Growing Beyond Being an Instagram Artist with Sara Schroeder


Have you at any time been thriving beyond your wildest dreams and understood it wasn’t what you believed it would be?

Or just felt icky or incomplete about the total approach?

acrylic and pencil on canvas artist Sara Schroeder | on Art Biz Success
©Sara Schroeder, Untitled. Acrylic and pencil on two stretched canvases, 60 x 96 x 2 inches.

In this episode (#119) of The Artwork Biz podcast I speak with Sara Schroeder.

Again in 2018 Sara was just acquiring into the groove of operating in the studio again. She made a decision to begin posting the function to Instagram, and followers commenced responding to it immediately. Inside of a 12 months she experienced 10,000 followers. A couple of months later, there had been 20,000.

Now she has additional than 70,000 followers.

It was swift achievement. And a minor unforeseen.

You’ll listen to the imaginative way Sara overcame the fear of offering and what she needs she experienced acknowledged to do in a different way whilst in the throes of that good results.

For much more than a yr, Sara has been working with applications like journaling and the Enneagram to explore extra about herself and discover in which she wants her function to go.

Now she wishes more. She appreciates there is more than posting and searching for gross sales on the internet, so she has stepped back again and reassessed. She’s ready for a courageous phase.

You are going to hear Sara mention the solo exhibit she has scheduled. This is portion of a problem I issue to students in my seasonal packages due to the fact I consider that exhibiting in man or woman and by your self builds your bravery muscular tissues and specialist chops.

We also discuss why her Instagram system has improved and what her new strategy is for Instagram and advertising and marketing in standard.


  • “I fell in like with building artwork all around once again.” (2:00)
  • The value of discovering a dedicated room for your artwork. (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 distinction involving Sara’s utmost and small art. (10:18)
  • Sara’s Instagram took off and the good results promptly became overpowering. (12:20)
  • When app calls for get in excess of creating artwork. (18:55)
  • The evolution of Sara’s perform because pulling again from Instagram. (24:07)
  • The approach of self discovery by journaling, meditating, and the Enneagram. (28:01)
  • Information of Sara’s most current 100-piece selection. (32:00)
  • How Sara would have handled her initial results and devices in a different way. (34:49)
  • Sara’s modified Instagram presence and elevated in-particular person collaborations. (39:47)
  • Sara’s usual do the job week and why she starts work at 11am. (46:32)


Sara Schroeder artist sitting in her studio chair at a work table filled with art supplies | on Art Biz Success
Sara at the do the job desk in her studio. Picture by Viviana Valverde of @pinkbookstyle.

Sara Schroeder Estimates

  • “I fell in appreciate with producing art all in excess of once again.”
  • “I was caught in this sample of building a lot of much less pricey artwork.”
  • “I was expending so a great deal time on Instagram that I was not investing a great deal time in the studio producing the artwork.”
  • “I felt I was staying managed by the application in its place of carrying out what I felt like I wanted to commit my time doing.”
  • “I’ve presented myself time to do points that are important to me alternatively than scrolling on my telephone.”

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 do the job is gestural, shiny, and energetic, and addresses the interaction between spiritual and corporeal worlds. Generally, a grounding force is represented as perfectly as rhythmic styles of human existence. Sara finds conversations concerning our humanity and spirituality endlessly fascinating and works by using multiple mediums and the emotive electricity of color to give visible sort to this dialogue.

Follow Sara on Instagram: @saraschroederart


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