Ep 10. Eliza Kapitan from Craft Hangout on Pushing Past the "Ugly" Phase

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Eliza Kapitan is a podcaster and creative director from NYC. Her art varies wildly and is always producing new and interesting pieces. Her art journey is equally interesting having worn many hats in her 20+ year career. Listen to how she found her way through art and how she makes a living doing what she loves.

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WHERE TO FIND Eliza:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/loveelizadesign/

Website: https://love-eliza.com/

Podcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crafthangout/

Podcast Website: https://www.crafthangout.com/

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THINGS MENTIONED IN THE EPISODE:

Lila Rogers painting class: https://makeartthatsells.com/online-courses/lillas-art-recipes-drawing-faces-self-paced/

Don’t Keep Your Day Job podcast w/ Cathy Heller

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EPISODE LESSONS: 

1- Don’t be afraid to gettin scrappy. People will tell you a career in art is not viable unless you become an art teacher or something else that’s socially acceptable. Forge your own path in a way that feels most authentic to yourself and your career will grow and follow

2- Push past the weird, ugly phase. Sometimes you feel like your art, or career, has reached a point where you feel like you ruined it. You haven’t. You need to relax and keep going. This is where the real magic happens

3- Find the sweet spot where your art and what’s popular meet. This is where you will most likely find success 

Aleksandra Agosto