist, a business owner, and a voice with a platform. 10 (actually 11 things I've learned over the past 2 weeks). Mapping Our Roles in a Social Change Ecosystem by Deepa Iyer mentioned in this podcast episode You can find al…
 
Hi there! Today on the show I have Marisa Morisson Stein. She is the creator of the Neon Tea Party, a business that is all about celebrating your creativity in a colorful happy way. At the Neon Tea Party you'll find craft supplies and DIY kits. She also hosts virtual workshops where she teaches things like how to make fancy pom pom designs. YES, th…
 
I stand with you in peace, love, justice and equality. I see you. I want to do whatever I can to help. #blacklivesmatter My personal message to you at this time, inspired by a statement from Nina Simone. You can find all things Marisa and Creative Thursday creativethursday.com creativethursdaycourses.com and on instagram and facebook @creativethurs…
 
Today on the podcast meet Virginia Johnson. She is the founder, along with her partner Noah, of Gather Here, a craft supply store in Cambridge, MA, chock full of the latest and greatest yarns and fabrics. Her shop goes WAY beyond just a physical space and stuff. It's a community bursting with creativity and a huge love for making of any kind. OH YE…
 
This episode begins with a new season of life. As Sean and I begin our lives together, and I focus all my energy on starting and building Creative Thursday, the stress levels begin to have an effect on my health. I step you through an intense health experience that lead to the beginning of chapter 2 of my fertility story. You can find all things Ma…
 
What do you do? Do you leave it as is or fulfill your original vision? What if your Collector won't like the work once it's finished? Inspired by a question Nadia asked in the Expansive Artists. She shared that her work was "in that awkward teenage stage where she doesn't want to touch them for fear that people won't like them..." ...I know how the…
 
Today on the show I have Toni Lipsey, AGAIN. She is a crochet designer and the founder of TL Yarn Crafts! She was originally guest number 18 and here she is again. Since that episode, her business has sky rocketed into a full time career. I loved hearing this next chapter in her career but more than that, her perspective on how she's coping with th…
 
In this episode I'm sharing the next part of my journey to Motherhood along with a real time behind the scenes account of the what it's like to express a more personal story and how it impacts my Creative Business. Book mentioned in the episode Taking Charge of your Fertility by Toni Weschler You can find all things Marisa and Creative Thursday cre…
 
In this episode I open up about a very personal journey. I share with you why now is the time to tell my story, what lead me to that decision, and where I intend to take this series. This is dedicated to all the women who may be struggling on their way to Motherhood. I see you, I understand, and today I celebrate you. You are warriors. You can find…
 
Today on the show I have Whitney Crutchfield of We Gather – weaving and textile company that is all about the magic and joy of making. Whitney’s got such a good story – from puff paint, to the crafts dept at Martha Stewart, she has a lot of making experience under her belt! I am excited for you to hear her inspiring story – especially the small ste…
 
Today on the show I have Diane Ivey. She is the owner and founder of Lady Dye Yarns, based right out of Boston a hop and a skip away from me. For a long time now, I’ve wanted to have Diane on the show and FINALLY here she is! Here are some of the topics we cover: coping during Covid, her best advice for starting a creative small business, how to ma…
 
In Stu speak "Hot Diggity Dog"! The reason my business just had it's best month (thus far!).... I've been holding out on you. Very selective about who I choose to work with, and invest in when it comes to Mentors, and equally as selective about who I choose to recommend to you (as I explain in my longer than normal intro to you in this episode) I'm…
 
Two weeks after this conversation, the doors to Apotheca temporarily closed. Recorded pre-Covid-19, the mission Alyssa shares in this conversation is precisely the same mission and intention that is supporting her business today. Her quick thinking, ongoing strength, flexibility and innovation is not only keeping her business going, but creating op…
 
Today on the show I have Nancy Ricci the creator of Getting Purly with It! Nancy is a designer and blogger based in NYC. I’m excited for you to dive into this one – Nancy has a story to tell that is full of adventure! Her heart led her to NYC and then to yarn. As I relistened to this episode, I kept thinking, even though she is not elderly at all, …
 
With plans to record this episode pre-Covid-19 my conversation with Artist and Creative Business Mentor, Heidi Easley could not come at a better time. Rising from the financial bottom to growing an incredibly successful business, with massive leaps just in the past 12 months, I know you are going to be completely inspired by Heidi's story of faith,…
 
As we head into April, my 5th consecutive week at home, with news suggesting we'll be in quarantine through May here in California, I am beginning to settle into my new normal making plans that look very different than I envisioned just a few weeks ago, as I'm sure you are too. I decided early on as this crisis took hold, I had 2 choices, let fear,…
 
For my Creatives and Small Business Owners, Financial Relief for you! I just uploaded a brand new podcast episode, a conversation with my friend and financial strategist for the Creatives, Claire Van Holland. A lot has happened in a week, especially here in the U.S. and I want all of you to know more, if you don't yet, about the relief that may be …
 
From a 20 year self-employed pro. Disclaimer, I know this will be big surprise to you...but I don't have it all figured out. In fact, I'm still refining my ideal work at home process, but I have! After all these many years been successful at being super productive and loving my ability to work from home more than ever. My top tips for you are in th…
 
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