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