For many artists, the Savvy Painter is more than just a podcast. It is a community of artists who are all striving towards similar goals. It provides reassurance that when you are working alone in your studio, you’re not really alone.
I know from my own struggles just how important that is. We are all in this together.
When I started this podcast, that very first day when I had the audacity to hit the publish button, I’ll be honest. I had absolutely no idea what I was getting myself into.
I just had this overwhelming urge to connect with other artists, hear their stories, and then bring that to you so that you are empowered to create freely and make a decent living.
As it turns out, creating a podcast and keeping it going is a lot of hard work. I mean really, really hard work.
I’m glad I didn’t know that when I started. Maybe I would have looked ahead and thought no way, that time, those resources, all of that should be spent on my own studio and my own practice. Maybe later, I’ll have some extra time and money to do that project.
But the truth is, I’m grateful for that ignorance. I’m glad I didn’t put it off.
There is never a right moment. But for the things that matter, there is always a way.
When other artists contact me for advice on starting a podcast. I try to be honest without scaring them off. It’s not cheap, it’s not easy, and it takes at least 10 times more than I’d assumed on all those fronts.
But the rewards can’t be measured with the same metrics.
When I hear from artists like you, artists who tell me they kept painting because of this podcast, or that they were able to push past their own mindset barriers to find and follow their vision, it’s incredibly empowering and rewarding.
I want to keep this going, and you may notice that just like with painting, I’ll try various approaches until I find what works best.
One thing I’ve learned for certain- I can’t do this alone. I need your help to keep the podcast going. I need your moral support and your financial support (Whew, that last one is always hard to ask for!).
If you are struggling, I don’t want you to feel obligated. Sharing your story of how this podcast has helped you helps me and it helps other listeners too. And if you are able to contribute financially, even a small amount is greatly appreciated and super helpful.
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