We all need a little spark of creativity in our life, and Ekaterina brings just that to our tribe 🎨. Ekaterina is an artist, entrepreneur, and a member of our newest cohort, Cohort 5! Dive into her interview below to learn more about her passion for art, her entrepreneurial journey, and why she decided to join our tribe.
Welcome to the tribe Ekaterina! For our readers who don’t know you, please tell us a little bit about yourself.
It’s such an honor to be a part of this community! I am an artist, entrepreneur, and master coach. I am the founder of Create! Magazine, certified coach, and author of The Complete Smartist Guide. I am passionate about empowering creators to bring their dreams to reality and guiding my coaching clients to step into their best life by creating their own success.
I have been exhibiting my paintings worldwide, writing books, and creating courses, and I can’t wait to see what’s next!
What is Create Magazine and what inspired you to create it?
Create! Magazine is a global publication for artists, makers, and artpreneurs. Our mission is to promote fresh, unique work of creatives from around the world. We release five issues per year and support artists through our online platform, social media and podcast!
I started my first magazine, FreshPaintMagazine, in 2013 because I wasn’t finding the right opportunities for my art career. Little by little, the publication grew, and we now have issues stocked in independent shops, partner with art fairs, and growing each year steadily.
How has art influenced your life?
Art has always been a steady and reliable part of my life. I used it to heal, process heavy emotions, and create something out of nothing. I had no idea I could build a dream life around it. I’m so grateful I kept an open mind and didn’t let the skeptics or “starving artist” myth stop me from exploring this magical field.
Along with magazine issues, what other incredible things does Create Magazine’s platform offer for art lovers and artists?
We offer open calls and juried opportunities, podcast episodes with career tips and inspiring guests, online courses and workshops, free articles, and information and social media support. We love helping artists grow in any way we can!
I love that Create has a Facebook community and its Art Queens society for artpreneurs, which shows that you believe in the power of community. When did you realize you needed a personal community of your own upon joining fylí?
Community is so important to me. If it weren’t for the people who inspired me to go for my bigger goals and helped me normalize my ambitions, I wouldn’t be here today. There is something magical about joining forces and encouraging each other to become the best versions of ourselves in life and business.
We’re excited to have you in our 5th Mastermind cohort! What are you looking forward to the most over the next 12 months with your cohort members?
I’m so excited to get accountability, exchange resources and celebrate all kinds of wins. I’m excited to confront my obstacles in a safe and nurturing environment instead of struggling alone!
We believe everyone has a unique “superpower” that makes them stand apart from others. What is your superpower?
I believe my super power is really leaning into people’s emotions. I am an empath and tend to feel the energy of the person or situation before anything is explained. I also see full potential and business ideas for almost anyone I meet! I love seeing the possibilities!
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