Unexpected art with Consuelo Reinitz of Pink Fries Paperie [026]

This is the 26th episode of Process, and I'm so grateful you're tuning in!

Let's get to it...

In this episode

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My guest today is Consuelo Reinitz of Pink Fries Paperie. She tells us her story: how she got into watercolors and art (a very unexpected hobby turned Etsy shop) and what it's like juggling her creative work with caring for her 9-month-old son Lucas.

I've known Consuelo since I was in diapers, but I never in a million years would've guessed she had an interest in art—and neither did she! I spend the majority of this interview digging into how she unsurfaced this love for watercolors and creativity.

During our conversation, we cover:

  • How a joke turned into an Etsy shop
  • What drives her watercolor aesthetic
  • Finding the time and space to create, produce and market her work
  • Discovering the reason for her past "laziness" and uncovering what she's passionate about
  • Where she pulls her inspiration from and finding her unique artistic expression

My favorite moment is when Consuelo says:

"This isn't just about selling art on Etsy. This is about me and my journey and what I'm enjoying."

Show notes

Here's everything we mention during the show:

- Connect with Consuelo and Pink Fries Paperie: the Etsy shop / on Instagram

- Austin Kleon's book Steal Like An Artist

- Caroline Kelso's episode #016 of Process and her "You're more than your likes" artwork

- David Rock's book Your Brain At Work

- Elizabeth Gilbert's book Big Magic

Thanks for listening! And a huge thanks to Consuelo for joining me on this episode #026 of Process.

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PS. I'll be back next week with another solo episode—an update on my own creative process, the projects I'm working on, and everything that's going on in between. I love recording the raw solo episodes, so I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. :-)

Marcella Chamorro