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This week I talk to a fellow self-professed introvert, Leah Palmer-Preiss. Leah and I immediately clicked when we discovered that we were both introverts and both extremely nervous about the podcast (luckily for her, she only had to be nervous this time… I get to be nervous every single time 🙂 ).
I first found out about Leah when she left a review of the podcast in iTunes, so again I say “Thank you so much Leah for the iTunes review!!” 🙂
Leah is a professional illustrator and calligrapher and she owns the Etsy shop Curious Art Lab where she sells her original paintings and art prints. Her work has appeared in publications such as the New York Times (…yes, that one, THE New York Times) and Cricket Magazine Group. We get to talk all about this in our conversation on the podcast and I think you’ll be just as fascinated as I am about what she’s done and continues to do in the art world.
You’ll hear how she uses social media to connect with fellow artists and the tactic (or strategy) she used to successfully drive paying customers to her Etsy shop right from the early days of opening it. Fair warning: I take Leah off-track a bit with a conversation about Mad Men (the TV show), but you’ll hear why, and it will all make sense, when you listen to the podcast 😉
In addition to her Etsy shop, Curious Art Lab, Leah also has her own website, LeahPalmerPreiss.com where she blogs and displays even more of her artwork. You can also find her on Twitter (her favorite social media venue), Tumblr, Facebook, and Google Plus.
If this is your first encounter with Leah and her artwork, please let her know you heard about her on the Etsy Conversations Podcast. If you’d like to leave feedback on this episode please feel free to do so in the comments section below.
PS: please take a minute to leave a review of the podcast (just like Leah did) in iTunes and/or Stitcher. That really helps to get the word out about the show 🙂
Curious Art Lab Treasury