Daring Adventures in Creative Biz

I’m excited to be joining Mati Rose McDonough as an ambassador for Daring Adventures in Creative Biz: Business & Artistic Discovery for People Who Want to Live Their Dreams. For 6 weeks, we’ll spend each week diving into what it takes to passionately run a Creative Business while staying inspired as an artist and creative.

6-week class where we dive into your Creative Biz! Only offered once a year!

This class is for you if you say yes to any of these questions:

Are you feeling stuck with your creative process? Do you want support and to be part of a community of creatives encouraging one another? Would you like to learn more about the various avenues available to artists to make a living? Are you wanting to dive deep and figure out your creative direction and authentic voice? Are you noticing it’s the beginning of Fall and you’d like to take some action towards your artistic dreams and goals?

This class will be chock full with inspiration, interviews and deep diving into your creative business visioning and income boosting streams! Like licensing opportunities! Like her video camera line and vases below and Abstract Dress line!

We will delve into this Creative Biz adventure through:

  • Weekly themes
  • Weekly Interviews with experts in the field
  • Facebook group + support
  • “Homework” to make creative inquiries and take steps forward
  • Sharing information from personal experience, with help from expert guests
  • A supportive creative community and experienced guide
  • Built in accountability and goal setting + visioning


Our guests + their thriving ventures:

April Bowles- Olin: Marketing for Creatives Pro

Kristine BrognoDesign Director of Children’s Publishing at Chronicle Books 

Christina Empedocles: Personal Finance Pro + Artist + Designer

Hallie Grey: CEO Home Textile Design Company— Gray Market Design creator of these stunning textiles


Tiffany Han: Life Coach Extraordinaire

Christine Hughes: Website Designer for Darling Studio

Susan Nethercote: Clothing Designer + Holistic Business Coach

Willo O’Brien: Heart + Body Centered Coach for Creative Entrepreneurs

Hannah Onstand: Book Publishing + Marketing Expert

Emily McDowell: CEO Card Line Company and creator of this amazing mug below and more!


Andrea Scher: Ecourse Expert at Superhero Life

Margo Tantau: VP of Creative at Midwest-CBK

Tricia Rissmann: Modern Gallery Artist at TriciaRissmann.com creator of this stunning painting below + shown in many galleries:


Marisa Cummings:  Artist at Creative Thursday


We’ll also be diving into the nitty gritty of topics like:

  • Deciding what direction to take your creative business
  • Marketing
  • Setting up shop: Etsy or otherwise
  • Website creation
  • Creative schedule: what works best for you
  • Process: inspiration seeking, creative field trips, “filling the well,” sustainability vs. burnout
  • Branding
  • Creative community
  • Creating a product line: card line, home decor, etc.
  • Agents
  • Book writing/proposals
  • Running online courses
  • Teaching opportunities
  • Trade shows
  • Illustration + licensing options
  • Brick-and-mortar shops
  • Gallery scene
  • Wholesale
  • Running a creative space and art studio

Mati's first painting book:

You can make the leap:

Mati will share with you all that she's learned in over 10 years of running a Creative Biz!

She loves the work of helping creatives find their stride and take big steps towards their dreams.


Register Here
$399 for 6 weeks of lessons

Pay in 3 installments here for $135 a month

Read testimonials here of Creative Mentoring. 

Each week we’ll dig into the themes below and set the stage for you to thrive!  

Please email me her with any questions: matirose@gmail.com

Mati Rose McDonough is an artist and daring adventurer whose name is pronounced Matey, like Ahoy! She grew up near the sea in Maine and now lives in the Bay Area. After wanting to be an artist for many years, but feeling like it was “impractical”, at 29 years Mati took the leap and went back to art school at the California College of the Arts. Now over ten years later, she is still excited and terrified every time she sees a blank canvas, but embraces the adventure of life as an artist— penning her first book with this philosophy called “Daring Adventures in Paint”. She has had dozens of art shows, taught painting classes internationally in Italy, Morocco, Costa Rica and more to come! Her illustrations grace all sorts of exciting products from camera cases to giant elephant billboards as well as her own home decor line and dress line too— dreams come true! She is pinching herself after all those years that she is making her living as an artist. Mati has illustrated four children’s books including “i carry your heart” written by poet ee cummings. Through her workshops, books, and popular online course, she spreads a warm message of creative courage: it’s never too late to show the world your magic.