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I take a lot of marketing courses - Tom Ray's Art Podcast

Listen to the podcast on Apple Podcasts | YouTube Podcasts | Spotify | RSS This is an experimental bonus episode!  Since it's the holidays I wanted to wait until they were over to post the next artist interview.  So I thought I would try a little experiment.  I take a lot of marketing courses. And to tell you the truth one thing I've noticed is they all pretty much teach the same thing. However, one marketing course that I took talked about how to build an audience starting from scratch at the beginning, or how to inject new life into your existing creative business.  Whether you're an artist, writer, or any kind of creator, the principles can be applied across various creative fields. I thought I would just share what these courses taught me on the podcast today. Let me know what you think! 📙 Get Tom Ray's webcomic book "Then This Happened... A diary about Breast Cancer" now on Amazon as an ebook or paperback 📬 Join my email list to get a call out for a

Impromptu show.

I didn't want to short-change the person I interviewed by releasing them on the two most preoccupied weekends.

Tech rabbit hole.

I went down the rabbit hole of federation for posts that I'm doing.

Hazard lights.

I was gonna see if they needed help but it seems they just wanted to stop and look at something in traffic I guess?


I don't think I hardly ever drive the car without something playing in the background.

Mail present.

And the label was from a person named Maria.

Christmas music.

It was really loud though. 😄

Chelsea Ramirez: Delicate Artistry - Tom Ray's Art Podcast

Listen to the podcast on Apple Podcasts | YouTube Podcasts | Spotify | RSS Visual artist Chelsea Ramirez discusses their delicate, layered drawings and installations using pigments and found objects. After discovering their passion at the New York Studio School, Chelsea has spent the last decade developing her signature style of "radical softness" to subtly resist social constructs. We explore Chelsea's large-scale piece "The White Room," her home studio practice, and upcoming projects expanding her ethereal aesthetic.

Thanga goveen.

I feel I would have felt more silly if I explained it.

New song release.

Each time I swear I've thought of everything then prove myself wrong. You can listen to the song on my band's website  


At least I think the person works there? Either way, I didn't have to do it.

Audio delay.

At least it sounded normal on the recording that's what matters for now.

Pat Henzy: An Artist Who Turned Instagram into a Career - Tom Ray's Art Podcast

Listen to the podcast on Apple Podcasts | YouTube Podcasts | Spotify | RSS Pat Henzy has been illustrating and creating art since he was young, covering his walls with drawings and finding inspiration in the artistic films of the 80s and 90s. While art remained a hobby for years, Pat eventually started posting illustrations on Instagram. By tagging breweries in these beer-inspired posts, Pat landed their first commission. From there, social media connections and engagement snowballed into designing beer labels, skateboard graphics, and prints. Hear the story of how Pat built this business and some tips for turning your passion into a profession. Links Pat Henzy on Instagram 📙 Get my webcomic book "Then This Happened... A diary about breast cancer" now on Amazon as an ebook or paperback 📬 Join my email list to get a call out for artists when I'm booking interviews! Join my email list

Gotta finish something.

They walked into the backroom after that. I kinda wanted to know who they were texting so frantically.


I am surprised this is the first time that happened.

Time difference.

Sometimes when I first start a podcast call I find myself just thinking out loud.

Video tweaks.

I also found a cool swoopy effect thing to do when switching cameras.

Lindsay Kovnat Davis: A Painter's Journey from Animation to Gallery Walls

Listen to the podcast on Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | RSS Surrealist pop artist Lindsay Kovnat Davis talks about their evolution from animation to painting and their first major gallery show. Featuring cats and invasive lantern flies, Lindsay brought their art to life with sculptural frames made of wood and foam. After a successful debut, Lindsay plans to do more shows, collaborate on animation, and even make a full-length animated film someday.

Animatronic Santa.

I couldn't look directly at it while I was in there.

Student inquiry.

It's funny since it was sent by a teacher I feel like they're giving me homework.

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