Growing Beyond Being an Instagram Artist with Sara Schroeder


Have you ever been thriving over and above your wildest goals and realized it wasn’t what you believed it would be?

Or just felt icky or incomplete about the total system?

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©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 talk with Sara Schroeder.

Again in 2018 Sara was just receiving into the groove of doing the job in the studio once again. She determined to commence publishing the function to Instagram, and followers commenced responding to it promptly. Within just a 12 months she experienced 10,000 followers. A few months later, there have been 20,000.

Now she has far more than 70,000 followers.

It was quick success. And a minor unforeseen.

You will hear the inventive way Sara overcame the worry of advertising and what she needs she had recognized to do in different ways when in the throes of that good results.

For a lot more than a calendar year, Sara has been making use of tools like journaling and the Enneagram to learn more about herself and check out where she wants her work to go.

Now she wishes a lot more. She is aware there is far more than posting and seeking for gross sales on the net, so she has stepped back again and reassessed. She’s completely ready for a brave move.

You will listen to Sara mention the solo exhibit she has scheduled. This is aspect of a challenge I concern to students in my seasonal courses simply because I consider that exhibiting in particular person and by by yourself builds your bravery muscle groups and expert chops.

We also examine why her Instagram system has improved and what her new technique is for Instagram and advertising and marketing in basic.


  • “I fell in appreciate with producing artwork all over once more.” (2:00)
  • The benefit of discovering a committed house for your art. (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 chilly-pressed paper, mounted on cradled wooden panel, 10 x 10 x .75 inches.

  • The variance in between Sara’s greatest and negligible artwork. (10:18)
  • Sara’s Instagram took off and the success swiftly turned frustrating. (12:20)
  • When app demands choose in excess of earning artwork. (18:55)
  • The evolution of Sara’s get the job done considering that pulling back again from Instagram. (24:07)
  • The procedure of self discovery by journaling, meditating, and the Enneagram. (28:01)
  • Specifics of Sara’s latest 100-piece selection. (32:00)
  • How Sara would have managed her initial success and units in another way. (34:49)
  • Sara’s modified Instagram presence and increased in-particular person collaborations. (39:47)
  • Sara’s typical get the job done week and why she starts off perform at 11am. (46:32)

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Sara at the do the job desk in her studio. Photograph by Viviana Valverde of @pinkbookstyle.

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  • “I fell in like with earning artwork all over once again.”
  • “I was trapped in this sample of generating a whole lot of significantly less highly-priced artwork.”
  • “I was paying so substantially time on Instagram that I was not paying a great deal time in the studio earning the artwork.”
  • “I felt I was being controlled by the application alternatively of accomplishing what I felt like I wanted to commit my time undertaking.”
  • “I’ve provided myself time to do factors that are critical to me relatively than scrolling on my cellphone.”

About My Guest

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 abstract painter dwelling and doing work in Miami, Florida. Her function is gestural, vivid, and lively, and addresses the interplay concerning spiritual and corporeal worlds. Typically, a grounding power is represented as nicely as rhythmic styles of human existence. Sara finds discussions among our humanity and spirituality endlessly interesting and utilizes many mediums and the emotive electrical power of colour to give visible form to this dialogue.

Follow Sara on Instagram: @saraschroederart


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