Category Archives: Illustration

Nidhi Chanani from Everyday Love Art

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Oh! This is a don’t miss! Calcutta born artist Nidhi Chanani runs Everyday Love Art and you are going to love her! She started her art career with no role models insight yet she marches to the beat of her own drummer quite successfully. Don’t believe highly illustrative art goes on walls? Don’t tell Nidhi, because she is Read more…

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Merrilee Liddiard from Mer Mag

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Audio Podcast: Everything about Merrilee Liddiard says, playful, imagination and creative! I had so much fun interviewing this artist, author, designer and blogger (and mom!)  You are going to simply love her! She is the popular author of Mer Mag and she makes me want to be a kid again. She throws parties, she is always 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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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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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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Editor Sarah Schwartz from Stationery Trends Magazine!

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When I was in NYC judging the Louie Awards (like the Emmy’s for greeting cards) I met THE most lovely people and one of them was Sarah Schwartz. She is the editor of Stationery Trends Magazine! You will hear me gush about the publication.  When I attended Surtex and the National Stationery Show last year, Read more…

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Meet Eva! The smart girl from Sycamore Street Press

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Smart Cookie Alert! You are going to love Eva Jorgensen! Eva and her husband, Kirk  run a stationery company called Sycamore Street Press. I love the look and feel of their brand. In this interview, Eva explains how a  family trip helped them define a vision for their business and their lifestyle. I heard her on a panel Read more…

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Creative Director of Peter Pauper Press, Heather Zschock

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Since I am headed to the NY Now (formerly the NY Gift Show) to judge the Louie Awards this week, it only seems appropriate that I have Heather Zschock on as my guest today! Heather is the Creative Director at Peter Pauper Press. Remember how I said creative directors are busy, busy and are not 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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Phyllis Harris grows her business!

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I received an email from today’s guest, Phyllis Harris a few weeks ago thanking me for my work Smart Creative Style and Smart Creative Women and then she let me know that she had TRIPLED her business since tuning into Smart Creative Women!!! Well, HELLO! Let’s bring her on the show!! Tell us how!     Tune 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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Emily McDowell’s amazing adventure

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  Emily McDowell is one to watch! She is fun. Wait! I meant she is FUNNY! Ok, she is fun and  funny! She is making it happen. “It” being a rapidly growing stationery and gift company.  What has happened to her in the last year has turned into what she calls a learning curve-tastic-adventure. (Insert tune: THIS GIRL IS Read more…

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Alyssa Thomas stitches her way to success

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I am so happy to be chatting with Alyssa Thomas from Penguin and Fish! Alyssa started her company with a good idea some fast decision making and it has been non-stop ever since. Penguin and Fish tapped into a niche market with Alyssa’s darling embroidery patterns for children and adults of all ages. She has Read more…

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Sarah Jane Wright from Sarah Jane Studios shares her creative story

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Today I am re-airing my interview with Sarah Jane! She is one of the FABULOUS guests who is onboard to help in the Smart Creative Style Course. P.S. She has a new addition to her family since  we last talked! Love! OOOH! I am just so excited to share this interview with you! I have been Read more…

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