Here's what she had to tell me recently during our interview:
I am a Textile Mixed Media Artist, Teacher, Positivity Coach, Speaker who lives in a small town in SW Saskatchewan, Canada.
I grew up on a farm in east central Alberta so this little town is perfect for me! I have lived in large cities across this country of ours, but this is HOME! I enjoy the landscape - places where I can see for miles & miles and also, places that have surprises behind the hills and trees.
I have been creating all my life. I recall sewing by hand with Mom when I was 4 or 5. I never thought of myself as an "ARTIST" until 2001. I kept telling myself that I needed an ART degree! I am ever expanding and enjoying trying new ideas, techniques, etc.
I know as a business you are supposed to concentrate on one thing and GO BIG. I LOVE both textiles and mixed media, so use them both in my artwork. Sometimes its more textiles than papers, etc. and sometimes its reverse - this is the reason I call myself a Textile Mixed Media Artist!
I branched out last year into being a Positivity Coach. I have been, myself, expanding with courses, workshops, many books, etc. and have been promoting a more POSITIVE LIFE. People started noticing, I was asked by a couple people about coaching, then one more and one more.
Again, I have been told that I should have a degree or initials behind my name in order to do this, but I feel EXPERIENCE is also a great teacher. I coach using art journaling as its been therapy for me over the years. We do inner work and I am fully aware if someone needs more than I can give, I recommend them to someone.
Living in a small town, the Internet is very big for my business. Its where I have sold the most artwork, where I teach regularly, and how I promote my business. Social Media is the NEW way of marketing - you get to know your clients/customers and they get to know YOU. Where else can I spread my POSITIVITY with barely any cost and to the masses?
Presently, I am teaching 5 online workshops/programs and more to come in the fall. My website: http://www.daleannepotter.com has more information. One of the events I am honoured to host is the first Positively Creative Retreat to be held in April 2013 with a special guest. Positivity, Creativity and Serenity - what more could you ask for?
I have many more surprises coming in the future and the best thing to keep up on these will be my Creative Ramblings newsletter (sign up on my website).
I hope you will sign up for Dale Anne's newsletter, its a bright day when it arrives in my Inbox!