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Positively Creative

Summary: 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 the ins and outs of how to run a creative business and how her creative friends are making it in their respective fields.

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 079 - PC Summit - Rachael Boer Photography | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 19:20

This week we are continuing our series from the Positively Creative Summit. What does fiddling have to do with photography? This is an awesome and inspiring talk from Rachael Boer. She started her creative journey as a musician and soon found herself holding a camera instead of a violin. Rachael shares how she learned the difference between pricing and value and how she began charging more while also growing a business that can support her family. 

 78 - PC Summit - Sara Trail of Social Justice Sewing Academy | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 44:27

We had the amazing privilege of hearing from Sara Trail of the Social Justice Sewing Academy at the Positively Creative Summit. This is an amazing talk on the power of creating to spark conversations that need to happen. She also shares why it’s important to question and put in the work to identify your place within your creative practice. This is a powerful talk and I’m so excited to share it with you!

 077 - Meg Sutton - Belle & Union Co. on the Wholesale Stationery Industry, Growing into Brick & Mortar, & Pivoting Your Design Aesthetic | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 47:47

Meg Sutton of Belle & Union Co. is on the podcast today! Meg started her business by jumping into wholesale at the National Stationery Show. She shares her journey and what led her to pursue that path into the product world. Meg also shares the decision to open a brick & mortar and the challenges and triumphs she’s experienced since opening her store. She even shares a little but about what is to come for Belle & Union Co.!

 076 - Dionne Woods of The Turquoise Iris on Furniture Artistry, Facebook Lives, & Being Vulnerable | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 46:17

I discovered Dionne Woods while planning my baby’s nursery! Dionne shares how she started her business in furniture artistry, how she discovered DIY paint and how they helped her business evolve. She also talks about how she learned to overcome her fears of doing Facebook lives and how by sharing on social media, she discovered her love for teaching and mentorship. Dionne shares so much wisdom and enthusiasm, you will love this episode!

 075 - Kate Waldo & Co. of The Organized Influencer Academy on Systems and Tools for Streamlining | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 39:53

In today's episode, I'm chatting with Kate Waldo. We met by chance and connected in an Uber on our way to Alt Summit. Kate is an organizer for influencers, bloggers and creatives. She shares how to get started creating systems, why CRMs are so valuable and what some of her favorite tools are for streamlining. Kate also tells us why going paperless is a must! This is a must listen and will inspire you to start working on streamlining your business!

 074 - Jennie Lou Tucker, Fine Artist on Live Event Painting | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 52:47

Today we are talking about live painting! Jennie sat down with me to share her process for live painting and the types of events she paints for. We also talk about how she schedules these events, what travel looks like and which supplies are her go to's for live painting. If you've ever thought about live painting or wondered what it's like, this is the episode for you!

 073 - Whitney Winkler Art on Painting for Festivals, Sharing Stories on Instagram, & Collaborating with Creatives | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 43:16

Today I'm in the studio with Whitney Winkler. We talk about how motherhood was the catalyst for starting her painting journey. Whitney shares what inspired her early designs and why partnerships are important. She also shares how she's developed and shared a diverse product line.

 072 - Kimberly Sundt on Customer Experience, Vision Boards, & Bringing Value to your Customers | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 42:46

Do you ever think about what kind of experience you’re providing to your customers? Today on the podcast, I'm chatting with Kimberly Sundt on how to add value to your customers. We talk about the feeling we want our customers to have and how important it is to share your story as an online shop owner. We even chat about vision boards and how helpful they are in creating a positive customer experience.

 071 - Linda Steele, James Dukes, Edward Newby and Brad W. Moritz on Mentorships and Mastermind Groups | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:18:07

On today's episode, I'm sharing a very special recording of a panel we did at Tuesdays Together for Memphis’ Rising Tide Society. Our topic was mentorships and mastermind groups and it was such a great conversation, I knew I had to share it with you. You can find out more information about all the panelists below!

 070 - Kat Popova, painter, founder of Create Magazine, & Art & Cocktails Podcast on Having Many Creative Endeavors, Building Community, & Giving Yourself Grace | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 56:24

Welcome back to Season 3 of the Positively Creative Podcast! I'm so excited to be kicking off this season with Kat Popova. Kat is a painter, founder of Create Magazine, and the host of the Art & Cocktails Podcast. In today's episode, we chat about what it's like being a multi-passionate creative and the projects we are currently working on. I loved having this chat with a fellow kindred spirit and know you will enjoy it too!

 069 - Amy Kinslow - Southern Fried Design Barn on Working with Wholesale Reps, Selling at Craft & Barn Markets, & Building a Product Line | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 44:47

On today's episode, Amy Kinslow walks us through her journey of transitioning her side hustle to a full time career. She shares why being slow and steady has been so important to her growth as an entrepreneur. Amy also gives us some great tips for selling at a craft and barn market and the difference between a showroom booth and her craft booth.

 068 - Jess Franks, Fine Artist on Layering Acrylic, Working with Minted, & Colorful Collections | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 45:27

Today on the podcast I am joined by fine artist Jess Franks. We talked about her creative childhood, the winding journey she took to becoming an artist and why she is drawn to her current artistic style. Jess also shares the power of layers and changing subjects as well as her personal opinion about painting with acrylic vs. oil.

 067 - Kimberly Zukley, Fine Artist, on Expanding Upon Your Niche, Exploring Mediums, & Growing Organically | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 40:55

On today's podcast, Kimberly Zukley and I dive deep into how we are inspired to use new mediums and resources we use to learn new techniques. Kimberly also shares her journey to become a full-time artist and her creative life as a mom and artist.

 066 - Kristin Malone, Artist & Shop Owner of Home Malone on Brick & Mortar, Expanding Locations, & Customer Communication | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 45:20

Kristin Malone is on the show today and we chat about her creative journey from hobby, to brick and mortar, and to expanding locations. Her shop Home Malone is located in New Orleans and features local and southern artists. We also chat about the importance of customer communication and why finding your unique perspective as an artist is important.

 S2 Ep 65 - Arrow at Overton, a One-Roof Creative District in the Heart of Memphis with CoFounders Abby Phillips & Dorothy Collier | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 53:49

I am so excited to bring this episode to you! For a year and a half, I have been working along with my cofounder Abby Phillips of Memphis Fashion Design Network, on Arrow at Overton which is a one-roof creative district in the heart of Memphis. You can find out more about it at arrowcreative.org.


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