Episode 34: Creative Mindsets, Arts Entrepreneurship and Snacking on Color with Artist Volta Voloshin-Smith
A rts To Hearts Podcast is all about creating from a safe space to communicate and share the messy and wonderful side of being an Artist. In this episode, Host & Artist Charuka Arora interviews Artist Volta Voloshin Smith, Founder of Color Snack.
Volta is from Moldova and is the founder of Color Snack and her mission to watercolor the world can be seen in the various projects such as brand activations, custom illustrations and animated GIFs that she creates for national and international brands. She has taught thousands of students in her online and in-person watercolor workshops, where she encourages everyone to rediscover their inner artist.
Volta is also the co-author of Art+Affirmations, a creativity journal with prompts to explore and live a creative life. She has illustrated a paper weaving kids activity book that inspires a calm and centering experience. And most recently, Volta wrote her first book, titled Watercolor Snacks, which was published in July 2021.
Volta’s podcast show – Art, Snacks + Affirmations – is a space where she helps artists and creative entrepreneurs level up and build a resilient mindset. She also is a co-host to a live Instagram show where she and her husband share cocktail recipes and then teach others how to paint them.
– Volta shares how big of her ‘food lover’ she is! She shares her journey reflecting on why she loves food and how it’s become a part of her art practice!
– She shares about her watercolour book & her podcast while building a platform for artists.
– Volta talks about how she motivated herself to keep going forward and believing that she has a lot to offer with the help of her creative mindset.
– She talks about being “taken seriously enough” and not having her work valued as she liked! Volta shares her journey to overcome other people’s perceptions of her art and becoming confident about it.
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