Here's a secret about me you may not know. I love reading catalogs, all types of catalogs, it can even be a catalog for things I would never plan to buy (for example: gardening tools when I live in a tiny DC apartment) I still will read it. By my bedsi...
Bonnie Glendinning is hosting The Thriving Artist Summit to help you discover how to get your creative business to the next level!
Bonnie is the Founder of Artmuse.com and The Thriving Artist Summit. She is on a mission to help artists be successful and thrive, not, just survive.
She has brought together 20+ highly successful artists (I'm one of them!), experts, and mentors to share their key insights for real success. I'm sharing my expertise in licensing and I hope to help you learn some ins and outs of contracts, what it's REALLY like to license your work and more!
>> Find out more right here!
During this special community summit you will discover how to:
• Make Your Creative Biz a Real Success
• Build Your Brand for Your Ideal Buyers
• Price for Real Profit and Growth
• Increase Your Sales with Marketing, PR, and Social Media
• Diversify into Licensing, Wholesale, and Direct-to-Consumer
• Get Into Galleries, Shows, and Raise Project Funds
The Thriving Artist Summit
With Claudine Hellmuth and Bonnie Glendinning
December 02 through December 13, 2013 Approximately 1 hour, replay available to registrants
>> Secure your FREE spot now!
A replay will be available, but you still have to register to receive access! See you there!
Halloween is almost here! Which means we can put costumes on our pets! YAY! I get excited about this time of year because I can dress up our pets and not seem too crazy. (well maybe just a little bit crazy!)Here's our dog Maggie sporting a bumble bee ...
Halloween is only two weeks away! Yikes! I think it's time that we start getting ready don't 'cha think? I've got a few new printable kits in my Etsy Shop to share with you just in time! My first new kit is a whimsical Halloween party birds printable s...
I'm so excited to be a part of the Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember® Blog hop!
Here's a teeny weeny sneak peek of the card I created for the blog hop (using my new Chair stamps with Stampers Anonymous - love these stamps!), make sure to hop on over to Simon Says Stamp, to see the whole project!
I have a special shopping discount code for you to use too!
Here's the code: hellmuth
This will give you 20% off all Claudine Hellmuth products from 9/16/13 through and until 11:59pm EST 9/30/13.
whoo hoo!! thanks Simon Says Stamp!!
This post is part of The Declaration of You's BlogLovin' Tour, which I'm THRILLED to participate in alongside over 100 other creative bloggers. Learn more here!!
For the Success Week of the blog tour I was asked to post a little bit about success! This got me thinking about how a few months ago an illustration student asked me to answer some questions for a paper she was writing.....
One of the questions she asked was about was when I felt like I had made it and truly achieved success, and so I thought I'd share my answer here with you!
Here is what I wrote to her:
As with any career there is not one one golden ticket that launches you into "being there" and then you can sit back, relax and everything else is easy from there on out. I've done some really thrilling things over the years.
I was on the Martha Stewart Show and crafted with her live on TV, I've worked with amazing clients like Smart Car and The Saturday Evening Post, I had a product line and appeared on the Home Shopping Network.
Now that I've been working for myself as an artist and illustrator for 12 years I can say that there are many wins along the way where you feel like "ok here we go!! this is it!! this is SUCCESS, I can now relax!" but then there are just as many set backs where you start to wonder what the heck you are doing.
Being in business for yourself is a real roller coaster ride. But just like any roller coaster there are some really scary parts and some really exciting parts, and when you get to the end you look to your friend and say "let's go again!"
I can’t wait to be a part of The Declaration of You’s Facebook party this Friday at 9:30-10a PST/11:30a-12p CST/12:30-1p EST. We’ll be chatting in real time about TOPIC over at facebook.com/TheDeclarationOfYou. Hope you can join us! Click here!
The Declaration of You will be published by North Light Craft Books this summer, with readers getting all the permission they've craved to step passionately into their lives, discover how they and their gifts are unique and uncover what they are meant to do! Find more info and order the book at http://thedeclarationofyou.com!
The fabulous Lesley Riley is giving away a spot in her Create with TAP Transfer Artist Paper online class and you can enter to win right here on this blog post!
In the class, Lesley will show you how create transfers on a variety of surfaces and then you will get to make a book to put all of your transfers in! To enter to win a spot in the class, just leave a comment here on this blog post.
Contest closes Friday July 5th at 5pm EST!
** contest is now CLOSED! scroll down to see winner details! **
HOW TO ENTER: Comment on this blog post and one winner will have a chance to win one spot in Lesley's Online Class - Create with TAP. One winner will be selected at random using random.org on Friday July 5th at 5pm EST. No purchase necessary to enter. Please make sure to leave your email when you comment if you don't have that info on your profile so I can contact you!
ALSO for more fun goodies ... make sure to visit Lesley’s blog to enter to win a 5 sheet package of TAP!
*** This contest is now CLOSED! Congrats to the winner "Pupton"!! I'll forward your contact info to Lesley and she will get you set up for the class! thanks everyone for playing!! ***
Want even more chances to win? Check out these other great blogs!!
June 27 – Karen Watson — The Graphics Fairy
June 28 – Judy Coates Perez – Judy Coates Perez
June 29 – Theresa Wells Stifel – Stifel & Capra
June 30 – Lynn Krawczyk – Fiber Artysta
July 1 – Claudine Hellmuth – Claudine Hellmuth
July 2 – Gina Rossi Armfield – Joyful Purpose
July 3 – Carolyn Dube – A Colorful Journey
July 4 – Liz Kettle – Stitch Journeys
July 5 – Jane LaFazio – Janeville
July 6 – Joanne Sharpe – Whimspirations
July 7 – Pam Carriker – Pam Carriker
July 8 – Theresa Martin – Theresa Martin
I'm at the HSN Studios setting up my tables to get ready for the big 24 hour craft event starting tonight at Midnight! Here's my schedule you can watch on HSN.com or on the HSN channel on your TV:1am EST hour - Pop art Stickers a go-go 8am EST hour -...
After last year's success of Creative JumpStart Nathalie Kalbach decided to organize it again. About 4.500 subscribers joined the Creative JumpStart in 2012. It was so much fun!
So here is the scoop:January is approaching--a month that is full with promises, resolutions and intentions.A month that for many is following lots of holiday celebrations, family gatherings andother end-of-the-year events.
It’s also time to start creating again. But then we feel suck. What should we start on first? That's where Creative Jumpstart comes in!
Nathalie invited a group of wonderful, inspiring and creative ladies and gentlemen fromaround the globe in the mixed media and scrapbooking world to join together for theCreative Jump Start Summit 2013 and I'm honored to be included this this amazing group! We are coming together to show you some ways toget back into the creative groove and how to get your creative juices flowing.
Here’s what you get and how it works:
1. Throughout January we will share videos showing tutorials to inspire you
2. You sign up for the Creative JumpStart 2013 newsletter HERE and, in January 2013, you will receive a daily link andpassword to unlock the view of the materials as soon as they go live
3. On some days our Sponsors will have a giveaway for you and you willreceive two newsletters these days4. You watch the presentations and you will be hopefully inspired to be morecreative — and all for FREE! If you like it you can donate to the cause - check it out here.
Get inspiration from some of the most creative people in the community and for free! yay! Sign up now!!
There have been so many times that my Mom has helped me move over the years: to college and back (multiple times!), to my first apartment, my first condo, our first house, and twice already in DC. A couple months ago my parents started the p...