May 19, 2024


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Growing Beyond Being an Instagram Artist with Sara Schroeder


Have you at any time been successful further than your wildest dreams and understood it was not what you thought it would be?

Or just felt icky or incomplete about the total process?

acrylic and pencil on canvas artist Sara Schroeder | on Art Biz Success
©Sara Schroeder, Untitled. Acrylic and pencil on two stretched canvases, 60 x 96 x 2 inches.

In this episode (#119) of The Art Biz podcast I converse with Sara Schroeder.

Back again in 2018 Sara was just getting into the groove of operating in the studio once more. She decided to start out submitting the function to Instagram, and followers commenced responding to it promptly. Inside of a yr she experienced 10,000 followers. A number of months later, there have been 20,000.

Now she has extra than 70,000 followers.

It was brief achievement. And a very little unexpected.

You are going to listen to the creative way Sara overcame the dread of providing and what she needs she experienced acknowledged to do in different ways when in the throes of that success.

For additional than a 12 months, Sara has been applying tools like journaling and the Enneagram to learn extra about herself and examine where by she desires her perform to go.

Now she wishes much more. She is familiar with there is a lot more than submitting and seeking for profits online, so she has stepped back again and reassessed. She’s ready for a brave move.

You are going to listen to Sara point out the solo present she has scheduled. This is section of a problem I concern to pupils in my seasonal packages since I believe that exhibiting in human being and by yourself builds your braveness muscular tissues and experienced chops.

We also talk about why her Instagram system has adjusted and what her new approach is for Instagram and promoting in normal.


  • “I fell in like with making art all more than again.” (2:00)
  • The price of acquiring a devoted room for your artwork. (7:11)

    abstract watercolor with blues, gold, orange, light red and textural black marks—the central image surrounded by a black arch ©artist Sara Schroeder | on Art Biz Success
    ©Sara Schroeder, Pulp and Panel Poesie no. 53 of 100. Watercolor, hand painted collage, acrylic on 140 lb cold-pressed paper, mounted on cradled wooden panel, 10 x 10 x .75 inches.

  • The variation between Sara’s most and minimal art. (10:18)
  • Sara’s Instagram took off and the results swiftly became too much to handle. (12:20)
  • When application demands just take more than building artwork. (18:55)
  • The evolution of Sara’s do the job due to the fact pulling back from Instagram. (24:07)
  • The process of self discovery by means of journaling, meditating, and the Enneagram. (28:01)
  • Details of Sara’s newest 100-piece collection. (32:00)
  • How Sara would have taken care of her original good results and programs in different ways. (34:49)
  • Sara’s modified Instagram existence and increased in-human being collaborations. (39:47)
  • Sara’s normal work week and why she begins get the job done at 11am. (46:32)

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Sara Schroeder artist sitting in her studio chair at a work table filled with art supplies | on Art Biz Success
Sara at the function desk in her studio. Picture by Viviana Valverde of @pinkbookstyle.

Sara Schroeder Rates

  • “I fell in adore with building artwork all about once again.”
  • “I was caught in this sample of building a large amount of significantly less high priced artwork.”
  • “I was investing so substantially time on Instagram that I wasn’t investing considerably time in the studio generating the artwork.”
  • “I felt I was remaining managed by the app rather of carrying out what I felt like I essential to invest my time carrying out.”
  • “I’ve presented myself time to do points that are essential to me rather than scrolling on my mobile phone.”

About My Visitor

Photo of Sara Schroeder with glasses and a denim shirt and white t-shirt standing in front of her colorful abstract painting | on Art Biz Success
Sara Schroeder is an summary painter living and doing the job in Miami, Florida. Her operate is gestural, vibrant, and energetic, and addresses the interplay involving non secular and corporeal worlds. Normally, a grounding power is represented as perfectly as rhythmic styles of human existence. Sara finds conversations concerning our humanity and spirituality endlessly fascinating and utilizes multiple mediums and the emotive electricity of coloration to give visual form to this dialogue.

Comply with Sara on Instagram: @saraschroederart


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