3:44 How Kelly Rae went from being a social worker in a hospital to being an artist with $10,000,000 in sales and a best-selling book. (Hint: it started with running!)
6:06 On being a “possibilitarian,” and the importance of continual recalibration to make sure your life is fitting with your true nature and desires. The “red couch” decision.
8:43 Kelly Rae’s thoughts on art school, and whether/how it affects artists’ possibilities for commercial success.
11:13 Kelly Rae didn’t think of herself as an artist at all before she got started in her late 20s!
13:26 How Kelly Rae got started in art (she describes it as falling in love with her “hot boyfriend.”)
15:18 How to keep the creative spirit nourished and avoid burnout when your creative expression is also your income source.
18:00 On the business side of things as a “creative game,” and innovation as a muscle.
18:44 Kelly Rae’s blog as a petri dish for testing out business ideas, and a story of something she tried that really didn’t work.
21:20 Kelly Rae’s advice for artists who don’t know what to say, don’t think of themselves as writers; why she decided to turn her comments off on her blog at one point; and the big question to ask yourself about your blog (“Who are you writing for?”).
24:16 How Kelly Rae deals with critics.
30:27 How do you create a community of fellow artists to support you?
35:00 The difference between working in a community studio space versus working alone.
37:54 How Kelly Rae created her current studio situation.
41:27 Balancing motherhood and business; Kelly Rae’s various income streams, and the importance of diversifying income. Want to learn more about Kelly Rae’s income diversification strategies and building an art career? Check out her website at KellyRaeRoberts.com