Meet the Facilitator
Paige is an Artist (floral watercolor and acrylic painter), ARTrepreneur, Virtual Painting Educator, Creative Coach, Community Builder, and Podcaster. In March of 2020, Paige was laid off from her job due to COVID-19. She saw this job loss as a sign from the universe telling her to finally take her part-time passion project, Paige Lindsey Design and turn it into the creative career of her dreams. Paige wanted to do more than just sell her art, she wanted to bring people together, build long lasting connections, and create a community that would support one another, build creative confidence, help other creatives uncover their true potential, and feel less alone with their creative pursuits.
Since March of 2020, Paige has built a thriving online community. She has taught hundreds of individuals and corporate companies how to paint with watercolors and feel confident in exploring something new and outside of their comfort zone. She coaches Artists how to believe in themselves and make the shift from part-time to full time ARTrepreneur. Paige also launched her very own podcast, Paige's Pod and eCourse, Pricing for Creative Entrepreneurs. Paige's purpose in life is to help creatives build confidence, community, believe in their true potential and live a life they DESERVE to live. Paige currently lives in Seattle, WA with her husband Sam.
Q & A with Paige
What are your passions outside of your art practice?
- I teach barre classes
- I love to explore new spaces and places with my husband Sam
- Addicted to coffee forever and always
- My podcast, Paige’s Pod! Chatting with other creatives, artists, small business owners is the best.
- I love to have silly dance breaks when I feel overwhelmed or stressed.
- Winery hopping
How do you manage self doubt?
I write down things my students, friends, and other artists have said about me, my classes, my art, etc. and whenever I feel the self doubt monster creeping in, I look through my notebook of all of the beautiful things people have said. It makes me realize that who I am and what I am doing is impacting so many people in such a beautiful way. Sometimes we need a little reminder to pat ourselves on the back because this artist life is really really hard, and even the tiniest of victories need to be celebrated.
If you could impart any piece of advice to other artists, what would it be?
Don’t be afraid to go after what you truly want. I spent so many years trying to be someone I wasn’t. I would listen to others tell me what I should and shouldn't do until one day I woke up and realized I needed to listen, love, and embrace my fabulous self. Life is too short not to.
I encourage you to find the strength to filter out all of the noise and negativity and go after all of the ideas, goals, and dreams swirling around in your head. You are brave enough to take a chance of yourself because you deserve it!
Find the people who will lift you up and support you. Don’t waste your precious time and energy on those who want to bring you down. Your vibe attracts your tribe, and if your current tribe isn’t your vibe...don’t be afraid to find a new one.
Your worlds, your thoughts, and your art have so much value and the world deserves to embrace all that YOU have to offer. If you have an idea, goal, or dream..just go for it. You are strong, smart, and brave enough to do the things that YOU want to do.
When you were a participating artist in The Non-Toxic Crit Group, what was the most valuable part of the process for you?
During my time at art school I had some pretty soul crushing critiques, which tarnished my ability to make art and talk about my art. Post art school, I learned a lot about myself and when I started to introduce art back into my life, I realized a huge piece I was craving and missing was connecting with other artists. My ability to open up and talk about my art was shattered due to my experience at art school, but thanks to TNTCG, and their unconditional love and support, they helped me find joy in talking about my art again. These groups have created life long friendships and a sense of consistency for me and I am forever grateful to have this beautiful community in my life.
What would you say the ingredients are for a strong critique group?
Kindness, support, courage, love, openness, connection
What are some of your favorite art resources?
Books: Art, Money, Success by Maria Brophy, The Daily Stoic, Art and Fear. Podcasts: Paige’s Pod (shameless plug), Create!, Creative Pep Talk, The Jealous Curator
What are your most fun fun-facts?
My spirit animal is a standard poodle and I’m obsessed with Y2K hair accessories.