2:33 Introducing Jolie Guillebeau, and her struggle to make it to art school, being foiled at every turn by parents, teachers, and institutions.
6:11 What happened immediately after Jolie graduated from art school (hint: she didn’t paint or draw for an entire year, paralyzed by fears, perfectionism, and the internal judge that came on board in school.)
8:00 How Jolie found her way out of the stuckness, and her first 100-day painting series (out of which 87 paintings sold, with a mailing list that started with just 42 people).
11:30 How Jolie grew her list from 42 to 270 people in 100 days.
12:55 Jolie’s story of facing down her “You’re Not a Real Artist” gremlins one at a time (her “Kill Bill List”).
16:16 How Jolie priced her different 100-painting series, the challenges of Name Your Own Price pricing, and finding her pricing “sweet spot.”
19:00 How Jolie transitioned into being a full-time artist, and a breakdown of where her income comes from now, including her actual income goals.
22:12 Being able to say “I’m an artist” without hesitation.
23:14 “Just as important is the product is talking about the process. In fact, in some cases, it’s more important!”
23:53 The importance to Jolie of connecting with her audience, and making art accessible, and how her experience in Africa makes it hard for her to price her art above $1,000.
25:44 “I really like the idea of my work being the first ‘real’ artwork that somebody purchases.”
26:42 The World Domination Summit, and Jolie’s role in it.
28:18 Keeping balance and sanity when you have a big project outside of your art life that can easily take over. (Hint: public commitment!)
31:22 Jolie’s advice to beginning artists.
32:37 How Jolie’s recent TEDx talk came about.