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Video Tips for Artists

Video Tips for Artists

In October 2022, I had the opportunity to film a special episode for BloomTV with Women Create! Thanks to the help of the amazing two-person film crew, I learned a ton of valuable information about recording and shared it in a blog post. Now that the video is out,...

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2023 Trends

2023 Trends

It’s the end of the year, which usually means we’re all thinking about what’s coming up in the next year. As artists, especially those of us who paint furniture, it’s especially hard not to wonder what 2023 trends in art and decor we will see! In my opinion, no...

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7 tips for better video content
7 Tips for Better Video Content

7 Tips for Better Video Content

Recently I was treated to a film crew at my house to film a special segment with What Women Create for the BloomTV Network! It was such an incredible experience; beautiful and surreal. They were there for two whole days, at least ten hours each, and in that time I...

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Creative Coaching for Artists

Creative Coaching for Artists

There comes a point in every creative business where you start to realize that it’s not possible to do it all. Not only that, but it often becomes possible to see it all; all the opportunities for growth within your business, new offers you could sell, and how to...

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Summer Photoshoot

Summer Photoshoot

It’s time for a summer photoshoot! A few weeks ago, I loaded my car up with HUNDREDS of flowers with the goal of a photoshoot with Winston, my old Chevy truck, to use on the cover of The Turquoise Iris Journal this fall. Unfortunately, poor ol’ Winston wasn’t up...

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Social Media Burnout

Social Media Burnout

One of the nasty side effects of running a creative business is the burnout that comes from doing all the things. Between creating the art, selling the art, and shipping the art, there are hours and hours and HOURS of work put in behind the scenes to keep websites...

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How to Repurpose Content

How to Repurpose Content

How to Repurpose Content - For Artists! Do you ever watch content creators on social media and think “How in the WORLD do they find the time for all this?!” You’re not alone. For most of us with a creative or online business, creating content for our websites and...

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How to Take Better Pictures

How to Take Better Pictures

These days, social media is a must for any entrepreneur, but especially for artists and creatives! When your life’s work is creating beautiful things for people to put in their homes, it’s sort of important to make sure that people can see what you’re creating! The...

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Tips For Going Live

Tips For Going Live

I’ve been saying it for years: live video is here to stay! With every social media platform adopting live video, it’s especially important for small business owners to get comfortable in front of the camera. A lot of us creative business owners didn’t sign up to be...

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Time Management Tips for Artists

Time Management Tips for Artists

Whenever I ask members of my community what they’re struggling with the most or what they need the most help with, about 50% of the responses are just one simple word: TIME. We all struggle with time — whether you’re a CEO, a stay-at-home-mom, an artist, or the...

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Art Studio Organization

Art Studio Organization

In my time as an artist and creative coach I have met hundreds of artists, and almost all of us struggle with the same thing: art studio organization. Before I go on and tell you my tips for organizing your home studio, you need to know that my studio is never...

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FAQs About Art Prints

FAQs About Art Prints

I’ll be releasing my first set of art prints in a few short weeks and I couldn’t be more excited! The process of making prints of my art, let alone selling and shipping them, always seemed a little bit daunting. There seemed to be so many obstacles, so many moving...

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What is a Creative Coach

What is a Creative Coach

Have you ever looked at my channel or visited my Facebook page and wondered “So what does a creative coach do, exactly?” This post is for you! For those of you who don’t know me, I’m Dionne Woods. Over the course of my life I’ve used a LOT of words to describe...

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Pinterest for Creatives

Pinterest for Creatives

Let me start off by saying that I am not a Pinterest expert! I’m just a big fan of it and use it often for my business and my personal life. This is just a collection of tips from one creative to another. That said, I LOVE Pinterest and use it daily! You can see my...

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Social Media Tips for Creatives

Social Media Tips for Creatives

Know what no one tells you when you decide to be an artist for a living? That you’re going to spend more of your time advertising your art than you will actually getting a chance to make it. Between social media, email lists, and blog posts you find yourself...

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What Makes a Good Staging Wall?

What Makes a Good Staging Wall?

It’s no secret that I am in LOVE with my new staging wall!  Come on! That is just too gorgeous not to love and it’s even better in person! It’s got all the DIY Paint color, texture, and depth that makes for a really stunning staging wall, which is why we chose a...

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