Episode 34 - Evelyn Henson, Illustrator, on Building a Brand, Dropshipping Products Online & Learning From Mistakes

Episode 34 - Evelyn Henson, Illustrator, on Building a Brand, Dropshipping Products Online & Learning From Mistakes

On this episode of Positively Creative, Evelyn Henson shares about developing products & figuring out how to ship them. Evelyn also talks about the pros of dropshipping products, how she leverages her shopify store, and the trial and error of being a business owner and how she uses her mistakes to grow!

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Episode 14 - Meredith Piper Art on Having a Studio Retail Space with High Foot Traffic, Creating a Signature Art Form of Encased Weavings, & Painting Live at Events

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On today's show, Dorothy speaks with Meredith Piper of Greenville, South Carolina about her artwork, studio practices, and art shows around the southeast.  Meredith works in oil, acrylic, soft pastels, and creates her beautiful wooden framed encased weavings.  Listen along as Meredith describes her studio in Downtown Greenville and all about how to juggle a retail space while painting.  Meredith also clues us into how she creates a painting at a live event.  Dorothy found another bestie!  The two artists have too many things in common to count!  And those things were just discovered with this first conversation that was recorded!

"Being one of the earlier (pieces of art)...I feel like that always takes longer because you don't know what you're doing, you're just exploring, which is awesome but those are some of the most beautiful sweet moments...that exploration of the unknown if you have not done it before, you have no idea what's going to happen or how it's going to turn out.  Those are some of the best memories as well that I cherish."  - Meredith Piper 

See more of Meredith's work:

https://www.meredithpiper.com/

www.instagram.com/meredithpiperart

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On Today's Show:

(3:00) On having a studio with foot traffic, different types of buyers, and the layout of the studio shops in Downtown Greenville, SC

(9:30) Her studio neighbor, Larry Seymour

(11:30) Meredith & Dorothy both double majored in Psychology and Art!

(14:00) The Enneagram

(16:00) Louisiana roots

(16:30) on propagating her art subjects

(18:00) on working with different mediums

(18:30) on painting small first 

(21:00) on teaching in the public school system

(24:00) Double Decker Art Festival

(26:00) Renegade Craft Fair

(28:00) The birth of the encased weavings

(31:00) Dorothy's 3D teacher, Bill Beckwith

(34:00) on working in batches

(36:30) Meredith's husband, Douglas' artwork

(39:00) on live event painting

(49:00) Mark Malfinger

(49:30) Glori Day Loften

(49:30) Amanda Louise Interiors

(49:30) Dorothy Shain

(50:00) Sunny Mullarky

(50:00) Taylor Cox

(55:00) Meredith's newest art collection release Thursday, June 27th 

(1:00:00) Red River Revel

(1:02:30) on mesh booth walls 

(1:08:00) The Way I Heard It

(1:10:00) Present Over Perfect

(1:12:00) Indie Craft Parade

 

Episode 13 - Emily Jeffords on Painting Collections, Getting Buyers to Connect with her Art via Instagram, and Only Doing the Creative Work she Enjoys

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Dorothy chats with Emily Jeffords, a fine artist from Greenville, South Carolina.  Emily's well known for her dreamy abstract oil landscape paintings, her more than perfectly beautiful Instagram account, and her workshops ranging from local to abroad.

"If you're doing what you're enjoying and if you're doing what makes you happy in the moment, that's going to be the most successful. That's going to be the most vibrant for you and your collectors, if that's what's going to resonate, if you want to have collaborations with big brands or blogs, the things that make you happy speaks the loudest." -Emily Jeffords

"People need to connect with art a bit more tangibly than maybe we've been able to in the past." -Emily Jeffords, on why she shares her story via Instagram 

See more of Emily Jeffords' work:

http://emilyjeffords.com/

www.instagram.com/emilyjeffords

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On Today's Show:

(4:45) Emily's Instagram Philosophy 

(6:30) #doitfortheprocess

(9:30) how to recreate the fun part of creating in your brain 

(10:30) Instagram for Creatives 

(11:30) Business Coaching, Workshops

(11:45) French Workshop this summer

(15:30) on being pregnant during a Europe trip

(19:30) A typical day for Emily

(20:00) Her studio space

(24:00) fine art prints + new print collection

(26:00) on releasing collections

(34:00) different streams of revenue

(35:30) Joseph Bradley

(37:00) Glory Day Loflin

(38:00) Dorothy Shain

(39:00) preparing for baby

(42:00) on collaborations

 

Episode 1 - Welcome to the Positively Creative Podcast with Dorothy Collier of Dorothy Art

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The Positively Creative Podcast was created by Dorothy Collier, artist of Dorothy Art, for creative entrepreneurs.  When Dorothy started having a positive outlook on every aspect of her life, including her art career, the creativity and opportunities started overflowing!  Join her as she chats with other small business owners, discussing how the ins and outs of how to run a creative business and how they make it in their respective fields.

Meet Dorothy Collier, the artist behind Dorothy Art.  She is so excited to be creating this podcast, featuring and celebrating makers and small businesses in the creative community.  She lives and creates her mixed media oil paintings on vintage book pages in Memphis, TN.  When Dorothy started having a positive outlook on every aspect of her life, including her Dorothy Art career, the creativity and opportunities started overflowing!

Dorothy at the easel, adding some oil paint after she first covers the canvas with vintage book pages or sheet music.  

Dorothy at the easel, adding some oil paint after she first covers the canvas with vintage book pages or sheet music.  

Dorothy as Featured Artist at Bingham and Broad during the Broad Avenue Spring Art Walk 2017

Dorothy as Featured Artist at Bingham and Broad during the Broad Avenue Spring Art Walk 2017