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The Circle of Trust Archive

The Circle of Trust is the paid subscriber content for listeners of the Adventures In Design podcast. Containing over 300+ episodes and 500 hours of design, illustration, printing and business tips n tricks. Hear every episode in it’s entirety! The Circle of Trust has the full Adventures In Design audio catalog, featuring every episode with bonus content added or you can choose to go straight to the bonus content. Every topic possible on following your creative passion as a hobby or career has been covered in this collection and we’re not even close to finishing the conversation adding another 200 episodes in 2016. 

198 - Sarah Tidwell “The Inking Dragon”

David Defeo

Sarah Tidwell is a Louisville, Kentucky based painter who often uses her work to celebrate her love of all animals. 

Talking Points You’ll Hear on Episode 198
- We explore the reason why Sarah uses so many different types of organic materials as her work’s canvas.
- The balance of keeping her prints small to keep them affordable.
- We explore the subject matter and narrative in some of Sarah’s pieces.
- How to emotionally double check your pricing to make sure you’re selling an original work for the proper amount. 
- Mark encourages Sarah to raise her prices of private commissions.
(Her pet portraits are a steal!)
- Owning and caring for exotic animals AND what does it mean when your bird pukes on you.
- Mark gives Sarah a hard time for loving reptiles, mainly snakes.
- We hear about Sarah’s time spent working at a veterinary hospital. 
- The pricing structure behind her “Compendium of Cute” self published Tidwell copyright book!
- Sharing life and art with her husband and fellow artist Jeral Tidwell.
- Mark’s read’s the Rainbow Bridge to everyone.

In The Circle of Trust (paid content)
- Sarah’s involvement with Comic Cons.
- Managing her email list and the benefits of sending out her newsletters.
- Meeting Jeral at a computer gaming party.
- Attending a pagan festival and dating a fire thrower.
- Doing body painting and what it feels like to be in public only wearing body paint.
- Having a mom that’s a former PlayBoy Bunny.