Crafty Ass Female's 'Summer of Special Guests' is moving right along - and will be continuing through the end of August. It is our second series of amazing, inspiring interviews with a badass bunch of creative & resourceful women that Amanda + Kristin are thrilled to be able to share with you every Monday.
Today we have Katie Smith on the podcast. Katie is an artist + crafter located in Washington, USA. She loves anything + everything crafty – from sketching and painting to scrapbooking and art journaling, and even crochet and quilting. If it’s creative, she loves it! Her artwork focuses mainly on women, galaxies, and nature. Katie shares all of her creative pursuits as well as creative tips and tutorials on her blog, www.studiokatie.com. Katie is a published artist in multiple magazines and books, including Creating Keepsakes, Stitch Craft Create, and Brush Mag.
In this episode, the girls talk to Katie about moving from Texas to Washington, being artistic at a young age, starting her blog 9 years ago, and how the 'feel' of blogging has changed.
Katie talks about her early influences, the Design Teams she was on, and brings home the point that ARTISTS DESERVE TO GET PAID. Period. (Yes!)
She also talks about how having an online-based business to use her strengths over the internet works extremely well since she is a self-proclaimed introvert, and what a typical week is like for her.
FAVORITE QUOTES FROM THE EP //
Katie on future plans for Studio Katie :
"I want to sell more original paintings and turn my artwork into more prints or stickers...more product-based a little bit... it's a little bit scary because I don't really know how, but I'll figure it out as I go along."
Katie on claiming her power as an artist :
"Artists deserve to get paid just as much as anyone else who works."
SHOW NOTES //
• Jerry's Artarama
• Elsie Larson of A Beautiful Mess
• Love Elsie scrapbook products
• Elsie's Style School
• punk projects
• Katie's pocket pillow project
• Faber Castell
• Hazel & Ruby
• Paper Wings Productions
• Creating Keepsakes
• Tombow USA
• Walnut Hollow
• Caylee Grey
• Katie LOVES Bob Ross
• Bob Ross
• Bob Ross board game
• Brandi's "trying" convo
• Kristin's Game of Thrones journal
• #katiepaintspostcards for The 100 Day Project
• Katie's Painting Galaxies Class
• Katie's Sketching Faces Class
• Sketching in Your Art Journal
• Watercoloring in Your Art Journal
LIGHTNING ROUND //
(inspired by Kristin's CURRENTLY CARD)
READING: Darkest Minds: In The Afterlight
LISTENING TO: Film Scores, Lindsey Stirling, Pentatonix
MAKING: a big oil painting & her postcards
PLANNING: a trip back to Texas in August
LOVING: pineapple juice
AFTER-CHATTER SHOW //
Head to our Patreon page to sign up for just $5 a month and hang out backstage with Amanda, Kristin, and Katie to hear/watch them discuss more about why it's important (like, so super important) for artists to get paid. In today's After-Chatter, Katie talks about how she prices her work, the switch in her mind that gave Katie more confidence & power, what she thought she'd be doing if not managing Studio Katie, and working with brands on social media. WOO! SO GOOD! See ya there! xoxo