Episode 128 – Maintaining a Daily Art Practice with Alanna Cartier

Do you struggle with keeping up an art practice? Do the 100 day challenges you see on social media overwhelm you? You are not alone! On today’s episode, we have Alanna Cartier, an illustrator, to share some of her wisdom on creating and maintaining a daily art practice. We loved this conversation and left inspired and ready to get back to creating daily!

About Alanna
Alanna is an illustrator, collector of cookbooks, mother to one fat cat, and cultivator of genius hair. She believes that talent is a myth that can stop us from pursuing our creative passions, and that practice makes progress and perfection is imaginary (and boring to boot!). She believes in community and collaboration over competition, and helps run the Everyday Creatives, an online creative cooperative. Alanna is a self-professed nerd for learning, and spends a generous amount of time on Skillshare, where she teaches and hunting for new classes to love.

Connect with Alanna
Website | Facebook | Instagram | Etsy

Links
Sketchbook
Skillshare Courses:
Find Your Illustration Style in 6 Simple Experiments
Painting Teacups in Gouache: Exploring Shape, Colour and Pattern
Mixed Media For Beginners: Combining Colored Pencil and Gouache

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Episode 127 – SHOP TALK with Riki Inge of Rikrack

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Taking the leap from a full-time job and turning a side hustle into a full-time gig can be scary but rewarding. Today we are talking shop with Riki Inge of Rikrack. Riki, who has a Masters Degree in Textile Design, left her job of 18 years to focus on Rikrack, where she creates beautiful embroidery kits. We chat all about her products, reaching customers and her recent transition from her job. 

About Riki:
Riki Inge is the maker of Rikrack Embroidery Kits. Rikrack kits are your next super fun embroidery project. Bright happy colorful kits come with everything you need for a relaxing embroidery experience that also creates a beautiful artwork for your home. Rikrack kits also make the perfect gift for you crafty bestie. Rikrack was created as a way to stay creative after her twins were born. 

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Website | Instagram | Etsy | Pinterest

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Throwback – Episode 71 – All About Pinterest with Megan Auman

Hiya Rebels!! We have a throwback episode today with Megan Auman. We chatted all things Pinterest with Megan and this episode is full of information and gems. Megan helps us understand how to look at Pinterest as a “brand magazine” for our product based business, to what kinds of things to pin and how to incorporate it into your marketing strategy. Be sure to take notes!

About Megan

Megan Auman is a designer and metalsmith who has bridged that gap successfully in her business. Not only has she grown her following on Pinterest and Instagram, but she’s successfully leveraged both visual platforms to sell her jewelry. In addition to running her eponymous jewelry line, you’ll find her at designinganmba.com, talking and teaching about the intersection of art and business. 

Connect with Megan
Megan Auman Jewelry | Designing an MBA | Instagram | Pinterest | Twitter

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Episode 122 – All About Kickstarter with Kit Cronk

Kit Cronk is back on the show to talk all about Kickstarter. Kit launched her line of enamel pins on Kickstarter with great success. When we talked to her on the podcast before, we had tons of questions about how to use Kickstarter to grow your business and knew we needed to have her back on. In this episode, Kit tells us why she decided to use Kickstarter and some of the things she learned along the way. She shares her top tips plus a few things to avoid. If you are looking for an alternative to a traditional product launch, then this episode is for you!

About Kit

Kit runs Kit Cronk Studio, where she designs products for book nerds and fangirls.  Her products have been featured by companies like Etsy, GoodReads, Buzzfeed, and more. If you’re a total reading addict like Kit, then you need to check out her hilariously relatable mugs, cards, pins, and other awesome stuff! When she’s not working, you’ll probably find her reading ANOTHER fantasy book or watching superhero movies.

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Website | Instagram | Facebook

Links
Episode 118 – Finding Your Niche
Kickstarter – FemiNerd Enamel Pin Collection

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Episode 121- SHOP TALK with Annya White-Brown of NaturalAnnie Essentials

Today is a shop talk with the lovely Annya White-Brown from NaturalAnnie Essentials. We fell in love with her island vibe on Instagram and had to have her on the show. Annie creates amazing skin care and home products from her home. She tells us about her journey as a biz owner, how shows and wholesale have helped her grow her business and why connecting with others is so important. We know you will love this conversation as much as we did!

About Annya:

Born and raised on the beautiful island of Jamaica, Annya (Annie) is no stranger to the nourishing, healing power of oils and herbs. She has always been a creative soul, with an eye for all things bright ‘n’ bold (check out her gorgeous packaging). She also loves plants and a huge glass of wine (Merlot please!).

Annie’s first daughter Tiffany was born with Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus, and Annie turned to natural remedies to help Tiffany’s skin, as prescribed medication did not work. After trying a variety of natural butters, essential oils, and other natural oils, we finally found the remedy to her daughter’s skin issues. Essential oils and herbs are some of the most ancient and powerful remedies available, so Annie started to think about how they could be utilized in skin and hair care. Annie’s passion and knowledge grew, and in 2014 she decided to channel them into developing her unique brand. And NaturalAnnie Essentials burst into life!

Today, NaturalAnnie Essentials is your island-inspired, one-stop shop for uniquely scented, handmade soy candles and bath & body products. Woman-owned and based in Bridgeport, Connecticut, we aim to make you look, smell, and feel good!

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Website | Instagram | Facebook | Pinterest

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Episode 119 – Mental Health and Your Business with Sara McNally

Mental Health is something that is rarely talked about, especially as it relates to running a business. Enter Sara McNally. Sara has a brick & mortar shop in Seattle and is on the show today sharing her own experience with anxiety while running her business. This is a candid conversation full of wisdom and honesty about a topic we feel needs to be highlighted more.

About Sara

Sara McNally is the owner of Constellation & Co, a letterpress stationery company and brick & mortar gift shop located in the Seattle Fisherman’s Terminal.

Constellation & Co uses the power of words and the magic of snail mail to connect people and make us all feel less alone.

Our line of cards and gifts are inspired by the events and occasions in life that are made sweet by close, honest relationships. Our work as Constellation & Co. is built for sharing joy and holding our loved ones close in the middle of pain.

When Sara’s not working at the shop, she’s sending snail mail to her loved ones, buying copious amounts of fountain pens, and spending time with her husband and son.

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Website | Instagram | Youtube

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