Category Archives: Art Licensing

Jessica Swift creates a Pattern Camp!

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  Today I am talking to Jessica Swift about her new program, Pattern Camp It’s a fun weekend online event where you can virtually meet up in your jammies and let Jessica teach you what she knows about making patterns in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. Ms. Swift knows quite a bit about making patterns! Her lovely Read more…

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Ani Alonso from Magia Pura

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Audio Podcast: I have a fun guest for you today! Ani Alonso from Magia Pura! You may have seen her in the recent issue of Where Women Create or you may have seen her collecting fans on Facebook (over 81k and counting!) What you may not know is that this talented artist has quite an Read more…

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Be creative and compassionate: Help Khali halt MS

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Please tune in to today’s video’s!! You may have heard me mention that I was going to be making this run of the Smart Creative Style Course a fund raiser. You mave have watched some of Khali Whatley’s videos.  She is a branding expert who instructs inside the Smart Creative Style Course.  She is simply one Read more…

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Don’t miss the forest for the trees! Smart Creative Style is open!

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Audio Podcast: Being a creative business owner, make that ANY TYPE of business owner requires vision and a lot of it. You have to have a lot of pieces in play to run a successful small business and it can be daunting. You know I am your constant cheerleader but I am also a practical cheerleader Read more…

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Lorena Siminovich from Petit Collage

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If you are not familiar with the name Lorena Siminovich then I am sure you are familiar with the fun and sophisticated style of Petit Collage. Argentinian born artist, author and designer, Lorena Siminovich is full of creative energy and good business sense. Petit Collage’s sustainable and chic children’s products are a fixture in stylish kid’s Read more…

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Discover Your Passion Workshop

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HI!! Excited to tell you about the new workshop I launched over on atly.com! I call it a workshop since it is self paced and fast. There are 3 parts, lots of videos and activities and the cost is $38. Don’t let fast fool you, the activities in the workshop can take months to master and Read more…

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Anahata Katkin for Papaya!

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Girl crush time! I have Anahata Katkin from Papaya with me today and you are going to love her and all her creative business wisdom! Anahata started Papaya with her mother out of their home and grew this business so smartly, knowing just when to expand and just when to hold steady. I REALLY appreciate Read more…

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VP of Creative at Midwest-CBK, Margo Tantau is in the house!

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You are going to eat this one up! Margo Tantau is so creative and has an eye for talent! Wait until you hear how I first “found” her.  Her story is a terrific example of how your life’s journey sets you up for where you are supposed to be, you just have to be open to it! Read more…

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Who and What I am into this Week: NYC Roundup

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 Papaya My trip to NYC was a bit of a whirlwind, but all in a good way! I got a late start as I had to see my stepson graduate from High School on Sunday (so proud and happy) and then I hit the National Stationery Show and then skimmed through Surtex. I DID not Read more…

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Heather Davulcu takes calculated chances!

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So happy to have the sweet Heather Davulcu with me today! Heather, known online as April Heather Art, is an up and comer who is making her debut  this year at Surtex  in NYC. Heather is full of spunk and style! I love how she has put herself and her art “out there” pushing past any voice that Read more…

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Melody Miller dreams big with Cotton and Steel

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You have to hear this story!! I love  a courageous woman willing to strike out and do something BIG and this guest has done just that! Melody Miller has designed a life and a creative business exactly the way she thought it needed to be. This is a GREAT story about a creative woman who Read more…

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Let’s talk about ideas, inspiration and copying

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Well the title to this post and video is loaded, right? I could write a lot of text, but I would rather have you tune in to today’s video and you can give me your thoughts. After all-I have been having this conversation with myself all week, so it is about time I had it with Read more…

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Jill McDonald designs joyful memories

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I met Jill McDonald  years ago when I was walking Print Source. Her art really stood out to me! It was bright, fresh and original and friendly. I have kept my eye on her as the years progressed and have been delighted to see her business excel! In this interview she talks about “the biz”! Read more…

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The colorful world of Samantha Hahn

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Samantha Hahn is my guest today, she is a fabulous illustrator with a client list that anyone would envy. With clients like The Cut (New York Magazine), Daily Candy, Refinery 29,  J.Crew, Marc Jacobs, Mac Cosmetics,  Tiffany’s, Victoria’s Secret, she is one busy lady! I am amazed at how prolific she is and I love that she has kept up with Read more…

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My Own Story

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  It’s a new year and I am telling my own story. Exciting and YIKES at the same time. I just took a deep breath and went for it. I cracked myself up at the end when I thought I had covered everything-hello!!-not everything but I wanted to tell you about  my creative journey and how Read more…

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Sheila Meehan on outfitting your art licensing portfolio

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Sheila Meehan from Meehan Design Group is my guest today! She has been in art licensing for YEARS! And she is sharing her experience with you, yippee! Not only is she an agent to some of today’s brightest artists (you know Cori Dantini is a fav of mine!) she also consults and is now teaching! She has Read more…

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Ronnie Walter, artist, writer and smart aleck

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Ronnie Walter is a hoot! (And she uses the smart aleck phrase on her on website, thank you very much) I enjoy her when she pops into the Smart Creative Women Facebook page. She  always has a clever quip to add. Turns out she has quite a few “quips” and she has complied them to Read more…

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Brenda Pinnick tells a color story

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Have you seen what Brenda has been up to lately?! Anyone who has been following her journey the last year on Facebook has been thoroughly blown away by her work. When she decided to go for broke and concentrate on her deep love of painting, it was like a fire was lit under her. She has Read more…

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Stephanie Ryan the sweetest powerhouse you will ever meet!

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Here is a re-airing of my interview with Stephanie Ryan. She shares how she put together her “brand deck” inside the Smart Creative Style e-course Welcome to the beautiful world of Stephanie Ryan! I have absolutely loved Stephanie’s work and aesthetic since the moment I met her. Her painting technique is uniquely her own and she works in one of Read more…

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Claudine Hellmuth shares her creative story

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I am re-airing my interview with Claudine! She is one of the FABULOUS guests who is onboard to help in the Smart Creative Style Course. This is a great talk with artist and crafter Claudine Hellmuth. She has her fingers in some really interesting pies! She authors craft books, creates original art, teaches workshops and Read more…

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