Create & Inspire Podcast
Create and Inspire is a creatively focused podcast touching on all aspects of creativity and expression. We offer tips, trick and inspirational bits to help you on your expressive path so that you can MANIFEST your DREAMS.
info_outline 38: How To Use Grief and Loss to Bring Us To Peace By Ignoring The Expectations of Others 11/07/2019
38: How To Use Grief and Loss to Bring Us To Peace By Ignoring The Expectations of Others Grief and loss are things that Western society has not fit into its cultural idea of acceptability. Unlike other cultures, we find it very hard to accept the process of loss and rarely talk about death. What to Say (and What Not to Say) to Someone Who’s Grieving What Not to Say to Someone Who is Grieving | Kay Warren We don't "move on" from grief. We move forward with it
info_outline 37: Are We There Yet? The Destructive Power of Impatience on Life & Sucess 10/23/2019
37: Are We There Yet? The Destructive Power of Impatience on Life & Sucess Be wary of living most of your life in the moment outside of the present because you will end up dwelling on things in the distant future and waste the only power you really have- the power of now.
info_outline 36: 8 Ways to Stay Creative While Dealing with a Chronic Illness (Mental/Physical) or a Disease 10/15/2019
36: 8 Ways to Stay Creative While Dealing with a Chronic Illness (Mental/Physical) or a Disease 9 Ways to Stay Creative While Dealing with a Chronic Illness (Mental/Physical) or a Disease.
info_outline 35: 6 Tips to Help You Navigate the Facebook Algorithm 10/10/2019
35: 6 Tips to Help You Navigate the Facebook Algorithm In Episode 35 I give you 6 tips to help you navigate Facebook's ever-changing Algorithm. These tips will help your posts have better visibility and connection with your audience.
info_outline 34: 6 Tips to Sell Artwork for Effectively on the Internet 10/01/2019
34: 6 Tips to Sell Artwork for Effectively on the Internet Episode 34 shares 6 pointers to help artists sell their artwork more effectively online.
info_outline 33: How Can Artists/Creatives Deal with the Intense Political Climate 10/01/2019
33: How Can Artists/Creatives Deal with the Intense Political Climate Social Media has become a platform for individuals to stand vehemently on their soapboxes and share their voices. I would like to share my thoughts. I don’t speak out much about social issues on this professional profile, however, I feel I have some things I would like to share. Maybe more understanding of the people around us, opening up discussions between people and agreeing to disagree would help us come to a more loving place where there are less division and more embracing
info_outline 32: The Importance of Business Cards & 5 Ways You Can Improve Them 10/01/2019
32: The Importance of Business Cards & 5 Ways You Can Improve Them The importance of business cards is often overlooked now that we rely so heavily on the digital age of communication and connecting. In this episode, I provide 3 reasons business cards are still important as well as providing 5 ways to improve your business card design.
info_outline 30: Help! A Gallery Won’t Give My Art Back 10/01/2019
30: Help! A Gallery Won’t Give My Art Back Have you shipped work to the gallery, and can’t seem to get them to send your work back? Has there been a lack in communication, no communication at all or have you been given the runaround? If so, in this episode we give you some ways to help you work with the gallery in getting your work back safe and sound. Sometimes it’s a simple miscommunication, or confusion about a contract however other times it can be a very difficult and upsetting situation.
info_outline 28: Unconventional Ways to Created A Dedicated Creative Space 10/01/2019
28: Unconventional Ways to Created A Dedicated Creative Space As creative people, we need a space to be creative and make things, and all the better if it’s a dedicated creative space and not the kitchen table. In this episode, we give you some unconventional space ideas to help you carve out ideas to help create your own dedicated space. We show you how any space, big or small can be transformed into an area all your own.
info_outline 27: 6 Tips To Help You Self Promote Effectively 10/01/2019
27: 6 Tips To Help You Self Promote Effectively In this episode we talk about self promotion and how to use it to better further your career. Many artists and creatives don’t want to partake in self-promotion since it can seem ego-driven or very self-serving, however, it is a vital part of building a career. Here are some tips on how to better self promote and why it’s important. Also, we are sharing with you our 30 Day Creative Challenge which starts Oct 31st, 2014.
info_outline 25: Appreciation is the Golden Key to Success 09/27/2019
25: Appreciation is the Golden Key to Success It’s a good exercise to take a moment out of our crazy lives and acknowledge all of the people, places, situations, and experiences that have helped us along the way. What if you woke up tomorrow with only what you were grateful for today? It takes practice to live in the now, and time to stop and be thankful for everything – the good or the bad. Doing so can be a golden key to a better career and further your journey as an artist or creative person.
info_outline 24: Creativity Heals, It’s Just That Simple! 09/27/2019
24: Creativity Heals, It’s Just That Simple! Art Therapy is not just something that happens in clinical settings, art therapy can be exercised in the privacy of our own homes. It can help work through trauma, loss and as a tool for stress reduction, however, it can also be utilized to express joy, create a memory and/or memorialize something special. Creativity is cathartic and can be used by everyone, at any time!
info_outline 23: Finding a Good Mentor. What you Need to Know. 09/27/2019
23: Finding a Good Mentor. What you Need to Know. Mentorships can be an important asset to personal developmental whether it’s career driven or more personal. Working directly with a person that is more experienced or more knowledgeable than you are can open doors, help nurture of new ideas and advancements, keep you from costly mistakes and you could even build a life long friendship.
info_outline 22: Kick Your Creativity into High Gear with Visual Journaling 09/27/2019
22: Kick Your Creativity into High Gear with Visual Journaling Visual Journaling (Art Journaling/Creative Journaling/Art Diary) has been around for years and is an activity that can help us be more creative, aid in working through issues or promote happiness by having a fun and expressing ourselves. Visual journaling is often rooted in art therapy to work through trauma, loss and as a tool for stress reduction, however, it can also be utilized to express joy, create a memory and/or memorialize something special. Creativity is cathartic.
info_outline 21: The Challenges Of Following Your Dreams. A Personal Story. 09/27/2019
21: The Challenges Of Following Your Dreams. A Personal Story. When following our dreams and finally achieving them we often find that they are not exactly the way we envisioned them, however that is life! In this episode we take a journey with host Aunia Kahn as she talks achieving a specific dream, the challenges and what we need to do when we feel stuck or in a place of transition within our own dreams.
info_outline 20: How To Secure A Solo Exhibition & Submit A Proposal 09/27/2019
20: How To Secure A Solo Exhibition & Submit A Proposal One of the most coveted experiences by artists is securing a solo exhibition. There is a lot that goes into this aspect of an artists career, but we got you covered! In this episode, we provide useful information and direction to any artist interested in pursuing a solo exhibition of their dreams.
info_outline 19: How to Identify and Avoid Con Artists 09/27/2019
19: How to Identify and Avoid Con Artists Con artists are everywhere and in every industry. One of the greatest atrocities of the world are people who feed on others vulnerabilities and naivety with deception and lies. In this episode, I share a couple personal stories of con artists I have encountered, while also providing you with resources to help you avoid being a victim of a scam.
info_outline 18: 30 Inspirational Tips to Artists from Other Creatives (2 of 3) 09/27/2019
18: 30 Inspirational Tips to Artists from Other Creatives (2 of 3) In Episode 18 we have our second installation of advice from 30 artists, galleries owners, magazine editors, authors, creative business owners, etc answering this question: “If you could give one bit of advice to an artist just starting out what would that be?” This is part 2 of 3. Find the first installation: Episode 8 (1 of 3)
info_outline 17: Be A Successful Working Artist: Art School VS Being Self-Taught 09/27/2019
17: Be A Successful Working Artist: Art School VS Being Self-Taught So you want to be a working artist that exhibitions work around the world, actually makes money for your creations and enjoys what they are doing, but you are not sure if you should go to art school or keep on with independent studies. In this episode we talk about both sides, give you some advice and tools to help you better make that decision.
info_outline 16: Marketing Your Artwork/Creations Online 09/27/2019
16: Marketing Your Artwork/Creations Online Ah, art marketing! The thing most artists and creatives hate about having a career in the arts. Marketing is so important, however, it’s sadly missed as a part of the everyday process of being a working artist. Marketing can be creative and fun, but if you don’t like it anyway I spin it, the truth that it’s still a necessary aspect of a successful career in the arts.
info_outline 15: Good Gallery vs Bad Gallery, 10 Expert Tips to Avoid Being Screwed 09/27/2019
15: Good Gallery vs Bad Gallery, 10 Expert Tips to Avoid Being Screwed It’s very common for artists to want to be shown in galleries, but how can you tell if a gallery is reputable or not? Does it matter? Are there warning signs to avoid as an artist so that you are treated well in this vast world of fine art? Yes, there is and I will give you 10 tips to help you navigate your way to working with galleries that will love and respect not only your work, but you!
info_outline 14: Creative Block = Sucks! Let us Help! 09/27/2019
14: Creative Block = Sucks! Let us Help! So you’re sitting there looking at a blank canvas/paper or the piece you are working on has become so frustrating and not even close to the idea you had in the first place that the local trash can is looking mighty tempting. It’s common to go through creative block, are we offer some advice, along with some website, books and quotes to help inspire you to work through it and get to the other side – where greatness is just a step away!
info_outline 13: Interview with Artist Power Couple Julianna & Joe Menna 09/27/2019
13: Interview with Artist Power Couple Julianna & Joe Menna In Episode 13 we interviewed artist power couple Julianna and Joe Menna. We also discuss DC Comics, Dark Horse, and how Julianna recently became sponsored by Grumbacher. They also share their passion for their partnership together, their family, and upcoming projects.
info_outline 12: How to Effectively Value and Price Your Own Art 09/27/2019
12: How to Effectively Value and Price Your Own Art Pricing artwork can be very hard for artists just starting out and even those that have been at it for some time. More than anything it feels good to sell work, and feel like you are honored for your talent, however, you also have to make sure you are valuing your time, effort, talent, and creativity with a monetary value. In this episode, we help you with ideas on how to approach pricing your work.
info_outline 11: Interview with Planet of the Apes Special Effects Artist Chet Zar 09/27/2019
11: Interview with Planet of the Apes Special Effects Artist Chet Zar In Episode 11 we interview California based artist Chet Zar who is notable for his dark visual art, make-up effects, and digital animation. He is most widely known for his work with Tool’s music and live videos and he designed and created prosthetic effects for movies such as The Ring, Planet of the Apes, and Darkman.
info_outline 10: Why to Never Give Up on Your Dreams 09/27/2019
10: Why to Never Give Up on Your Dreams We have all wanted to give up at some point or another in something we are doing. When the going gets tough, it hard to now want to throw in the towel. You ask: “Is this even worth it?” In Episode 10 we share stories of failure from some of the most successful and influential people in the world, provide some insightful quotes and resources to help you navigate the feeling of giving up and bring you back to the notion that “presence” is key!
info_outline 9: Marketing and Exposure with Google+ 09/27/2019
9: Marketing and Exposure with Google+ Google+ plus still seems very new and also many people are unsure if it’s worth their time, since time is precious and already spread throughout many social networking platforms. In Episode 9 we want to provide some information to help you consider if using Google+ is right for you.