The Charmed Studio
by Thea Fiore-Bloom, PhD
The Charmed Studio 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 art 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?
I noticed making a full-time career out of writing and art made me, and many professional creatives 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 art-making wasn’t legit.
It seemed to me that artists of every level needed a restorative place within to honor, nurture and house the sacred creativity that originally got us up to join the dance of art.
I referred to that inner place as The 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.
Your Charmed Studio
Then I thought, what if I could help other creatives who needed to run into the shire once in a while when their hair was on fire too?
So I created The Charmed Studio blog to give you a few ideas on how to build, reinforce, or redecorate The Charmed Studio inside yourself.
Some of my most popular posts are ones in my Write Better category. These 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.)
But readers tell me they get good stuff from The Charmed Studio’s posts in the Sell Better, Make Better and Feel Better categories too.
Many of my posts are now available as podcasts if want a break from reading. Just press the play button at top of the post.
The Charmed Studio is Powered By a Bouquet of Brains
The wisdom here often comes directly from subscribers and other conscious, rebellious artists I’ve interviewed.
The Charmed Studio also relies on authors, gallerists, and art biz coaches who’ve grown accustomed to me harassing them for quotes in my work as a magazine journalist.
I’m a regular contributing writer to magazines like Professional Artist, L.A. Parent, and Catser. I’ve been featured on top drawer blogs like Artsy Shark, Problogger, Skinny Artist, and FineArtViews. I’ve been interviewed by Ira Glass (of “This American Life” fame) on NPR.
I love to showcase art from subscribers in posts with links back to their sites (see “Stella Maris”.) It’s a way to share my small stage with my readers, creates virtual community, and in my eyes, make The Charmed Studio blog more meaningful.
As the photographer, Carlos David says: “We are stronger together.”
Before you go check out The Charmed Studio’s unique Mostly Free Resources for Artists List.
Or peek at our Mini Writing Coaching Packages for Creatives Who Care About Soul.
Buy yourself a new tin of colored pencils.
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.
Be Charming and Subscribe Below
Oh, and also, it would be charming if you’d scroll down to the bottom of the page and subscribe. You’ll get two insightful posts a month that will help you grow your heart-centered art practice.
No spammy sales pitches, no Avon, no Herbalife, no sleazy sales funnels.
Just ideas, inspiration and confirmation.
Remember, your art is aways there for you and so am I.
Thanks for visiting The Charmed Studio!