The Creativity Habit

getting sick, losing everything, and finding real success as a full-time artist - with Satsuki Shibuya

Episode Summary

Satsuki Shibuya had it all: her own graphic design business, great clients, money in the bank and then she got sick. So sick she couldn’t get out of bed, read a book or talk on the phone. And she stayed sick for a year and a half. During that time she lost everything: her business, her clients, her reputation. But she found something bigger: painting. Now she’s a watercolorist with 33,500 Instagram followers, work that often sells out within hours, and a Kickstarter campaign that was 133% funded. In this interview, we talk about what it means to lose everything, finding you're true calling, and starting and growing a full-time art business.

Episode Notes

Satsuki Shibuya had it all: her own graphic design business, great clients, money in the bank and then she got sick. So sick she couldn’t get out of bed, read a book or talk on the phone. And she stayed sick for a year and a half. During that time she lost everything: her business, her clients, her reputation. But she found something bigger: painting.

Now she’s a watercolorist with 33,600 Instagram followers, work that often sells out within hours, and a Kickstarter campaign that was 133% funded. In this interview, we talk about what it means to lose everything, finding you're true calling, and starting and growing a full-time art business.