Donna Clark spent over 20 years as a corporate broadcast video producer, but burned out after doing the same things all the time. To fill a new need in her community, she founded a nonprofit theater arts academy for kids, but also wanted to create recurring income for herself and her family. 

Now, at Your Artful Journey, Donna helps her members come together online in an amazing & supportive art community. She provides them with a safe, nurturing, inspirational place to create, share, and grow in their daily art journaling practice. 

Today, Donna joins the podcast to tell the story of the chance encounter that led to her launch, how she empowers her business partner to serve their audience so effectively, and why it’s so important to help people keep the creative juices flowing right now.

Key Takeaways

  • How Donna found her business partner and launched her membership site in just two months.
  • How Donna works behind the scenes to help Tracy, her front person, be the face of their membership business and connect with people.
  • What happened when Donna’s initial launch fell flat – and how a change of plans helped her capture over 8,000 new emails through two events.

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Memorable Quote

  • It’s less about the art and more about the community and the support that they get inside that community. It’s about learning how to take the time for yourself because you deserve the time for yourself.” – Donna Clark
  • It’s just a matter of trusting your instinct and trusting your gut. If it’s something that’s burning inside you, then just take the next right step, whatever that is.” – Donna Clark

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