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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.

Sep 21, 2021

On this podcast episode, join Kat as she reflects on the past eight years of being an entrepreneur and creating a small independent magazine. She shares her thoughts on the blessing of hardship and figuring things out when they feel impossible. Learning how to know if something is worth the hard work and struggle, and the value it gives you is a superpower that can fuel and energize any project you undertake.

Kat talks about:

  • Navigating the stormy seasons and passing the tests that come with challenges
  • Stepping out of victim mode and learning to take your power back, and pivoting, growing, and evolving in small business
  • The big difference between working hard and burning out to working with passion and intention
  • How to deal with moments when you feel like quitting
  • Discovering what you value


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