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Art & Cocktails: Exploring the World of Contemporary Art, Creativity, Business, and Inspiration


Join host Ekaterina Popova, artist and founder of Create! Magazine, as she uncorks the vibrant and multifaceted world of contemporary art, creative entrepreneurship, mindset, and creativity one episode at a time. Welcome to "Art & Cocktails," a podcast where artists, creatives, dreamers, and artpreneurs gather to share their journeys and their art over their favorite drinks.

Building on the success of the "Create!" podcast, Ekaterina steers the artistic conversation towards more intimate, heart-to-heart discussions that fuel the spirit and inspire the artist's soul. Tune in for insightful, honest discussions with leading artists, curators, writers, coaches, leaders, and artpreneurs who not only share their journeys in the creative world but also enjoy a "fireside chat" over a glass of wine or a cup of tea. This podcast offers a rich blend of inspiration, art business insights, and the simple joy of sipping your favorite beverage while discussing what lights your heart on fire.

Pour your favorite drink into a beautiful cup, get comfy, and settle down for a session of "Art & Cocktails" each week. Let's celebrate the artist in all of us with a toast to creativity and the limitless possibilities it brings to our lives.

Apr 8, 2024

Feeling discouraged or bogged down by setbacks and rejection? In this episode of "Art and Cocktails," Kat offers a ray of encouragement to remind you that joy and success are still within reach, even in the face of perceived failure. Through personal insights and practical advice, Kat shares thoughts to help you navigate criticism, rejection, and feelings of failure on your creative journey. This mini-episode serves as a love note, empowering you to build unshakable confidence and resilience in the face of adversity.


Episode Highlights:


  • Examples of Resilience (01:23): Kat shares personal examples of perceived setbacks and negative feedback, illustrating how they did not hinder her future success, offering hope and inspiration to listeners.

  • Subjectivity of Art (05:10): Emphasizing the subjective nature of art, Kat encourages listeners to persevere in their creative pursuits and not allow external opinions to dictate their path.

  • Turning Setbacks into Opportunities (08:45): Reflecting on missed opportunities and rejection, Kat reframes them as blessings in disguise, guiding individuals toward more aligned paths of growth and success.

  • Resource Recommendation (11:30): Kat suggests Worthy by Jamie Kern Lima as a valuable resource for overcoming self-doubt and building confidence.


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