Category Archives: Video Interviews

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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Jenn Louden gives tips on listening to your true life!

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I love Jenn Louden because she is a practical yet  so so thoughtful. Jenn has written  6 books on well being and personal wisdom.  She talks about your minimum requirements for self care-this is a TERRFIC concept. This is NOT a list of goals, but what you need to be content and at peace especially when life Read more…

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It is SCW Anniversary Week: Here is what I have learned!

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Celebrate good times, come on! (insert Lionel Richie tune) My age might be showing on that tune choice but I am having a moment a celebrating the start of my profitable 3rd year at Smart Creative Women!! This has been the most pleasurable hard work that I have ever done! In this video, I share what 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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Chelsea Shukov and the smart beginnings at Sugar Paper

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I had so much FUN talking to Chelsea Shukov in this interview! She is one half of the team from Sugar Paper.  Chelsea Shukov and Jamie Grobecker started creating custom letter set press stationery in 2003 and  have grown Sugar Paper into the “it” brand in stationery! They have a terrific story. As beautiful and smart Read more…

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Classic or Modern: A visual challenge for you!

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Watch today’s video!! Let’s have some fun! I am off to ALT Summit this week where I am heading up a roundtable discussion on Tools for cultivating into your originality: Why it is important not to look like the person standing next to you. You know my thoughts by now, “It’s a crazy busy visual 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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Don’t be apprehensive about yourself, your creativity or your marketing!

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Tom is back! We talk about marketing (or anti-marketing) and why some people just can’t wrap their brains around it! He gives a bit of insight into what he covers in the Smart Creative Style Course and then I give you a bit of my insights. Tune in, whether you are on the fence about 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 it Read more…

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Happy New Year! Resolutions and Revolutions

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You didn’t think I could let the New Year start without a hello, hooray and some fun, did you!? What  plans are you building into your life and business this next year? What happened last year of note? Let me know in the comments. Are you capitalizing on your highlights?  (See what I mean by this in today’s video.) Read more…

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Hilary Walker turns curiosity into visual story telling

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I was happy to meet Hilary Walker. What a sweetheart!! Hilary is a photo stylist with a love for interior design and a passion for how people create and style their lives.  Her curiosity and passion shine in her newly launched website  Our Style Stories. Our Style Stories highlights and explores peoples spaces. Hilary finds out Read more…

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Intuitive Business Strategy from Susan Petersen of Freshly Picked

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You are going to love Susan Petersen! She has a can do attitude like nobodies business!  Susan has grown her wildly popular business using intuition and a seriously good work ethic. (Oh! Did I mention her products are crazy adorable?) I have followed her on social media for a while and am over the top about how Read more…

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Enchanted Makeovers founder Terry Grahl

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I am so thrilled to introduce Terry Grahl to you! She is the founder of the nonprofit, Enchanted Makeovers. Since 2007, Enchanted Makeovers’ mission has been to transform homeless shelters for women and children into places that inspire behavioral and psychological change. Terry’s personal story of how the mission found her is filled with one small miracle after Read more…

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Monday Motivation: Change is “scary good”

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Ch-ch-changin’….Does the need for change in your life stop you dead in your tracks or does it excite you? My guess is that like most people you may run through a range of emotions when you are faced with the need to change, coming to terms with it, mourning the way things were in the good 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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Cloth, Paper, Scissors and more! Jen Mason editor of a creative life!

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Today you get to meet Jen Mason who is the Editor and Chief of the Cloth Paper Scissors group at F and W Media. This includes quite a few publications! I was really taken with the new look and feel of Studios Magazine but I got a glimpse at so much more. Just look at all Read more…

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Michelle Armas and her beautiful abstract expressions

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Michelle Armas is living proof you can combine talent, authenticity  and business savvy with fine art.  I LIKE her (insert thumbs up here!) She has a great story about how she got started with her life “online.” Michelle has been smart when it comes to selling art and promoting her brand. (Yes, a fine artist Read more…

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Vunerability, experimenting and wasting time

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Today’s video feels self indulgent, it’s about letting go of some preconceived notions about myself and my own creativity.  I guess I should let the self indulgent thoughts go too. I don’t know at what point in the last 2 years painting and illustration became something I “got to do” instead of “had to do.” I suppose it is when 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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Dreams, Plans, Goals

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Khali Whatley is back! She has turned into such a lovely blessing in my life! All since starting the show! She tuned in, reached out to me and now I have a wonderful friend! Yeah!! We were making a special recording for the Smart Creative Style Course Q and A and we made one for Read more…

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