• Intentional Approaches to Your Art Practice (VIDEO)

    Welcome to Season 6, Episode 4 of Art Is… a podcast for artists

    Episode Overview: 

    In this episode, Lauryn and Isotta share their creative dreams and discuss their art practices, focusing on overcoming internal blocks. They also highlight the work of sculptor Edoardo Tresoldi and discuss the role of art at Coachella.

    Topics Covered:

    1. Studio Processes and Inspirations:

    - Lauryn talks about giving herself permission to enjoy beauty and the creative process behind her detailed cake paintings, inspired by childhood cake decorating and Lana Del Rey.

    - Isotta discusses her marble carving practice, emphasizing mark-making and intentionality, likening it to drawing in 3D.

    - Lauryn explains her color choices and her "Virgo process" of using Procreate, photography, and transfer paper to configure her canvases, akin to color-by-numbers.

    2. Manifesting and Emotional Balance:

    - Lauryn and Isotta explore the concept of manifesting, discussing how happy and sad emotions can be two sides of the same coin.

    - Lauryn shares her experiences of showing up authentically, which has led to new clients.

    - They delve into the idea of manifesting work, focusing on appreciation, awe, and gratitude rather than on what one doesn’t want.

    - Lauryn talks about using frustration to gain clarity and introduces manifesting as a vibration, understanding desires on an intuitive level.

    - She emphasizes allowing the universe to bring unexpected, wonderful surprises and the importance of feeling gratitude and beauty in moments of goal setting.

    Key Takeaways 

    - Embrace and enjoy the beauty in your creative process.

    - Understand and navigate your studio practice with intentionality and openness to course corrections.

    - Apply the principles of manifesting to attract positivity and clarity in both professional and personal spheres.

    Stay updated with future episodes by subscribing to Art Is… on your favorite podcast platform, and follow us on social media for more behind-the-scenes content and updates.

    Tune in for an inspiring conversation that celebrates the creative journey. Stay updated with future episodes by subscribing to Art Is… on your favorite podcast platform, and follow us on social media for more behind-the-scenes content and updates.

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    Curated Splash Resources 

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    S2E4 - 38m - Jun 20, 2024
  • Perspectives from a Performance Artist: Building a Practice and the PerformVu Platform with Asia Stewart (VIDEO)

    Welcome to Season 6, Episode 3 of Art Is… a podcast for artists. In today's episode, we're joined by Asia Stewart, a groundbreaking performance artist based in Brooklyn, NY, and the founding artistic director of PerformVu.

    Join us as we explore Asia's creative origins and discover how her academic background at Harvard and Cambridge, studying government and sociology, along with her experience in theater, musical theater, and opera, uniquely informs her practice of performance art. Her work seeks to physicalize abstract concepts related to race, gender, and sexuality. Asia creates evening-length performances and duration works lasting hours or days, exploring the afterlife of colonial and patriarchal violence.

    In an open dialogue, Asia, Lauryn, and Isotta discuss the development of Asia's performance work and her early innovative use of digital participation from the audience. Asia opens up about the importance of authenticity and the mindset required in her art, as well as how she has coped with rejection throughout her evolving career. She emphasizes celebrating small wins and advocating for one's work.

    Asia introduces us to PerformVu, “the netflix for performance art” and discusses how the platform addresses the often overlooked challenges performance artists face in sharing their work online, including issues of discoverability and compensation.

    PerformVu is revolutionizing the future of art by connecting audiences to meaningful videos and films that highlight global cultural dynamics. It provides a sustainable financial solution for performance artists, addressing a significant gap in the market. Current media platforms like YouTube, Vimeo, and traditional streaming services such as Amazon Prime and Netflix fall short in offering the culturally relevant and impactful content that 66% of Gen Z and Millennials are actively seeking.

    PerformVu fills this void by showcasing a diverse range of performances and artistic expressions that resonate with a culturally conscious audience. (We encourage you to explore PerformVu. For just $4.99 a month, you can access the full collection of videos and films, including the powerful work of Asia Stewart!)

    As the conversation draws to a close, Asia asks Lauryn and Isotta how performance enters their lives. They discuss how performance plays into daily life as a person, as an artist, or even as an employee. Isotta shares some thoughts on how she sees marble sculpting as a performance, and Lauryn describes how performance enters her work leading workshops in rehabs and youth homeless shelters, as well as her journey being seen as a business, artist, advocate, and poet.

    Asia's innovative approach to performance art and her vision for a more supportive environment for artists provide invaluable insights and inspiration. Her passion is truly energizing, making this episode essential listening for any artist looking to refine their practice and engage with performance.

    Check out Asia Stewart's work and follow her at @asiastewart 

    Check out Perform Vu https://www.performvu.com/ 

    Watch this episode on Youtube or on Spotify

    Learn more about Isotta at @isottapage and see her work 

    Sign up for Isotta’s Sculpture Newsletter

    Learn more about Lauryn @curatedsplash and her coaching work 

    Curated Splash Resources 

    Learn more and read podcast transcripts

    Follow the podcast at @artispodcast

    Original music by Black Wonder Twins

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    S6E3 - 53m - May 30, 2024
  • Stop Overthinking and Start Exploring with Gus Harper (VIDEO)

    Welcome to Season 6, Episode 2 of "Art Is...," a podcast for artists. In today's episode, we're joined by Gus Harper, a remarkable muralist and painter based in Santa Monica/Venice Beach. His journey is as vibrant as his artwork.

    Join us as we delve into Gus's artistic origins and trace how his travels propelled him into the realm of street art. Discover how a serendipitous journey through Kathmandu ignited his passion for murals, setting him on a global odyssey. Follow his colorful trail as he leaves his mark in India, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, and most recently, Chiang Mai, Thailand, along with his hometown of Los Angeles.

    In an open dialogue, Gus, Lauryn, and Isotta share insights into their creative processes. Explore Gus's balancing act between studio introspection and the vibrant energy of public mural creation. Gus shares practical strategies for overcoming creative hurdles and emphasizes the importance of action over endless contemplation. Delve into discussions on productivity and accountability, drawing from Lauryn's firsthand experiences in her coaching practice.

    While luck may have its role, Gus advocates for proactive positioning to capitalize on opportunities. Gain a peek into the business side of art, from selling tactics to pricing considerations, as Gus engages in a lively exchange with Isotta about her adventures in marble carving.

    Gus's adventurous spirit and kindness are truly invigorating, infusing his stories with both entertainment and invaluable insights, making them essential listening for any emerging artist refining their professional practice.


    Check out Gus Harper's work and follow him at @gusharperart


    Watch this episode on Youtube or on Spotify

    Learn more about Isotta at @isottapage and see her work 

    Sign up for Isotta’s Sculpture Newsletter

    Learn more about Lauryn @curatedsplash and her coaching work 

    Curated Splash Resources 

    Learn more and read podcast transcripts

    Follow the podcast at @artispodcast

    Original music by Black Wonder Twins

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    S6E2 - 36m - May 16, 2024
  • Art, Work, World: Rediscovering Your Roots (VIDEO)

    Description: 

    To start off this new season, hosts Isotta and Lauryn appear in both video and audio formats, sharing their personal journeys and the latest developments in their professional practices.

    Isotta discusses her experiences working with marble, highlighting the beauty and challenges of sculpting. She explores the research that informs her sculptures and explains how writing has become essential for documenting her journey and connecting with the wider art world.

    Lauryn talks about her communication strategy and the evolution of her coaching practice in recent months. She offers advice on selling art and fostering a positive mindset in your professional practice, drawing from the profound and energetic impact art has on our lives.


    Watch this episode on Youtube or on Spotify

    Learn more about Isotta at @isottapage and see her work 

    Sign up for Isotta’s Sculpture Newsletter

    Learn more about Lauryn @curatedsplash and her coaching work 

    Curated Splash Resources 

    Learn more and read podcast transcripts

    Follow the podcast at @artispodcast

    Original music by Black Wonder Twins

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    S6E1 - 34m - May 2, 2024
  • Art Is... Season 6 (VIDEO)

    Welcome to Season 6 of Art Is... a podcast for artists. Join hosts Isotta Page and Lauryn Hill as this season, we're delving into topics that matter most to emerging artists, combining both video and audio formats. Expect engaging conversations, thought-provoking interviews, and much more on Art Is... Season 6! And be sure to explore our extensive backlog of over 70 episodes, available on all podcast platforms.

    Watch this episode on Youtube or on Spotify

    Learn more about Isotta at @isottapage and see her work 

    Sign up for Isotta’s Sculpture Newsletter


    Learn more about Lauryn @curatedsplash and her coaching work 

    Curated Splash Resources 


    Learn more and read podcast transcripts

    Follow the podcast at @artispodcast


    Original music by Black Wonder Twins

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    S6 - 2m - Apr 18, 2024
  • Aligning for Success: A Mindset Shift in Your Art Practice

    Welcome to Episode 12, the final episode of Season 5 of Art Is... the podcast for artists. In this installment, Isotta and Lauryn revisit the podcast's inaugural theme: success. Listeners are invited to explore the intricate facets of defining success in the arts and creative industries, emphasizing the importance of emotional and mental well-being.

    The hosts delve into Lauryn's insight that "the only constant is change." Taking inspiration from Daisy Morris, founder of The Selfhood, the episode examines the concept of seasonality in productivity, drawing inspiration from the natural ebbs and flows of the calendar year and paralleling them to the cycles in artistic work. The conversation emphasizes that not every season in an artist's journey should look and feel the same.

    The discussion interrogates how perception and emotion can influence decision-making and Lauryn invites you to draft up a personal vision and mission statements as a north star to help keep you in alignment.

    The hosts then return to certain key high mileage questions from Lauryn's coaching practice, and encourage the audience to face the discomfort and reflect on their vision  and perhaps even do the exercise of thinking out ten years in the future to then ask yourself what would you be excited to tell your friends and family about that's happening in your work and life? Ask yourself what truly lights you up? 

    Fear is addressed head-on in this episode, highlighting the importance of embracing discomfort. The episode explores the significance of resilience and the crucial task of identifying friction—what's not working? Listeners are prompted to consider another high-mileage question: If failure were not an option, and this were just an experiment, how would they show up?

    The hosts guide listeners through the process of reflecting on wins, evaluating setbacks, and pondering how to achieve different results next time. The audience is encouraged to ask themselves: Are their actions aligning with their goals? What changes can they make to bring their vision to life? The episode also explores how vision and missions intertwine with the art of manifestation.

    The importance of trusting instincts as a one-person team running an art business is emphasized, wearing all the necessary hats. Being in alignment becomes a central theme as the episode evaluates the process of doing one's work.

    Lauryn candidly reflects on her experiences with consultation calls for her coaching business, providing insights into workshopping sales calls and adopting experimental approaches for improvement. The episode delves into the mindset of critique as a tool for upleveling one's craft.

    Isotta also shares her journey of setting up a newsletter and reflects on newsletters as a powerful means of sharing one's work, owning an audience, and consistently showing up.

    As the hosts conclude the season, Isotta and Lauryn pause to express gratitude. Listeners are welcomed to join in celebrating the diverse and enriching experiences of Season 5 and to anticipate what the future holds. In conclusion the Art Is… community is warmly thanked for being an integral part of this journey.

    Topics covered:

    • Returning to our first topic of season 5: defining success
    • Recognising the importance of emotional and mental wellbeing - Lauryn’s quote “the only constant is change”  
    • Seasonality in productivity - taking inspiration from natural cycles, not every season should look and feel the same
    • Returning to key high mileage questions outlined by Lauryn in her coaching practice and writing down your answers: if you think out ten years from now, what would you be so excited to tell your friends and family about that's happening in your life? What lights you up? 
    • How perception and emotion play into decision making  
    • Evolving personal vision/mission statements 
    • Pushing through fear, being ok with doing and feeling uncomfortable things
    • Returning to the importance of resilience and noticing friction, what's not working? 
    • Another high mileage question to ask yourself: If failure was not an option or didn't exist and this was just an experiment how would I show up?
    • Reflect and celebrate what went well and evaluate what didn't go so well and what could you do next time to achieve a different result? 
    • Asking yourself directly are these things/actions/thoughts etc getting me to where I wanna go and what can i change to create what i want to create?
    • How vision and missions connect to manifestation
    • Trusting your instincts in your work, being a team of one and wearing all the different hats needed to run your art business 
    • Being in alignment, the evaluation process of doing your work 
    • Lauryn's candid reflection on her experience with consultation calls for her coaching business, how she is workshopping her sales call and using this experimental approach to improve 
    • Mindset of critique, so you can uplevel 
    • Isotta’s experience setting up newsletter and reflection on newsletters as way of sharing your work, owning your audience and showing up 
    • Season round up and gratitude sharing

    Resources Mentioned: 

    Isotta’s Sculpture Newsletter: https://isotta.beehiiv.com/ 

    Lauryn’s Curated Splash Newsletter for creatives: 

    Curated Splash Resources https://www.curatedsplash.com/blog 

    Curated Splash Newsletter (sign up at bottom of page): https://www.curatedsplash.com/ 

    The Selfhood newsletter: https://view.flodesk.com/pages/5ffae2c03faa81317adfe0a8 

    Daisy Morris: https://www.theselfhood.com/  

    Gizela Lazarate:https://www.galazarte.com/  

    Link to Art Is.. podcast for artists episode with Gizela: 

    Part 1: https://www.artispodcast.com/s04-ep15-putting-your-creative-process-first 

    Part 2: https://www.artispodcast.com/s04-ep17-navigating-instagram-pricing-your-art 

    Book by Viktor Frankl ‘Man Search for Meaning’: https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/4069 

    Fred Brownstein: https://www.fredxbrownstein.com/ 

    2k for 2k coaching program for coaches: https://staceyboehman.com/2kfor2k/ 

    Isotta’s Sculpture Newsletter: https://isotta.beehiiv.com/ 

    Curated Splash Resources https://www.curatedsplash.com/blog 

    TASCHEN Publishing https://www.taschen.com/en/ 

    Learn more about our partner ART MO: https://artmo.com/

    Follow along @artmo__

    Article about Isotta, Art Is… & ARTMO https://artmo.com/buzz/artmo-introduces-its-new-partner-art-is-podcast 

    Learn more and read transcripts at https://www.artispodcast.com/

    Follow the podcast at @artispodcast

    Learn more about Isotta at @isottapage and see her work http://www.isottapage.com/

    Learn more about Lauryn @curatedsplash and her work https://www.curatedsplash.com/

    Original music by Black Wonder Twins

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    39m - Nov 16, 2023
  • (Re-Air) Facing the Fear of Being Seen: Identify Your Desires and Shift Your Self Concept

    (Re-Air) Welcome to Season 5 Episode 7 of Art Is... a podcast for artists, where we brainstorm the future of the art world and the creative industries.

    In this episode, hosts Lauryn and Isotta tackle the often-hidden struggle of emerging artists: the fear of being seen and the challenge of sharing your work with the world. They guide you through transformative questions to combat self-doubt, helping you tap into your passion. Envision the potential that arises when you genuinely believe in a devoted audience eagerly embracing your creations.

    Imagine what it could be like when you make the empowering decision to share your work with the world and make a remarkable shift in your mindset. Delve into the intriguing parallels the hosts draw, shedding light on the pivotal steps of overcoming fear and embracing risk-taking that guide you on the path to authenticity.

    The conversation also includes a comment on Instagram and the negative effects it can have on artists' self-perception. Isotta candidly shares her personal experience with comparison and intentionality, shedding light on the nuances of navigating social media as an emerging sculptor. 

    Lauryn also introduces a pivotal tool she employs with her clients: the Ideal Customer Avatar exercise from Curated Splash. This exercise aims to assist you in unraveling new threads and fostering experimentation in contemplating your audience and how you connect with them. By engaging in this process, you can gain valuable insights into identifying your target audience and refining your approach to reach them effectively.

    Sharing key quotes from Julia Cameron's "The Artist's Way," Lauryn and Isotta discuss conquering fear and self-doubt. Together, they encourage you to tap into your inner desires and get to know yourself better. Lauryn epitomizes this by sharing a clip from her conversation with Cristina Morris, featured in Lauryn's captivating IG live series. In the clip Cristina tells of her dance video going viral. 

    The conversation takes a powerful turn at the end of the episode as they explore the need to shift your self-concept and liberate yourself from limiting beliefs and negative self-talk. The mantra "take the body and the mind will follow" becomes a guiding principle in this journey of self-discovery and empowerment. If you're an artist eager for a fresh perspective on professional development, be sure to give this podcast episode a listen!

    Topics covered:

    • Tackling inner fear of being seen, of showing your work to the world and being visible as an artist 
    • Questions to ask yourself when self doubt comes up: Why do you love what you have to offer? Why is what you have to offer so amazing? How would you show up if you believed that there were people in line ready and waiting to buy from you? 
    • Mindset shift that happens when you decide to share with the world
    • How Instagram plays into this, and Isotta’s experience with comparison and intentionality 
    • Defining your ideal customer, Curated Splash Customer Avatar exercise 
    • Overcoming fear and self doubt in The Artist’s Way book, by Julia Cameron 
    • Getting in touch and discovering our inner desires, professionally and creatively like being famous
    • Cristina Morris clip, from Lauryn’s IG live series 
    • Cristina’s experience going viral for dancing 
    • Self concept shift, and letting go of limiting beliefs and negative self talk “take the body and the mind will follow” 

    Resources Mentioned: 

    The Artists Way Book, by Julia Cameron https://juliacameronlive.com/the-artists-way/ 

    Curated Splash Blog by Lauryn Hill https://www.curatedsplash.com/blog/8-ways-to-boost-visibility-as-a-new-creative-business-1 

    Cristina Morris, Photographer (from clip about viral video) @cmellestudios https://www.instagram.com/cmellestudios/   

    Cristina’s viral dace clip https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zla88U2vmMs 

    TASCHEN Publishing https://www.taschen.com/en/ 

    Learn more about our partner ART MO: https://artmo.com/

    Follow along @artmo__

    Article about Isotta, Art Is… & ARTMO https://artmo.com/buzz/artmo-introduces-its-new-partner-art-is-podcast 

    Learn more and read transcripts at https://www.artispodcast.com/

    Follow the podcast at @artispodcast

    Learn more about Isotta at @isottapage and see her work http://www.isottapage.com/

    Learn more about Lauryn @curatedsplash and her work https://www.curatedsplash.com/

    Original music by Black Wonder Twins

    Follow them @blackwondertwins

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    30m - Nov 9, 2023
  • Start Being Self-Referential: Cultivating Patience and Trust in the Creative Process

    Welcome to Season 5 Episode 11 of Art Is… a podcast for artists. Isotta, your host, is excited to kick off this episode with a personal reflection on the journey undertaken in Season 5. It's been a season filled with growth, collaboration, and exploration of new ideas, and Isotta will be sharing some thoughts on these developments.

    One of the central themes explored in this episode is the concept of being "self-referential." This idea was introduced to Isotta by Daniel Arsham during his keynote commencement address at Cooper Union in 2020. Arsham emphasized the importance of trusting oneself and one's creative vision in the long term, encouraging the drawing upon past ideas and references to create consistency and flow in one's work. Central to this idea is patience, allowing ideas to marinate for years even before coming to fruition in physical form.

    Isotta and Lauryn, co-hosts of Art Is..., took Arsham's message to heart and extended this idea into Season 5. They've been referencing past interviews and episodes through clips in each episode, embracing an evergreen mindset. This approach ensures that their work continues to serve the emerging art community, providing lasting impact.

    In this vein, Lauryn also shares a clip from her previous interview with multidisciplinary creative, Kia Warren, where they discuss her experiences working in various creative fields and meeting famous artists at the Surf Lodge. Kia's journey challenges the narrative of being a "jack of all trades and master of none" while providing a thoughtful perspective into the career of a cross genre multi-hyphenate creative.

    Isotta and Lauryn then delve into their thoughts on the clips from Kia's interview and Arsham's keynote, breaking down some common narratives about creativity and the art world.

    To wrap things up, Lauryn takes the audience on a brief journey to the TASCHEN Beverly Hills store, where Season 5 of Art Is... was recorded. She shares insights about one of her favorite books from the store, tying it all together with their ongoing exploration of the art world and the creative industries.

    Whether you're an artist or an art enthusiast, this episode is bound to spark your creativity and expand your creative horizons. Thanks for tuning in to Art Is... a podcast for artists!

    Topics covered: 

    • Personal reflective note from Isotta on the making of season 5 and the developments in her practice since the beginning of the season including thoughts on segmentation, collaboration and opening yourself to new ideas 
    • The notion of being “self referential” which was introduced to Isotta by Daniel Arsham in his keynote commencement address for Cooper Union in 2020 
    •  Arsham’s discussion on the importance of trusting yourself, and your creative vision in the long term, and allowing yourself to draw upon past ideas and references to create consistency and flow in your work 
    • Patience and practice, experiences and reflections on this
    • The rationale of Season 5 explained: why Isotta nd Lauryn chose to include clips of past interviews and episodes through c
    • The idea of the evergreen mindset, creating lasting impactful work that will continue to serve the emerging art community
    • Lauryn shares a clip from her previous interview with multidisciplinary creative Kia Warren
    • Kia shares about her time at surf lodge meeting famous artists 
    • Kia’s experience doing many different creative types of work, managing multiple interests and passions - pushing back on the “jack of all trades and master of none” narrative
    • Isotta and Lauryn share their thoughts on the Warren clip and Arsham keynote and do some narrative busting 
    • Lauryn shares about one of her favorite books in the TASCHEN Beverly Hills store, the location where Season 5 of the Art Is… podcast was recorded 


    Resources Mentioned: 

    Isotta's Art Newsletter: https://isotta.beehiiv.com/subscribe

    Daniel Arsham Cooper Union Commencement Address Keynote: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvLgSp6UBoM

    Kia Warren https://www.instagram.com/kiaifaniwarren/?hl=en 

    The Surf Lodge https://www.thesurflodge.com/music

    Thomas Laird TASCHEN Book ‘Murals of Tibet’ https://www.taschen.com/en/limited-editions/art/02617/thomas-laird-murals-of-tibet

    Curated Splash Resources https://www.curatedsplash.com/blog 

    TASCHEN Publishing https://www.taschen.com/en/ 

    Learn more about our partner ART MO: https://artmo.com/

    Follow along @artmo__

    Article about Isotta, Art Is… & ARTMO https://artmo.com/buzz/artmo-introduces-its-new-partner-art-is-podcast 

    Learn more and read transcripts at https://www.artispodcast.com/

    Follow the podcast at @artispodcast

    Learn more about Isotta at @isottapage and see her work http://www.isottapage.com/

    Learn more about Lauryn @curatedsplash and her work https://www.curatedsplash.com/

    Original music by Black Wonder Twins

    Follow them @blackwondertwins

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    27m - Nov 2, 2023
  • (Re-Air) Resilience Unveiled: Candid Insights on Manifestation, Authenticity, and Inner Dialogue

    (Re-Air) Welcome to Season 5 Episode 6 of Art Is... a podcast for artists, where we brainstorm the future of the art world and the creative industries.

    In this eye-opening episode, Lauryn and Isotta venture into the heart of why resilience is essential, delving deep into its significance for artists. They meticulously explore the contrast between external and internal friction, spotlighting this often-overlooked topic that holds immense importance for artists and their creative journeys. 

    Lauryn and Isotta take a fascinating detour by drawing parallels from an unexpected source: Arnold Schwarzenegger. While his journey might seem unrelated to that of artists at first glance, it proves to be an incredibly useful and intriguing example of resilience. Lauryn shares a captivating experience attending the TASCHEN Arnold Schwarzenegger event, celebrating his new limited edition book. Lauryn briefly delves into Arnold's story of unwavering commitment and dedication to his passions, moving beyond the naysayers from bodybuilding to acting, and finding success by being intune with his authentic path. 

    Stepping through fear and embracing risk-taking become crucial topics of discussion, as Isotta and Lauryn explore the significance of internal dialogue in paving the way towards authenticity. Being receptive to 'friction' becomes an important skill they discuss in discerning between external vs internal blocks and self-imposed obstacles. Isotta shares her own experiences with this, revealing how she recognized and conquered certain creative roadblocks we all face.

    The conversation then evolves into the realms of manifestation and inner work, uncovering the questions that lead to the discovery of one's authentic self and path. Reflecting on childhood passions and common interests with friends proves to be a valuable starting point for self-discovery. The episode culminates with practical insights on how to start manifesting in both life and creative work.

    Join Lauryn and Isotta on this candid episode as they unravel the secrets of resilience, inner strength, and manifestation. Get ready to expand your creative journey and embrace your authentic path to artistic abundance.

    If you're an artist seeking personal growth and creative fulfillment, this episode is a must-listen. Tune in and discover the tools to harness your true internal power and break free from self-imposed limitations. Get ready to step into alignment and unlock the art of manifestation in your own life and work.

    Get ready to be inspired as they shed light on the importance of resilience in your artistic journey, providing practical insights to help you thrive and grow as an emerging artist.

    ** We will be on summer break for the rest of August! See you back for more of Art Is... a podcast for artists Season 5 on September 7th 2023!**

    Topics covered 

    • What is resilience, external vs internal, how do we discern and find our true internal power 
    • Lauryn shares about her experience attending the TASCHEN Arnold Shwarzneger event, for his new limited edition book
    • Arnold’s story of commitment and dedication to his passion - how he moved past the naysayers from bodybuilding to acting 
    • Stepping through fear and risk taking, internal dialogue and finding your authentic path 
    • What is manifestation and inner work? 
    • Questions that lead you to discover your authentic self and path: what do I value most? What feels authentic to me? What lights me up? 
    • Reflecting on your childhood is a good place to start, what did I love to do when I was a kid? What do I have in common with my friends? What do I love to talk about? 
    • Acknowledging the call and response of life, testing things out and seeing how to configure your actions and thoughts with this newfound awareness
    • Being receptive towards ‘friction’ and discerning when things are getting externally blocked or internally, how to interrogate when you are in your own way and move past self imposed blocks
    • Being in alignment and and staying present in the moment 
    • How to start manifesting in your own life and work 


    Resources Mentioned: 

    The War of Art, by Steven Pressfield https://stevenpressfield.com/books/the-war-of-art/ 

    Curated Splash “Unlocking Wealth and Abundance: Three Spiritual Principles to Transform Your Relationship with Money” https://www.curatedsplash.com/blog/2023/7/10/unlocking-wealth-and-abundance-three-spiritual-principles 

    TASCHEN Publishing https://www.taschen.com/en/ 

    Learn more about our partner ART MO: https://artmo.com/

    Follow along @artmo__

    Article about Isotta, Art Is… & ARTMO https://artmo.com/buzz/artmo-introduces-its-new-partner-art-is-podcast 

    Learn more and read transcripts at https://www.artispodcast.com/

    Follow the podcast at @artispodcast

    Learn more about Isotta at @isottapage and see her work http://www.isottapage.com/

    Learn more about Lauryn @curatedsplash and her work https://www.curatedsplash.com/

    Original music by Black Wonder Twins

    Follow them @blackwondertwins

    Donate to the podcast https://app.redcircle.com/shows/375bbc0d-c052-4330-b73b-aad1ba5ed2d9/sponsor



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    24m - Oct 26, 2023
  • (Re-Air) A Field Guide to Networking for Emerging Artists

    (Re-Air) Welcome to Season 5 Episode 8 of Art Is... a podcast for artists, where we brainstorm the future of the art world and the creative industries.

    In this episode, hosts Lauryn and Isotta delve into the discomfort that many creatives experience when it comes to networking. They shed light on how social exposure can significantly benefit your professional and personal well-being, especially in light of the changes brought about by COVID-19. The hosts also address limiting stereotypes surrounding artists and art business, which can negatively influence our self-image and self-concept as capable networkers and business people. 

    Within our conversation, a pivotal focus lies in identifying those limiting beliefs that can profoundly affect your networking experiences, especially when it comes to sharing your work and articulating your artistic identity. Isotta imparts her own encounters with networking in the era of zoom, imparting insights into the dynamic shifts that have characterized the networking landscape.

    Lauryn and Isotta navigate the intricate terrain that bridges friendship and business relationships. This connection is vividly illustrated through a compelling clip featuring filmmakers Loria King and Avril Z Speaks, from Season 4, Episode 13 "BLACK AMERICA IS…"

    Central to this episode is the concept of self-inquiry, where the hosts encourage you to embark on a journey of self-discovery. Lauryn emphasizes the importance of "reading the room" and crafting an elevator pitch to eloquently introduce your artistic practice, effectively adapting your approach to diverse situations.

    The episode concludes with a clip from an Instagram live Lauryn hosted with artist Olivia Brydon, shedding light on the extraordinary value of in-person networking. This clip underscores the potential for growth and opportunity that arises through conversation with clients and fellow art enthusiasts.

    For emerging artists poised to broaden their horizons, redefine their self-concept, and unlock the full potential of networking, this podcast episode is essential. Tune in and equip yourself with the insights and tools to forge connection and open doors to endless possibility. 

    Topics covered:

    • Understanding the discomfort many creatives have around networking 
    • The benefits of social exposure on your health and wellbeing professionally and personally, how covid changed things 
    • Stereotypes around artists and art business playing into our own self image and self concept
    • Identifying limiting beliefs - sharing your work and explaining yourself and how networking plays into this
    • Isotta’s experience networking on zoom during covid 
    • How to categorize relationships - understanding expectations and what people bring to to relationships 
    • Bridging the gap between friendship and business as seen through the clip of Loria King and Avril Z Speaks, film makers and creators of BLACK AMERICA IS… originally from Season 4 Episode 13 Reframing Networking as Friendship
    • Self inquiry - getting to know the different versions of yourself so you can introduce yourself and your practice in different ways
    • “Reading the room” asking people the right questions 
    • Strengthening your self concept 
    • The elevator pitch - the importance of creating a statement for yourself 
    • Olivia Brydon Clip from IG live with Lauryn Hill, her love of in person meet ups and learning by observing and conversing with clients and art lovers 
    • Seeing networking as an endless pool of resources


    Resources:

    Curated Splash’s The Introvert’s Guide To Networking https://www.curatedsplash.com/blog/2023/8/10/the-introverts-guide-to-networking 

    Formulating an Elevator Pitch https://www.inc.com/jessica-stillman/introduction-elevator-pitch-ted-clay-hebert.html 

    Chat GPT https://chat.openai.com/ 

    BLACK AMERICA IS… film https://www.filmindependent.org/talent/loria-king/ 

    Loria King https://www.instagram.com/aboutloria/?hl=en

    Avril Z Speaks https://www.instagram.com/azuspeak/?hl=en 

    Olivia Brydon IG Live Interview with Lauryn Hill  https://www.instagram.com/creatiivenatiive/

    TASCHEN Publishing https://www.taschen.com/en/ 

    Learn more about our partner ART MO: https://artmo.com/

    Follow along @artmo__

    Article about Isotta, Art Is… & ARTMO https://artmo.com/buzz/artmo-introduces-its-new-partner-art-is-podcast 

    Learn more and read transcripts at https://www.artispodcast.com/

    Follow the podcast at @artispodcast

    Learn more about Isotta at @isottapage and see her work http://www.isottapage.com/

    Learn more about Lauryn @curatedsplash and her work https://www.curatedsplash.com/

    Original music by Black Wonder Twins

    Follow them @blackwondertwins

    Donate to the podcast https://app.redcircle.com/shows/375bbc0d-c052-4330-b73b-aad1ba5ed2d9/sponsor



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    33m - Oct 19, 2023
  • Transform Your Relationship with Money: A Workshop for Artists hosted by Lauryn Hill from Curated Splash

    Welcome to Season 5's Bonus Episode, an exclusive recording of the 'Unlocking Wealth Workshop: Transform Your Relationship with Money' hosted by Season 5 co-host Lauryn Hill from Curated Splash.

    Topics covered: 

    3 fundamental principles 

    • Slowing down and connecting with present moment to release limiting beliefs and let go of scarcity mindset 
    • Shifting mindset to the infinite- abundance mindset for money to flow to you 
    • Being of service- seeing your value and sharing it with the world 


    Easy check in questions (inspired by Ryan Roi):

    1. If you were to pretend that you were in an intimate relationship with money, as if money were a person in your life how would you describe that relationship? Are you at ease? Are you avoiding it? Angry or resentful? What does that relationship look like? If you don’t have a great relationship then it probably doesn't want to stay in your life… 
    2. What kind of relationship would you choose to have with money if you could have any kind of relationship? Thinking about money as a child that you care for and that you help grow… 
    3. What are some ways that you could cultivate that relationship right now? Learning how to be a good steward for your money, how do you want to show up to that relationship? 
    4. What are some of your inherent ways of being/belief systems that you got from your parents/mentors or from society in general? 
    5. How can I find new and joyful ways for money to flow to me? 

    Live coaching at the end with workshop participants 

    Resources Mentioned: 

    Free Career Values & Motivations Guide: https://www.curatedsplash.com/shop 

    Free Career Clarity Starter Kit for Creatives: https://www.curatedsplash.com/starter-kit-landing-page

    Curated Splash Resources https://www.curatedsplash.com/blog 

    Lauryn’s pricing framework https://www.curatedsplash.com/blog/5-steps-to-properly-pricing-your-art 

    TASCHEN Publishing https://www.taschen.com/en/ 

    Learn more about our partner ART MO: https://artmo.com/

    Follow along @artmo__

    Article about Isotta, Art Is… & ARTMO https://artmo.com/buzz/artmo-introduces-its-new-partner-art-is-podcast 

    Learn more and read transcripts at https://www.artispodcast.com/

    Follow the podcast at @artispodcast

    Learn more about Isotta at @isottapage and see her work http://www.isottapage.com/

    Learn more about Lauryn @curatedsplash and her work https://www.curatedsplash.com/

    Original music by Black Wonder Twins

    Follow them @blackwondertwins

    Donate to the podcast https://app.redcircle.com/shows/375bbc0d-c052-4330-b73b-aad1ba5ed2d9/sponsor



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    1h 2m - Oct 12, 2023
  • (Re-Air) Unblocking Energy Flow: Money Insights from Ryan Roi, Tattoo Artist Turned Financial Advisor

    "Given its profound impact, I found it imperative to re-air this conversation between creative career coach Lauryn Hill and financial coach Ryan Roi. This is an essential listen for artists aspiring to reshape their outlook on finances and their connection with money. Intriguingly, it also marks the podcast's first episode without my presence, and I must admit that I've gleaned invaluable insights! My sincere gratitude goes out to Ryan and Lauren for crafting this illuminating coach-to-coach dialogue." - Isotta, host and founder of Art Is... a podcast for artists.

    Welcome to Season 5 Episode 5 of Art Is... a podcast for artists, where we brainstorm the future of the art world and the creative industries.

    In this episode, we have a special treat for our listeners as creative career coach Lauryn Hill sits down for a heart-to-heart conversation with Ryan Roi, a tattoo artist turned financial coach.

    The discussion kicks off with an exploration of the concept of being blocked, emotionally and psychologically when it comes to the financial management of your artistic practice and art business. Together, Lauryn and Ryan delve into the intriguing realm of using creative techniques, such as 'being in flow,' as a powerful tool to unblock stress around money management and financial planning.

    Ryan draws inspiration from the renowned arts manual 'The Artist's Way' as he infuses his unique approach into various techniques and exercises that can be adapted to deal with stuck energy and emotions related to the role of money in our creative practices. His invaluable insights provide effective methods for managing emotional discomfort and anxiety, making the journey towards financial well-being a transformative and empowering experience.

    One notable tool that comes up in the conversation is the art of manifesting. Lauryn and Ryan elaborate on how visualization can help individuals set clear goals and envision possibilities, reinforcing the idea that 'the unmanifested cannot manifest.'

    Listeners also get an exclusive peek into Ryan's financial advisory business, gaining insights into how his money management program operates. He shares unique techniques, including the use of multiple bank accounts and automating money flow, which have proven successful in helping artists take charge of their finances and gain long term clarity over how they spend and save money. 

    Ryan's personal journey to sobriety and fundamental mindset shift around money in his creative business serve as an inspiration to artists and entrepreneurs alike. His transformation sheds light on the importance of changing our perception of money and looking at it as a flow of energy, neutral and ever-changing, flowing to us and away from us.

    This coach-to-coach conversation holds immense value for artists, as it unveils the transformative power of changing one's perception and liberating oneself and creative practice from anxiety surrounding money. Emphasizing that the unmanifested can indeed be manifested, the key lies in embracing a shift in perception and harnessing the creative flow of energy to unlock a world of financial freedom and artistic abundance.

    Join Lauryn in this solo interview with Ryan as they unpack the symbiotic relationship between creativity and financial well-being, offering practical advice and thought-provoking ideas to empower artists in their business journeys.

    Resources Mentioned: 

    Ryan Roi Financial Coach https://www.instagram.com/ryanroitattoo/?hl=en 

    Ryan Roi’s Podcast, The Artful Dollar https://theartfuldollar.podbean.com/ 

    The Artists Way Book, by Julia Cameron https://juliacameronlive.com/the-artists-way/ 

    The Richest Man in Babylon Book by George S. Clasonhttps://thediamondsmine.com/files/Ebooks/Clason-RichestManInBabylon.pdf

    Curated Splash “Unlocking Wealth and Abundance: Three Spiritual Principles to Transform Your Relationship with Money” https://www.curatedsplash.com/blog/2023/7/10/unlocking-wealth-and-abundance-three-spiritual-principles 

    TASCHEN Publishing https://www.taschen.com/en/ 

    Learn more about our partner ART MO: https://artmo.com/

    Follow along @artmo__

    Article about Isotta, Art Is… & ARTMO https://artmo.com/buzz/artmo-introduces-its-new-partner-art-is-podcast 

    Learn more and read transcripts at https://www.artispodcast.com/

    Follow the podcast at @artispodcast

    Learn more about Isotta at @isottapage and see her work http://www.isottapage.com/

    Learn more about Lauryn @curatedsplash and her work https://www.curatedsplash.com/

    Original music by Black Wonder Twins

    Follow them @blackwondertwins

    Donate to the podcast https://app.redcircle.com/shows/375bbc0d-c052-4330-b73b-aad1ba5ed2d9/sponsor



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    38m - Oct 5, 2023
  • Why Not Me? Repricing Your Worth as an Artist

    Welcome to Season 5 Episode 10 of Art Is... a podcast for artists, where we brainstorm the future of the art world and the creative industries.

    In this episode, Lauryn and Isotta explore the intriguing world of pricing, shedding light on how it influences perceptions of work. The discussion delves into the often mysterious reasons behind high, low and sometimes seemingly extravagant, price tags. Listeners are invited to join Lauryn as she shares her personal journey with a business coach friend, revealing the shame that can accompany the process of setting prices for creative endeavors.

    The episode also takes a deep dive into the concept of the "selling out myth" versus the art of generating income for creative businesses through commercial enterprises. The inspiration for this discussion comes from Ash Keating, a renowned painter and muralist, whose story was featured on the 'Beyond the Studio Podcast.' The podcast delves into the sometimes murky difference between commercial practice and fine art practice, commonly recognized to live solely in the realm of the 'white cube.'

    Building on insights from a previous episode with Ryan Roi, Isotta and Lauryn confront the discomfort and stigma surrounding money, encouraging listeners to view it as a flowing form of energy in their lives. Lauryn narrows in on the discomfort so many of us have around selling, reframing it as something that occupies our daily lives from recommending restaurants to friends to making decisions about what to watch on tv.

    Listeners gain insights into Lauryn's coaching experiences with clients who grapple with setting prices for commission work and overcoming internal barriers and discomfort related to the sums involved. Isotta shares valuable perspectives from Gisela Lazarate, accomplished painter and past podcast guest on her pricing strategies, including considerations of seasonality in when and where to sell. 

    The episode emphasizes the critical first step of writing down why one's work is exceptional and why someone would derive value from it when establishing fair prices. The discussion also highlights the significance of not having to justify your prices as an artist and instead clients accepting prices at face value.

    Lauryn also mentions how experience, can play a significant role in pricing decisions and advocates for offering multiple price points to cater to both higher-end and lower-end markets.

    Ultimately, the episode concludes that the real issue isn't the price itself but the thoughts and perceptions surrounding it. Drawing inspiration from Virgil Abloh's pricing standards and featuring a clip from Kate Salenfriend, who encourages artists to seize opportunities and not question, "Why me?" but rather, "Why not me?" The episode serves as a powerful reminder not to underestimate one's capacity as an artist and to confidently value one's work in the art market.

    Topics covered: 

    • The price behind work, products and services 
    • How people justify high sometimes crazy prices 
    • Lauryn’s experience with her business coach and unpacking the shame that can come around setting prices 
    • Examples of the “selling out myth” vs generating income for your creative business from commercial enterprise
    • Ash Keating, painter and muralist story as heard in ‘Beyond the Studio Podcast’ https://beyondthe.studio/episode/ash-keating 
    • Commercial practice vs fine art practice ‘white cube’  
    • Building off episode 6 with Ryan Roi, confronting the discomfort around money and seeing it as a flow of energy 
    • Confronting the material word and learning how to sell, how we sell in our daily lives to our friends and family on where to eat and what to do etc
    • Lauryn’s client’s experience with setting prices for commission work and unraveling the discomfort and internal blocks around the sum 
    • Gisela Lazarate’s helpful insights around pricing your work in advance and seasonality in selling 
    • Not overpricing but valuing your time and experience 
    • Writing down why your work is great and why someone would get value out of it as a first step in establishing your price 
    • Clients taking prices at face value, not having to justify or explain it - creating an energetic experience for yourself
    • How experience or inexperienced plays into pricing 
    • Creating multiple offers - higher end and lower end  
    • The issue is not the price but the thoughts around the price 
    • Virgil Abloh’s pricing standard 
    • Kate Salenfriend clip on pricing her work and taking opportunities 
    • Not asking yourself why me? But Why not me? Not undermining yourself and capacity as an artist

    Resources: 

    Lauryn;s pricing framework https://www.curatedsplash.com/blog/5-steps-to-properly-pricing-your-art 

    Something’s Off Virgil Abloh https://www.taschen.com/en/books/fashion/08018/virgil-abloh-nike-icons  

    Kate Salenfriend https://www.instagram.com/katesalenfriendart/ 

    Jiggle and Juice Resources https://www.jigglenjuicecollective.com/support-resources 

    TASCHEN Publishing https://www.taschen.com/en/ 

    Learn more about our partner ART MO: https://artmo.com/

    Follow along @artmo__

    Article about Isotta, Art Is… & ARTMO https://artmo.com/buzz/artmo-introduces-its-new-partner-art-is-podcast 

    Learn more and read transcripts at https://www.artispodcast.com/

    Follow the podcast at @artispodcast

    Learn more about Isotta at @isottapage and see her work http://www.isottapage.com/

    Learn more about Lauryn @curatedsplash and her work https://www.curatedsplash.com/

    Original music by Black Wonder Twins

    Follow them @blackwondertwins

    Donate to the podcast https://app.redcircle.com/shows/375bbc0d-c052-4330-b73b-aad1ba5ed2d9/sponsor



    Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/art-is/donations
    28m - Sep 28, 2023
  • Crafting Your Strategy: From Studio to Social Media

    Welcome to Season 5 Episode 9 of Art Is... a podcast for artists, where we brainstorm the future of the art world and the creative industries.

    In this week's illuminating episode, Lauryn and Isotta embark on a journey to decode the art of strategy in both your creative studio practice and your online presence. Join them as they explore invaluable insights and strategies that will transform the way you approach your creative endeavors.

    Lauryn shares her coaching strategy that's bound to elevate your productivity and impact. Discover the power of honing in on just three results, the true "needle movers" in your work. Drawing inspiration from Brian Tracy's Eat That Frog, she explores the concept of tackling discomfort head-on to get things done.

    Isotta then takes the stage to unravel her story and strategy for sharing her creative work effectively in the digital realm. Learn how to find inspiration in your own body of work and leverage it for compelling content creation.

    Lauryn also breaks down her social media strategy, unveiling the profound connection between consistency and increased sales. If you've ever wondered how to make social media work for your creative business, this segment is a must-listen.

    They then go onto explore the anxiety created by thoughts of sharing openly in your creative journey and then getting taken advantage of. They discuss how to conquer the fear of being copied or exploited with a compelling clip from none other than Walid Azami, the renowned celebrity photographer and coach. They also dive deep into the transformative power of replacing jealousy and scarcity with an abundance mindset. 

    Lastly, Lauryn and Isotta guide you through the process of creating a positive self-concept. How to identify your unique strengths, passions, and talents to empower your strategy for both creative work and business. This episode is your roadmap to strategic success, both in the studio and on the digital stage. Tune in and take the first step toward crafting your own creative strategy for lasting success

    Topics covered: 

    • Understanding how to create strategy in your work and in your studio practice
    • Lauryn’s coaching strategy: Focus on 3 results ie needle movers
    • Eat that Frog by Brian Tracy - get it done so you don't sit in discomfort 
    • Creating momentum in your workflow and setting realistic goals 
    • Isotta’s strategy for sharing work online - the segments of her work and how she shares 
    • Drawing on work already done (ie artist statement or portfolio, presentation slide deck etc) for content creation 
    • Lauryn’s social media strategy broken down, how being consistent leads to more sales
    • Exploring the idea of sharing openly, fear or being copied or taken advantage through clip of Walid Azami celebrity photographer and business coach for creatives 
    • Walid Azami’s strategy for sharing his knowledge and teaching other creatives, his attitude towards people copying you, “if they copy they are always behind you”
    • Competition vs collaboration and scarcity vs abundance mindset, racing down to the bottom of the barrel, elevating the field 
    • Replacing jealousy and scarcity with abundance mindset, “if this can happen for them this can happen for me too” 
    • Creating positive self concept- what are your strengths, passions, talents? To create empowerment in your strategy for your creative work and business

    Resources: 

    Eat that Frog by Brian Tracy https://www.briantracy.com/blog/time-management/the-truth-about-frogs/

    Curated Splash Resources https://www.curatedsplash.com/blog 

    Jiggle and Juice Resources https://www.jigglenjuicecollective.com/support-resources 

    Walid Azami photographer and business coach https://www.instagram.com/iamwalidazami/?hl=en https://www.instagram.com/walid.azami/ 

    TASCHEN Publishing https://www.taschen.com/en/ 

    Learn more about our partner ART MO: https://artmo.com/

    Follow along @artmo__

    Article about Isotta, Art Is… & ARTMO https://artmo.com/buzz/artmo-introduces-its-new-partner-art-is-podcast 

    Learn more and read transcripts at https://www.artispodcast.com/

    Follow the podcast at @artispodcast

    Learn more about Isotta at @isottapage and see her work http://www.isottapage.com/

    Learn more about Lauryn @curatedsplash and her work https://www.curatedsplash.com/

    Original music by Black Wonder Twins

    Follow them @blackwondertwins

    Donate to the podcast https://app.redcircle.com/shows/375bbc0d-c052-4330-b73b-aad1ba5ed2d9/sponsor



    Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/art-is/donations
    29m - Sep 21, 2023
  • A Field Guide to Networking for Emerging Artists

    Welcome to Season 5 Episode 8 of Art Is... a podcast for artists, where we brainstorm the future of the art world and the creative industries.

    In this episode, hosts Lauryn and Isotta delve into the discomfort that many creatives experience when it comes to networking. They shed light on how social exposure can significantly benefit your professional and personal well-being, especially in light of the changes brought about by COVID-19. The hosts also address limiting stereotypes surrounding artists and art business, which can negatively influence our self-image and self-concept as capable networkers and business people. 

    Within our conversation, a pivotal focus lies in identifying those limiting beliefs that can profoundly affect your networking experiences, especially when it comes to sharing your work and articulating your artistic identity. Isotta imparts her own encounters with networking in the era of zoom, imparting insights into the dynamic shifts that have characterized the networking landscape.

    Lauryn and Isotta navigate the intricate terrain that bridges friendship and business relationships. This connection is vividly illustrated through a compelling clip featuring filmmakers Loria King and Avril Z Speaks, from Season 4, Episode 13 "BLACK AMERICA IS…"

    Central to this episode is the concept of self-inquiry, where the hosts encourage you to embark on a journey of self-discovery. Lauryn emphasizes the importance of "reading the room" and crafting an elevator pitch to eloquently introduce your artistic practice, effectively adapting your approach to diverse situations.

    The episode concludes with a clip from an Instagram live Lauryn hosted with artist Olivia Brydon, shedding light on the extraordinary value of in-person networking. This clip underscores the potential for growth and opportunity that arises through conversation with clients and fellow art enthusiasts.

    For emerging artists poised to broaden their horizons, redefine their self-concept, and unlock the full potential of networking, this podcast episode is essential. Tune in and equip yourself with the insights and tools to forge connection and open doors to endless possibility. 

    Topics covered:

    • Understanding the discomfort many creatives have around networking 
    • The benefits of social exposure on your health and wellbeing professionally and personally, how covid changed things 
    • Stereotypes around artists and art business playing into our own self image and self concept
    • Identifying limiting beliefs - sharing your work and explaining yourself and how networking plays into this
    • Isotta’s experience networking on zoom during covid 
    • How to categorize relationships - understanding expectations and what people bring to to relationships 
    • Bridging the gap between friendship and business as seen through the clip of Loria King and Avril Z Speaks, film makers and creators of BLACK AMERICA IS… originally from Season 4 Episode 13 Reframing Networking as Friendship
    • Self inquiry - getting to know the different versions of yourself so you can  introduce yourself and your practice in different ways
    • “Reading the room” asking people the right questions 
    • Strengthening your self concept 
    • The elevator pitch - the importance of creating a statement for yourself 
    • Olivia Brydon Clip from IG live with Lauryn Hill, her love of in person meet ups and learning by observing and conversing with clients and art lovers 
    • - Seeing networking as an endless pool of resources


    Resources:

    Curated Splash’s The Introvert’s Guide To Networking https://www.curatedsplash.com/blog/2023/8/10/the-introverts-guide-to-networking 

    Formulating  an Elevator Pitch https://www.inc.com/jessica-stillman/introduction-elevator-pitch-ted-clay-hebert.html 

    Chat GPT https://chat.openai.com/ 

    BLACK AMERICA IS… film https://www.filmindependent.org/talent/loria-king/ 

    Loria King https://www.instagram.com/aboutloria/?hl=en

    Avril Z Speaks https://www.instagram.com/azuspeak/?hl=en 

    Olivia Brydon IG Live Interview with Lauryn Hill  https://www.instagram.com/creatiivenatiive/

    TASCHEN Publishing https://www.taschen.com/en/ 

    Learn more about our partner ART MO: https://artmo.com/

    Follow along @artmo__

    Article about Isotta, Art Is… & ARTMO https://artmo.com/buzz/artmo-introduces-its-new-partner-art-is-podcast 

    Learn more and read transcripts at https://www.artispodcast.com/

    Follow the podcast at @artispodcast

    Learn more about Isotta at @isottapage and see her work http://www.isottapage.com/

    Learn more about Lauryn @curatedsplash and her work https://www.curatedsplash.com/

    Original music by Black Wonder Twins

    Follow them @blackwondertwins

    Donate to the podcast https://app.redcircle.com/shows/375bbc0d-c052-4330-b73b-aad1ba5ed2d9/sponsor



    Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/art-is/donations
    33m - Sep 14, 2023
  • Facing the Fear of Being Seen: Identify Your Desires and Shift Your Self Concept

    Welcome to Season 5 Episode 7 of Art Is... a podcast for artists, where we brainstorm the future of the art world and the creative industries.

    In this episode, hosts Lauryn and Isotta tackle the often-hidden struggle of emerging artists: the fear of being seen and the challenge of sharing your work with the world. They guide you through transformative questions to combat self-doubt, helping you tap into your passion. Envision the potential that arises when you genuinely believe in a devoted audience eagerly embracing your creations.

    Imagine what it could be like when you make the empowering decision to share your work with the world and make a remarkable shift in your mindset. Delve into the intriguing parallels the hosts draw, shedding light on the pivotal steps of overcoming fear and embracing risk-taking that guide you on the path to authenticity.

    The conversation also includes a comment on Instagram and the negative effects it can have on artists' self-perception. Isotta candidly shares her personal experience with comparison and intentionality, shedding light on the nuances of navigating social media as an emerging sculptor. 

    Lauryn also introduces a pivotal tool she employs with her clients: the Ideal Customer Avatar exercise from Curated Splash. This exercise aims to assist you in unraveling new threads and fostering experimentation in contemplating your audience and how you connect with them. By engaging in this process, you can gain valuable insights into identifying your target audience and refining your approach to reach them effectively.

    Sharing key quotes from Julia Cameron's "The Artist's Way," Lauryn and Isotta discuss conquering fear and self-doubt. Together, they encourage you to tap into your inner desires and get to know yourself better. Lauryn epitomizes this by sharing a clip from her conversation with Cristina Morris, featured in Lauryn's captivating IG live series. In the clip Cristina tells of her dance video going viral. 

    The conversation takes a powerful turn at the end of the episode as they explore the need to shift your self-concept and liberate yourself from limiting beliefs and negative self-talk. The mantra "take the body and the mind will follow" becomes a guiding principle in this journey of self-discovery and empowerment. If you're an artist eager for a fresh perspective on professional development, be sure to give this podcast episode a listen!

    Topics covered:

    • Tackling inner fear of being seen, of showing your work to the world and being visible as an artist 
    • Questions to ask yourself when self doubt comes up: Why do you love what you have to offer? Why is what you have to offer so amazing? How would you show up if you believed that there were people in line ready and waiting to buy from you? 
    • Mindset shift that happens when you decide to share with the world
    • How Instagram plays into this, and Isotta’s experience with comparison and intentionality 
    • Defining your ideal customer, Curated Splash Customer Avatar exercise 
    • Overcoming fear and self doubt in The Artist’s Way book, by Julia Cameron 
    • Getting in touch and discovering our inner desires, professionally and creatively like being famous
    • Cristina Morris clip, from Lauryn’s IG live series 
    • Cristina’s experience going viral for dancing 
    • Self concept shift, and letting go of limiting beliefs and negative self talk “take the body and the mind will follow” 

    Resources Mentioned: 

    The Artists Way Book, by Julia Cameron https://juliacameronlive.com/the-artists-way/ 

    Curated Splash Blog by Lauryn Hill https://www.curatedsplash.com/blog/8-ways-to-boost-visibility-as-a-new-creative-business-1 

    Cristina Morris, Photographer (from clip about viral video) @cmellestudios https://www.instagram.com/cmellestudios/   

    Cristina’s viral dace clip https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zla88U2vmMs 

    TASCHEN Publishing https://www.taschen.com/en/ 

    Learn more about our partner ART MO: https://artmo.com/

    Follow along @artmo__

    Article about Isotta, Art Is… & ARTMO https://artmo.com/buzz/artmo-introduces-its-new-partner-art-is-podcast 

    Learn more and read transcripts at https://www.artispodcast.com/

    Follow the podcast at @artispodcast

    Learn more about Isotta at @isottapage and see her work http://www.isottapage.com/

    Learn more about Lauryn @curatedsplash and her work https://www.curatedsplash.com/

    Original music by Black Wonder Twins

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    30m - Sep 7, 2023
  • Resilience Unveiled: Candid Insights on Manifestation, Authenticity, and Inner Dialogue

    Welcome to Season 5 Episode 6 of Art Is... a podcast for artists, where we brainstorm the future of the art world and the creative industries.

    In this eye-opening episode, Lauryn and Isotta venture into the heart of why resilience is essential, delving deep into its significance for artists. They meticulously explore the contrast between external and internal friction, spotlighting this often-overlooked topic that holds immense importance for artists and their creative journeys. 

    Lauryn and Isotta take a fascinating detour by drawing parallels from an unexpected source: Arnold Schwarzenegger. While his journey might seem unrelated to that of artists at first glance, it proves to be an incredibly useful and intriguing example of resilience. Lauryn shares a captivating experience attending the TASCHEN Arnold Schwarzenegger event, celebrating his new limited edition book. Lauryn briefly delves into Arnold's story of unwavering commitment and dedication to his passions, moving beyond the naysayers from bodybuilding to acting, and finding success by being intune with his authentic path. 

    Stepping through fear and embracing risk-taking become crucial topics of discussion, as Isotta and Lauryn explore the significance of internal dialogue in paving the way towards authenticity. Being receptive to 'friction' becomes an important skill they discuss in discerning between external vs internal blocks and self-imposed obstacles. Isotta shares her own experiences with this, revealing how she recognized and conquered certain creative roadblocks we all face.

    The conversation then evolves into the realms of manifestation and inner work, uncovering the questions that lead to the discovery of one's authentic self and path. Reflecting on childhood passions and common interests with friends proves to be a valuable starting point for self-discovery. The episode culminates with practical insights on how to start manifesting in both life and creative work.

    Join Lauryn and Isotta on this candid episode as they unravel the secrets of resilience, inner strength, and manifestation. Get ready to expand your creative journey and embrace your authentic path to artistic abundance.

    If you're an artist seeking personal growth and creative fulfillment, this episode is a must-listen. Tune in and discover the tools to harness your true internal power and break free from self-imposed limitations. Get ready to step into alignment and unlock the art of manifestation in your own life and work.

    Get ready to be inspired as they shed light on the importance of resilience in your artistic journey, providing practical insights to help you thrive and grow as an emerging artist.

    ** We will be on summer break for the rest of August! See you back for more of Art Is... a podcast for artists Season 5 on September 7th 2023!**

    Topics covered 

    • What is resilience, external vs internal, how do we discern and find our true internal power 
    • Lauryn shares about her experience attending the TASCHEN Arnold Shwarzneger event, for his new limited edition book
    • Arnold’s story of commitment and dedication to his passion - how he moved past the naysayers from bodybuilding to acting 
    • Stepping through fear and risk taking, internal dialogue and finding your authentic path 
    • What is manifestation and inner work? 
    • Questions that lead you to discover your authentic self and path: what do I value most? What feels authentic to me? What lights me up? 
    • Reflecting on your childhood is a good place to start, what did I love to do when I was a kid? What do I have in common with my friends? What do I love to talk about? 
    • Acknowledging the call and response of life, testing things out and seeing how to configure your actions and thoughts with this newfound awareness
    • Being receptive towards ‘friction’ and discerning when things are getting externally blocked or internally, how to interrogate when you are in your own way and move past self imposed blocks
    • Being in alignment and and staying present in the moment 
    • How to start manifesting in your own life and work 


    Resources Mentioned: 

    The War of Art, by Steven Pressfield https://stevenpressfield.com/books/the-war-of-art/ 

    Curated Splash “Unlocking Wealth and Abundance: Three Spiritual Principles to Transform Your Relationship with Money” https://www.curatedsplash.com/blog/2023/7/10/unlocking-wealth-and-abundance-three-spiritual-principles 

    TASCHEN Publishing https://www.taschen.com/en/ 

    Learn more about our partner ART MO: https://artmo.com/

    Follow along @artmo__

    Article about Isotta, Art Is… & ARTMO https://artmo.com/buzz/artmo-introduces-its-new-partner-art-is-podcast 

    Learn more and read transcripts at https://www.artispodcast.com/

    Follow the podcast at @artispodcast

    Learn more about Isotta at @isottapage and see her work http://www.isottapage.com/

    Learn more about Lauryn @curatedsplash and her work https://www.curatedsplash.com/

    Original music by Black Wonder Twins

    Follow them @blackwondertwins

    Donate to the podcast https://app.redcircle.com/shows/375bbc0d-c052-4330-b73b-aad1ba5ed2d9/sponsor

    ** We will be on summer break for the rest of August! See you back for more of Art Is... a podcast for artists Season 5 on September 7th 2023!**



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    24m - Aug 3, 2023
  • Unblocking Energy Flow: Money Insights from Ryan Roi, Tattoo Artist Turned Financial Advisor

    Welcome to Season 5 Episode 5 of Art Is... a podcast for artists, where we brainstorm the future of the art world and the creative industries.

    In this episode, we have a special treat for our listeners as creative career coach Lauryn Hill sits down for a heart-to-heart conversation with Ryan Roi, a tattoo artist turned financial coach.

    The discussion kicks off with an exploration of the concept of being blocked, emotionally and psychologically when it comes to the financial management of your artistic practice and art business. Together, Lauryn and Ryan delve into the intriguing realm of using creative techniques, such as 'being in flow,' as a powerful tool to unblock stress around money management and financial planning.

    Ryan draws inspiration from the renowned arts manual 'The Artist's Way' as he infuses his unique approach into various techniques and exercises that can be adapted to deal with stuck energy and emotions related to the role of money in our creative practices. His invaluable insights provide effective methods for managing emotional discomfort and anxiety, making the journey towards financial well-being a transformative and empowering experience.

    One notable tool that comes up in the conversation is the art of manifesting. Lauryn and Ryan elaborate on how visualization can help individuals set clear goals and envision possibilities, reinforcing the idea that 'the unmanifested cannot manifest.'

    Listeners also get an exclusive peek into Ryan's financial advisory business, gaining insights into how his money management program operates. He shares unique techniques, including the use of multiple bank accounts and automating money flow, which have proven successful in helping artists take charge of their finances and gain long term clarity over how they spend and save money. 

    Ryan's personal journey to sobriety and fundamental mindset shift around money in his creative business serve as an inspiration to artists and entrepreneurs alike. His transformation sheds light on the importance of changing our perception of money and looking at it as a flow of energy, neutral and ever-changing, flowing to us and away from us.

    This coach-to-coach conversation holds immense value for artists, as it unveils the transformative power of changing one's perception and liberating oneself and creative practice from anxiety surrounding money. Emphasizing that the unmanifested can indeed be manifested, the key lies in embracing a shift in perception and harnessing the creative flow of energy to unlock a world of financial freedom and artistic abundance.

    Join Lauryn in this solo interview with Ryan as they unpack the symbiotic relationship between creativity and financial well-being, offering practical advice and thought-provoking ideas to empower artists in their business journeys.

    Resources Mentioned: 

    Ryan Roi Financial Coach https://www.instagram.com/ryanroitattoo/?hl=en 

    Ryan Roi’s Podcast, The Artful Dollar https://theartfuldollar.podbean.com/ 

    The Artists Way Book, by Julia Cameron https://juliacameronlive.com/the-artists-way/ 

    The Richest Man in Babylon Book by George S. Clasonhttps://thediamondsmine.com/files/Ebooks/Clason-RichestManInBabylon.pdf

    Curated Splash “Unlocking Wealth and Abundance: Three Spiritual Principles to Transform Your Relationship with Money” https://www.curatedsplash.com/blog/2023/7/10/unlocking-wealth-and-abundance-three-spiritual-principles 

    TASCHEN Publishing https://www.taschen.com/en/ 

    Learn more about our partner ART MO: https://artmo.com/

    Follow along @artmo__

    Article about Isotta, Art Is… & ARTMO https://artmo.com/buzz/artmo-introduces-its-new-partner-art-is-podcast 

    Learn more and read transcripts at https://www.artispodcast.com/

    Follow the podcast at @artispodcast

    Learn more about Isotta at @isottapage and see her work http://www.isottapage.com/

    Learn more about Lauryn @curatedsplash and her work https://www.curatedsplash.com/

    Original music by Black Wonder Twins

    Follow them @blackwondertwins

    Donate to the podcast https://app.redcircle.com/shows/375bbc0d-c052-4330-b73b-aad1ba5ed2d9/sponsor



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    38m - Jul 27, 2023
  • Unraveling the Uncomfortable: Artists and Our Relationship with Money

    Welcome to Season 5 Episode 4 of Art Is... a podcast for artists, where we brainstorm the future of the art world and the creative industries.

    In this week's thought-provoking episode, Isotta and Lauryn delve into the complex relationship between artists and money, unraveling the stigmas and discomfort surrounding financial freedom.

    They encourage listeners to challenge themselves by examining their own notions of financial freedom and question what it truly means to them. By deconstructing the barriers and embracing the stigmas, artists can gain a clearer understanding of their financial goals, personal aspirations, and emotional well-being.

    Isotta and Lauryn shed light on the common fixation artists have with specific monetary milestones, such as aiming for a certain yearly income or monthly earnings. They emphasize the importance of shifting the focus from these arbitrary numbers and instead exploring the underlying motivations behind these desires.

    Moreover, they tackle the fixation on follower count and urge artists to introspectively evaluate their intentions behind wanting a certain number of followers. By understanding the underlying motivations, artists can align their goals with their true desires and aspirations.

    Isotta and Lauryn delve into the deeper WHY behind these financial and follower-related goals, encouraging artists to reflect on the connection between money, happiness, and fulfillment. They explore the complexities of finding a balance between financial stability and artistic satisfaction, challenging the notion that money is the sole determinant of success.

    To transform artists' relationships with money, Lauryn shares three fundamental principles. These principles provide a framework for cultivating an abundance and peaceful mindset, enabling artists to navigate their financial journey with confidence and intention. Drawing from Lauryn's personal experiences with her clients, she discusses practical strategies to implement these principles and achieve financial well-being.

    The episode concludes with a teaser for next week's episode, featuring creative financial coach Ryan Roi. Listeners can look forward to gaining insights and guidance on how to navigate the financial aspects of their artistic careers effectively.

    Join Isotta and Lauryn in this essential conversation as they unravel the complexities surrounding artists' relationship with money, share transformative strategies for financial freedom, and explore the connection between abundance, peace of mind, and artistic fulfillment.

    Make sure to subscribe to Art Is... a podcast for artists to catch all future episodes, and don't forget to leave a review and share it with fellow artists who could benefit from these empowering conversations.

    Topics covered

    • Deconstructing artists' discomfort with money - leaning into the stigmas and asking yourself what does financial freedom look like for you? 
    • Goal setting: financial, personal and ‘feelings’ goals
    • Fixation with a certain sum of money (100k year or 10k month) instead of asking yourself 
    • Fixation with a certain number of followers 
    • WHY do you want to make x amount of money or have a certain number of followers 
    • Money vs happiness and fulfilment 
    • 3 fundamental principles to transform your relationship with money 
    • Abundance and peace mindset and Lauryn’s experience with herself and her clients 
    • Attitude of gratitude
    • Intro to next week’s episode with creative financial coach Ryan Roi 


    Resources Mentioned: 

    Curated Splash “Unlocking Wealth and Abundance: Three Spiritual Principles to Transform Your Relationship with Money” https://www.curatedsplash.com/blog/2023/7/10/unlocking-wealth-and-abundance-three-spiritual-principles 

    Susan Hensel “Productivity In the Studio’ https://susanhenselprojects.com/free-artist-resources/ 

    The Alchemist Novel by Paulo Coelho

    Ryan Roi Financial Coach https://www.instagram.com/ryanroitattoo/?hl=en 

    TASCHEN Publishing https://www.taschen.com/en/ 

    Free Career Values & Motivations Guide: https://www.curatedsplash.com/shop 

    Free Career Clarity Starter Kit for Creatives: https://www.curatedsplash.com/starter-kit-landing-page

    Learn more about our partner ART MO: https://artmo.com/

    Follow along @artmo__

    Article about Isotta, Art Is… & ARTMO https://artmo.com/buzz/artmo-introduces-its-new-partner-art-is-podcast 

    Learn more and read transcripts at https://www.artispodcast.com/

    Follow the podcast at @artispodcast

    Learn more about Isotta at @isottapage and see her work http://www.isottapage.com/

    Learn more about Lauryn @curatedsplash and her work https://www.curatedsplash.com/

    Original music by Black Wonder Twins

    Follow them @blackwondertwins

    Donate to the podcast https://app.redcircle.com/shows/375bbc0d-c052-4330-b73b-aad1ba5ed2d9/sponsor



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    27m - Jul 20, 2023
  • Unlocking Creative Potential: Mindset & Meditation Practice for Artists

    Welcome to Season 5 Episode 3 of Art Is... a podcast for artists, where we brainstorm the future of the art world and the creative industries.

    In this week’s thought-provoking episode, Isotta and Lauryn dive deep into the fascinating dichotomy between art as therapy and art as a professional practice. They share their insights and personal experiences, shedding light on the intersection of creativity, mental health, spirituality, and commerce. They also explore the complex relationship between the tortured artist archetype and substance abuse, toxicity, and the healing potential of artistic expression.

    Lauryn speaks about how art can serve as a therapeutic tool for emotional expression, self-exploration, and healing. She also explores the role of creativity in processing trauma, managing mental health, and promoting overall well-being. She shares personal stories of navigating drug and alcohol addiction and finding solace and growth through artistic endeavours.

    Isotta shares about a variety of tools like journaling, reflecting, and visualization that she’s been experimenting with to show up more consistently in her art practice. She expresses her interest in the integration of mindfulness and creativity as well as her appreciation for the Design Matters Podcast, hosted by Debbie Millman a pioneer in developing visualization tools to help creatives with goal setting and realization strategies.

    Other subjects explored include dispelling myths surrounding the "tortured artist" archetype and its romanticization in popular culture; debunking the notion that suffering is essential for creativity. Lauryn and Isotta also discuss the tension between artistic integrity and financial success in a market-driven industry along with the impact of societal expectations, trends, and commercial demands on the artistic process.

    Tune in to this episode to unlock transformative strategies for expanding your artistic journey and gaining mastery over your mindset. Be sure to stay until the end when Lauryn guides you through a tranquil visualization and meditation excersize which seeks to share first hand experience of how to get grounded and connect with your highest creative self.


    Topics covered: 

    • Art as Therapy: Healing Through Creativity
    • The Commercialization of Creativity
    • The Tortured Artist Myth
    • Substance Abuse and Mental Health
    • Drama, Toxicity, and Building Healthy Creative Habits
    • Intentions behind performative art and outside validation
    • Authenticity and showing up consistently in your practice
    • The 27 club
    • Mediation, breathwork, soundbaths: the relationship of Spirituality and artistic expression 
    • Meditation excersize for creatives


    Resources Mentioned: 

    Designing Your Life Exercise Debbie Millman episode on Tim Ferris Podcast (#214: How to Design a Life - Debbie Millman): https://tim.blog/2017/01/12/how-to-design-a-life-debbie-millman/ 

    Design Matters Podcast: https://www.designmattersmedia.com/ 

    Debbie Millman @debbiemillman

    The Artists Way Book : https://juliacameronlive.com/the-artists-way/ 

    TASCHEN Publishing https://www.taschen.com/en/ 

    Learn more about our partner ART MO: https://artmo.com/

    Follow along @artmo__

    Article about Isotta, Art Is… & ARTMO https://artmo.com/buzz/artmo-introduces-its-new-partner-art-is-podcast 

    Learn more and read transcripts at https://www.artispodcast.com/

    Follow the podcast at @artispodcast

    Learn more about Isotta at @isottapage and see her work http://www.isottapage.com/

    Learn more about Lauryn @curatedsplash and her work https://www.curatedsplash.com/

    Original music by Black Wonder Twins

    Follow them @blackwondertwins

    Donate to the podcast https://app.redcircle.com/shows/375bbc0d-c052-4330-b73b-aad1ba5ed2d9/sponsor



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    24m - Jul 13, 2023
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