Crista

Passionate Painter Podcast's Interview with Crista Cloutier

Use Your Creative Voice to Master Your Art Career

I was recently interviewed on the Passionate Painter Podcast about how to use your creative voice to build your art business. I shared a lot of information that I thought might serve you, so I’m sharing the link here. The host, Caroline Italia Carlson, asked some really great questions. Our conversation included: The biggest career …

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How To Be An Artist

I often get asked how to work as an artist by people who feel stuck in their lives. They feel a sense of creativity and a desire to make, but they don’t know how to get the art into the world. Why does that happen for some people but not others? Is it luck? Is …

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The Worst Word An Artist Can Use

If you’re an artist who’s feeling overwhelmed going into 2021, try striking the word BUSY from your vocabulary. I’m serious! This is potent stuff. A few years ago I realized that I’d been ignoring my heart’s calling because of a relentless amount of responsibilities. So I made a resolution to strike the word BUSY from …

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Who Believes in You?

All artists have dreams, wishes and goals. It doesn’t matter whether we keep our light hidden and never share our aspirations with another soul, or we announce our plans loudly to the universe. Either way, as artists, we all want our work to be seen, to connect with others. We each desire respect for our talent and our …

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Being Called To Be An Artist

What does it mean to have a ‘calling’ as an artist? Who’s calling you? What exactly are you being called to do? Artists aren’t the only ones who feel called. When a person dedicates their career to religion, to God, we say they have a ‘calling.’ And it expands beyond the spiritual. Doctors have callings. …

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Little-Teeny-Tiny Steps

If I had a nickel for every time I couldn’t move forward because of money, or because there simply wasn’t enough time… but I decided to stop letting those things that I cannot control decide my fate. I decide my own fate; it’s a thing with me. I practice the “little-teeny-tiny bit each day” philosophy, …

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