Why The Charmed Studio?
by Thea Fiore-Bloom, PhD
This blog was supposed to be normal.
It was supposed to be a serious business blog for artists; packed with marketing articles like the ones I’ve crafted for serious magazines.
But then I had this awkward realization:
I don’t care about that.
My blog insisted on addressing something I care more about as a creative, and you may too.
It’s about our WHY.
As in remembering why the hell we became artists or writers in the first place.
Feeling Like A Chicken Cutlet?
Making a full-time career out of writing made me, and many professional artists and writers I’ve interviewed, feel like chicken cutlets; with the purpose pounded right out of us.
Meanwhile my artist and writer friends with day jobs beat themselves up, mistakenly feeling like their weekend artmaking isn’t legit.
It seemed that artists of every level need a restorative place within to honor, nurture and house the sacred creativity that originally got us up to join the dance of art.
I call that place (and this blog) The Charmed Studio.
A Charmed Studio is a metaphorical internal sanctuary where a creative feels free to bring to life restorative, soul-based images or words.
Your Charmed Studio
In my head it’s a cozy, hobbit-in-the-shire type garret with a round door, a hearth and a cat laying on top of the lovely stuff we have scattered about waiting to be turned into art.
I created this blog to give you a few ideas on how to build, reenforce, or redecorate The Charmed Studio inside yourself.
Some of my most popular posts are ones that will help you write about the work that comes out of your studio in a clear, authentic way that connects with your ideal audience. (Which will lead to more sales, organically.)
All this good stuff is not from my head alone.
We are Stronger Together
This blog has practical interview-based wisdom that will help you re-infuse your art practice with joy, curiosity, introspection and confidence.
The wisdom here is direct from the studios and desks of stellar, conscious artists like you.
As well as authors, gallerists and art biz coaches who’ve grown accustomed to me harassing them for quotes for my written work as a regular contributor to Professional Artist Magazine, L.A. Parent Magazine,and popular blogs like Artsy Shark and Skinny Artist.
My graduate thesis was on the significant objects in homes of great creatives, found me reading a small mountain of sensational biographies that detailed the working lives of famous artists and writers. That’s in the mix too.
I love to showcase art from subscribers in posts with links back to their sites (see warrior image above.) If you have work you think would be great for the blog get in touch.
As my colleague photographer Carlos David says: “We are stronger together.”
Be good to yourself, and don’t forget about the power, pleasure and peace you can feel- and gift to others- when you release your unique WHY into the world.
Thanks for visiting!