Every artist has a story. Listen to mine on my first podcast guest appearance!
I started my artistic business journey in 2013 when I fell back in love with making jewelry. The thing was, I knew absolutely NOTHING about running a business. I had been in government and law enforcement for my entire career and this new business venture seemed overwhelming.
In my quest to learn about the world of artistic business, I turned to my trusty podcast feed for education and inspiration. I LOVE podcasts, but I will tell you more about that later. I found a podcast called "Create and Thrive" hosted by a cheerful, down to earth Aussie named Jess Van Den.
Something about Jess really appealed to me. She talks like a normal person in her podcasts, not like an annoying salesperson. Her advise is "no frills, no BS". That is exactly what I wanted. We also have a ton in common. She is a metalsmith and yogi. No kidding!
I started listing to Jess years ago and I learned so much from her. I took her "Set Up Shop" on-line course to get myself into action mode in starting to sell on-line. I am part of her "Thriver Circle", a monthly subscription for makers. Recently, I was getting excited about the idea of being on a podcast myself. It seemed like a great way to get the word out about my business. A bonus for me is that I love to talk!
I pitched the idea to Jess and she graciously accepted. Since I felt like I knew Jess already from listening to her for years, it was easy to chat with her like an old friend. My episode just came out so I wanted to share it with you.
So, if you are curious about my transition from law enforcement to artistic business owner, click the link and take a listen. We get into some serious topics such as my battle with post partum depression and how creativity was a key factor in my journey to rediscovering my place in the world.
Once you open, scroll down to find the most recent episode~