The Creative Cove

The Creative Cove

By Anya Mielniczek
A holistic haven for artists to claim their abundance through conversations focusing on entrepreneurship self-help and how-to's, through sharing lived experiences, mindset practices and tips.

The Creative Cove podcast brings together ideas and guests across the creative spectrum to inspire, inform and elevate the creative practices and business outcomes of listeners.
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Mindset 101: Let's talk Money (and more) with Natasha May Platt (@surfaceofbeauty)
Episode 6 we chat with Natasha May Platt aka Surfaceofbeauty! Natasha May Platt is a mural artist based in Bushwick, New York. She has a BA in philosophy and religion from Harvard College and received the 2010 Gardner Fellowship for a year of international creative exploration after graduation.  Her fellowship led her to the embroidery and textile traditions of Kolkata, India, and she spent three years in Kolkata studying and working in textile design. Her mural work is influenced by the color and rhythm of textile traditions, as well as her personal connection to nature and meditative states.  She has painted murals for Ballston Quarter Mall in Virginia, Freeform media in LA, Governors Ball Music Festival, as well as murals in Mexico, Bali, and India.  Most of her murals are found in New York City. Natasha tells us about her journey as a creative, her mediation practice  and what has influenced the course of her career. What you can expect to hear: -Pricing transparency & our relationship to money -Setting boundaries and pushing back on contracts -Speaking your truth and what this has to do with pricing your work -Taking off the pressure of being "The Artist" and tapping into what's behind your purpose -Dropping judgement and seeing results through consistent action Catch up with Natasha: Instagram  Youtube Web @surfaceofbeauty -- Thanks for tuning in! A. x
51:35
May 18, 2020
Mindset 101: Getting SPECIFIC with Stephanie Bellefleur
Episode 5 we got Stephanie Bellefleur in the haus!  Stephanie Bellefleur is a Contemporary Visual Artist of colour who was born in Venezuela, South America, living in Willow Bunch, Saskatchewan and operating her Business The Haus of Bellefleur in Toronto, Canada. As an experienced Visual Artist, Arts Administrator and Production Coordinator; within the work of heritage, charitable organizations, municipalities, and business association, Stephanie's high impact projects include contributing to landmark 8 “story” Phlegm mural at Yonge and St.Clair, the Roncesvalles Bridge alongside Chicago artist Justice Roe and most recently, contributed to the unique 23 story “Equilibrium Mural” alongside International Muralist Okuda San Miguel. We get into Stephanie's practice, her journey and the ins and outs of her mindset practice as it has influenced the course of her career.  What you can expect to hear: -The importance of stepping into the unknown -What getting SPECIFIC has to do with everything & -The realities of HIGH CALIBER projects  Catch up with Stephanie: @bellefleurhaus www.thehauseofbellefleur.com The Haus of Bellefleur -- Thanks for tuning in! A. x 
52:52
May 11, 2020
Mindset 101 - Where your thoughts at?
A healthy mindset is the backbone to any success and goal smashing you're gonna do.  In this episode I chat about the energy behind our thoughts and the importance of getting clear on what we're thinking on a routine basis.  One things for sure, if those thoughts aren't good, we gotta take note and re-frame the words and language that fuels our state of mind...  Plus a few of my favourite Mindset Accelerator strategies I use to keep me on track. 
25:35
May 4, 2020
The Toronto Arts Council TOArtist COVID-19 Emergency Fund
Information UPDATE regarding the TAC - TOArtist COVID-19 Emergency Fund & it's suspension. Kevin Reigh a community arts Program Manager from the TAC and one of the team members on The COVID 19 Response Fund answers questions regarding recent changes and the funds suspension - what this means, what to be aware of and important resources that may aid and support creatives at this time.  Listen in.  Show Links Instragram: @torontoartscouncil @torontoartsfoundation #TOArtsTogether Web: Toronto Arts Council (TAC) - COVID-19 UPDATES TAC Mailing List - SIGN UP Contact TAC - HERE EMERGENCY FUNDS - full list HERE Artists and events offering virtual and innovative programming - Art Activation PAGE CBC - ARTS Other Recent Announcements Of Emergency Funding & Online Platforms: Akin Rent Relief Fund AFC Helps Unison City Share/Canada COVID-19 Resources Toronto (App)
24:11
April 6, 2020
Morgan Abenhaim & Making the Work
Getting into all the creative things with visual artist and painter Morgan Abenhaim. Curating art shows & showing internationally, navigating the gallery scene and contracts along with ways to stay in the flow and a few of Morgan's top career and mindset tips to stay on top of your creative game.  Dive in. & Connect with Morgan Instagram - @morganabenhaim Email - morgan.abenhaim@gmail.com
54:38
April 6, 2020
Rest vs Hustle
Talking about the importance of Rest and how Rest is an untested Creative Ingredient that we should mix into our work flow more generously.  Simply put, if you want to make more (art, money, ideas), you need more rest.  Enjoy~!    
20:40
March 30, 2020